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Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid’s Bathroom!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom!

Ah! Are you as excited as I am? Over the next several months, I’ll be starting to share peeks into the design process for the interiors of our house with you as we get towards having a finished house by the fall! I thought it would be fun to start with the kids’ bathroom. There’s something about a kids’ bathroom that feels SO fun! My girls will have a shared bathroom (that’s me in it above) that connects from their bedrooms, so it really can be a special bathroom just for them.

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom! / Inspiration

I was thinking about how vividly I remember the details of the wallpaper in my childhood bedroom or the paint color in the bathroom of my parents’ house, and how I wanted those tiny and fun details to be part of my kids’ memories in the future, too. I was inspired by these two bathrooms by India Mahdavi (top photo) and via Rebecca Judd Loves (bottom photo).

For the interiors, I’m working with my team at Project M+ who also designed the architecture of our home. It’s been so great to work collaboratively on the design with them so that both the structural design and the interiors feels cohesive and fresh. In these inspiration images, the all-pink tiles feels fun and vintage-inspired, but also fresh and modern at the same time. With brass accents planned in the rest of our home, I switched up the fixtures here with rose gold…

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom!

Here’s a look at some of the materials we’re using!

1. Rose gold plumbing fixtures throughout from Ferguson and lighting by Lamps Plus, 2. countertop from Caesarstone, 3. Wing It paint by Clare, 4. Lucite and rose gold hardware for the vanity from Schaub and Company, 5. a light oak vanity by Reform, 6. Fireclay glass tiles in Rosy Finch and Carolina Wren, and 7. terrazzo floor by Concrete Collaborative, plus a toilet and tub from Wayfair.

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom! / Tile Studies 1, 2, and 3

Tile has been one of my favorite things to play with and pick out as we finalize finishes and just to see how different a room can feel with all the different shapes, colors, or orientations of the tile. Here are a few different versions we played around with for this room! Which one do YOU like best?

I can’t wait to reveal how the room comes together when it’s all done later this year! Check out my post over at Architectural Digest’s Clever for my tips on things to consider when designing a kids’ bathroom.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture and renderings by Project M+, all other layouts by Joy Cho.} 


  1. I really like both 1 & 2, but I think #1 is my favorite. I love the beautiful shape of the tile and I think it’s a nice contrast to the linear cabinetry and floating shelf.

  2. This reminds me of the bathroom my parents designed for us in the house we grew up in. My mom chose blush colors that we could have fun with but would also “grow with us” as we got older. I love it!

  3. Hey Joy! Thanks for the swift reply. I am familiar with Adobe’s Illustrator & Photoshop, but I’ve always drawn elevations in autocad. Did you draw the elevation in Illustrator, too?

  4. Hi there,
    Trying to track down the tarrazzo floor you used above, labeled as item 7. They don’t seem to show this coloured tile on the concrete collaborative website – could you share what name/item number it was so I can ask them about it?
    Thanks so much!


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