Red lattice doors helped make this retro bathroom seem bigger than it was

Red lattice doors helped make this retro bathroom seem bigger than it was
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By treating a master bedroom and its adjoining dressing room and bath as a suite, this 1950s home achieved a feeling of spaciousness in a somewhat small area.

Red lattice doors were a decorative way to separate the bathtub/sink area and the dressing area. The doors could slide to close off the bath area, or be left open to create a more spacious feel.

A luxurious highlight of this vintage bathroom was the dramatic sunken tub made of ceramic tile, reminiscent of ancient Roman baths.

Behind the bathtub were four horizontal frosted windows, which gave privacy and sunlight by day, but at night could be closed off with the striped curtains seen on either side.

The wide countertop with double sinks added a generous touch. The huge wall of plate glass mirror on the left side behind the sinks extended from ceiling to floor, which made the room seem bigger, and served to hide the plumbing behind it.

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On the dressing room side was a large upholstered bench upholstered in red to match the lattice. The dressing table chair made of black painted rattan — sometimes called a peacock or heart wicker chair — made a striking contrast to the red, white and grey, and picked up other small accents in the room, such as the decorative black and silver trash can.

The red floor-to-ceiling cabinet of drawers on the far left provided plenty of attractive storage space for linens and supplies. (The toilet was in its own small room, not shown here.)

Simple marble-effect vinyl flooring treatment added to the illusion of space with its continuous white and grained background that ran through all three areas.

Red lattice doors helped make this retro bathroom seem bigger than it was
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