Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design!

After considering so many gorgeous rustic French baskets in my last post and glancing back at the simplicity and beauty of the laundry room designed by the Giannettis for Patina Farm, I have laundry rooms on my mind. My own lil’ laundry room is awful at the moment, and while the appliances in it get the job done, it is driving me nuts. Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design will (hopefully) be an opportunity to get organized and maybe help a few folks out there as well.

A gorgeous farm sink with wall mount faucet ina beautiful French farmhouse style laundry room at Patina Farm by Brooke Giannetti.
Photo: Velvet and Linen – Design: Giannetti Home

Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design!

Let’s start with lovely laundry room design inspiration before I begin to share with you the details of why it’s high time I began reimagining our pitiful pass through pretending to be a laundry room. BTW…do you also have a laundry room/mudroom board on Pinterest? Find killer inspo and repin pins from mine HERE!

Classic English country dreamy laundry room inspiration with pale colors and a serene mood. Huestis Tucker Architects. Click through to see more gorgeous laundry magic.
Design: Huestis Tucker Architects – Photo: Nancy Elizabeth Hill.

Lovely Green Splendor in an Architecturally Magnificent Laundry Room!

Breathtaking architecture and green color in a laundry room by architect Michael Imber - come enjoy more Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design!
Photo: Tria Giovan – Design: Michael J. Imber Architects

Sophisticated Simplicity in a French Farmhouse Near Bordeaux

Tennessee Farmhouse Chic in a Classic Laundry Room With Dutch Door

Enchanting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think laundry room, but Tim Barber's space in a Tennessee farmhouse defies that! Come enjoy more Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design!
Photo: Laura Hull – Design: Tim Barber

Sarah Richardson’s Turquoise Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Design

Hello, Lovely Laundry Paradise in Provence!

Laundry room in Le Mas de Poirers Provence French farmhouse. Come enjoy more Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design!
Photo: Le Mas de Poirers …certainly tranquil indeed. Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration With Gorgeous Photos So We Can Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design Too!

Chicago Brick Looks Stunning on You, Texas Laundry Room

Quiet & Romantic Loveliness in a Country French Laundry Room

Quiet muted color story in a French country laundry room designed by The French Next. Come enjoy more Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration to Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design!
Design: The French Nest Co. Interior Design…certainly tranquil indeed. Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration With Gorgeous Photos So We Can Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design Too!

Time for a Laundry Room Makeover Here!

It Always Helps to Look at Before & After Laundry Rooms!

I love Jenna Sue’s style, and you will be inspired by how she transformed a very forgettable “before” laundry room into a lovely country vision!

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It’s not just an aesthetic problem with the space where I do laundry.

Vintage style metal French country laundry basket on wheels makes a charming French farmhouse statement even outside of the laundry room!
French Wire Laundry Basket…certainly useful indeed.

The little room is one of those pass-through laundry areas adjacent to the garage, and I have despised it from Day One.

The thing is, when we bought the fixer upper, we planned to demo the laundry room and give the space to the kitchen.

Cornice 30" L x 22" W Farmhouse Kitchen Sink is a gorgeous addition to your country kitchen, laundry, or even bath!
Pssst…I love this sink! Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration With Gorgeous Photos So We Can Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design Too!
Here's a farmhouse sink that will have the neighbors green with envy! American Standard makes this beauty, and I can imagine it working in a number of timeless country and farmhouse design schemes.
American Standard Country Sink…certainly charming indeed.

The washer and dryer were supposed to go in the master bath which had plenty of space to accommodate them.

French farmhouse baskets with handles and lids add rustic European country charm to any space in the house.
French country style baskets…certainly gorgeous indeed.

For a variety of reasons, it couldn’t be easily be done. (And trust me, I was more than willing to sock a chunk of change into making the change happen). As a result, the laundry situation has remained the same.

Rustic and charming, this French country vintage style wall rack with hooks is perfect for an entry, laundry room, or country kitchen.
Wall Rack With Hooks…certainly rustic indeed.

