Historic Georgian Home Renovated for Family of Five

Located in Wilmington, Del., this historic Georgian-style home needed to be updated for a family of five. So designer Lauren Rubin converted the attic into a playroom, renovated the master suite and made a cute, kid-friendly storage area of the butler's pantry. Patterned wallpaper and a punchy palette ensure that each level is fun and colorful.

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Photo By: Lauren Rubin Architecture

Multicolored Contemporary Playroom With Rainbow Rug

Full of rainbow colors, this playroom's bright style sparks the imagination at any age! A long built-in desk is ready-made for art projects and homework. And a sectional invites curling up with a book or a board game.

Playroom Desk With Yellow Chairs

To make an art and homework station in this happy playroom, designers added a wooden countertop (in eye-catching cherry red) that rests atop two sets of built-in drawers. Hanging metal bins hold pencils, notebooks and more for clutter-free imagining.

Multicolored Playroom and Yellow Wallpaper

Shimmery yellow wallpaper makes a magical entrance to this playroom, echoed by desk chairs in a matching bright shade. Rugs add another layer to the bold fun.

White Double Vanity Bathroom With Geometric Floor

Stars and diamonds on the floor give a visual lift to the clean lines and otherwise white palette of this bathroom.

Blue and White Bathroom With Geometric Floor

The floor's geometric pattern acts like a red carpet, leading the eye down this chic bathroom to the dazzling shower at the far end, covered in blue subway tiles.

Contemporary Neutral Bedroom Seen From Hall

A peek into this upper floor bedroom reveals its serene, inviting color palette of cream, blush pink, gray and gold.

Contemporary Neutral Bedroom With Purple Throw

In this tasteful contemporary bedroom, neutral wallpaper with a subtle pattern brings depth to the wall behind the bed. For color, designers added a pretty lavender throw and matching seat cushion on the window seat.

Neutral Contemporary Bedroom With Wood Fan

The alcove between closets becomes a very functional workspace in this bedroom with the addition of a tabletop and chair. Textures and warm neutrals throughout the space make the mood so peaceful.

Doorway Into Blue and White Bathroom

This bathroom invites with a blue-gray vanity and zippy geometric floor. White subway tiles are the fresh, clean backsplash.

White Double Vanity Bathroom With Gray Vanity

The style in this bathroom is simple and lovely: The vanity gets a coat of blue-gray paint that softens the crisp angles in the black-and-white floor. For the walls, subway tiles look fresh and clean.

Bathroom With Butterfly Wallpaper

Wonderful wallpaper makes this bathroom sing. In the small alcove, birds and butterflies look not at all precious paired with the black-and-white floor. On the other walls, clean white subway tiles are a quiet background for the vibrant patterns.

Blue Contemporary Kid's Room With Guitars

The kid owner of this bedroom gets two cozy reading nooks: one, a built-in window seat (with a drawer for useful storage!) and the other, a plush chair on the floor. A built-in bookshelf keeps favorite tales and toys within easy reach.

Blue and Gray Contemporary Kid's Room

For a dynamic wall of color in this kid room, designers painted large blocks of blue, white and gray. A big blue floor chair in front equals perfect laid-back lounging.

Blue Contemporary Powder Room With Wallpaper

Behind a white door lies a glamorous surprise: this gem of a powder room. Walls are clad in a gorgeous dark blue, patterned wallpaper. Gold accents and a marble floor are the luxurious finishing touches.

Blue Powder Room With Animal Wallpaper

This powder room feels so elegant with its elaborate woodland wallpaper and delicate gold details. It's a perfect example of how a small room can be the ideal place to show off a bold or richly colored pattern.

Contemporary Kid's Room With Blue Ceiling

Designers strove to honor the historic architectural bones of this bedroom, but also freshened up its overall look using bold splashes of color and whimsical art. Painting the ceiling dark blue pulls the eye up. Over the bed, floating shelves in varied shades of blue and orange are a bright landing pad for artwork and books.

Contemporary Playroom With Bird Wallpaper

Swallows swoop through the cloud-covered wallpaper in this wonderland of a kid room. Built-in shelving corrals boots, jackets and more. On the opposite wall, a dry-erase board stands ready for doodles and notes.

Blue and White Kid's Room With Trophies

Instead of covering all the walls in blue, designers instead selected accent areas: the ceiling, a strip above the desk, an alcove by the window. It's a stylish way to bring in color, but also keep a lighter, snappier feel.

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