Wednesday, September 29, 2010

mud room


Years ago, I illustrated this mud room entry for J.McLaughlin and still love it today!
As home-comings approach and we bring out boots and Fall attire, why not create a "mud room" of your own. A welcome bench and a rug to rally home spirited muddy feet and paws, simple hooks to hang jackets, and a spot for soggy umbrellas provide order to any entry. Warm up your entry with a plaid or paint it a warm brown or khaki tone.

How nice to have an entry like this one! I rather love the simplicity of organized bins and cubbies for families. Although I do not have a mud room, I do have a shelf for shoes and a garage for balls and sports equipment.

Do you have a welcome entry for muddy paws and feet?
What would your mud room look like?

37 comments:

Gretchen O. said...

What great images...yes we have a laundry/mudroom. It certainly does its duty for the mud and shoes, organization and decor on the other hand have not been attended to:) On my list. Now that I have such great inspiration, I can get to work, right?:)

And the illustration is awesome, as always!

--Gretchen O.

pve design said...

Gretchen O.
love to wipe my muddy feet in your mud room.
show us when you are ready!
pve

Emily said...

I adore the mud room with the dog - so comforting!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love this illustration! And, mud rooms! We have one and it is also the laundry room. If it was 3 times as large it would be perfect!!!

The Buzz said...

Alas - my mud room is also my front hall so it needs to constantly be cleaned and organized. We do use baskets to hide away the muddy mess!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I would love a cool mud room, but I have a bench in the garage with a shoe rack hanging near by. My dream house some day!

quintessence said...

Love the charming illustration - wish I had those long long legs! And I love mudrooms - alas, I had a fabulous one in my last house (maybe I'll show sometime soon) and if you want to see another really gorgeous one, check out my post today!

Twist of Lime said...

I have always wanted a mudroom so large that it could hold a big country farmhouse table. Perfect for folding laundry, sorting projects and the like... My is more or less a walkthough...Oh, and pocket doors would be nice.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

No mud room here, I look at the floorplan and see where one could have been placed...perhaps someday I'll do that renovation. We squeeze into a small laundry room that is also the door to the garage, and have shelves just out the door, in the garage for shoes. It works, but not ideal. Oh well...Love the illustration! Janell

Lisa said...

Patricia I love this post! Especially your illustration, one of these days...
I would love to have a beautiful mudroom right off the kitchen.
I guess it's the visual type-A in me that adores cubbies and hooks and name tags.
Our mudroom is in our walkout basement. At times it's the entire basement! My favorite part is the 10 foot long bench that we rescued from the home team duggout where my Collier played little league for 5 years.
He put a fresh coat of black barn paint on it, bubble gum and all, it's a boy thing that I like. I know you would understand. You have inspired me to build the cubbies and hang the hooks this year. Thank you.
xo Lisa

pretty pink tulips said...

I created one out of a small space...but this area is one of the tops on our list for the renovation! Love these images...into the style file they go!

Southern Lady said...

I have always dreamed of one with individual cubbies! Carla

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

You just gave me the best idea-thank you! My coat closet is a walk in and we use it as a mud room of sorts. Most of our shoes are on the shoe shelf in there.

I've toyed with the idea of wallpaper and a pretty light fixture in there before. But you made me think of putting a bench to really give the mud room feel. Brilliant!

Julie

Sarah M. Winchester said...

Ahhhh, a mud room with a slate floor. That is def apart of my dream home.

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Steve said...

That's good to be marked like this! I prefer to love the simplicity of organized bins and cubbies for families. Although I have not the room of mud, I have a shelf for shoes and sports balls and a garage.

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Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

My mudroom is a small enclosed porch at my backdoor. It's very handy and has a bench, but most people come to the front door.
Susan

bricarwaller said...

Wish our mudroom looked that organized. It would help if we didn't have the super sized dog kennel that houses our super sized dog, Moose located in there. Great painting and inspirational images.

Joyce said...

I like your illustration mudroom. I can't say we have a mudroom, but we come through the garage into a finished basement so most of our shoes, coats, gloves etc are in a closet near the door. xo

DolceDreams said...

What a fantastic painting! If we had mud in the desert, I guess they would build mudrooms...no rain, no mud! Ha ha but lots of dust. Is there such a thing as a dust room?
Love all of your choices there, I am so ready for fall temps!
nathalie

two hippos said...

I love the wellies in white cubes with the adorable lab below on guard! If only I have the space for a mud room or boot room.

eddieross said...

You never cease to amaze us... who doesn't love a mudroom? Especially when it looks like that illustration!

xo
E+J

VictoriaArt said...

Darling, the illustration is so lovely... I wish I had a mud room! It takes the edge off coming from the outside in...Your design is just perfect!
Also I feel I neglected you over the let few days...missing your lovely anniversary post, I wish you both many happy more years together!
Hope to see you really soon!
It has been crazy here over the last days!

XX
V.

mydesignchic said...

I ADORE your illustrations...My laundry room is not quite this chic -am certain it is not worthy of your fabulous illustrations, but oh, how I'd love one of another room - maybe one day...

Twist of Lime said...

Zip over to my blog for a little follow up piece on mud rooms :)

Tiffany said...

Hi...I answered your question by posting it on my blog (linking back to you):

http://stellaholiday.blogspot.com/2010/09/muddy.html

xoxoxo
Tiffany

ceo said...

Lovely images... we welcome muddy paws and feet......

xxx
ceo

Summer is a Verb said...

Omg, that built in dogbed is da bomb! Idea offically "stored" away...XXOO

QueenBeeSwain said...

god bless and save the mud room!

kHm

Emily said...

How cool is the piece of carpet on each shelf on the bottom photo! Not to mention the topsy turvy of the boots up high.

Harry Christen said...

Mud Room is such an amazing topic for discussion. It is good to be labeled like that! I prefer the simplicity and love bins organized Cubbies for families. Although I have not the space of the mud, I have a shelf for shoes and sports balls and a garage.

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Harry Christen said...

I wish I had a mud room! It takes the sting comes from the outside in. Your design is just perfect! Also, I feel that I missed during the day leaves some. Missing your beautiful birthday post, I wish you both many happy years together

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Harry Christen said...

I always wanted a mud room so large that it could take a big country farm table. Perfect for folding laundry, sorting projects and so on. Mine is more or less a walk though. Oh, and garage door would be nice.

Harry Christen said...

I always wanted a mud room so large that it could take a big country farm table. Perfect for folding laundry, sorting projects and so on. Mine is more or less a walk though. Oh, and garage door would be nice.

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Prince heriston said...

I have created one of a small space... but this area is one of the peaks on our list for renovation! Love these photos.. In the style file, they will go there!

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Prince heriston said...

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sumidubi said...

I love your mudroom so much.Your mudroom are amazing furniture and great decoration also.I like your dog also.Superb post.

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virubush said...

I give definition of Mud Room like Many suburban American houses have a mud room, a casual, generally secondary entryway intended as an area to remove and store footwear, outerwear and Shoes also.


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