Hi friends. I hope you’re all hanging in there and finding ways to keep yourself healthy and sane. In an effort to provide a little design distraction, last week I shared our plans for the powder room (still narrowing down wallpaper choices there!) and today I’m going to share plans for the laundry room and mudroom we’re currently building to connect our house to our garage (and the loft above it that my parents are moving into). You’ll enter into the mudroom from outside and have a set of double doors into an enclosed laundry room immediately off to the right. The double doors are glass on top and will be painted a light blue, so while the laundry room and mudroom are technically separate rooms, you can see into one from the other so I’m choosing colors and fixtures that will complement each other between both spaces.


I fell in love with this laundry room designed by Sarah Bartholomew and while we won’t have space for a sink in our laundry room, it inspired us to add a countertop above the washer/dryer and cabinetry above and to the left. The plan is for the tall cabinet to the left of the washer to house cleaning supplies and have an outlet for our vacuum cleaner while a separate tall cabinet to the right of the double doors will provide storage for things like paper towels and toilet paper. We’ll use the cabinets above the washer/dryer to store detergent and dryer sheets, but of course all this could change once I get in the finished space and start organizing so we’ll see.


We decided on this map wallpaper for the laundry room after I ordered a sample and thankfully realized it’s infinitely brighter than the online photo depicts (always, always, always order a sample before choosing wallpaper!). My plan is to pull a light blue paint color from the wallpaper for the double doors and cabinets within the laundry room. It will be a lot of color but I really think it will be beautiful!


In the mudroom, there will be an L-shaped built-in bench with these hooks and these baskets. I studied a bunch of different inspiration photos off of Instagram and Pinterest for this part of the room and decided we wanted a true bench with built-in storage above as opposed to individual cubbies that divide the bench. The walls and built-ins will be white but I’m hoping to hang these sconces above each hook/basket and I think they’ll tie in the blue from the laundry room beautifully.

mudroom inspiration photo  //  sconces  //  hooks  //  doorknobs

baskets  //  floor stain  //  custom doors  //  map wallpaper

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