Now that we are on day three of being stuck inside our house due to the Polar Vortex (out of snacks, please send help), I thought I would share the room in our house that makes every day seem like a beach day…the kids’ bathroom.
I am such a sucker for a nautical vibe, so I was excited to put it to work in this bathroom.
I wanted the bathroom for our future children (they were just a gleam in our eye when we built our house — as my dad would say) to be fun, but neutral enough that it could grow with them, so we chose some classics that had a lot of character. The marble hex tile is timeless and pairs really well with the light blue vanity (color tagged at the end) and carrara marble counter top.
Pro tip: you can use a floor mirror horizontally on most double vanities. We found this one at Homegoods for just $60! We also found the cute wooden sharks from Homegoods (my fav).
We went with chrome finishes to lend itself to a fun retro beach vibe (think Beach Blanket Bingo). We chose the Brantford line from Moen for the faucets and shower fixtures; I really liked the look with the smooth, rounded features and thought a single handle would be easier for kids than than two (so far so good!).
We went with the classic ice white subway tile with white grout and then amped up the color with this fun shower curtain that just screams “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!” (right??). I bought this curtain at Urban Outfitters (sold out), but also found it at ModCloth and Amazon. The wicker basket from Target adds some nice texture (and storage!).
I love these light fixtures because they also give me the retro beach feels – and they were very inexpensive! They were only $40 each from Home Depot (similar here).
We picked up this awesome print at the Bucktown Art Festival, the day before our youngest son was born this summer. I was a hot, sweaty mess, but it was a great family day. Our older son picked out this piece by Jillian Nickell and I absolutely love it. Love this one, this one, and this one, too.
These vases are currently available at Target (white and striped). Loving all the textured pieces from the OpalHouse collection that are making this Polar Vortex particularly difficult because they are just so darn cute and springy.
Lastly, the color of this vanity is Sherwin William’s Krypton. It really is an awesome color. It is a grey that reads more light blue and picks up all the beautiful blue undertones in the marble countertop and floor. If you are looking for a fresh, yet subtle light blue – this is your guy!
Alright, time to zone in from this mental vacation and back into subzero temps. How soon is too soon for a mai tai?
Happy weekend, friends! xoxo