Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Laundry Room Photos of 2012

It’s almost impossible to make washing clothing fun, but using a well-organized and superbly constructed laundry room can certainly help. This season readers saved photographs of laundry rooms that utilized less space without minding style. Smart designs and great storage ideas helped to make the most out of these fluff-and-fold areas.

Take a look at the most popular laundry area photographs of 2012, as determined by the amount of ideabooks that they have been added to.

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1. Single-wall informed in New York. A stacked washer and dryer can conserve space, as seen in this very simple laundry room. ers liked how the laundry area shot up only one tiny wall — an idea that can certainly operate in smaller houses.

Warren Home Restorations

2. Purple cabinetry in Minnesota. Purple cabinetry is a bold choice, but this laundry area tones down it with gray undertones.The etched detail on the sink, conventional hardware and warm wall color help tie the remainder of this quaint area together.

Lucy Interior Design

3. Colorful Minneapolis laundry area. Small spaces like laundry rooms can be excellent places for bold colour. ers took a cue from this one, saving this picture for its brightly colored shelves and handy hang-dry space.

Precision Cabinets

4. Violet walls and marble floors in California. Purple laundry rooms were a hit in 2012! The comparison between the rich wall color and the marble countertops and flooring tile makes it effortless to forget this attractive space is actually a laundry area.

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5. Smart storage in Brooklyn. Different cabinetry forms in this New York laundry area inspired readers to combine storage thoughts in their own houses. Wire drawers, deep cabinetry and shelving over the washer help keep everything neat.

6. Witty tags in San Francisco. Frosted glass cupboard doors greatly streamline the laundry procedure. ers also noted the handy stainless steel table on top of the washer and dryer, ideal for folding clothes whenever they are dry.

Crystal Kitchen + Bath

7. Space with glass. A stacked washer and dryer, a small sink and a spot for hanging clothing make the most out of limited square footage. readers loved the lovely stained glass window.

Abbott Moon

8. Walls and floors in Southern California. A slim setup receives a bold remedy with patterned background and checkered marble floors. readers saved this picture for its fun pattern play but also noticed the smart layout.

Rock Paper Hammer

9. Brick floors in Kentucky. The herringbone brick flooring adds an unexpected element to this cozy laundry room. ers loved the burst of colour from the glossy turquoise ceiling too — and, needless to say, a few mentioned the sweet cat.

Total Spaces Design

10. Custom drying drawers in Washington. This inventive idea eliminates the need for bulky drying racks at a laundry area with restricted space. Custom drying drawers like these can hold delicates and other small items that have to air dry.

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Guest Picks: Sophisticated Bedroom Finds for a Single Guy

I read a post a couple of months back about a new niche group of clients for interior designers — single and educated men seeking to create more trendy living spaces. The standard-issue down comforter, Star Wars and Bob Marley posters, and thrift shop couches are being traded for something a bit more sophisticated. My own single brother asked for artwork for Christmas, so it appears like some growing up has happened. My mother and I recently set out to make a sophisticated and stylish bedroom for my bro, and here’s what we came up with. — Sarah from The Estate of Matters

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Thom Filicia has a manner with casual and modern rooms. This is a great example of the mix of neutral, muted tones in what I consider to be a manly area.


Macausland’s Blanket – GBP 175

I keep watching the wool camp blanket over and over again. I adore its homespun appeal mixed with a classic stripe.

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Courtney Bed – $599.99

The marriage of upholstery and wood with this bed will stand the test of time.

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Tailored Hotel Embroidered Dot Duvet Cover – $109

I’d like to use a classic resort sham and sheet set that can pair well with any accent blanket as tastes change.


Rattan Trunk Basket – $598

Stow away pillows, additional bedding or filthy clothes in this rattan trunk positioned at the end of the bed.

West Elm

Supply Kudu Table Lamp – $169

I love the sculptural shape of the lamp. In a subtle manner, in addition, it mimics antlers. It will look great on a tall dresser as part of a vignette.


2013 Moon Calendar at Night Sky Silkscreen Printing by Rendij Studio – $15

I like the picture quality and the deep azure of the lunar poster.


Vintage Electric Fan, Retro Blue by NeOld – $38

Both practical and good looking, this fan has a stunning and glistening deep blue base.

Petite Rustique Bamboo Roman Shade – $32.99

How can you really go wrong with a classic bamboo colour in almost any space? These great-quality sunglasses come in a multitude of widths and therefore are at a excellent price point.

West Elm

Abacus Table Lamp, Clear – $149

The neutral tones of the glass lamp makes it great as a bedside light. I would opt for a pair.


Dreamy Seascape Photo by Eye Poetry Photography – $30

This highly effective seascape print goes over the bed.

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Veneer Spheres – $16

Here are a few more sculptural accessories for a table or shelf or on top of a pile of books.

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Pune Wood and Bone Box, Black/Ivory

Your guy can store his watch or other small accessories within this beautiful bone box.


French Directoire Dresser – $1,499

I like the straight lines and weathered finish with this chest.


TĂ„rnby Rug, Flatwoven – $99.99

This is an inexpensive option to cover a larger surface area in the bedroom. It will look great with a traditional over-dyed oriental rug layered for softness.

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Over-Dyed Makah Multi Rug – $2,796

Buy a bigger Persian rug to layer over a huge jute rug so that you can step out of bed onto a softer rug.

Somerton Montecito End Table – $235.20

This instant bedside table has shelves to get a laptop, books or publications.


Hand-Woven Original Silk Ikat Pillow Cover, Dark by Sukan – $49.95

Here’s a picture accent pillow for the bed.

Elton Chair – $499

Utilize a tufted chair for reading or sitting down to wear shoes.

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Tribal Carved Wood Accent Table – $149.99

This is a great accent table to place next to this chair.

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