Few things in decor are more polarizing than the retro pink bathroom. Some people hate them with a passion, and some people really, really love them. Unfortunately, when Chase and Lauren bought their more than 50-year-old house in Austin, they didn't have a choice. Lurking behind all that pink tile was something even more unappealing: extensive water and termite damage. The pink bathroom had to go. But I think even those of you who are big fans of the retro look will be mollified when you see how fantastic the new bathroom looks.
The old bathroom was taken down to the studs, and everything — walls, floor, tile, fixtures — completely replaced. In the new bathroom, tile is still the star of the show, but this time it's a beautiful tri-colored triangular mix by Fireclay, which gives the new bathroom a fresh, contemporary feel.
A freestanding tub fits perfectly into the niche previously occupied by the tub/shower combo, and helps to give this small bathroom a more generous, open feel. The tub fixtures are in brass, but most of the room's other features — the shower curtain rail, the faucets on the sink, the floor — are white, which ensures that the colorful tile remains the focal point.
The new double vanity is from IKEA. A pair of round mirrors above the sinks are a modern update to the old wall-mounted one.
The tiles used in the bathroom are from the folks at Fireclay, who also generously shared these photos with us. The pattern is formed from 6" triangle tiles, laid on their side, and the colors (Rosemary, Salton Sea, and Frost) are completely randomized, which helps give the new bathroom its modern, fresh feel.
Homeowners Lauren and Chase are both creatives — she's the marketing manager for Raven + Lily and he's an architect and photographer. You can see lots more of Chase's photos (and more pics of their lovely home!) on his Instagram.