ditto :: hide the laundry. now that is my style.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by {darlene}

Yes, my ditto post is on Tuesday. That is because, yesterday, I had a little gift to give to everyone. Be sure to hop over to this post to get your Mother’s Day gift from me {even if you are not a Mother}.

I adore this laundry space more than any other I have seen. It is clean, crisp, and a masterful example of Hiding the Uglies.

ditto :: {what I would steal from this space}:

  1. the stunningly simple custom cabinetry that hides the washer and dryer, yet keeps it so accessible. It also serves to create a perfect folding and working surface. The matching knobs seal the deal. I simply LOVE this idea. I wish I had seen it before designing my laundry space.
  2. the muted and serene colors. A putty-gray-green, offset by white, and more white. It makes me want to sniff in crisp, cottony smells all day long.
  3. the disappearing drying rack, built into the left corner. It is painted white to match the walls, and this turns the utility into the elegant! I adore little more than the combination of usefulness and beauty.
  4. gorgeous products. We all have mundane things that must be done. Why not put our products in beautiful, accessible containers? Our laundry powders in gorgeous porcelain? Why not buy our hand soaps in delicious fragrances? simple pleasures to turn a chore into a ritual.
  5. a lovely shelf is added for useful storage, and then painted white to disappear into the wall – showcasing the items that are resting above.  It adds architectural interest, while creating the perfect spot to house vases and pitchers that are not used every day.
  6. displaying only the lovely. Hide the uglies, but display the lovely. We all have limited storage space, so why not display those things that look lovely? For me, this means displaying items that look lovely en masse. Items grouped together that look similar will give you maximum decorating impact. Here, only glass and white ironstone are displayed. This continues the peaceful, white-washed look of the room.
  7. Gorgeous laundry baskets. Have you ever thought of replacing your plastic laundry baskets with beautiful, shaker inspired, handmade pieces? Or how about keeping your plastic ones, hiding them in the closet, and displaying an amazing hand-crafted basket that can remind us that beauty can be found in the mundane.
Is it possible to get so excited about a laundry space? This one speaks to me of such peaceful beauty! How about you?
- {darlene}
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  • A Vintage Green

    Some very nice laundry rooms showcased. I love the doors hiding the appliances.
    - Joy

  • Oh this laundry room is just stunning! I love the colors and the open shelving. Definitely some great laundry room inspiration here!

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