Swimming Pools & The Perfect Bathroom Blue

Last October I discussed my love of pale green-blue, and with summer approaching I find myself drawn to it more than ever. After a few years of nonexistent bathroom decor, I think beach-glass-blue and swimming-pool-bliss are the way to go. I've found one towel in the perfect color, put my hand soap and lotion in repurposed sparkling water bottles, and now just need the perfect print for the wall...


  • I love this Bottle Rocket print so much I don't even know what to say. It somehow captures everything I love about the movie- the light, the color, the pacing, and the always-magic vision of Wes Anderson. Put on the soundtrack, turn on the shower- perfection.

  • Just look at that Art Deco pool. It looks so....clean. Built in 1929 in Canada, this pool would make me want to swim my laps wearing a shimmery gold suit and perfect red lipstick. The photographer wrote that he took the photo when he was supposed be getting ready for his wedding reception! Love it.

  • Jen Corace's girls are so vulnerable and so brave. In both Caught Up and Changing Tent, you get the feeling that the sea has possibly malicious intentions, and that the girls sense it, but what can they do? Just dive in, and swim.

  • Finally, a classic San Francisco image: The Sutro Baths, 1886. There's fascinating information about the baths here (filled with seawater! 20,000 bathing suits to rent! trapezes!), but my favorite part of this poster has always been how teeny the people look. The place seems like a humbling, beautiful monument to water and space and light. I would have liked to swim there. And to swing on that trapeze.

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Images: Bottle Rocket by Claudia Varosio, Deco Pool from 20x200, Jen Corace girls from Art Star Philly, Sutro Baths from All Posters

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