Decorating & Design - Design Lesson
4 stylish laundry room designs
Four laundry room designs that are bright, functional and fully styled.
Photography by Stacey Van Berkel
Design: Relaxed and rustic
To ensure that this laundry room echoed the elegance of the new traditional kitchen into which it leads, designer Nam Dang-Mitchell specified the same warm grey cabinets and travertine tile floors and carried the beadboard that surrounds the kitchen’s island onto the laundry room walls. “I wanted this space to have a timeless, utilitarian European feel,” she explains of the room within the spacious three-bedroom model home by Calgary’s Mission Homes. The deep farmhouse-inspired sink is convenient for handwashing delicates and does double duty for the room’s additional use as a potting area.
Recessed-panel cabinetry, a decorative detail on the toe kick and polished nickel hardware give this room enough refinement to stand next to the home’s elegant kitchen. Undercounter appliances mean there’s plenty of space above for folding clothes or potting plants. The two open shelves above the sink keep supplies within easy reach. Beadboard wainscotting continues onto the backsplash, offering a less costly alternative to tile.
Travertine tile with a matte finish has a beautiful, subtle veining that hides dirt and dust. The seagrass rug is a durable and practical choice in the utilitarian room.