Matching Personality with Bathroom Style: The Characters of Parks and – Rotator Rod

Matching Personality with Bathroom Style: The Characters of Parks and Recreation

We at Bathroom Bliss love the hysterically funny NBC hit Parks and Recreation. Seriously, Angela and I actually spent a good ten minutes this week reminiscing about our favorite moments from the series (the 6th season premieres tonight at 8pm).

In honor of my favorite characters: Leslie Knope, Tom Haverford, and the iconic Ron Swanson, I'd like to dedicate this post to discussing their bathrooms. Although these three individuals are indeed fictional, and because I am unfortunately not one of the show's comedy writers, I can only speculate as what treasures would lie within their most intimate of spaces.

Let's get started with the protagonist...


Bureaucrat, waffle-lover, Joe Biden lover, hopeless optimist, future POTUS? All phrases that perfectly describe Leslie Knope, a town councilwoman from the "great" city of Pawnee, Indiana.

I imagine that Leslie decorates her bathroom "modestly," probably with pastel walls, a vintage pedestal sink, and a fun tile design on the floor to reflect inner optimism. Furthermore, she'd probably accent the room with pictures of her idols, namely Hilary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Clean and Simple Leslie Knope Bathroom
Let's not forget the portraits of her idols...


Fortunately for us, we don't have to speculate about what's inside Tom's bathroom. In Season 4, Leslie and Ann dove head first into Tom's female obsessed, luxury lifestyle during a tour of his apartment. Dubbed "Girl Heaven," Tom's bathrooms featured elite amenities such as monogrammed fluffy towels and robes, a steam shower, high quality lotions, unisex fragrances, and even sudoko books. 
Unlike Leslie and Tom, Ron Swanson probably couldn't care less about the decor inside his bathroom. A staunch Libertarian and manly man, Ron probably sculpted his bathroom, all by himself, from an enormous block of wood.   Maybe he installed dark granite for the sink top too.
Ron's style is definitely cabin chic.


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