Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Peekaboo bathrooms, yes or no?


Good question posed HERE.


Thoughts?

46 comments:

s. said...

NO!

Renate said...

No.
At least - not at home. I hate those rooms where the bathtub is in the middle of the bedroom, too. In a hotel, for just 1 or 2 nights, it's ok. I'd prefer the toilet to be closed off, though.
Love the bathtub in the pic, btw. Just what we're looking for.

karina Manghi said...

No

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Maybe if it came with a maid to clean all that glass? But still, I'd have to be too tidy!

g. said...

No.....I love some that I see, look wise, but would have no interest in using them.

Lolo said...

Only if I had the body to go with it. As it is, I'm grateful for mood lighting and curtains.

Kwana said...

No! No! No!
I've had 2 kids. Twins no less. I'm no even playing peekaboo with this body. Please.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Depends on who's looking, yes? Why is everybody squeamish? I have only stayed in peek-a-boo baths in hotels, namely Starck's Faena in Buenos Aires. Didn't bother me at all; I was the only one in the room and the full-length red-velvet curtain around the glass box could be closed easily if needed. A peek-a-boo bath in a home would presumably be either (a) for a single person or (b) someplace fairly private, like a master suite. There are one-glass-wall examples too, like Vicente Wolf's, in which one wall is frosted glass that allows sunlight from an adjacent hall to illumine the shower area. If it's pretty, peek-a-boo can be fine, but it has to make sense where it's placed, who is using it, and why. Most houses couldn't accomodate it, frankly.

Kara said...

No way!

K.Line said...

I've actually stayed at the Germain in TO (and the ones in Mtl and Quebec City) and I actually love the trend. So much so that when I redid my bathroom I did a frameless glass shower stall. In a small space it's an awesome way to increase light and improve scope. I'm not super modest so it doesn't bother me in the least. It does take a bit of effort to keep the glass splash free...

Anonymous said...

A house-sitting gig with naked squeegee dance convinced me this could never work.

My imagination is stunted because I have no staff. Two or three mutes running about cleaning up after me would set free lots of creativity and you'd all benefit.

Kate F. said...

Nightmare.

Kathleen said...

No. Just no. I do like that tub though.

katiedid said...

Really....what percentage of the population is that secure? Let alone the noise issue.

Anonymous said...

Hey Decorno, I thought you didn't work for me. Nice post on decor finally.

slag said...

Impractical. Unnecessary. Easily turned tacky.

And what's with this Anonymous jackass?

SH said...

NO WAY! Maybe 30 years and 30 pounds ago.

xcm said...

Noises, smells, condensation: TMI. No. Way.

Fancy for nyc said...

There was an apartment we worked on that had a shower on the corner of the apt surrounded by glass. It was on the 12th fl too! It was hot! If you got it show it.

Anonymous said...

I do like the concept, visually. And if you can't be an exhibitionist at home, well... ho hum.

But there is something to be said for a little mystery, right? Open bathtub... yes and sexy. But toilets belong in water closets.

--arroyo

Anonymous said...

Only if I must share the bathroom with Taylor Kitsch.

home before dark said...

Interesting concept. Too hard to keep looking good: both the bathroom and myself!

Anonymous said...

No!

Michele said...

Maybe if the toilet was more hidden. Seeing someone pee isn't sexy.

Rachel said...

Hell no.

Just imagine you're on your honeymoon, and your new spouse just ate something that didn't agree with them... do you really want front row seats??

Besides, how would I be able to squeeze the spots on my face in privacy?? ;-)

Iheartfashion said...

I have bad dreams about this sort of thing!

Perfectly Disgraceful said...

Maybe I'm not all that squeamish after living for years with one bathroom for four people, but I kind of like the idea.

I live in an attached rowhouse, so windows can only be in the front and the back. With all the plumbing in the back, a new bathroom would eat up significant amounts of natural light. We'd like to add a bathroom on our third floor, which is one large bedroom. After looking at these pics, I could envision doing half a glass wall on the inside to maximize natural light, and then have a curtain available for privacy and keeping out the dawn. I'm not a fan of cleaning glass, but I guess it could be done. Perhaps the children could be trained and bribed...

rebekah said...

Absolutely yes to everything but the toilet. To that I say ew.

Hanako66 said...

hell yes to the shower/tub/sink areas...I think it is totally sexy

no way jose for the toilets

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't like it even if I lived alone.

It reminds me of the opening scene of Dressed to Kill.

redbrickbuilding said...

This post (plus comments) is perfectly timed for me. We're designing our new home and just asked the architect yesterday to put a glass-walled bathroom (with a separate solid walled toilet area) into the design of our master suite. I'm not worried at all about privacy (love being able to see my man) but I am a bit concerned about the water from shower spraying all over the place.

modernemama said...

And also noooooo to the see-through tub

S. said...

no. sweet jesus no. what a horrible idea.

things that are private activities:
-pooping
-peeing
-puking
-popping zits
-figuring out if you have a yeast infection
-changing your tampon
-emptying your divacup
-being sick (regardless, when sick, glass fishbowls are not cute)
-fat days
-post-mexicanfood
-shaving the lady business area

things S. will not do in glass rooms:
see above

RobtW said...
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RobtW said...

"...we shared what had once been a dressingroom and had been changed to a bathroom twenty years back by the substitution for the bed of a deep, copper, mahogany-framed bath, that was filled by pulling a brass lever heavy as a piece of marine engineering; the rest of the room remained unchanged; a coal fire always burned there in winter. I often think of that bathroom -- the water colours dimmed by steam and the huge towel warming on the back of the chintz armchair -- and contrast it with the uniform, clinical little chambers, glittering with chromium plate and looking-glass, which pass for luxury in the modern world."

E. Waugh - Brideshead Revisited, 1945.

Anonymous said...

This is the butt ugliest bathroom that I have ever seen. I don't like it. I don't get it. Just awful. Hate. It. Hate it.

Heather said...

On our honeymoon, we had a clear glass half circular shower in our room. We were in Australia and it was fun since it was our honeymoon, but I wouldn't want it for everyday. And the toilet, never ever, no way! It would never be something I would want! Some things should be kept private, especially that!

CJP said...

I have stayed in the hotel pictured - on a business trip staying alone.
The rooms are small, glass walls gave needed openness. Some aspects of hotel decor really are particular to hotels. If you weren't alone, you could use that glass shower to some sexy advantage!

In a home - no way.

barb jensen said...

Good god, nononononononono...

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention this. I actually stayed at the Le Germain in Toronto this past weekend. Loved the glass shower/bath. The blinds covered everything, and I stayed in the room with a friend of mine. Didn't have a problem w/that. Did however have a major problem with being charged $400 for a "smoking" charge, when the continuous bulb in their closet burned my luggage and caused "smoke"!

Anon said...

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. The Standard Downtown LA has some peekaboo bathroom thing going on in their rooms. Gross. Not unlike the view through their room windows from the residential rooftop directly across. Even more gross.

maureen said...

I may be one of the rare few who says YES! Sounds liberating... :)

Sacheverelle said...

Oh HELL no!
Especially with kids, the best part of the bathroom experience is the PRIVACY..I mean Christ...even without kids, WTF??

Anonymous said...

No.

Montenegro said...

I love it, but you need to have space

iona said...

Oh and by the way weren't you the one that said this: Why am I waiting? I am trying to convince the man....hmmmm. Sounds like he does make some sort of contribution. Must be a generational thing.