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Wilderness Plantation Dream Home: Powder Room + Laundry Reveal

Updated: Apr 1

Ready to tour some more rooms in this beautiful project I've been featuring for the past few weeks? So far we've covered the kitchen, breakfast nook, butler pantry and family room built ins. Today we are going to take a look at the modern yet rustic style powder bath and then walk through the laundry room where a lot of time will be spent keeping this family of four straight :)


The inspiration for the powder room all started with a few images the clients had pinned on a Pinterest board. We loved the modern style vanity and decided to use the same rustic alder wood selected for the kitchen island. The cabinet maker was able to build this easy peasy and we added the wood shelf for storage below. From here the room was customized by including ship lap half way up the walls and thin brick on the floor in a herringbone pattern. It's this mixing of old and new, modern vs rustic that creates such a unique design statement. The modern touches include the globe light fixture, hinged mirror, vessel sink and wall mount faucet in an antique brass finish.


Design Tip - If you have finish moulding that protrudes from the wall like this, a hinged mirror that tilts is the way to go! This gave us about 2-3" extra depth for a perfect fit.


Custom Alder Vanity

Here a few more special touches! The homeowner selected Emtek octagon door hardware in a satin brash finish... love them so much! All of the doors throughout the house are painted SW 055 Light French Gray and they look so pretty against the white walls.



Moving on to the laundry room... ahh, just look at the light in this beautiful space! Who wouldn't want to do laundry in here? This space really shouts modern farmhouse and is designed to handle loads of laundry and spills for a family of four with with two active children and a dog.


On the left side of the room is where rolling laundry carts are stored, clothes are folded and messes cleaned up in a sink with an easy pull down faucet. This same space can also multi-purpose as a desk for Mom when needed by replacing the laundry carts with a counter height stool :)


The cabinets are painted SW 6211 Rainwashed and include matte black hardware that coordinate with the wall sconces, laundry sink and faucet. Shiplap was used on both end walls in this laundry room and run floor to ceiling to buffer the dark no man's land inevitably left behind the washer and dryer. And I have to mention the extra thick alder wood shelving that adds the perfect rustic touch.


Cabinets in SW 6211 Rainwashed
Blanco Liven Sink

On the right side of the room are the famous Speed Queen washer and dryer set that they say washes clothes better than any other brand. So many moms have told me this! I have two favorite design elements over here... the washer and dryer shelf AND the corbels that support the hanging laundry bar. All of this was custom built by the cabinet maker and they did a great job! Ya'll that laundry shelf is a genius way to seal that weird gap behind the washer and dryer.

If you ever need to get back there, simply remove the shelf. It's a great spot to store detergent and dryer balls too!


Custom Laundry Shelf + Corbels

Last but not least is the built in ironing board with a custom panel designed to match the rest of the cabinetry. It comes with an electrical outlet and shelf to store iron and other supplies. So nice to have it built in and out of the way! Great space saver.



If you are building or remodeling your home and need design help, we need to talk! I offer a range of services and price points to meet you (and your budget) where you are. Book a Discovery Call with me today to see how I can help.


You can also join my FREE FACEBOOK GROUP with other moms on the same journey of designing their own kitchens, baths or mudrooms where we have live design challenges every Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

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