Room of the Day

It’s no secret that Sarah Bartholomew is one my favorite ladies in design. I admire her style and her Nashville home in particular, which is superb. I’m sure many of you are familiar with her work so for today’s post I thought it would be fun to dissect the details of her…laundry room! It’s one of the many great rooms in her home and the most stylish laundry space I’ve ever seen published.

Cafe Design | Dream laundry

So, let’s get started. Where does all this charm and beauty come from? Well, it comes from the color scheme and the careful  layering of beautiful things. Blue-and-white is timeless and Bartholomew chose to cover the walls in a dramatic Quadrille wallpaper called Climbing Hydrangea in French Blue and Almost White. She also kept the rest of the design classic and simple. The white cabinets balance out all the pattern while the marble countertops add a note of old world elegance. Relaxed roman shades with a contrasting blue banding  make the room feel like a hang-out space.  We don’t see the opposite wall but I do hope Sarah placed a wingback in there for naps. I would never want to leave!

Cafe Design | Laundry 2

Even the little things are well thought out. For example, the polished nickel hardware ties in beautifully with the appliances. An assortment of baskets  keeps clutter out of sight plus adds texture and warmth. Those chic glass containers are a great way to neatly store and display detergents. And since every room needs something green, ferns and topiaries in pretty  terra-cotta pots are the final detail that makes it all sing.

Cafe Design | Laundry 4

Have a relaxing weekend!



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  1. October 16, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Sarah’s home is one of my absolute favorites! Her laundry room is perhaps the prettiest one I have ever seen. I love the windows in the room–ours is windowless and so dreary because of it. I would never complain about having to do the laundry if I could do it in such a beautiful space!

    • Eva Contreras
      October 17, 2017 / 6:46 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth! Have a great day!

  2. Diana Bier
    November 14, 2017 / 4:32 am

    Great laundry room–I love that she used a wallpaper with an off-white ground. So many homeowners are so concerned that they avoid white and off-white. This shows that they work wonderfully together and give a feeling of “always been there” rather than perfectly matched.

    • Eva Contreras
      November 14, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Right? Crisp white can look cold and a tad too modern at times…You have such a great eye!