I am a big fan of British companies, so Graham & Brown is one that I am well acquainted with and I've loved their wallpaper designs for a long time. Since 1946 the company has produced great wallpaper prints that have adorned and brought style into our homes. I was pleased to be asked recently to become a brand ambassador for Graham & Brown and I'm absolutely loving looking through their great range of interior products, One of their classic prints is Northern Rose, a glorious baby blue and pink floral treat, a colour combination that is one of my favourites.
Using the Northern Rose wallpaper as a basis, I have put together my dream laundry room, a utility area that if you are lucky to have, can become a messy area. However, if I were indeed lucky enough to have a room such as this, you can be sure I would be decorating and dressing that room as more of a feature than forgotten.
Vintage looking and cheerful, the Northern Rose look to me would incorporate pretty pastels - peg bags, traditional dolly pegs and plenty of handy storage for all the washing powder and washday related items.
Ironing in here would be relaxing with laundry tidy in baskets, creative use of old crates painted up in blues and pinks and all those handy bits and pieces kept in attractive tins and nostalgic vintage art like the Botanical Bloom canvas and washday signs on the wall for a really feminine space. And that's not to say the washing is all down to the lady of the house either, it's just that I am the boss so florals all the way!
My usual love of a white background means that the floral wallpaper and accessories become a lovely feature, a perfect balance. Cupboard handles changed to flowery ones that echo the wallpaper and an upcycled stool complete the look.
Happy, beautiful laundry days......