Down the garden path

Details distract the eye from the full-service functionality of this small laundry room
Story by: Justin Foote
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Interior view of this laundry area which features unique accessories & large cabinetry

In most cases, closing the door to the clutter in a child's room or a laundry room is enough to make it disappear. But, what to do when there is no door?

"Recently part of a remodel, this house features a laundry room that is open to the main hall on the lower level, so it's unavoidably there," says interior designer Jon Hattaway of MJ Berries Design.


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Interior view of this laundry area which features unique accessories & large cabinetry

"The intent was to distract the eye from the functionality of the room and make it more aesthetically pleasing."

A repeating mosaic on the floor acts much like a garden path, leading the casual visitor through the space.

Interior view of this laundry area which features countertop, home, interior design, kitchen, real estate, room, sink, window, gray
Interior view of this laundry area which features unique accessories & large cabinetry

"The wallpaper, with its swagged curtain pattern, continues the work of distracting the eye and creating a sense of traveling through the space, while the painting of the two girls hung intentionally low is the view that the other elements lead to," says Hattaway.

Visually intact, the space needs to work for a family of three growing children. Miele appliances and ample storage and counter space address the functional requirements.

Sep 21, 2010

Credit list

Interior design
Martin Potter,
Tub
Custom farmers sink in Pietra Cardosa from Associated Stone and Tile
Washing machine
Miele Touchtronic W3035
Faucets
Franke
Cabinetry
Van Millwork installed by S+H Construction
Wallcoverings
Brunschwig & Fils
Ventilation
Unico installed by Heatech
Artwork
Susie Pryor
Builder
S+H Construction
Countertop
Pietra Cardosa from Associated Stone and Tile
Dryer
Miele Touchtronic T8005
Flooring
Minos Golan mosaic from Ann Sacks Tile & Stone
Hot water system
Viessmann installed by Heatech
Lighting
Iris recessed fixtures installed by Lampasona and Bloomer Electrical
Accessories
Pull-down drying rack from Sugatsune
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