This is my friend Laree’s upstairs children’s bath. I think it turned out adorable. We were going for a vintage Pottery Barn feel when we started the remodel. And I think that is exactly what we achieved. This is my version of a Pottery Barn inspired kid’s bathroom.
With all of the remodeling going on, amazingly, none of the bathroom was effected except cosmetic. Here is the floor plan from the original and current layout. Notice the double but separate vanities, I love this feature.
To keep with a vintage remodel feel, we used small hex tiles throughout the bathroom flooring. A medium gray grout was chosen to give it a worn look and keep it from being too stuffy.
The matching vanities were painted in a bright cheery blue. The cabinet builders built-in a pull out drawer step in each vanity for little ones to reach the sink with ease. This convenient stepstool comes in very handy! I love the oversize shiny pulls and knobs.
The slide out step stool in use:
For an easy clean surface we selected a Quartz solid countertop. This one is so beautiful, it has little bits of reflective mirror throughout. The mirror gives the illusion of tiny blue bits that match the painted vanity as well. Really magical, especially for a child’s bath. I chose all the hardware in polished chrome for a fresh crisp feel.
The glass tile was the inspiration for the whole space. It is hand-made and each tile is varied and imperfect. When at the right angle, you can see the iridescent surface that makes this tile completely unique. This tile is VERY tricky to install, so be sure your installer has worked with it before. The tile is completely clear so the tile setting spread or scrape marks will be visible through the tile if you are not careful (it took bringing in a second pro tile installer to get this right. Considering it was about $40 a square foot for the tile, it needed to be installed perfectly).
I love a classic subway tile and there is never too much of it for me. We wrapped it up the wall and around the toilet with a nice matching cap on the top. I also had the installer wrap the interior shelf and window sill.
When we were deep in the remodeling process, I realized there was surely some extra space behind the shower wall, so we created some open shelving and filled it in with baskets. You can never have too much storage in a bathroom if you ask me.
I love how the entire space came together. It’s fun, fresh and easy to clean. It is perfect for kids but will grow with them too.
- The amazing glass tile is from Oceanside. It is their Tessera line and called Puget Sound.
- The cabinet hardware is from Restoration Hardware. Both the pulls and knobs are from their Duluth collection.
- The counter top was from Silestone, but is no longer available.
- The hex tile and subway tile are “Arctic White” from Dal Tile that I picked up at a local tile shop called Contempo Tile.
- Vanity mirrors are from Pottery Barn and are called Metropolitan Mirror with Shelf.
Thanks for coming to the open house! Would you like to see more of Laree’s home? Check out the following links:
Anthropologie Inspired Kitchen
Anthropologie Meets Glam Living Room
Star Wars Bedroom
Bright Fresh Dinning and Family Room