Do you have a mudroom? Most of my clients either have one or are in the process of building one. Sometimes they aren’t even in an obvious area. One client has a space in her front living room devoted to backpacks, jackets, hats, shoes, etc. Another client is putting beautiful wood cubbies into her family room. We have a small area at the top of the back stairs that we use as a mudroom. It’s not ideal – there is the very real possibility of one of us keeling down the stairs while trying to get a shoe off. In some homes you have to take what you can get. I’ve designed quite a few mudrooms – but I’ve never had them photographed and I really should. They are an incredibly useful space in a home. Here are 7 mudrooms – each different in style – that all look stylish and functional.
Some sad and disheartening things have happened in our country recently and of course my design practice goes on and in between all the depressing news I’m still having fierce debates with myself over turquoise and emerald green, I’m still feeling angst over subway tile, and still debating which wood species would look the best with a particular project. Work and life will always keep moving forward but let’s just look out for one another in between all of that. Kindness. Just that, kindness.