The main goal with my mudroom redesign was to take it from outdated and dusty to a modern mudroom with function. We are in and out of there frequently as it serves as the entrance to our apartment. We get dressed for the outdoors in there. We leash Nan up and wipe her off when we return and we store ‘outdoor’ type things in there… So it needed to be incredibly functional and durable (against dog mud, bike crud and boot mess). It’s a warzone basically. That said, it is the first room our guests see so I really don’t need it to scream “They have given up and just abandoned this room”. So here’s what I decided to do to balance a modern space with some cool elements with function. Transforming this weird cold little space into a Midcentury Modern Mudroom With Function has made me super happy. Embarrassment GONE.
Notice that greeny olive ombre leash on the right? I made it for the wedding! So cute… Pretty but slightly less practical. And there are those amazing honeycomb storage bins we knocked up last year. They really transform the space. They took a poorly utilized area and made it into complete organized space. This allowed me to turn the opposite, east-facing wall into something more fun.
Our bins have stood the test of time and are incredibly easy to take care of and transition nicely through each season. Winter = toques and gloves. Summer = hats and bags. James all year round = bike stuff. The whitewashing has shown to be durable and super easy to clean thankfully. Read about how I whitewashed them here.
I didn’t want to hang any art in the mudroom so I chose instead to get these adorable removable triangle wall decals from Urban Walls.
I like keeping a chair in the mudroom for throwing stuff on – that said, it can become a dumping ground. My wire baskets are vintage but there are similar baskets here that are super reasonable.
Love my little shamrock plant. Real name? Oxalis. So weird. The picture above? Taken by my mom in the 70’s. Love it so much.
Just ignore that blue paint… It’s on the Summer 2016 to-do list.
Plants make everything better. See that bag on the right? A gift from Benjamin Moore from their Colour of the Year launch party. I absolutely adore it and it’s perfect for my work materials. Our bench? An Ikea hack! It’s supposed to be a simple TV stand… And now it’s a low bench.
My eucalyptus wreath has dried nicely although I think I will swap it out soon. DIY tutorial for the wreath here. Feel like time travelling WAY back? You can read about how I got my Eames chairs for next to nothing here.
We were gifted the beautiful Cambie Design blanket for our wedding.
Look at this little creep who can’t stand when I exclude her:
Like many of the rooms in the apartment, the mudroom is an amazing mish-mash of mid century, Scandinavian and vintage. With a side of boho.