Let's head back upstairs!
The kid's bath would be austere without its colorful accessories. Bright handled baskets from the dollar store contained each of their personal things, and monogram mugs from Anthropologie held toothbrushes. A rainbow of RE towels from Target meant everyone could choose a favorite.
The girls painted the canvases a few years ago. They wanted to "finish" them someday, but I told them this piece represents their version of finished work at that age. I like them just as they are.
Hallway walls are Benajamin Moore's Rosemary Sprig. This space got such soft afternoon light washing in from windows on both stair landings above and below. Often I would sit in the middle of the floor there with baskets of laundry sorting stacks in a circle around myself.
I know the sewing machine looks pretty well situated in this spot, but in fact it got more use when it was in my bedroom. There, with plenty of space to spread out patterns on the floor and have the ironing board nearby, is where I made most of the projects featured in the blog. This spot made visual sense as part of a clothing care area in the laundry, but I found myself not starting projects as a result. Lesson learned.
The laundry room also has Porcelanosa tile of Ferroker, in large format 17" squares. Again, this room like all tiled spaces in the home, had radiant under-floor heat which made all the difference in how much I loved the tile. There was absolutely no chill underfoot and, as I mentioned in the kitchen, it's so smooth.
The cobalt blue utility sink is by Kohler. It has a rounded section on the right side deep enough to bathe small children. One of ours was small enough for a tiny bath there which was great fun. Across from the machines is a folding counter with a shelf above for some of my sewing and craft books.