We stumbled upon an alluring Flickr set called Bathrooms (1960-65) and just had to share it during our Kitchen & Bath Month.
There are some real gems in this collection. The number of tinted porcelain fixtures is astounding — as is the amount of porous material used on floors and upholstery. Some design elements hold up today, but overall we think the term "spa-like retreat" must not have existed in the mid-century because these bathrooms are full of color, texture, and personality.
Take a look to see how much styles really have changed, and try to figure out how you can avoid dating your own property by putting such a distinctive time stamp on the bathrooms.