Oct 2, 2012 - Open House    32 Comments

Pottery Barn Inspired Kid’s Bath

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.

Blue Painted Cabinets in Green Children's Bath

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.

White Hex Floor with Gray Grout in Kids Remodeled Bath

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.

Drawer Style Step For Child Bath

Bathroom Vanity Storage and pull out drawer stool

The slide out step stool in use:

Built in Vanity Stool for kids to reach the sink

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.

Quartz Countertop with Bits of Broken Mirror inside

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).

Oceanside Tessera Puget Sound Bathroom Tile

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.

Subway Tiled Tub Surround and Walls

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.

Built in Bathroom Storage with Baskets

 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.

Oceanside Tessera Puget Sound Wall Tile

(This bathroom was featured on HGTV HERE)




  •  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

Straane LED Table Lamp Ikea Hack

Bright Fresh Dinning and Family Room

Linked Up: Design Dining and Diapers, Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk


  • What a gorgeous bathroom! I love the built in shelving and the vanity color. It’s really better than PB! :)

  • What is the wall color? Love the bathroom.

    • Carol Jane, I’m not sure on the wall color. I believe it was very similar to Ralph Lauren’s Plantation (RL Number: RLNA231).

  • so pretty. love that tile over the sink!

  • Would love to know about the vanity? Please please share that paint color or finish. I just love it.

    • Mary,The vanity is Ralph Lauren Bellflower Blue (RL Number: RLVM282). I had the cabinet maker paint it in their shop after they built it. we did a barely distressed finish around the edges so it wear easy with kids.

  • WOW! Looks like something out of a catalog. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks @ToTheMoonandBack! Your bathroom with the wood tile tub surround is amazing too!

  • This is such an amazing space … just love the colors and the tile selections and all the finishes!



  • Amanda, everything you do turns to gold…love every single detail…xo

  • This bathroom is fabulous! The finishes are perfect, especially for a child’s space, but it is certainly versatile enough for anyone to use comfortably. The Ralph Lauren paint looks great, and the border tile adds just the right amount of color. I am a fan of polished chrome…it looks so clean and doesn’t pit or tarnish like some other finishes might. Well done! (Found you from Funky Junk)

  • I’m a little late to the party but love what you did with this bath,especially the hidden storage, the pull out step and that gorgeous blue painted vanity. nice job!

  • Do you know where your cabinetmaker got the slides for the pull out step stool? I have a similar project and can not find slides approved for supporting people. Looks great!

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  • I have another question about the step stool. How did you make it safe to stand on without the drawer slipping out from underneath when you step on and off of it. We have a pull out step stool and cannot use it because it slips causing it to be dangerous.

  • Your bathroom is amazing, please tell me what size handles these are? I’ll be eternally grateful. X

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