Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Room Challenge Finale


Welcome and thanks so much for joining me for the One Room Challenge reveal. First, I would like to thank our fearless leader and den mother Linda of Calling It Home for all the time and effort she puts into making these a success. I would also like to thank Jennifer of The Pink Pagoda for her beautiful graphics work.

If you have been following along these past 6 weeks, I decided to choose my very shabby laundry room with its 30 year old washer and dryer for a makeover. To start from the beginning of this makeover, click here. For those of you who are followers of Chinoiserie Chic, you know I love Chinoiserie, blue and white, and beautiful things. I am not a minimalist. I wanted my laundry room to be an elegant, inviting, and multi-functional space for laundry, sewing, ironing, crafts, flower arranging, and such. I included things I love -

*beautiful wallpaper
*lots of blue and white
*blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars, a garden stool, vases, and umbrella stand
*vintage and antique pieces
*a mix of high and low end including Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House, Louis Vuitton, Target, and Ikea
*a dupioni silk roman shade
*an original abstract work of art
*whimsical pieces

Believe it or not, this room was done on a budget, with lots of great finds from eBay, consignment stores, Target, Ikea, my own home, and the generosity of my sponsors and supporters of Chinoiserie Chic. I kept the existing flooring, laundry sink, and cabinets. My only big purchase was a new washer and dryer, but the old ones were 30 years old and had lived a good life. ;-)

So please sit back and enjoy these gorgeous photos. I decided to have the room professionally photographed and the results are amazing. If you are in the DC metro area and need a photographer for photos of a new baby, a family portrait, engagement, your home, or whatever - Crystal was fabulous to work with. This is her website and her blog with her info.





















This is the powder room in the corner of the laundry room that I did for the last ORC
























A special thank you to the following for providing beautiful pieces for my laundry room -


I hope you enjoyed my laundry room makeover. I could not be happier with it. I also hope that I have demonstrated that a laundry room can be as stylish as any other room in your house, whatever your definition of style is. Now I am excited to go see everyone else's finished rooms. 

57 comments:

sharon smith said...

Speechless! Each photo is better than the last and it doesn't stop. So inspiring. I think my favorite is your wallpaper, but it's a tough call. The chair, table, cleaning tools, it keeps on going. Fantastic!
Thank you for sharing the process and resources. A thank you to Linda for creating all of the fun with the ORC.
Sharon
@novaraway

The Pink Pagoda said...

I agree with Sharon. WOW. Everything you've done is BEAUTIFUL. I'd want to put a bed in and stay there. All that blue and white is just TO DIE FOR!! Incredible job, Beth. And thank you very much for including my umbrella stand!

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Such a lovely room, who would think one cold go to the laundry room o enjoy our tea!!

Delia said...

OMG! This is gorgeous. I love the interesting elements :-)

Henhurst Interiors said...

Fabulous!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

So pretty. Its hard to remember that its a laundry room.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

So your laundry room is decorated better than any room in my house! I love so many thing here. What a fabulous place to "work" in every day! Well done! xoxox

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

So much to look at it, and your collection of Chinoiserie is to die for! Great job Beth, and what a joy it will be to be in there! Will have to check Crystal out! We always need photographers!
xo Nancy

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Beth, wow! Seriously, what a beautiful room, laundry or not! The wallpaper is so fabulous, what a great find. I love all your pretty touches, if this was my laundry room, I could easily spend all day in there! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas to make a utility room stylish, now you've got me thinking about my own!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Wow, so many amazing details. First, the pictures are stunning. If I lived in the area, I would be calling Crystal. It would be impossible to pick a favorite, but the shot of Izzy has my heart. I love the rack for dry-cleaning. The boot tray and umbrella stand...wonderful touches.

Junell said...

Yowser! Unbelievable the details. Love all the whimsy & of course the Chinoiserie touches are perfect. Such a fun space to do the laundry. I hope you ave a tiara in there somewhere as one can not properly do laundry without one;) Great job!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

My Notting Hill said...

Wow, wow and wow!! It looks like it's right out of a show house. The glass desk is so perfect there and those floors are amazing! I'm sure the person who originally layed them down never imagined a room like that. Ok, now I want to come over to do my laundry at your house!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

WOW! I am blown away! What a terrific and amazing space. It could make you want to do laundry! Bravo!

Kim said...

I had to read the post about 10 times, had to keep going back looking at all the beautiful photos and taking in the details!! It looks fantastic and I know your love of cleaning will keep this space gorgeous! xo

Cathy Wall said...

You have made a very unglamorous space into a stunning, sophisticated room. Love it and I would even do laundry there!

Kate Decorates said...

What a chic laundry room. You've done an amazing job at turning this room into a cozy and elegant space!

Matters of Style said...

Looks great!!

pam {simple details} said...

Beth, I LOVE that it's as functional as it is beautiful! You've shown us that an ordinary laundry room, where we spend so much time should be just as important as any other room! FABULOUS job and inspiration!!

Jessie said...

