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.