Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An Iconic Chinoiserie Laundry Room


The laundry room has become the hottest room in the house to decorate. I don't think that any laundry room has been pinned or posted more than this one. Since I actually saw it in the flesh and was the first to post on it to my knowledge, I thought everyone might enjoy more details on it for inspiration.

*The room was in the Washington DC Design House in Spring of 2009. The house was a former rectory in Georgetown.
*The designer was local designer Draza Stamenich. He started as a window dresser for Bergdorf Goodman and a visual stylist for Neiman Marcus.
*It was the tiniest room of the house by far, just the little nook you see above.
*It was my favorite room of that show house.
*The walls are papered in Gracie.
*The cabinets are faced with aviary wire.
*The chandelier is Neirmann Weeks.
*He used prismatic chandelier bulbs. This is where I got the idea for these bulbs and they are all I use in my chandeliers.
*The washer and dryer are classic white from GE. The designer said he finds colored washers and dryers tacky, preferring white or stainless.
*He brought in lovely antique garden accessories.
*Laundry products are high end and on display like those available now from The Laundress or The Good Home Company.
*Glass jars from The Container Store hold powdered laundry detergent and dryer sheets.

I have hunted down more shots of the room, to give you more details, although not all are of the highest quality.







7 comments:

thelittlereddiary.com said...

Well, I now that I have died and gone to heaven, the day that I can afford Gracie in the laundry room!
-Kaki

youwhoineverknew said...

Think this needs to happen in my laundry room this weekend. I'm not springing for Gracie in the ol lint palace, but I'm betting I can free hand a reasonable facsimile!
Kassie

stephanie said...

Love this laundry room -- mentioned you in my blog this week!!

http://stephaniekraussdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/07/things-im-all-about-this-week.html

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

uh seriously? I would have no problem doing laundry in a room like this! (shhh, don't repeat this to my husband!) haha

Karen Albert said...

I wouldn't mind spending sometime in this laundry at all, maybe a little drop down desk to work on my blog if there is room???

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

Merlin said...

Should we all have a laundry room this stylish!! franki

Andrea said...

I have always loved (and coveted) this laundry room... thank you for sharing the additional shots!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad