Inspirational Style: Mudrooms

It’s one of the most-used—and overlooked—spaces in the house. Not only is a well-designed mudroom a stylish statement, but it’s also the perfect means of keeping messes at bay.


Serenbe Show House

Janie Wilburn  created a striking effect in the mudroom of the 2015 Serenbe Designer Showhouse by wrapping the space in a deep blue-gray hue. An antiqued mirror console serves as a beautiful accent and is complemented by a pair of leather stools that create a place to set down keys or an impromptu stepstool.

barfield_n9139-387x640A Swedish-blue cabinet from A. Tyner Antiques serves as a convenient drop-off spot for guests’ personal items in this mudroom by designer Nikie Barfield. The walls—painted a pale blue—cultivate a fresh yet whimsical scheme that’s perfect for this light Decatur bungalow.

150106_079When decorating this beachside abode, designer Melanie Turner wasn’t afraid to make a statement with bold choices in spaces such as the all-blue mudroom, where pieces of decorative coral lend a sculptural effect.

131112a_015Designer Rick Anthony Bonner envisioned this mudroom as a functional space, adding details such as a row of lockers for each family member and three clocks to keep up with the family’s busy schedule. Shiplap paneling gives the room a clean sense of order, while storage keeps clutter out of sight.

160329_MalloryMathison_Morrison_EGD_217_1Designer Mallory Mathison Glenn’s clients wanted a functional space that maintained a soft elegance mixed with unique, one-of-a-kind moments. To that end, she outfitted the mudroom with custom lockers, painted with Benjamin Moore’s Beach Glass, to store everything from sports equipment to work bags.