The Valor Project: Kids Bathroom Reveal

Project Reveals

It’s not normal to get emotional after finishing a blog series, but here we are and here I am: emotional. This home and this family meant so much to me, so to be finished revealing it to you all is definitely bittersweet. But, alas, it wasn’t fair to keep the details of this space a secret any longer.

Let’s start with the “before” shall we?





Want to know something fascinating? The inspiration for my design of this bathroom actually WAS THIS BATHROOM. Sure, basically everything had to be changed; but I adored the light-catching tile, the deep blue-green elements, the wood tones, the brass accents… it was absolutely time for an update, but I wanted to honor the spirit of the original design.

Wall Tile // Shower Floor Tile // Floor Tile // Rug (vintage, but similar) // Shower Fixture // Towel Ladder

Wall Tile // Shower Floor Tile // Floor Tile // Rug (vintage, but similar) // Shower Fixture // Towel Ladder

Being a bathroom for older tweens, the homeowners were realistic in their choice to remove the (sunken) tub and opt for a roomy, curbless shower. Small scale mosaic tile is my favorite choice for shower floors (the grout lines provide good traction), and this one from Floor & Decor is a tried-and-true favorite of mine. We went with a large format hexagon for the rest of the floor (Bedrosians’ has the best texture – soft, but with a subtle grip) in order to keep things simple, so that the real showstopper of the room – that shower tile – could shine. If you want the look of zellige (you do – just trust me) but maybe don’t have the budget, the Cloe tile line from Bedrosians is absolutely your next best option.

For the vanity, we went with a custom floating white oak that I designed, with a bright white quartz for the counters. I wanted to continue mixing the black and brass metals, so we did that with the mirrors, plumbing, and light fixtures. Also, I 10/10 recommend using a towel ladder instead of a towel rack when you can. It felt like we were bringing in a small piece of furniture, making the design feel so intentional.

A few final details…

Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Construction was completed by Stevens Creek Construction.

After photography by Mike Davello.

Thus completes our reveals for this gorgeous home. I hope you guys loved it as much as I did designing it. Be sure to check out the mudroom, entry + dining, and laundry reveals in case you missed them.



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