This dreamy laundry room is full of smart and elegant details
Kitchen and bathroom renovations may be all the rage (who doesn’t drool over marble islands or freestanding tubs?), But when it comes to the laundry room, we tend to favor the laundry room. function to form. The thought is, “You’re here to do laundry, not post photos on your GI,” says Stephanie Sabbe of Nashville’s Sabbé interior design.
But why not have it all? As Sabbe shows with the laundry room she designed at House Beautiful’s Whole Home 2021 in Fredericksburg, TX, it just takes a little vision and ingenuity.
A successful foundation
For starters, Sabbe anchored the room with top-notch appliances: sleek LG STUDIO appliances with built-in intelligence that takes the guesswork out of washing (as in, the washer can automatically select the most optimal drying cycle for you). “Nothing is more frustrating than doing a load of laundry and seeing clothes come out with food particles still on them,” she says. “LG has a reputation for not sacrificing one for the other.”
Knowing that side-by-side devices would take up too much space, Sabbe chose the LG single-unit front-loading washing tower, as well as her far favorite: the LG STUDIO Styler, a Wi-Fi-enabled steamer that she is so in love that she hopes to settle it in her own house. “Hello, who likes ironing?” She said, likening the device to a much more technological version of throwing a damp washcloth in the dryer with a crumpled shirt on. “Our grandmothers knew what was going on and LG too. “
Smart gear and fun blooms
With this set of laundry items, Sabbe made the space even more functional by adding a hose faucet for a combined dog and clothes wash area. And while she also included plenty of storage, she made sure that the accent of the room wasn’t strictly utilitarian. “We didn’t treat this like a space at the back of the house,” she says. The classic cabinets she selected, for example – with room for pull-out baskets, cleaning supplies and whatever else one might want to put away – are painted an unexpected fawn hue from Farrow & Ball, and she used floral wallpaper to catch the eye. upward vaulted ceiling.
New takes on traditional elements
“I’m excited to think outside the box and do what hasn’t been done before,” says Sabbe, “but on the other hand, I also try to practice restraint in a way that keeps us from dying. ‘be kitsch or trendy. ” The final result ? “It turned out to be really fun. It is for sure a happy room.
Sabbe is all about creating a nice laundry room that you’ll actually want to include in your home visit when guests come, but what if your budget gets tight? “Splurge on appliances,” she advises. “You can add the wallpaper later. ”
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