One More Inspiring Laundry Room to Study

Here’s a peek at one of my all-time favorite laundry rooms…the timelessly tranquil one at Patina Farm by Giannetti Home.

Patina Farm book cover
Patina Farm…a favorite in my design library indeed!

Isn’t the little old door amazing!?!

A vintage door opens to a lovely laundry room with rustic French farmhouse style and a wall mounted drying rack. Patina Farm by Giannetti Home.
Photo: Velvet and Linen – Design: Giannetti Home…certainly tranquil indeed. Dreamy Laundry Room Inspiration With Gorgeous Photos So We Can Re-imagine a Timeless Tranquil Design Too!

It’s not as if I am asking my beloved to design and somehow engineer a groined vault or anything!!!

Old World style reclaimed wood door from Europe leads to the laundry room at Patina Farm by Giannetti Home.
Photo: Velvet and Linen – Design: Giannetti Home

And I don’t it’s possible to squeeze a sink into our wee space…but if I did wouldn’t a wall mounted fixture like this be divine!?!

Unlaquered brass detail of Barber Wilsons wall mount bridge faucet in Patina Farm laundry room. Giannetti Home.
Photo: Velvet and Linen – Design: Giannetti Home

Get Ready for My Awful Not-at-all-ready-for-its-closeup Before Space!

There is just enough space for a washer, dryer, original old cabinets above them and a 6.5′ long closet with bifold doors. We did add a tower of cubbies inside the closet, but I’m not using the space to its full potential.

Before pic of laundry room in fixer upper.
before…bifold doors can kiss my grits – never did care for them.
Humor quote about diet on Hello Lovely Studio.

What is the room lacking, function-wise? A place to properly store clothes to be laundered, an area to fold laundry, and proper storage for cleaning supplies. What is the room lacking, design-wise?

Before pic of laundry room in fixer upper.
before…things could improve, yes?
Humor quote about vegetables on Hello Lovely Studio.

Heavens to Betsy. It can’t boast a lick of loveliness beyond white oak hardwood flooring.

Before pic of laundry room in fixer upper.
before…and yes, oy oy oy the door, baseboards, and trim need paint…they are beat up and not dirty!
Humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

My Laundry Room Needs Love

Design challenges? No room for expansion, no natural light, an ugly exterior garage door opening into the room, and doors everywhere!

Before pic of laundry room in fixer upper.
before…look, mom a gallery of ugly boxes on the wall!
Humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

What do I mean by doors everywhere? There’s the garage door opening right into it, a pocket door at the other end, and bifold doors stretching between them.

Before pic of laundry room in fixer upper.
before…praising Him but not this space…yet.

Another challenge is since we don’t have a front load washer/dryer (I love my top load washer!), I cannot design a shelf to install over top as seen in so many smart designs. Hence, it is time to get brainstorming and designing, and I will be keeping you posted on my progress, even if that means confessing that it’s all a hopeless pipe dream!

Before pic of laundry room in fixer upper.
before
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Time to Make Over the Laundry!

Wish me luck, friends. Wait…don’t just wish me luck; comment with your ideas and laundry room success stories! Things are unlovely in laundrytown, and girlfriend needs hope, doncha know!

Charming French farmhouse laundry room by Vivi et Margot with farm sink, French laundry basket, tiled wall, and breezy European country style.
Vivi et Margot

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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14 Comments

  1. August 9, 2019 / 9:33 am

    Hi Michele,
    My laundry room is in desperate need of some TLC! Can’t wait to see what you do with yours. I think the front loading appliances help to streamline the whole thing so you can have a counter on top.
    TGIF and have a great weekend!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 9, 2019 / 9:35 am

      YES – that style would make things more functional in here! Thanks, Holly – enjoy! xox

