Playful and Practical

Designing a bathroom space just for the kids will let your creativity shine. Bright colors and fun patterns combine with functional storage solutions to create a bath your kids will go crazy for!


By Melissa Mauzy


1. Bold Black and White By Colordrunk Designs. This bathroom was designed as a Jack-and-Jill bath for two young girls. The designer went bold with the pink vanity (Benjamin Moore Pink Ladies). To break up the bold color, the designer chose a feminine Quadrille wallpaper custom colored in black and white.

2. Sense of Fun By Studio 511. This children's bathroom has playful wallpaper and a custom designed vanity that integrates into the wainscot around the room. Located in the Rosario Candela Building on Park Avenue, the children's spaces required efficient, age-appropriate design—without neglecting a sense of fun.

3. Sparkle and Fun By Chambless Hall Design Build. This little girl’s bathroom is filled with sparkle and fun. The designer used her favorite colors, pink and purple, combined with feminine shapes and details to make her bathroom feel special and unique to her. The quartz countertop has small crystal flecks in it to play off of the crystals on the wall sconces.

4. Nautical Style By D’Asign Source. Located adjacent to a bunk room, this nautical bath appeals to kids and adults alike. Beadboard wainscoting, a custom painted Kohler Brockway 36” trough sink, and rope mirror complement the Ralph Lauren sailboat wallpaper in the bunk bath. The floor is a timeless white porcelain hexagon tile, and the sconces are a nautical boat theme style.

5 Fun and Functional By Love Your Room. The homeowner has three young girls, and they all share this bathroom.  The designer wanted to make it a fun whimsical room for them without being overly themed so they would not outgrow it quickly. The Brewster Buttercup Turquoise Flower wallpaper brought in a beautiful punch of color, coordinating well with the soft white touches and polished nickel finishes; a little playfulness to put the "fun"back in functional!

6. Pretty in Pink By Delpino Custom Homes. This "pretty in pink" little girls bathroom was such a fun space to create for the homeowners daughters. The double vanity features brushed brass fixtures, Little Palms Wallpaper by The Blush Label, pink floral vanity mirrors and pink honeycomb vanity knobs. With plenty of storage and countertop space, this bathroom is the perfect area for the girls to primp and play. 

7. Crazy for Color By Christie May, Rockwell Interiors. This space was created for brother and sister, who wanted a fun bathroom that was gender neutral. The client wasn’t afraid of color, so the designer painted the vanity a happy Kelly green, which pops off the black-and-white star patterned Japanese made floor tile. Details include modern fixtures and whimsical art as well as a recessed medicine cabinets for additional storage for each child.

8. Playful Design By Phillip Smith General Contractor.  When the homeowners were building their vacation home, they wanted to create a space for everyone. Designed for the grandchildren, this playful bathroom has double, vintage-inspired wall-mounted sinks with a colorful red exterior. A tile border adds playfulness with a hand-painted fish border.