A Little 1950s Charm
Big gifts come in small boxes, and great designs often start with small rooms. For designer Allison Jaffe of Austin, Texas-based Allison Jaffe Interior Design, one tiny bathroom offered up the opportunity to create a little charm.
“Spatially, there was a standard 3-ft. by 3-ft. shower in a tight, little 1950’s bathroom,” said Jaffe.
By taking out the linen closet next to the shower and taking some of the space from a closet behind the shower, Jaffe squeezed in a little more square footage into the space. Then there was just the dated aesthetic with the very 50’s-esque turquoise and yellow subway tile to tackle.
“We wanted to keep that 1950s feel, but modernize it with new features,” said Jaffe.
The classic subway tile stayed on the bottom half of the wall, and small square tiles still grace the floor. Now though, a soft blue-green tile under a wainscoting detail lends a serene ambiance to the room and wraps into the shower. The rest of the walls are painted a matching color.
“We used that blue tile to punch it up,” she added.
A shaker-style, white vanity keeps the bath traditional and classic.
“You can’t go wrong with shaker,” said Jaffe. “But rather than standard legs, I did ones with a little more decorative profile. It’s something charming, and besides looking pretty, it’s really functional as well in terms of storage.”
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