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.
Cottage Laundry Room With Yellow Trellis Wallpaper and Mesh Cabinets
A vintage wooden ironing board, lady pin cushion and gold-handled scissors add to the quirky vibe of the laundry room while use of circular saw mill grooved wood countertop conceals the washer and dryer beneath. Metal mesh cabinets add to the functionality of the small space by providing easy to search shelving and allowing for greater pops of color. The trellis wallpaper adds pattern and matches the yellow interior of the cabinets.
“The goal is always to maximize space and get as much storage as possible, so you can get things put away and not have them out,” says designer Linda Woodrum of the HGTV Smart Home 2015 master closet design. “The more places you have to put things, the less clutter you have out, and it just makes everything look better.”
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.
Mudroom With Beadboard Wainscoting and Gray Slate Floor
The slate floor in this mudroom is the perfect base for a space that's sure to get messy. The dark tone hides dirt and mud well and is easy to clean. White wainscoting and high ceilings give the room a clean feel — even when it's not.
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.