We have been working with the beautiful Amber Fillerup Clark of Barefoot Blonde on her new home build in Arizona. She moved in right before the holidays and we are so excited to share the home design with you as she gets settled. Today we are starting with the laundry room. This space is as useful as it is soft and pretty. Read on for sources and details!
Those of you who follow Amber know that she is a super busy and involved mom to her two (plus one on the way!) kids. Her main goals for this space were to make her life easier with plenty of organized storage and double washer/dryers. We made those our priority and designed around them in soft neutrals for a fresh airy space infused with warmth.
We started with a beautiful neutral tile floor full of texture using Cle Tile’s Solid Scallop Tile in Mortar. We paired this with a counter to ceiling backsplash, Daltile’s Keystones Square Mosaic Wall Tile in Matte Arctic White. Running tile all the way up the wall emphasizes the height of a room, helping to make it feel open and airy.
The cabinets are the softest blue. They are custom by Masterbrand but color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Iceberg. A laundry room is the perfect place to try out color cabinetry. For more ideas, check out this cabinetry paint guide. Warm brass pulls pop against the cool soft color. We used these and these and love the linear knob (similar look here too).
Warm butcher block counters surround a white farmhouse sink. Butcher block adds beautiful texture and warmth, while staying affordable. When sealed properly and maintained regularly, butcher block holds up without problems even in a laundry space.
The space functions as a laundry room but also a utility space. We lined the perimeter in cabinetry for plenty of storage. This allows Amber dedicated space for wrapping, cleaning supplies, a medicine cabinet, and linen storage. She worked with Neat Method to organize her storage and make each drawer extra functional.
The laundry room is a space where you can spend a lot of time keeping on top of a busy household. I think adding in details that make it beautiful makes the work better. In this space we added a soft step and pretty pattern with a floral rug (similar here and here). The black and brass globe pendant light is a long time favorite. In this space it adds contrast. Beautiful baskets hide clutter and make storing or transporting laundry easy. We especially love this Rolling Hamper from World Market. It adds a perfect hint of rustic charm. Finally, a ceramic vase filled with effortless stems finishes the space with warmth and texture.
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We’re excited to share more of Amber’s home with you! Check back soon. In the meantime, check out her old New York apartment (living/dining and nursery) to see the difference in the direction she took with this family home. Both styles are pretty and fun.