Just because laundry rooms are an everyday workspace, doesn’t mean it needs to be boring and utilitarian. Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan recently finished a Laundry Room transformation in South Barrington that has style as well as functionality. This client wanted to create the Laundry Room of their dreams in their very beautiful and unique modern home.
The home has a distinctive modern look and was originally designed by Peter Roesch, a protégé of Mies van der Rohe. Kathryn’s goal was to both enhance and soften the home’s modern stylings at the same time.
The room featured a modern cement plaster detail on the walls, which the homeowner wanted to preserve and show off. Open shelving with exposed brackets created the overall industrial look, while the walnut cabinetry and honed limestone countertop created warmth in the space.
This happy client now has a more functional room than originally thought possible. The space now has a gift wrapping center, gardening center, as well as laundry room.
This laundry room makes me all kinds of happy. Not only does it have a gift wrapping station in the corner (complete with craft wrap — my favorite!), it also has a number of those handy jars. Let's take a closer look to see what's inside...