Laundry Room Mood Board

by Chris on January 18, 2012

Woops. Did the weekend end already? Sorry about that. I found myself telling someone the other day that this is a busy time of year for me. I then realized that I say that about six times a year. I should probably come to terms with the fact that I’m just busy.

I’ve got parent/teacher conferences coming up next week, so that kind of keeps me from tackling any big projects around the house. Nothing worse than a torn up guestroom only to have your in-laws come up and have nowhere to sleep. So…..I wait. And I plan. Wanna see what I planned?

{Laundry Room}laundry mood board

I don’t know if you’ll agree, but I just love it when someone offers a “mood board” for the ideas going on in their head. I’ve stayed away from it until now simply because I’m fickle. Just ‘cause this idea is what I want today, it doesn’t mean this is what I’ll end up with. A mood board is a little too committal for me, and I don’t want to disappoint anyone. That sounds like I need therapy.

The wood sample in the board is for butcher block countertop. It’s a finalist, but not the winner yet. I love how it looks in the photo below. It adds a little warmth and texture to the space—two of my favorites!

butcher block{source}

Not sure if it works? Check out these glam shots. Pretty a—ma—mazing!

glass backsplash{source}

butcher block island

butcher block counter

butcher block island

butcher block island{All pictures via Decor Pad}

Planning a mood board is not the easiest thing in the world, but I think you get the idea. My excuse for not doing laundry is that I need a room transformation, so I should probably get moving on it. As soon as I’m not busy. :)



Jill Flory January 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I am convinced that having a finished laundry room would make the laundry much easier and more fun to do! Looks like you have some great ideas going there – thanks for sharing:)

Karen January 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I love looking at everyone else’s mood board. I would get in a bad mood fast after I made a good mood board because I would be frustrated that I don’t have the time to do whatever it was I put on my mood board. Your put me in a good mood though!

spencer January 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Oh how I LOVE those kitchens. I’m dreaming of white carrera marble for the tops… they say it stains, but I think I need it anyway.

Good luck on your new design.


nancy January 24, 2012 at 12:46 am

My great grandfather’s chest of drawers has a top of white/greyish marble that I think is Carrara, I have it for 30 years and always loved it and I have always been told it’s rather fragile for a kitchen. But, a very popular (rather dive-ish) Thai restaurant I frequent has Carrara marble counter tops and you can’t imagine the abuse they endure and you wouldn’t believe how beautiful they are. I am getting it in my kitchen. One day. I’m not scared.

Mandy@Cre8ive Motives January 19, 2012 at 1:14 am

I wish I had a laundry room to transform. Unfortunetly mine in pretty small, so frustrating!
Can’t wait to see what you come up with.


Jenny@EvolutionofStyle January 19, 2012 at 7:19 am

I love your mood board (even if you change your mind) and your photos are gorgeous. The dark butcherblock countertop is AMAZING! Can’t wait to see what you do!

Maury @ Life on Mars January 19, 2012 at 8:44 am

I love the butcher block. I’ve talked my husband into putting butcher block in our kitchen and getting some extra to use in the laundry room. Can’t wait!

Katherine @ Grass Stains January 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

Those countertops are TO DIE FOR! And I love the mood board. :)

Rita January 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

LOVE IT!! Now I am dreaming of an indoor laundry room (yes mine is stuck out in the garage!) If only I could find the space inside for it! Maybe I could convince the hubby that we really don’t need a bedroom that an indoor laundry room makes so much more sense! HA! :)

Nicole January 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

What I want to know is where can one find that lovely lighting fixture!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I’d take any of the above. I covet an all white kitchen…and a laundry room. Oh, and a mudroom…and perhaps a screened-in porch. OK, I’ll stop now.

Sarah @ The Best Stuff January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I loved seeing the mood board for your laundry room! I, too, am in the middle of a laundry room overhaul….well, in my head anyhow. Like you, I haven’t had time to tackle it yet so in my head it stays until I can stop residing in the land of crazy. :) Looking forward to seeing what you do in there!

Jane @ January 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Hi! Just came across your blog and gotta say that I love the look of that butcher block! I just might have to add that to my ‘must have’ list for our next place! And great mood board! :)

elaine January 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Love the rug on your mood board. I just did my laundry room and love it. I may even do more folding now!!! The butcher block will look lovely, and I can’t wait to see what you end up doing. I think carrera and white are gorgeous!! have fun with the planning

Courtney January 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I do the mood board thing. I’ve never really thought of it as committal though, but maybe that’s because I don’t have that many readers yet! I am very fickle as well, but I don’t think I’d let that stop me even if I did have a lot of readers. Sometimes I just need to get the ideas out, and if I end up with something different down the line, I still love what I started with as well! I love what you’ve got so far. Did you pick the wall color from the washer/dryer? Your washer literally falls into the background where the glare on it is, all I see is the round door! Lol!

Lisa January 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

So pretty! I am working on sprucing up my laundry room right now, too. Where is that gorgeous light fixture from? I love it!

Dream Mom January 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Oh, how pretty! I too love the butcher block. If you check out the kitchen on the Modern Jane blog, her brother made her countertop out of wood flooring if I recall and it looks gorgeous and very similar to the butcher block. I think the wood countertops has a classic appeal, looks warmer and gives a warm, homey vibe. Love your mood board.

Hope you enjoyed New York.

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