Homearama 2016: Powder Room, Mud Room, & Laundry
Of all of the neat features of this house, the Powder Room may have the coolest. There are two doors to this Powder Room – one from the Mud Room/Laundry hallway (as seen in the feature image) and one from the back patio (below)! Entertaining guests outside just got easier!
You can see all the way through to the laundry room from the back patio in this view!
The shiplap walls are to die for! We used Sherwin-William’s White Heron (SW7627) to provide a rich, soft white to really make the space feel larger and to capture all the daylight we can from the windows over the door. The crisp walls also look mighty fine with this distressed vanity. The lighter tones really come to life to provide some depth with its texture.
With tall ceilings, and all white walls, we needed an element to really ground the space so we went with a Blue Soapstone top to the vanity. Then to accent, we used dark hardware on the vanity, a nickel faucet, and aluminum wrapped circular mirror.
These bulbous vases with a soft white base and soft gray-blue geometric lines are a perfect addition to add to our palette of white and natural tones.
The round mirror really contrasts with the linear shiplap walls and really looks great when reflected in this mirror!
Most homeowners never use their own front door, usually entering from the garage into their mudroom. We wanted this in-between space to feel warm and welcoming. Beautiful tiny vases with a small succulent for emphasis make for the perfect everyday entrance to this beautiful home.
We had our trim carpenter recreate this look from a picture we fell in love with – even down to the slight arch over the built-in bench for a softer look. Crisp white coat hooks pop out from the color of the built-in – Quietude (SW6212) by Sherwin-Williams. The hallway color is Argos (SW7065) also by Sherwin-Williams. Then we added pillows with a small print in the same color.
Let’s face it – a lot of our time is spent in the laundry room. To create a space that fit the needs of our homeowners and was, above all, functional, we included a pull out hamper and an extra deep sink – two must-haves on the list.
We lined the shelves above with wire baskets for stylish storage that fit in with the Scandinavian inspiration for the room. Departing from the rest of the house – we chose natural cabinets for that same look. Natural tones in the woven shades dress the window (shown in the feature image).
Granite was used on the countertops in a light tone. Slate floors in a range of colors nicely complements the paint on the walls – Magnetic Gray (SW7058) by Sherwin-Williams.
Hope you enjoyed reading about these smaller spaces. Remember – you can have a big impact with a small space (another post on that same topic can be found here).
Stay tuned for more posts on our Homearama 2016 home!