Your laundry room looks sophisticated and beautiful! I love all the Chinoiserie details especially the gorgeous wallpaper and the blue and white pieces. You did an amazing job, Beth!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kimber McGallagher said...

It's beautiful, Beth. I love all of the blue and white! This is proof that a room can be functional and beautiful.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

So pretty.....what a transformation. I especially love the blue and white gingham!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Beth, you have done a beautiful job here!! And look at the size, and your vacuum and ironing board even match!!
Teresa
xoxo

Traci Hutton said...

I wouldn't mind doing chores in this room...well done! I love the woven pineapples and is that a LV tennis racket?!

charmaine said...

Oh my Lord, so much chinoiserie goodness! I wouldn't mind doing laundry in this room. Great job, Beth!

Vel Criste said...

Oh my! This is a magnificent space!!! Looks like a designer shop!!! You've achieved what you wanted for this space with a big bang Beth - from the elegance and style, you've aced it!!!! Congratulations, you must be so pleased!

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

Wonderful job Beth!! The space is just fab!! I love all of the blue and white and the luxuriousness of the entire space. I hope you enjoy scrubbing a bit more:) xo, K

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

seriously the most stunning laundry room I've ever seen! I would look for any excuse to do laundry. great job!

home before dark said...

Stunning and useful. What a wonderful space that fits your needs and your need for beauty. Love the picture of Izzy, but she looks a little confused why anyone/anything should be photographed when she is obviously the star.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Wow, lots of eye candy! Love that x base table in there!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

WOW! Now that is the power of blue and white!! It looks simply beautiful! The best looking laundry room I've ever seen. Well done!!

LiveLikeYou said...

What a great laundry room. Love when rooms you don't think of as anything become chic little havens. Great job!

erin williamson said...

It's all good, but the wall of swank feather dusters really tickles my fancy!

Sherry Calamia said...

This has to be the most elegant laundry room I have ever seen! You did an amazing job!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

All that beautiful organization and space! Lovely!

Behind Those Doors said...

I am blown away Beth. Your laundry room is just breathtaking. I love all of it so much the blue and white the cool cleaning equipment, the stunning wall paper. Can I move in? :)

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

I can't believe I'm saying this about a laundry room, but...unbelievably beautiful! If this room were in my house, I'd do laundry 24/7. Amazing work! Congrats!

SHERRY HART said...

That is one smoking laundry room! You could put a bed in there and be happy [except that the pile of laundry might make you feel guilty]. Love the floors with all of the blue and white. Black and navy has been a favorite combination forever. Really pretty and hard to believe this is the same space!

Andrea said...

Hands down the most GORGEOUS laundry room ever!! You did such a wonderful job, Beth!!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

AnthologyHouse said...

Oh Beth it's perfect! It's incredibly put together and truly reflects your love for blue + white. Thanks again for including ginger jar.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

It's such a beautiful and useful space! As a fellow blue and white lover, I'd be happy to do my chores in here. Love all the little details like the umbrella stand, tray for boots and you broom organizer.

Patty Rumaker said...

What a gorgeous room and proof that a functional space can also be a beautiful space. Lovely!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

So so so good! You did an amazing job!!! LOVE!!!!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

wow!!!!! not sure where to look first or what my fave is! love everything! Blue and white rocks and so does your laundry!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

laundry room of my dreams. the end.

Tiffany said...

What a great room! Love the wallpaper and the mix of high and low. You are the master of great finds!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you kept the floors, they look amazing with your wallpaper. And that glass top table is killing me, it's perfect for that room. Even your boots are gorgeous. Great job lady!!

therelishedroost said...

What a fabulous, feminine laundry room! You can imagine enjoying a good cup of tea while folding away in that space!

Miss Janice said...

This is fabulous! There are so many things I live about this room. The wallpaper is perfect and I just hopped over to check out the adorable foo foo dogs. Enjoy your wash and iron days!

Kathysue said...

OMG!!!! Beth to say I ♥♥♥ your laundry room would be the biggest understatement of my life. It is sure to be a Cyber star in blogland. Gorgeous beyond words. This is a room that would make even me love doing laundry.
Kudos to YOU,
Kathysue

Brenda said...

Who knew doing laundry could be so stylish? Hard to believe this was done on a budget; you've raised the bar. Well done!

Tricia said...

Congratulations on creating the most fabulous laundry room ever! I've been staring at your photos forever trying to soak in every last detail. And that wall of cleaning supplies? I think I might actually enjoy cleaning if I had those to turn to!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

So many wonderful details! Beautifully done!

Improvement List said...

This room is just beautiful. I love the colors and all the accessories you used in the room. What a great space this is now...you did a wonderful job.

Ivy Lane said...

La La LOVELY!

René said...

Wow! What an incredible transformation! Love it when a good hi low mix comes to life and you did it perfectly. We'll done!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

What a gorgeous room! I love the wallpaper, it's perfect! I also like the hanging rack for clothes, much more chic than a drying rack and very clever. Great job!