See how a designer combines the likes of two siblings to create a bathroom they both love.
Getting brother and sister Aaron and Anna to agree on anything can be difficult. But getting them to agree on a theme for their shared bath was nearly impossible. Designer Caroline McLean took on the challenge and successfully created a fun, retro-style room that both siblings love.
The Jack-and-Jill-style bathroom is split into three separate rooms. The two outer rooms have a duplicate vanity and toilet for each child and in the middle room is a shower shared by both children. The two outside rooms are done in vivid stripes, while the middle room is done in bubbly circles.
under-counter lavatory: Kohler - K-2297-G
faucet: Kohler - K-13132-3A
toilet-tissue holder: Kohler - K-10554
robe hook: Kohler - K-10555
double shower bar: Kohler - K-10553
showerhead: Kohler - K-16166
countertop: DuPont Corian
sconces: Circa Lighting
paint: Sherwin-Williams – Duration Paint (SW 6858 Zany Pink, SW 6575 Priscilla, SW 6673 Banana Cream, W 6424 Tansy Green, SW 6083 Sable, SW 6959 Blue Chip, SW 6956 Blue Refrain, SW 6627 Emberglow)
seamstress: Judy Alcorn
window treatments: Sun Lighting Lamp Shade Center
tile: Renaissance Tile and Bath
locker swivel mirrors, cable wire system: Pottery Barn Teen
countertops: TFI (Lavanto Bath Surfaces)
The existing vanities in both rooms were updated with a coat of chocolate brown paint and new chrome hardware. New solid-surface countertops in an olive green color add to the retro color palette, and high-polished chrome faucets give the space a clean, modern look.
Seven colors were used to paint the stripes in both vanity rooms. The old, generic-style bathroom vanity lights were replaced with more stylish sconces. Pink lampshades are added to accent the feminine color palette.
His vanity room gets the same treatment as hers, again, using seven colors, but in a more masculine palette.
A collage of photos was created for each child's vanity room. The color-coordinated frames are hung on a cable wire system. The photos reflect the various interests of each child.
Nine colors were used to paint the cheerful circles in the shared shower room. The color palette borrows from both the his-and-her vanity rooms–the brown valance and shower curtain are accented with pink and blue ties.
Since there was only room for one towel bar in the shower area, a double-bar model was chosen to accommodate both children. A simple black-and-white photo of brother and sister together is highlighted with a colorful mat and frame.
Three swivel, locker-type mirrors were also hung in the shared shower room. On the back side of these mirrors are little storage bins, ideal for holding toiletries and extra washcloths.