Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chinoiserie Laundry Room Inspiration

Thibaut Chinese Laundry
Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda is participating in a one room challenge where a group of bloggers have each chosen a room in their home to redo in six weeks. Jennifer has chosen her laundry room. In her post yesterday, she asked for ideas. Just below is a picture of her laundry room as it exists now. I thought it would be great fun to wallpaper the entire room or perhaps just one wall in this whimsical wallpaper by Thibaut called Chinese Laundry. I especially like the colorway above that picks up the red and blue in Jennifer's laundry room. If she chooses to stay with the blue walls, I would brighten the room up with some of her own giclees in yellow as an accent color. If she chooses to go with wallpaper, I would use bamboo matchstick blinds for the window treatment. With the blue walls, a roman shade in one of Quadrille/China Seas wonderful Chinoiserie patterns would be fabulous. Add a yellow Chinese garden stool for a pop of color and a place to stack laundry or perch the laundry basket. I would love to see the ceiling fan switched out for a red lantern. On the counter next to the washer and dryer, add two monogrammed Williams - Sonoma Home apothecary jars. One will hold powdered laundry detergent with a stainless steel scoop. The other will hold a stack of dryer sheets. Add a few very chic laundry room accessories from The Laundress.

Jennifer's Laundry Room Now

Thibaut Chinese Laundry

Thibaut Chinese Laundry

Thibaut Chinese Laundry

The Pink Pagoda Giclee

The Pink Pagoda Giclee

The Pink Pagoda Giclee

The Pink Pagoda Giclee

Katie Rosenfeld - Red Washer & Dryer, Matchstick Blinds, Yellow Stool

China Seas Fabric

China Seas Fabric

China Seas Fabric

Yellow Chinese Garden Stool

Windsor Smith - Red Lantern

Williams - Sonoma Home Monogrammed Apothecary Jars

The Laundress

The Laundress

The Laundress

3 comments:

My Crafty Home-Life said...

This is such a fantastic grouping of ideas. That wallpaper is just stunning. I had never heard of The Laundress, thanks for the tip.

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I'm visiting from the Pink Pagoda and I'm so glad I stopped by. What a fabulous post and blog. I love all things Chinoiserie...I grew up in Singapore. Count me as a new follower of your blog!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

PS - I'm a former/sometime attorney as well. There are so many of us out here in the blogosphere...much more fun than practicing law!