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House Reveal: The Laundry Room

Here’s a look at a petite space that packs a punch in the form of…our laundry room!

Is it possible to create a room that makes you actually WANT to do laundry?! If it’s possible, then we’ve done it because I’m excited to share our petite space that packs a punch in the form of…our laundry room!

Photo by Lily Glass

Here’s a look back at the original sketch and plans. We worked with Reform to create a custom color cabinet that fits on standard Ikea boxes. The green feels so rich and contrasts well with the fun Juju tile that serves as the statement of this room. As with the rest of the house (as you’ll see with more reveals coming), we used brass throughout for hardware and faucets!

Photo by Bethany Nauert. Sources: Basis Cabinets by Reform* (custom dark green color), Mod Hex Knob by Emtek* (in satin brass), Calacatta Nuvo Counter by Caesarstone*, Fruit Salad Tile by Juju Papers* (in two color ways), Pom Pom Towel by The Styl’d Life (past season), Prep/Bar Faucet East Linear 1500-5223 by Newport Brass from Ferguson* (in Satin Brass), K-6663 Undermount Sink by Kohler from Wayfair* (similar), Face Vase by Jonathan Adler (similar), Floors by Mohawk* for Wayfair (in Beachwood).

This is a narrow room with a good amount of storage built in to hold sheets, bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, and laundry items. It has a small sink, lots of counter space, wall hooks, and a stacking washer and dryer. We also added a floating shelf to extend the counter space.

Photo by Bethany Nauert. Sources: Front-Load Washer by Whirlpool and Dryer by Whirlpool, Laurent Door Knob by Emtek (in Satin Brass) and Transitional Brass Single Hook with Rosette by Emtek (in Satin Brass), Wall Paint by Clare (in Timeless), Ceiling Paint by Clare (in Snow Day).

Because this space is very narrow, the stacking washer and dryer makes all the difference. Plus, I’m petite (5’3″) so top-loading washers and dryers have alway been harder for me to reach in to pull clothes out!

It’s a small, but mighty, room that certainly makes laundry just a little but more fun!

P.S. Find all my house posts right here!

Reveal photos: Bethany Nauert
Progress photos: Lily Glass
Design: Joy Cho with Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus
Styling: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus
Architecture: Project M Plus
Construction: Boswell Construction

All furniture and materials sources noted within captions below photos. *Indicates an item that was designer discounted or gifted to us in exchange for coverage on Oh Joy. All opinions are my own. Please leave a comment if we missed anything you would like to know the source of!


  1. LOVE the way you combined the fruit salad tile in two colorways! Would’ve never thought to do something like that. This also allows for such a fun punch of color to pull from, with flexibility to go vibrant or even softer. This might be my favorite room so far!

  2. My husband and FIL are currently in the process of building me a laundry room. You’ve inspired me to go bold and bright for the color scheme!

    1. Love it Jessica! So exciting for you to get a new laundry room (it’s my first and they’re soo handy!) and I hope it brings as much color and brightness as you want!

  3. It looks beautiful Joy! Definitely my favorite room so far. Quick question – how is the stackable washer/dryer working out? I have front loaders too and want to stack them, but not sure I’ll be able to reach the controls at the very top. I’m similar in height to you at 5’2″ so I’m curious how its working out for you?

    1. Hi Joy! Great question! So I can reach the top knob fine. I can’t quite see the words above the knob but I know what setting it is now by heart so I don’t need to see it. I am too lazy to get a stool so it’s been fine for me! I am 5’2″ and a half 😛

  4. So worth loving your laundry. I put a sculpture in mine years ago and it still makes me smile , how I love that room. Yours looks wonderful

  5. I never thought I’d say this, but that washer machine and dryer look sexy with the green walls! This looks lovely and I would totally be excited to do laundry.

    1. Thank you! Just added that info to the post – they are hardwood floors from Mohawk in Beechwood color.

  6. This looks so pretty! Can you share the dimensions of the room? We’re considering something similar in a long narrow room but not sure if it will work. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kallie!
      I don’t have the dimensions on me but the main thing is to make sure you have a clearance of at least 3 feet wide after everything has been installed. I think that’s the requirement for general safety and emergency access.


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