Designer Catherine Hoffmann was raised in a 17th-century hunting lodge in Portugal, so it’s no surprise that the laundry room in her Knowlton, Que., farmhouse looks like it’s right out of the European countryside. Exposed beams, terra-cotta floors and an aged wood door set the stage. Retro design details like a vintage drying rack, curtained sink and painted wrought-iron brackets leave no doubt as to the inspiration for this wonderfully rustic room.
Bracketed wall shelves with vintage-style canisters hold small essentials, while larger items can be tucked out of sight under the sink. The wooden rack above is perfect for drip-drying.
Ideas to steal
- The extra-large stainless sink was a factory sink that Catherine camouflaged with yellow-and-white fabric left over from decorating the adjacent kitchen.
- Catherine chose a Bosch washer and dryer for their quintessential European styling. Side by side, they provide a surface for folding towels.