I know art is not high on your priority list for the laundry room (in fact, I can hear eyes rolling at the mere mention of it!), but there’s nothing wrong with adding a little dressing to the walls if it doesn’t cost much. As a child I loved sifting through my mom’s button collection and admiring the colours, textures, materials and details, while dreaming about what I could make. As a professional, I still love buttons (the button store is one of my favourite places to visit). I believe you can frame anything, and appreciate the simple decorative beauty of everyday objects.
If reduce, reuse recycle is your mantra, you’re going to love these counters. Made of 75 per cent recycled content from post-industrial or post-consumer materials and bound by resin (which comes in part from corn oil), these cool counters are an alternative to traditional stone, with delicate flecks that look like beach glass (a natural continuum on my summer skies palette).
The Signature Sarah
When working on a room that has no “features” to write home about, I’m left searching for a direction. If it’s a windowless basement bunker, my mind drifts to a mood more reminiscent of a summer afternoon (imagine blue skies, a light breeze, rays of sunshine…and voila, that drab workroom starts shaping up into a lighthearted laundry lab!). Since your laundry room is likely small in stature it’s an ideal location to experiment with colour, mix it up, and have some fun. You can play it safe with the cabinetry and counters, but for goodness sake, live a little and splash some pretty paint on the walls!