ISSUE 28  |  Lighting & Linens

Steal This Look: Rustic Industrial Laundry Room

July 13, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Janet Hall

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Summer has us thinking about the perfect laundry room (all those overflow towels). This one combines traditional features with industrial elements to create a space that is practical, fresh, and appealing. Create a similar space with the following elements.

Above: Photo by Donna Griffin, via Canadian House & Home.

Above: Crate & Barrel's Belmont White Kitchen Island works equally well in the laundry room (the towel bars on either side are an added bonus). The Belmont White Kitchen Island is available with white-painted wood feet or industrial-grade casters; $499 at Crate & Barrel.

Above: Stay organized with the Rectangular Galvanized Metal Tray, which measures 26 by 16 inches and is $26 at Pottery Barn.

Above: Vintage French linen tea towels can be found at antique linen shops or vintage sources such at French Hen's Shop on Etsy, which is currently offering Red Stripe French Vintage Tea Towels for $14 each.

Above: Porcelain Soap Dish; $12 at Brook Farm General.

Above: The Basket Lady has a good assortment of lidded storage baskets, including the Jumbo Lift-Off Lid Wicker Storage Basket; $62.

Above: Commercial-Grade Stainless-Steel One-Bowl Utility Sink; $1,173 for the 23.5-inch wide sink (larger sizes available) at the Stainless Steel Store. A less expensive option: the One-Compartment Stainless-Steel Utility Sink is available in a wide variety of sizes, starting with the 21.5 inch-wide sink for $633 at the Stainless Steel Store.


Above: Our favorite industrial-style faucet is Chicago Faucets' Commercial Wallmount Kitchen Faucet; $228.65 at Faucet.com.

Above: The versatile stainless-steel Grundtal Wall Shelf is $19.99 for the 31.5-inch-wide model at Ikea.

Above: For shelf storage, consider the Bushel Canvas Basket from Industrial House for $111.30.

Above: Galvanized French Flower Buckets are available in seven sizes, ranging from 7 inches to 24 inches tall; $3.65 to$18.99 at Wholesale Flowers and Supplies.

Above: Lined Mikati Baskets are crafted from the bark of the Abaca tree and feature removable, machine-washable cotton liners; $24.99 to $29.99 at the Container Store.

Above: Daltile's Octagon and Dot Ceramic Tile in Matte White. Samples can be ordered for $7.95 directly through Daltile (consider using a darker grout, as shown in top photo).

Above L: Brasstech 246-26 Drain Cover in chrome is $11.76 and (above R) the Brasstech 243-06 Snap-In Drain Cover in polished nickel for $25.82 at eFaucets.

Above: For the walls tiles, consider low-cost Arctic White subway tiles from Daltile or authentic glossy tile from Subway Ceramics.

Above R: The United Receptacle 3+ Gallon Leak-Proof Trash Can is $86.15 at Amazon.