Ducklings and drakes

In this home, the children's bathroom is a colorful, functional take on the master bath, thanks to a similar use of materials and details in each

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Overlooking the vanity unit & wall tiles

Many young children look forward to bathtime as a chance to splash around in the tub with their toys. While this element of fun should inspire a bright and cheerful decor in children's' spaces, you don't have to compromise on design consistency with other bathrooms.

The bathrooms featured on these pages illustrate how a level of uniformity can be achieved. Designed by architect Richard Lundin to suit the needs of his young family, the bathrooms combine clean lines and functionality, complementing the style of the house that Lundin describes as 1930s California-International.

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View of the cabinety

"It was important to me to use similar materials and details in each bathroom to create a sense that they had been done together as part of the original architecture," he says.

In the children's bathroom, bright blue tiles teamed with cherry cabinetry and white light fixtures create a vibrant, fun atmosphere.

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View from outside the bathroom

A chunky bench runs the length of the wall from the vanity to the tub, providing a place for the Lundins to sit and help bath their young children. It also forms a convenient ledge to store extra towels and bath toys.

For the master bath, Lundin says he wanted to create a more mature and warm ambiance. Featuring compact dimensions, the bathroom comprises a vanity, toilet and shower. Smaller, unglazed mosaic tiles in soft gray tones run floor-to-ceiling unifying the space and adding texture. A horizontal cantilevered shelf above the sink and a clear glass shower door help to accentuate a sense of space. Lundin has used pendant light fixtures on either side of the mirror above the cherry cabinet to add linear contrast and depth.

Credit list

Richard Lundin, 3 Studios Inc (Minneapolis)
Acrylic by Zuma
Dornbracht Meta Minimal
American Olean unglazed mosaic (children’s bathroom), unglazed mosaic from Lone Star Tile/RBC Tile (master bathroom)
Pottery Barn
David Meister
Cherry in a clear finish by Gary Evans
Kathryn undercounter from Kohler
Shower fittings
Hansgrohe (children’s bathroom), Dornbracht (master bath)
Carlyle from Toto

Story by: Trendsideas

24 Apr, 2003