MY LAUNDRY ROOM/ART GALLERY!
Here we are entering from the kitchen. The room is only as wide as the other edge of the ironing board which you can't see here. That's where the other window is.
This shot shows little Iris leaping about. Also, the wall with two of my hooked mats. The cats like to lay on the ironing board and look outside at the birdbath and feeders. So, I keep a piece of fun print fabric on the board to keep kitty hair off. Just remove it when ready to iron.
This plate rack is above the washer and dryer. Notice how it has nothing on it that has to do with laundry. I have a few of Mom's old antique dishes displayed. I painted the rack red because I thought the dishes looked too fussy when it was a light natural color. Also, to the left is a pastel I did about a year or so ago and a little piece of folk art I found in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
I've hung a couple of my step daughter's photographs. I LOVE both of these soooooo much! They are part of a series she did on domestic life. The large bottom one is a self portrait. Lily Mayfield is her name and Lily teaches photography at a couple of universities in Chicago. She also shows and sells her work. I have her blog link under "Places I Like To Go". I think these photos are perfect in my laundry room!
Now we're looking outside the other window by the ironing board. You can see the garage, and our studio is behind that. I don't like to have my windows covered with curtains or shades. Sorry about the ugly trash can.
On the floor, in front of the washer and dryer, is the first hooked rug I've ever owned. I wish I could say I designed and hooked it, but "no" to both. I actually lusted over it about 15 years ago in an llbean catalog. It originally had a place of honor in our other home, but since then many other hooked rugs have been moved all over the house. They never stay in the same place for too long.
Now we are leaving the laundry room. I love the arched doorway. A few lovely friends thought this room would be much better as a breakfast nook. That is really a good idea, but I like it this way. Otherwise, the laundry would have to be hauled down into the gloomy basement. I love folding clothes and looking out into the garden. I love how the laundry makes the house smell. I love putting little "happys" in my laundry room. I treat it as any other room in my home. I love my laundry room!