3.12.2010

spic & span


I spent some time this afternoon with one of my favorite clients talking about ways to make her laundry room {and other areas in her home} more functional.
She is so fun to be around, so of course her laundry room should be too!

If there is any one room I especially love in a house; the laundry room is right up there on the short list for their warmth, spring meadow/mountain rain/lavender freshness and the heaps of organizational opportunities maxing out my need for order.

Some things I think should be included: work surface, storage galore, easily accessible things to make the chore not so chore-ish, and whimsy. Whimsy in unexpected places. {I'm thinking pretty patterned lining in drawers and cupboards and the details usually saved for less industrious spaces.}

I'm curious what works for you in your laundry room in your home? What would you do differently? Do you dream about laundry rooms like I do? I would love to hear your feedback on this.

4 comments:

  1. I saw (and copied) a laundry room sign that I really liked. It said "Laundry Room: Loads of Fun". I thought that was cute.

    My SIL Linnea has framed pictures hanging in her laundry room of her kids as babies and toddlers sitting inside the laundry baskets and underneath piles of clothes.

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  2. That last photo fo a laundry room with cherry wood cabinets and an easy chair was totally all wrong. I am so jealous.

    My laundry room has lots of sunshine, counter space, a large sink, and a nice wall mirror where I can catch glimpses of me in all my laundry day beauty. Heh, heh, heh.

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  3. I dream of a beautiful laundry room. I would love work space and enough space to keep my ironing board set up all the time. I would also love to see feminine touches and prettiness, as it is my domain. I like the ideas of touches in drawers and cupboards and stuff. Little surprises.

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  4. Loved this post, girl!

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