One Room Challenge || Mudroom- Inspiration

April 09, 2015

I'm so excited because I'm participating in the One Room Challenge Linking Participants!!  The One Room Challenge was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago where she lines up twenty very talented professional bloggers and designers to redo a room in just six weeks.  They share their progress every Wednesday (see my past projects here and here).  And the Linking Participants (anyone can join!) report their progress on Thursdays.  And I'm proud to be a linking participant this time around.  And today I will be sharing with you some photos which are inspiring me for my mudroom. (To see Week 1 go here).

To recap, my mudroom is actually tiny.  It's more an entrance hall than anything else and it has 4 doors (one to the family room/kitchen area, one to a bathroom, one to the garage, and one to the laundry room) so I don't have much wall space to work with.  Here is what I need: a table to house a tray for keys and a large box to keep receipts and other unsightly things, a bench to remove or put on shoes, a storage bin for shoes, and hooks for coats and bags.  It's dark in there so I will need to lighten up the space a bit.  I'm thinking a mirror or two would do the trick.
So, if I could merge all these images into one idea I would!  I will tell you what I like about each one. From the photo above I love the waterfall table and the sconces. from the photo below-
I love the shelving and the black and white.

Again, here I love the black and white and the graphic, minimalist feel.  Isn't that front door to die for?

This black trim on white is irresistible.  Maybe I need to do a similar molding treatment as I did to my closet.

That floor!! Gasp!  This would never happen because I have some pretty grey tile in there already but a girl can dream.  I do really like brown and gold mixed in with the white and black.  I think this is the lesson here- white, black, gold and brown go splendidly well together.

Another amazing waterfall table with the prettiest upholstered benches.  I also love the look of the one table lamp to the side.

Fornasetti!  Maybe this is where I can display a couple of Fornasetti plates? remember how much I love them from this post right?

Here is my to-do list-
||  Find waterfall console table 
||  Will I do trim in here again?
||  Need table lamp, bench, bin
|| Art- I want to display some art and maybe a Fornasetti plate or two?
|| Mirrors?
|| Accessories- a box for receipts, tray for keys and hooks

That is it for now!  Go check on the other Linking Participants to see what they are up to!

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  1. Agreed Albertina - that floor is heaven! Love your ideas with the waterfall table and bench!

  2. I know this is going to be as amazing as your other projects! I can't wait to see!

  3. You have some great inspiration pictures.

  4. Wow, those inspiration pictures are unbelievable. That tile, the front door, the rose gold bar stools, eek! Can't wait to see your beautiful design work!

  5. That first inspiration photo is everything (they're all beautiful)! Can't wait to see what you do!

  6. Love your inspiration pictures - you have amazing taste can't imagine how good this going to be and so very stylish for a mudroom!

  7. I love the black trim and moldings!! So chic!

  8. Love this inspiration cannot wait to see what you do this time around!

  9. Oh my dear goodness you have the most fantastic inspiration images, Albertina! I'm crazy for waterfall tables. I love their simplicity and they work perfectly with anything. I can't wait to see what you find!!

  10. The inspiration images are just too good, and having seen what you did for the last ORC, I cannot wait to see how all this comes together!!!

  11. I love how you're Not getting inspiration from conventional, boring Mudrooms. Yours is going to be fabulous!! The inspiration photos are amazing! can't wait to see the end result!

  12. Oh, please please pleeeeease paint your door in super ultra glossy black!

  13. Your ORCs are always the best, absolutely to including Fornasetti plates! :)

  14. Love all these ideas :) You amaze me! xo

  15. love your lesson & inspiration pic about white, black, gold and brown going together well together as I'm working that palette in my kitchen (plus gray) and was beginning to have doubts. You are going to have one super classy mudroom, so envious!

  16. That black trim on the white walls/ door is SO GOOD! I know whatever you do will be fantastic!

  17. love your plan, this is going to make even a tiny space look larger i am sure. can't wait to see how this unfolds...good luck!!


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