Three Stylish Laundry Rooms
June 27, 2023
These laundry rooms will inspire you to wash and fold.
A heavy-duty laundry room was a must for this house in Osterville, Massachusetts, where there might be fifteen summer guests on any given weekend. “This room needed to be a workhorse, so there are two washers and two dryers,” says designer Liz Caan, who focused on classic, durable materials including subway tile walls, soapstone countertops, and penny tile flooring. “It’s fun to tile the entire room,” she says. “The space feels simple and industrial with the black, white, and touch of blue. And the brass faucet makes it a little luxe.”—Alyssa Bird
A laundry room works hard, especially in this Martha’s Vineyard home that has friends and extended family in and out all summer long. Because the space is in a high-traffic part of the house, designers Abby Yozell and Patricia McDonagh kept things breezy with a vibrant Schumacher paper in the same palette as the rest of the house. The Formica counter and sheer citron cafe curtains add a fun ’60s vibe. “This room is spectacular,” Yozell says. “It’s so cheerful, it doesn’t have to be hidden away.”
This second-floor laundry room in Gloucester, Massachusetts, offers a playful antidote to washday drudgery. Interior designer Kristina Crestin offset inky porcelain floor tiles with perky salmon cabinets and wallpaper covered with doodles of birds (Aviary from Schumacher). The rolling hamper is stashed in a slide-out compartment under the sink, while clothes can be folded on the right-hand counter or hung to dry in a niche next to the stacking washer and dryer.—Fred Albert