Laundry Room
Aug 18, 2016

Modern rustic laundry room

By: Brittany Devenyi
Modern rustic laundry room

Learn how to get this modern rustic look at home. Author: Donna Griffith; styling by Ann Marie Favot and Morgan Lindsay

Laundry Room
Aug 18, 2016

Modern rustic laundry room

By: Brittany Devenyi

Find design inspiration from this modern rustic laundry room.

 

Designer Orsi Panos creates a playful laundry room that combines both rustic and modern elements.

 

Modern rustic laundry room design

 

Tasteful texture: “A laundry room doesn’t have to be serious; I wanted to have fun with texture and make it a playful space,” says designer Orsi Panos of her choice to include walnut-look veneer upper cabinets, heavily veined quartz countertops and slate-look porcelain floor tiles in her clients’ Whitby, Ont., home. She tempered the look with high-gloss grey base cabinets and sleek hardware, which provide a modern edge.

New neutral: Using the clients’ existing navy washer and dryer as the jumping-off point, Orsi painted one wall as well as the laundry room’s exterior door in a corresponding blue hue. “At the end of the day, navy is a neutral to me,” she says. “The colour is subtle enough to work with different materials, and it also complements grey nicely.”

 

Modern rustic laundry room design

 

Hanging around: After draping damp clothes on cupboard knobs for a few too many years, the homeowners were desperate for an upgrade. Orsi installed a wall-mounted drying rack, which she says was a worth-while trade-off for less cabinetry space. 

 

Modern rustic laundry room accessories

 

Fully functional: The designer was careful to maximize every square inch of space, adding a custom countertop above the washer and dryer for ample folding room, budget-friendly upper and lower cabinets for housing bulky items and pretty baskets and canisters for catch-all purposes.

 

Get the look: Modern rustic laundry room

5 ways to get the look in your own home

1 Brushed nickel laser cut drum light fixture, The Home Depot, $100.

2 Seagrass Savannah laundry basket, Pottery Barn, $99 US.

3 Glass cracker canister, Canadian Tire, from $5.

4 Slate floor tiles in Brazilian black (12" x 24"), Creekside Tile, $7 per sq. ft.

5 Rich navy 50bb 08/171 paint, CIL Paint, prices vary.

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