Friday, February 13, 2015

The Beautiful Mudroom -- I'll Take It!

It's February, and it's been a rough winter so far, with lots of snow and ice.  I was hoping that this winter might be a little easier than last year, but unfortunately that has not been the case.  During times like this, your house can easily become a mess of coats on the backs of dining chairs (my house), with hats, scarves, gloves, boots, and shoes all over the place, not to mention the floor getting dirty from the sand and salt from the outdoors. Coat closets are usually filled to the max with all kinds of outerwear, and kids (and adults) are not the best at opening the packed coat closet, taking out a hanger and trying to squeeze their coat/stuff in between everything else that's already in there.  And, the coat closet might not even be near the most used door (again, my house).  That's why I wish I had "The Beautiful Mudroom" which so many builders/homeowners are opting for these days (smart).  Today I would like to feature some of my most favorite functional and stylish mudrooms.  Can a mudroom have style?  The answer is:  Yes, definitely!!!


Modern Entry by New York Architects & Building Designers Dufner Heighes Inc
My Comment:  
Love the green wall stripes, the cushion, ample space, drawers, rug and light fixture!


Transitional Entry by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Weedman Design Partners
My Comment:  
Good shoe storage and large hooks, great banquette and fab table also! 


Traditional Entry by Cambridge Architects & Building Designers LDa Architecture & Interiors
My Comment:  
Beautiful floor, great separation, ample space, hooks and baskets!


Contemporary Entry by Edmonton Interior Designers & Decorators Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
My Comment:  
Closed storage both sides, great cubbies, hooks and super stylish fabrics on cushion/pillows.


Laundry Room
My Comment:  
Very clean look with easily accessible closed locker-style storage, good from top to bottom.


Traditional Entry by Weston Architects & Building Designers Oak Hill Architects
My Comment:  
Great shoe storage and generous space for all kinds of items.  Dividers have stylish curved design.


Craftsman Entry by Palo Alto Architects & Building Designers FGY Architects
My Comment:  
Good light, so many hooks, shoe storage, space for five and a desk with hooks for keys!


Traditional Entry by West Newbury Architects & Building Designers ASB Architecture
My comment:  
Love the green door, shelf for keys and mail, great size, shoe space, baskets and concealed space above.  


Traditional Entry
My Comment:  
The SIZE!!!  Love the functionality, cubbies, hooks, drawers, great rug, awesome space!


Aren't these mudrooms super functional and fabulous?  That's what it's all about!  I hope you enjoyed looking at these great spaces and hopefully you have been able to find some ideas for your own home.  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful and warm day wherever you are!  Thanks for visiting!   And I almost forgot -- Have a very Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!!!  Nanette

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