May 1, 2013

Ready to wash!

Project "Laundry Room" has now been completed! For those who have not followed the laundry room project from the very beginning, here are the links for previous postings: part1part2 and part3, just in case you want to check those out as well.

We aimed to a functional, but also an inviting space (as the room also goes by the name "Minna's office", and it is a known fact that the efficacy increases in a positive working environment). We also wanted it to be aligned with the colour palette in the rest of the apartment, those being black, white and wood. Below, there are some "before" and "after" pictures from two different directions.

View from the door - after

View from the door - before

Mirror and sink area - after

Mirror and sink area - before

Together with the wooden suspended ceiling, the indirect light above the sink, in the back end of the laundry room and under the cabinets create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The long work top is very practical in sorting and folding laundry, and the cabinets have space for linen and towels. The shelfs for e.g. different towels, pillowcases and duvet covers are marked with Minna's beloved Dymo, just to make it easier for all users to easily locate whatever they are looking for.

Worktop and cabinets

Suspended ceiling hides most of tubing

As you might have spotted from the very first picture, a ceramic bird designed by Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg in 1960´s has also landed in the laundry room! We chose this particular bird of the three options, as its colours complements the laundry room the best. The two more colourful pieces, Kukko and Kana, are located upstairs in the living room.

Ceramic bird


  1. very beautiful! hugs to both of you!

  2. Thank you so much! Nice to get positive feedback after such a hard work:)

  3. Tästähän tuli ihan mahtava :)

    1. Kiitos! Ja ei muuta kun sitä kalenteria nyt esiin... ;-)

  4. Hello from NY state. This is stunningly beautiful.

    1. Thank you, happy to hear you like it - we are quite pleased as well! Not only because it looks nice, but also because the set up is quite practical and suits our needs. Doing laundry is almost enjoyable now... ;-)