laundry / mudroom makeover

It takes a while to make your home- you. Good, bad or ugly, I want people to walk into my house and be all, "Whoa, Kari lives here". I call my style MOHO, modern boho, like equal parts Stevie Nicks and Devo. I don't like clutter, but I like the space to feel lived in. I'm talking white walls filled with vintage artwork. Ikea furniture on Moroccan rugs. There's a fine line between Mid-century and middle aged cat lady, and I want to walk that line. I'm starting a little home tour here to give you a peek inside my turn of the century Victorian, beginning today with the laundry/mudroom!

This is what it looked like when we moved in. This single picture is the reason we almost didn't even look at this house. I saw the photo and I just didn't think I could live in a place with such cabinetry. But our agent said we should, and I'm so glad she did. 

A couple weeks after move in I had John remove everything. Nice butt, John.

And here is what it looks like now! We custom built those shelves, with this as my inspiration. They are perfectly imperfect. Although it's our laundry room, I decided to use the shelving mostly as kitchen overflow. Serving bowls, plates, my linen napkins... The kitchen is just around the corner and this is such a handy way to have everything ready when we entertain.

The kids know where to hang their hats too. L for Lola, M for Max. 

I framed a photograph John took of his grandpa in school. It was a study of lighting and there is a whole series of grandpa taken at different points of a 360°. Someday I'll hang all of them, but this one is my favorite.

The Eva Zeisel dinnerware from our wedding registry. I don't think I'll ever, ever not love it.

The rest are just items I love. My vintage Life Magazine Nature Books, sculpture, baskets...

I love plants, and have many, but struggle with good sunlight in this house. This room is the exception, so I try to fill it as much as possible. 

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