  2. August 9, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I’m kinda obsessed with laundry rooms for some crazy reason. Why I would love a place of drudgery makes zero sense! I guess if you must do the task at least do it in a lovely space. And, the lovely spaces you have given us here have turned me into a pinning machine, filling up my Laundry Pinterest board with so much fine inspiration. Good luck with your renovation. Looks like you will have some dramatic Before & Afters πŸ˜‰ Oh and by the way, your super creative and funny little words of wisdom quotes never cease to amaze me.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 9, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      I don’t blame you for loving them. I loved the one in our last home and planned it out quite thoughtfully – which is the beauty of new construction! Anything I do with our pitiful space will be an improvement so there’s that. πŸ™‚ So glad you love the quotes – they aren’t all from my noggin – and I should probably start identifying them as “unknown” or “anonymous” when the author can’t be found. πŸ™‚

  3. Arli
    August 9, 2019 / 11:38 am

    Could you build a shelf just over the dryer ? Or maybe sell the appliances you have now and get a stackable set? That might give you space for a small sink and flat space to fold laundry?

    • Michele
      Author
      August 9, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      I am thinking I would rather address the space across from them to create a folding and storage area. And I am nervous about investing in front load models since I love what I have! Granny here is reluctant to get wit it! πŸ™‚

  4. Margarita W.
    August 9, 2019 / 1:06 pm

    Sigh, I had the washer & dryer banished to the garage ever since it flooded the house and lately I ‘v been thinking of cleaning and organizing my very full, messy garage to have a decent laundry space. Actually I think the key for me is to Marie Kondo the garage once the weather starts to cool down here in Los Angeles. I am always looking forward to your inspirations!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 9, 2019 / 4:20 pm

      I hated sharing those ugly pics of our pitiful laundry area, and I’m not ready to show you my dusty garage! Ha! Let me know if you tackle yours – for now, ours is still lower priority after this laundry room and the lower level which we can now address since our son moved out. (I actually wanted him to stay! Boo!). πŸ™‚

  5. Karyn
    August 9, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    Hi Michele, Good luck with your laundry room. I zhushed up mine a bit by adding some small French wicker baskets/trunks and French milk bottles to store laundry detergent and stain remover. Am still so charmed by Brooke’s perfect laundry space. Maybe I should add a framed French herbarium next?

    Also, am passing on this Etsy shop: FrenchTouchBoutique. I just ordered a cheese safe from her. She has some cute things and postage from France is free on some items.

    Bon weekend!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 9, 2019 / 4:18 pm

      Merci beaucoup, you lovely soul for the intro to a new to me shop and ideas for laundry room charm. There’s so much to admire about Brooke’s space – even the location (in their dressing room) is so smart. πŸ™‚

  6. suzanne
    August 9, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    I love my top loader for soaking work gear as I don’t have a sink. If it where my laundry room I would remove the bulkhead over the machines and raise the cabinets to the ceiling. That would leave room for a shelf for the prettys above the machines. Linen curtains would look lovely in place of the bi-fold if you need the storage. If you don’t rip it out and put in whatever serves you best. A smaller pantry cabinet would leave room for a folding table. Can’t wait to see your progress.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 10, 2019 / 10:34 am

      Thank you, Suzanne! I have been thinking about that bulkhead – one of the things I didn’t reveal is there is a laundry shoot connecting this laundry room to my closet. Kind of a funny thing to have in 2019! And not sure if there is mechanical yada yada inside that bulkhead. oy oy oy. I love your linen curtain idea and have been mulling it over after seeing Brooke Giannetti’s brilliant way with them. Smaller pantry cabinet sounds sooooooo good. In fact, any pantry cabinet would BUTTER M’BISCUIT. You’re the best!

  7. lynn
    August 10, 2019 / 9:24 am

    I have the same laundry room “pass through” configuration and have determined there are only 2 solutions—a stacked washer/dryer combo or putting the washer and dryer in the garage, just outside the door and replacing them inside with a sink and small counter, using existing water/sewage lines. You could build the laundry room into the garage as well, but much more $ and mess.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 10, 2019 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much, Lynn. I guess the challenge is why it is taking me years to move forward with the changes! I appreciate your wise suggestions and will keep you posted. Bon weekend, friend, and thanks for reading.

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