Photography Monic Richard
“Sometimes paint and imagination are more than enough to create a wonderful space,” says designer Kathy McAuley, who pulled together this rustic laundry room located in a guest cabin about 50' from the main house on Quebec’s Brome Lake. The look is inspired by the same cheeriness and no-fuss decorating approach as the rest of the cabin, resulting in a room that’s as fresh as a breath of country air.
Two long wall shelves plus a narrow one backing the washer and dryer offer plenty of storage for accessories. Baskets and small pails in a variety of shapes corral supplies and define the country look.
Ideas to steal
- Kathy painted the original pine board flooring using Corrostop paint (tinted Benjamin Moore Cloud White CC-40). It contains polyurethane, giving the floor shine to reflect sunlight.
- The walls and ceiling are pine board, painted pale blue and warm white. Only one coat was used so the knots would be visible.