Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Family Vestibule

The Charityworks GreenHouse ended a few weeks ago but the eye candy continues! Designed by Miriam Dillon and Rebecca Foley of Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Interiors, the family vestibule is comprised of a mudroom, laundry room and powder room that are stylish, functional and eco-conscious. The reclaimed wood in a herringbone pattern on the wall echoes the hardwood floors in other parts of the home. I think the pendant lights and the choice of a settee, as opposed to a built-in bench, creates a more furnished feel to this very practical space. (all photography by Gordon Beall, posted with permission)
Love the whimsical touches and those houndstooth checked wellies in the cubby!
In the hallway that leads from the garage into the house, an antiqued mirror is surrounded with bordered sections of wallpaper. There's also a console table in this space and a chandelier made from reclaimed French oak wine barrel staves. (in the left corner of the pic)
The powder room is narrow and I think the inset cabinet solution is very effective - providing ample counter space on either side of the sink. The sink is made from cast iron that is 93% recycled and reclaimed and the tiles are 70% recycled glass.
The laundry room also takes advantage of every inch of space, including a narrow counter that runs behind the sink. One of my favorite features is the lift-up cabinet doors that provide concealed storage for laundry products, household cleaners, etc.
Ok, now after doing this post do I really have to go down to my dark, basement laundry room and put the wash in the dryer?!

29 comments:

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Wow! You make "coming in the back door" FUN (and "chic"!)for all, & even doing "mundane" chores WON'T be, with the WONDERFUL SURROUNDINGS you've so beautifully enhanced!!!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing, and "encouraging" those of us who are always MEANING to tackle those "projects"... Just wonderful results!!!!!

Your whole HOME is LOVELY!!!

Best,
Linda in AZ *

MzMannerz said...

I LOVE this! We don't have a mudroom, and I actually wouldn't mind this set up in my primary entry. It's stylist and seems more true to how we use our entry than being formal (and forever tidying!).

Linda Merrill said...

Gorgeous. Love the lighting in the mudroom - the blue glass is wonderful. And, of course, the dachsund boot scraper!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So much detail in these charming rooms. I love it! I have such a passion for large, comfortable laundry rooms. Wonder what that means?

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

How wonderful it would be to have such a space. We practically fall over each other getting through the small laundry room out to the garage...love the bleached color palette, refreshing and beautiful.
Janell

Pat said...

I'm with Linda M...love those glass lights. They look like they are recycled glass bottles with the bottom cut out. Bet you could make those DIY.

Torie Jayne said...

Such gorgeous pics, love! Have a sweet day!

Broc et Stock said...

Hello

Enjoying visiting your blog every day
I want to ask you if you agree if I use the pict with the pendant lights on my blog "http://brocetstock.canalblog.com" to show my customers what they could do with the demijohn I have for sale.
Thanks
HAve a good day
Alex

Searching for Sporadic Surprises said...

I think the lights are fabulous too! Great post!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, how fabulous are the light fixtures in the hallway! LOVE the color scheme!

Greet said...

I am so glad that I also have a mudroom because I always say that it really is a meeting point(just a little one of course) for the family members! The one is going into the garen, while crossing the one who is getting back from walking the dog, or I am busy arringing flowers in a vase,...
So I love these pictures you showed here because I do love mudrooms!

Greet

Miriam Dillon said...
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Red Door Home said...

Attention to detail makes this space beautiful. Everything looks so thought out and well planned. Loved the laundry room.

Miriam Dillon said...

Thank you Michele for the wonderful post. Not only was this an exciting project, but it is a perfect example of how fun it can be to be "green".

My Notting Hill said...

Hi everyone, Love those blue pendant lamps too. Thanks for all the comments.

MzMannerz - great point that this style/set-up could be used in a front entry too.

Broc et Stock - Hi. I sent you an email about the contact info for the photo as it's not mine.

Broc et Stock said...

Michele
I sent an email to Miriam
Bonne journée
Alexandrine

Wanderluster said...

Brilliant! I love the rustic palette and the great use of space. It seems put together over time, collected, yet cohesive.

Heather said...

That's just great! I need this in my house...the storage would make everything so neat and tidy instead of the usual heap of coats that pile up at our entry!

vignette design said...

I love your style! The laundry room is great and I especially like what you did with the sink. Glad I found you. I am definitely a follower! --Delores

Lauren said...

oh my gosh!!! this is my FAVORITE part!!! so functional & beautiful!!! just aazing. so jealous... hahah yeah now i need to go try to FIT into y laundry room to do the laundry bc right now it's doubling as a storage space- arggggggg

xoxoxo

Viera said...

This is fantastic. I love the pendants and seat bench.
Thanks
X
V

custardbydesign said...

what a space...the little pendant lights look fantastic...any idea where they can be sourced?

living in ireland - where we have had rain everyday for nearly 32 days i do not understand why mudrooms are not more popular...!!!

My Notting Hill said...

CustardbyDesing - I sent you an email but just in case anybody else is interested the blue pendant lamps are from Cisco Brothers www.ciscobrothers.com

pve design said...

I would have no qualms about doing loads of laundry there!
pve

JMW said...

Love, love the pendant lights! What a great concept.

ana said...

These are so beautiful and inspiring rooms!!!

Beautiful world said...

Oooh, love the hallway!
I really like thos glass lamps in the ceiling - kinda lifts the room. I also like the animal referances, the dogs and the farm animals. Playful and grown up at the same time. Love it!

Inger

Leah said...

This was one of my absolutely favorite spaces in any showhouse I've seen this year. Miriam and Rebecca are so talented. It was perfection, but not over polished the way most showhouse rooms are.

I agree about the setee instead of the built in, so much more inviting.

Zane Wooder said...

I love the tan color of your wall paper. It's my favorite part of your home.

-zane

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