The down and dirty on Mudrooms

Incoming. Paws, boots, cleats, kids and yes, mud. Through the foyer with the “one-of-a-kind” Persian rug?? Maybe not! Hence, the mudroom. Are they necessary? You can be the judge.

Rivaling home bars, we love to design mud rooms. There is something fun about the organized chaos that makes those creative juices flow. Knowing that this space is going to become command central for the entire family, we keep two things in mind…durability and just as important…style! This is the place for fun wallpaper, color, cubbies to swoon over and best of all, a catch all for jackets, books, leashes and muddy everything.

Small, but packs a big punch. This super cute prepster has it all…a bench that offers hidden storage with a huge drawer for shoes and boots, hooks for jackets and leashes, and MORE storage overhead. Besides all that organization, what we really love is the pop of color from the wallpaper and the custom upholstered cushion.

Another fave. No designated room for a mudroom? No problem. Centrally located between the kitchen entry and the family room, this custom built-in handles the job well with a lot of compartmental storage. Never leaving style out of the equation, we appointed this beauty with mesh fronts and leather pulls. The color was chosen to compliment the rest of the home, even though it serves as a functional space.

Speaking of color, this combo will definitely brighten your day. The custom upholstered cushion sits on top of a low bench perfect for housing shoes. Chalk boards filled with honey-do’s, grocery lists or schedule reminders, are cleverly situated over four hooks…HOLA! 😉

A clean aesthetic. This beauty is the back entry to the house for the family as well as a landing spot for all miscellaneous gear.  Selecting floors on the darker side helps hide dirt from foot traffic. There are a ton of washable, durable and affordable rug options available to soften the look and add that Zhuzh with color and pattern. Check out Ruggables or Dash and Albert for a fun design.

The work horse in the farm house. Keeping the needs of this busy family in mind, we designed a handsome built-in with open lockers for each family member, and storage above and below. Herringbone tile floors mixed with black pendants, doors and windows create a modern sensibility. A vintage-y bench provides just the right amount of rustic charm to the overall look. It would be a crime not to mention the gorgeous fabric wallpaper, Chenonceau in Aquamarine by Schumacher. Perhaps it’s a show horse versus a work horse? 🐎

In conclusion, we ask again…are mudrooms necessary? ❤️

Many Thanks to Jeff Herr for the beautiful images. Special thanks goes to Victorass88 and Pinterest for content/images.

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