My epiphany about the laundry room layout gave me the inspiration and energy I needed to  tackle the design of that space.  Here is the design board that will serve as inspiration for the laundry room:

Laundry Room Design Board

The charcoal gray color in the background represents Cheating Heart (#1617) paint by Benjamin Moore.  I looooove this color for small spaces.  It’s the same color I used in my office at work:

160801 Office 1

160801 Office 2

The deep charcoal makes the space feel so comfortable and cozy.  Dark colors like this would be overwhelming in large spaces, but in small rooms, they add just the right amount of character.

The blue rectangle all the way to the right of the design board is inspiration for the paint color for the exterior doors in the laundry room.  There are doors out to the garage and the backyard from this room.  I haven’t actually selected a specific paint color yet for the doors, but I think something in a soft blue would look fantastic with the charcoal walls.

Here’s the design board again with a source list immediately below:

Laundry Room Design Board

Source list (clockwise from top left):

Light fixture was previously purchased from Joss & Main (no longer available)

Laundry sign by Frankie Sue Handmade on Etsy – $23

Ericka storage bin from Joss & Main – $16

elfa hamper from The Container Store – read more about the storage system I’ll be using in the laundry room here

Faux succulents from Joss & Main – $24

Antique brass faucet from – $150

White cabinets from Home Depot (hopefully I’ll find something that will work at the ReStore)

Rolling 45 lb. dog food container from The Container Store – $27

Maytag Bravos washer and dryer from Home Depot – $649 each

Mail tub from Joss & Main – $35

COREtec vinyl plank flooring in Corvallis Pine.  I’m not sure I’m remembering this correctly, but I think I was quoted around $4.70 / square foot for this product.

Once again, I find myself actually looking forward to doing laundry!  “If you build it, she will come… to do the laundry.”