ISSUE 7  |  At the Table

Steal This Look: Modern Mill Valley Laundry Room

February 16, 2010 11:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

My neighbor Allison has the most stylish laundry room on the block; it features some of our favorite elements at RM: graphic floor tile from Morocco-based Popham Designs, a Cecilie Manz–designed Caravaggio pendant light, stainless-steel countertops, and a simple, utilitarian laundry sink. Suddenly laundry seems glamorous.

Recreate the look with the following elements:

Above: Allison used tile from Marrakech-based Popham Design (the Wink Pattern on Four) in chartreuse with milk and kohl.

Above: Allison used the Whirlpool Duet Steam washer ($1,379 at AJ Madison); it's quiet, stackable, and includes a steam option.

Above: Allison used a stainless-steel countertop from a local restaurant supplier; her countertop is 35 inches deep to allow room for folding or ironing. For an online source that ships, try A-Line Stainless Countertops.

Above: Kohler's Park Falls Self-Rimming Sink is 21 by 22 inches; $252.48 at Amazon.

Above: Elements of Design NuVo Collection Twin Handles Faucet with brass construction; $193.17 at eFaucets.

Above: Danish designer Cecilie Manz's Caravaggio P2 pendant light is an instant classic; in aluminum with high-glass lacquer; $225 at YLighting.

Above: Allison stores laundry soap and other cleaning items in Canvas Bins ($7.99 to $11.99) from the Container Store.

Above: Allison discovered the appealing Eco Fabric Market Tote at the Container Store for $19.99.