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Above: A spacious laundry/utility room was a necessity for this family, who have three kids, one dog, and a penchant for gardening and yard work. Architect Gerry Smith designed the space with durable materials and a design-worthy palette. Photograph by Samuel Morgan Photography. Paints
Above: Benjamin Moore’s Dove Wing provides a quiet backdrop on the walls. Above: The cabinets are painted Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal. Materials
Above: The architect used a French terracotta tile by Ann Sacks for the utility room floor. That style has been discontinued, but Clé Tile’s Antique Terracotta 6-Inch Hex in Provincial Red achieves a similar look; $33.16 per square foot. Above: The sink, countertops, and backsplash are made of marine black phyllite, which has a similar appearance to soapstone. The architect sourced it through ABC Worldwide Stone. Above: The cabinet latches are the Small Cast Brass Cupboard Latch with Oval Turn Piece from House of Antique Hardware; $14.79. Above: A similar faucet is Waterworks Easton Vintage Bridge Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet in Antique Brass; $2,888. Above: Schoolhouse Alabax sconces light the laundry room; $139 each for the medium size. Accessories
Above: The homeowners have a trio of Steele Canvas’s Elevated Trucks (a perennial favorite on this site) for sorting their laundry; $127.30. Above: A wire basket corrals laundry essentials near the washer and dryer. For a comparable option, try the Container Store’s Rustic Steel Marché Basket; $19.99 for the medium size. If you love this laundry room, be sure to check out the rest of the house on Remodelista in Above: A silverware crock next to the utility room sink holds cleaning and gardening supplies. Schoolhouse’s Gray Stoneware Crock has a similar look; $54. The Architect Is In: A Brooklyn Brownstone Transformed, with Respect. Plus, take a peek at the comments section of that post for some insider information directly from the architect.
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