You guys, I am so excited to share the final reveal of my friend Jess’ mudroom. If you missed the first post about this project, where we showed some before photos and detailed where we pulled all our inspiration and how the plans came together, you may want to check it out here. If not, thanks to photos from the sweet Ruth Eileen, allow me to finally unveil the beauty that is Jess’ whimsical-inspired mudroom (!!!)
It wasn’t all that long ago that this room was essentially just an unheated shed attached to Jess’ home. And while I’ve been doing this for well over a decade now, it never fails to amaze me what a little love can do to a space. This whimsical mudroom has quickly become the workhorse of Jess’ home, and it doesn’t help that it’s easy on the eyes to boot. In fact, both Jess and her husband have declared it “the prettiest room” in their home – which thrills me to no end.
We used this beautiful tile, from Stone Impressions, to start – and I’m so glad that we did. Since it is a smaller space, we knew we wanted to do something a little more playful on the floors to really bring in some interest. It really did act as the jumping off point for the entire project – everything else was built from there.
And because I always say design is in the details, we ensured that this room had them aplenty. Some board and batten, as a nod to Jess’ coastal home, was an inexpensive way to add a ton of interest (as a note: Jess and her husband built and installed everything themselves – which impresses me to no end). And the whimsical wallpaper (from Anthropologie!) really made the whole thing sing.
But form isn’t much without a solid dose of function. And because this room needed to pull double duty as a mudroom meets laundry room, we really needed to make it work for us. We tucked storage in virtually anywhere we could, with the use of shelves, baskets, hooks and the like.
In addition, with two little ones in tow, we made sure that there was something soft to sit on while putting on shoes. And coat hooks hung at kid-height has already made Jess’ life just that much easier (you see, every detail matters).
Needless to say, I’m so thrilled with how it all came together, and I hope you love it as much as we do. We shared all of the details below, but let us know if you have any questions!
Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Artwork: Jess Blazejewski | Wallpaper: Anthropologie | Woven Bins: West Elm | Tile: Stone Impressions | Black Wire Basket: Target | Double Hook: Rejuvenation | Coat Hook: Home Depot | Lattice Pillow: Urban Outfitters | Check Pillow: Petaja Fiber Works | Door Handle: Home Depot | Glass Canisters: The Container Store | Jute Rug: World Market | Blush Planter: Anthropologie | Candle: Target
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