Our Home Tour~ The Laundry Room

It's so good to be home this morning although, I'm already missing the new friends I made at The Haven Conference in Atlanta.  I had a fabulous time and I can't wait to tell you about it.  I'll be busy catching up with clients and returning emails for a few days.  Then, I'll share the details of my amazing Haven adventure. 

Along with my crazy travel schedule this month, I'm also in the process of updating the blog.  This includes updating my home tour.  I'll be posting the spaces as I move along through my home room by room.  

Starting today in the Laundry Room…

This space recently went from the ugliest corner of our home to one of my favorite rooms. 
Here is what it looked like "Before"…


Using paint, attractive merchandise, vintage elements, simple DIY projects and organization the space was completely transformed.

The new blue, brown and warm white color palette was inspired by an outfit I found on Pinterest.

Vintage oars, driftwood and coastal inspired art gave the space a nautical vibe. 

Crisp contrast between blue and white is grounded with dark brown accents.  

A wire utility rack was removed to make way for  semi custom built-in shelves.  This was by far the easiest DIY project ever.    

Brackets and pine boards were painted soft white and styled with art and uber functional storage baskets from Ballard Designs.

Full length drapery was used to hide the ugly sink area.  The fabric I chose for the drape was a Robert Waite tablecloth from TJ Maxx.  I also made a coordinating faux roman shade for the window. 

Beautiful wicker baskets hold dirty laundry and double as pretty natural textured accents. 

One of our extra dining chairs provides a place to sit while folding clothes.

Clear glass jars hold laundry soap and dryer sheets.  I dropped in a few pieces of driftwood that have sentimental meaning.  These pieces were found on a walk I took with my Dad shortly before he passed away. 

My favorite element of the new laundry room is hands down, the drying rack from Ballard Designs.  

Prior to having a drying rack we used our stairway balcony that overlooks the foyer to air dry clothes.  

This piece is not only functional and saves our guests from being greeted by our unmentionables, but it is absolutely gorgeous. 

Before this makeover, the door to our laundry room remained closed at all times.  I'm so happy with the way this room turned out that I purposely leave the door open.  
Even when there are piles of laundry. 

To read more on how this design came to life, click here

Coastal Art~ HomeGoods
Chevron Rug~ HomeGoods
Curtain Fabric {tablecloths}~ HomeGoods 
Chair~ Crate and Barrel
Glass Jars~ Target
Shelf Brackets~ Home Depot
Oars~ Vintage
Dress~ Our Family Christening Gown
Laundry Room Paint~ Sherwin Williams "Storm Cloud"
Hallway Paint~ Ralph Lauren "Brown Fox"

For information on my affordable online design services, please click here. 
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  1. Love that drying rack! Someday...when my laundry room in not in a dirty basement... :)

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It's a great piece, I'm thinking my mudroom area needs one for wet snowpants and mittens. Thanks for stopping by :) Sarah

  2. Gorgeous, I love the color. The drying rack is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  4. This is just so gorgeous and I love the blues and wickers with the crisp whites! Gorgeous.

    Symmetry Designs

  5. Love seeing your laundry room again, Sarah (the wall color is fabulous)! And, thanks for such a great session at Haven ... I really enjoyed it!

    1. Becca! Thanks for the kind words on our presentation. I was a bundle of nerves speaking in a room full of uber talented girls like you! Looking forward to Haven 2014. Best, Sarah

    2. Thanks, Sarah! Well, if you were nervous, you couldn't tell WHATsoever ... you're a pro and am sure you'll be inspiring us yet again at the next Haven!

  6. ok cracking up because you, Kristen & Emily all did laundry room post this week (did you girls plan it?)
    It was sooo good meeting you! and Im glad we had some time to chat between all the crazy!

    1. Ha! I didn't realize that until now. How funny…great minds think alike? Amanda, it was great to meet you and so nice having girl talk over lattes. Your "DIFM" (Do-it-for-me) vs. "DIY" is still cracking me up! Xo Sarah

  7. It looks wonderful....love the drying rack!

  8. Looks great, Sarah! Love the wall color.

  9. Wow! what a wonderful transformation! Love your color pallet and the elements you used. I think that drying rack is a perfect element for the laundry room. I will have to check that out for my laundry room.

  10. This is lovely! I too have several pieces of driftwood that hold special meaning to me. My husband will always bring me back a piece from his fishing trips. Hold onto those! Pieces like that always make a room more beautiful :)


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