Home Tour: Our Laundry Room

It’s been six months since we moved into our new dwelling and I’m lastly getting round to sharing extra targeted dwelling content material with you guys. This has been, certainly, the content material I’ve acquired probably the most requests to see on this weblog ever since I shared the information that we have been building a home almost two years in the past.

We poured a lot time, effort and love into constructing our dwelling over the previous few years and although I’m not even near an inside designer or an skilled within the “dwelling” area, it’s one thing that introduced me quite a lot of pleasure. Whereas it feels out of my wheelhouse and luxury zone to share this sort of content material on my weblog, since fairly just a few of you appear fascinated with a non-interior designer’s dwelling tour, I figured why not!? And if it doesn’t curiosity you, please skip over this submit!

We nonetheless don’t have each room in our dwelling full and I feel we’ve hung all of three footage on our partitions so this can be the slowest dwelling tour in all of the land. However since I’m not precisely a “Kind A” individual or a perfectionist in my actual life, “ok” is nice sufficient for me for this dwelling tour. We’ll nonetheless be altering some issues, hanging some issues, including some issues and swapping out some issues however isn’t each dwelling a unending work in progress anyway?

With all of that being mentioned, it’s time to dive into the primary room of our dwelling tour: Our laundry room!

Our Laundry Room

This may increasingly appear to be an odd place to start but it surely’s certainly one of my absolute favourite rooms in our home and it’s additionally the room that was just about executed as soon as the wallpaper went up after we moved in.

Our laundry room in our outdated dwelling was roughly a laundry closet so Ryan and I have been particularly grateful to have the ability to put extra thought into “secondary areas” in our new dwelling. We put quite a lot of time into designing our pantry, mudroom and laundry room as a result of they have been three issues we didn’t have earlier than that we thought would assist our general dwelling group with three boys within the combine.

General, I needed our laundry room to really feel like an escape. As a mother of three boys, I used to be additionally just a little over designing impartial or semi-masculine areas so I made the laundry room one of many extra female areas in our dwelling. My hope was for our laundry room to have a number of pure mild and floral components and in addition be purposeful for our household. Three of our relations loving nothing greater than taking part in exterior within the filth and dirt which implies we do quite a lot of laundry in our home. Having a spot the place we will kind and fold our laundry that wasn’t our kitchen desk was additionally excessive on my want listing.

laundry room quartz countertops floral wallpaper

Our counter tops are a easy white quartz which is sturdy, vibrant and simply wipes clear.

One of many extra “further” issues we did in our laundry room was add in a canine tub.

Pinterest impressed this concept as a result of we’re a dog-loving household and knew we’d not solely use a canine tub to clean our canine but in addition would use the area for soaking, cleansing and stain-treating bigger laundry objects like comforters, sofa slipcovers, sneakers, blankets and extra.

And whereas we’re on the subject of dog-friendly laundry room areas, one other factor we added into our laundry room cabinetry was a pull-out pet food bin. I majorly geek out over stuff like this so I needed to spotlight this, too!

Our cupboards are painted Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, a colour I cherished much more in individual than once I noticed the paint samples. It’s actually a colour I want I’d’ve utilized in extra locations as a result of it’s so attractive and impartial with out being too white, too grey, too inexperienced or too beige.

I additionally opted to combine and match {hardware} colours and paired a brushed nickel faucet and canine wash bathe with polished brass cupboard pulls and latches and  for just a little selection.

(Our precise faucet is discontinued however this one is sort of similar.) 

One factor I didn’t anticipate by the homebuilding course of was what number of choices go into deciding on tile. Phew! Tile is one space that careworn me out quite a bit as a result of I’ve zero expertise on this space and didn’t understand you aren’t simply selecting out a single tile while you design a laundry room or lavatory however you’re additionally selecting grout colour, caulk colour, trim tile colour, flooring tile, tub/bathe flooring tile, wall tile, and so on. There was a positively studying curve for me on this space!

(That picket step stool was my grandma Mimi’s and I like it a lot.) 

For our laundry room, I cherished the look of  checkerboard tile on the ground or terrazzo flooring tile however these have been two design choices Ryan couldn’t get behind. He by no means flat out mentioned no and trusted me to make 99 % of our inside dwelling choices which was fantastic however I might additionally inform he wasn’t feeling these tile concepts for the laundry room. Since he hardly ever had a adverse opinion in regards to the alternatives I used to be contemplating, I figured I ought to pivot on this one a bit and ended up going with a slate grey hexagon tile that had just a little veining in it for some curiosity.

I ended up loving the distinction of a deeper colour flooring tile with the lighter cupboards and wallpaper and our laundry room flooring is certainly one of my favorites in our dwelling!

One other factor I really like in our laundry room that’s reasonably random is that this wall-mounted hanging garment rack I discovered by Anthropologie.

I regarded for one thing like this on-line for waaay too lengthy (and even ordered one I returned as a result of the end regarded terrible in individual) however this hanging bar is each lovely and purposeful. We use it on a regular basis!

As for our laundry room backsplash, I instructed our builder I wasn’t feeling a conventional tile backsplash. Honestly, I can’t stand quite a lot of grout in a backsplash as a result of, whereas I cherished the replace we did to the backsplash in our former kitchen, I couldn’t stand cleansing quite a lot of grout in a backsplash. We went with a slab backsplash in our new kitchen for this very purpose however in our laundry room, we opted for a plaster-inspired backsplash.

I needed one thing that might add an earthier, barely extra rustic aspect to this area and love the best way it turned out. Plus, it tones down the partitions reverse the busy, floral wallpaper we chosen for all the different partitions on this area.

The wallpaper in our laundry room tugged on my heartstrings as a result of it so intently mirrors the wallpaper my grandma Mimi had in her visitor room in her dwelling in Gettysburg. I bear in mind pondering this room was so superbly playful and couldn’t wait to make use of one thing related in our dwelling. I figured if it was a wallpaper I cherished once I was 12 years outdated that I nonetheless love now that I’m 38 years outdated, the possibilities are excessive I can’t get sick of it anytime quickly!

Once I noticed this wallpaper on Anthrpologie’s web site, I used to be immediately offered and constructed the colours in our laundry room tile and cupboard alternatives round it.

Aaand I feel that wraps up the primary room in our dwelling tour! It could be one other six months till I get round sharing one other certainly one of these however hopefully this was no less than semi-interesting for these of you who requested a extra detailed glimpse into our dwelling.

Thanks for coming alongside for the experience!

Laundry Room Choices

Beneath one can find a fast a abstract of our laundry room alternatives! If I missed something you’d like me to share extra details about associated to our laundry room, please let me know and I’ll do my finest to reply any questions within the feedback part of this submit.