Thursday 19 April 2012


Hard working laundry rooms and useful utility items can be both practical and beautiful. Simple, natural elements such as wood and linen combine well with metal and stone. Re-purposed stainless steel bakers racks and enamelled industrial lighting compliment traditional wicker baskets and deep farmhouse sinks. Simple, well chosen elements create a functional room that helps cure those wash days blues! Here are a few of my favourite finds.
Above image: ash towel rack from deVol Kitchens
Above images: 1.vintage basket to use for laundry by Lillian August Designs 1st Dibs 2.clothes peg bag made from vintage linen by Aina's Charme 3.vintage grain sack for storing laundry by The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)4.fabric for pretty laundry room curtains and blinds "Reef" 100% cotton in colour way Surf by Clarke and Clarke 

Above image: laundry room by Plain English
Above image: laundry room idea from House to Home
 Above image:Teresa Green ironing board cover originally from Selvege Dry Goods 
Above image: fabulous laundry of a house in Kent featured by Light Locations - film and photographic locations agency
Above image:  Cabbages & Roses

Just add fresh air!

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!
With warmest wishes