I’ve always liked the idea of multi-purpose rooms, so when I was designing the mudroom space, I wanted it to be a considered a “utility” space. The room will house the laundry space, a mail center, lockers, and a “mom’s office”. The room is also connected to the Den/Office and the butler’s pantry, so this part of the house becomes the work/utility center of the home.
When it comes to styling, I wanted the space to feel bright, eclectic, and of course, farmhouse. I incorporated light colors, painted wood planks, baskets and galvanized steel to get the look that I want.
Wire Pendant Light – Shades of Light
Caesar Stone – Frosty Carrina
Macau Chair – Ballard Designs
Large Round Basket – Target
Counter-Balance Pendant - Lighting Showroom
12×24 ceramic tile – BuildDirect.com
This is my color inspiration – whites, corals, and pale aquas. If I were really brave, I’d use that wallpaper too!
This is palladian blue in the wild – I hope it turns out that green:
I’m also going to add in a wood seat on the locker bench and a black tile floor to bring some contrast into the space. I want the lockers to have an open feel so I’ll do corbels up to the upper cubbies and one big bench, like this:
All of the cabinetry will be the palladian blue and the countertops white quartz.
Here is the desk area with the wire basket pendant light and white planked wall:
And the laundry area with cubbies for laundry baskets and an upper cabinet/shelf area for storage.
I’m so excited for all the details in this room. It’s one of my favorite rooms in the house, however, since it’s not a “need” space, I don’t know how quickly the cabinetry will get done. Hopefully Mr. Project will feel so inspired by my plans, that he will want to get this room done super fast so we can enjoy it to its fullest! Either way, I know I’m going to be spending a lot of time in here!
Do you have any multi-functional rooms in your house? How are you using them? Or do you prefer to have individual rooms for all of these tasks?