My Home March 2012: Laundry Room & Powder Room

I love my laundry/mud room.

and re-painted it the other day

(Benjamin Moore ‘shale’).

Found this great dentil molding shelf

for $5 in the 90s, and painted the

Oscar Wilde panels a few years back.

The ballerina is an old treasured lithograph,

and the little baseball?

It will stay with me forever.

Oh the little citrus tree…

it WANTS to live long enough to bear

fruit so desperately.

It is alive, and the nurturing continues.

Here’s the little powder room just round the corner.

I just painted the walls Martha Stewart ‘shale.’

Can you believe the color here has the same name

as the stone colored grey one in the laundry room?

It’s a gorgeous steely blue-grey and was inspired

by the original painting by an artist friend.

Yes, that’s another vintage rosary draped upon a sketch.

It’s these little touches, these glimpses of the

heart underneath that make it feel like home for me.

Painted any rooms lately?

Colors! Colors! Do tell!

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. March 20, 2012 / 2:09 am

    No rooms lately but quite a few pieces of furniture! I'm actually planning on repainting my laundry room soon. Love yours and that shelf, and the way you have it decorated is fabulous!

  2. March 20, 2012 / 2:17 am

    Hi my friend,

    You have an open invitation to come over and beautify my laundry room – any time you want. Mine looks nothing like yours… Think the opposite of fresh, airy and decluttered!

    Now, what is the story behind that adorable mini baseball?



  3. March 20, 2012 / 10:22 am

    Wow its beautiful…love the color and all the litlte things you did to make it feel special and so not "laundry like'…even the color choice, bravo- good one!

  4. March 20, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Beautiful rooms – what a great decor to help you through a chore like laundry!
    Thanks so much for sharing this great project! Enjoy your day – Jalon

  5. March 20, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Just flowers, not walls. Your choices are wonderful!

  6. March 20, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I love the simple tranquil feel of your designs. I bet you take a deep breath and sigh every time you enter your home. Love it!

  7. March 20, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    I love your sayings…

    We are all Stardust according to astrophysicist Neil Degrassi Tyson
    not just looking at the stars, we are made of them…

    That painting in your bathroom is heavenly, and the color on the walls is amazing. Hmmmm, you know i'm struggling with a bathroom color, in a bathroom with no light… your "Shale" is so calming and nice especially with the painting. Love how uncluttered your home is…
    and i'm very curious about the baseball treasure….


  8. March 20, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    We call it a utility room here, and my goodness yours is lovely! I love the soothing stoney colour and your magical little touches that make it so personal and homey.

    Love the darker shade in your cloakroom too! I'm hoping to have a cloakroom in our next house (whenever we manage to move) and rather fancy a dark little room too!

    Hugs hugs
    Meera xx

  9. March 20, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    So wish I had a separate utility room to doll all up pretty like your gorgeous one! The paint colours you've chosen are lovely, I'm a bit partial to soft greys myself 😉 xxx

  10. March 21, 2012 / 3:20 am

    So soft and pretty! Benj Moore paints are wonderful and I really like the color of your mud room. I've yet to try the Martha Stewart line – need to do that. As soon as our weather warms up (and I can open windows) I will be doing some painting 🙂

  11. March 21, 2012 / 4:14 am

    Yes! Just painted a paneled library the most handsome and restful shade of a deep green blue shade, a Ben Moore hue called Aegean Teal. It is simply gorgeous at every hour of the day.

    Check it out.

  12. March 22, 2012 / 12:21 am

    I think I would love my laundry room more if there were a bit more … of it.

    Loving yours.

    Mary @ Sea Quilts

  13. March 22, 2012 / 1:24 am

    Ummm…love everything! And I know we are kindred spirits by the little rosary. 😉
    Gayle from Behind the Gate

  14. March 23, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    looks lovely and very YOU!!
    it seems all i do is paint rooms…
    as of late, the guest room – a creamy white 🙂

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