Traditional Garden Includes Cottage for Entertaining
Instead of using this small structure as a greenhouse, the owners asked the architects to transform the building into a space where they could throw candlelit dinner parties. Stepping stones lead through the lawn and to the front of the cottage, furthering its enchanting aesthetic.
The mudroom's mosaic tile floors and pierced-face cabinets recall early 20th-century Colonial homes. They're pretty and practical, too: the perforated cabinets give sports equipment a chance to air out and the tile is easy to clean on wet, muddy days.
Cottage Laundry Room With Yellow Built-In Shelving
Mesh cabinet doors allow yellow shelves to show through and brighten this cottage-inspired laundry room. A fabric skirt conceals the washer and dryer, while concrete-cast plank flooring mirrors the reclaimed wood used on the ceiling.
Crisp white headboard is offset by warm, red walls in the mudroom. Hung mid-wall, staggered coat hooks help cater to the younger members of the family. Durable and low-maintenance stone flooring is perfect option for the entryway.
Cottage Laundry Room With Yellow Trellis Wallpaper
Although a centerpiece in its own right, a stunning mini farmhouse sink fits right into the cottage look of the laundry room. With its wood frame and rivet accents, the unique sink adds functionality to this small, colorful space.
Can't beat a dutch door for charm factor (bonus: more ventilation!). Other lovely details in the laundry room include the patterned mosaic tile floor and folding table with a turned leg, reminiscent of early 20th century Colonial homes.
Swimming Pool and Cottage Storage Shed With Natural Rock Wall and Decorative Grass Checked Floor
Squares of grass are set between concrete tiles to create a textural checked pattern in front of this cottage storage shed. The natural rock exterior of the shed extends out on the privacy wall encompassing the swimming pool. Flowering plants and shrubs create a planted border hugging the wall adding soft natural color and texture.
Install simple cup hooks to store your lovely teacups, instead of stacking them. Hooks not only keep delicate china out of harm’s way, but they are an easy way to add another dimension to your kitchen decor. In this butler’s pantry in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," the hooks allow you to see the decorative details inside each cup that would have otherwise been hidden.
This laundry room is elegantly toned in neutral colors and tile backsplash. The expansive beige cabinetry provides plenty of storage space, while the beautiful stone countertops provide ample workspace.
Cozy Basement Family Room From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed this once cramped and dated basement into a modern, multi-purpose family room. Rustic, functional decor in sleek blue and gray hues perfectly complements the home's original, wood-burning stone fireplace. For easy entertaining, Sarah added extra storage, plenty of seating and mounted a large flat-screen TV above the mantel.
Even the laundry room got a redo! Fresh white cabinets and a gray stone floor match the farmhouse aesthetic seen in the rest of the house. There are also smart upgrades, like a hanging rod between cabinets, offering an easy place to dry more delicate clothes.