Monday, 18 May 2015

A Northern Rose laundry room

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......

13 comments:

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

Ha ha I bet wearing all that armour would burn plenty of calories! I love this post - very original.

Charly Dove said...

Great post! We love escaping the countryside when we can and do take an interest in history. Never knew you could get involved in digs, that sounds like brilliant fun :)

angela said...

What a fabulous post. We are going to Berwick Upon tweed in 6 weeks, cant wait, and it is full of historical sites which involves a lot of walking.

Sarah Bailey said...

What an amazing post and some great ways to work out - I adore history I've always fancied doing a reenactment. x

Kara said...

We love clombing Corfe Castle locally and its a great way of keeping fit!

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

Fab ideas :) I'm definitely going to give the 530 steps at Warwick castle a try.

Claire Toplis said...

OOOh get fit and history it is superb , I recently went round Calke abbey and saw things I hadn't seen before

Andrea Dodd said...

What a great idea, you wouldn't get bored that's for sure!

Globalmouse said...

These are great ideas - I am totally the same, love history and not exercise...great idea to combine the two!!

sonya said...

Ooh a bit of history might just improve some dull exercise - definitely a bigger fan of the former than the latter!

Nayna Kanabar said...

Sounds like a great way to learn history, get fit and enjoy these lovely places.

Agata @BarkTime said...

wow; what a creative ways to move for a bit... lovely ideas

Ickle Pickle said...

Great idea - we have some great castles near us :) Kaz x

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