Before/After: A Luxe Laundry Room by Studio McGee, Plus How to Steal the Look

Like many other social-media-obsessed design lovers I know, I follow Studio McGee’s Instagram, eager for glimpses of their latest #project. This laundry room remodel, spotted a few weeks back, did not disappoint. “We wanted it to be so good, the owners would want to do laundry,” says the firm. I can’t speak for the owners, but I know I would. Here’s a breakdown of the design.

Photography courtesy of Studio McGee.

Studio McGee Laundry Room Baskets
Above: The designers took advantage of the room’s height by installing a drying rod and floating shelf, plus additional cubbies and cabinets for storage.
Studio McGee Laundry Room Shelving
Above: A low cabinet of open shelving stores essentials. It’s a luxury, but if you can swing it, the designers strongly recommend incorporating a countertop for folding clothes in the laundry room. Note the decanted detergent; to learn best practices when it comes to decanting in the laundry room, see The Organized Laundry: 3 Rules for Decanting Detergent, Plus 5 Containers to Buy.
Studio McGee Laundry Room Sink
Above: Another luxury: A petite laundry sink.


Studio McGee Laundry Room Before
Above: The laundry room, pre-remodel. It had good bones but needed a facelift.


Benjamin Moore Stonybrook Paint Swatch
Above: The cabinets are painted Benjamin Moore’s Stonybrook. “It’s the perfect green-gray mix,” says the designer.
Cle Tile Modern Farmhouse Brick
Above: The walls are lined with Clé Tile’s Modern Farmhouse Brick; $10.95 per square foot.

Cement Tile Shop Leon
Above: The floor is in the graphic Leon I tile from Cement Tile Shop; $6.90 each.


Vintage First Aid Box
Above: One of our favorite accessories, the vintage first aid box, makes an appearance in this room. Shown is McGee & Co’s Vintage First Aid Box; $65. For more favorites, see 8 Favorites: Multipurpose First Aid Boxes.
Container Store Wood Hangers New
Above: The Container Store’s Basic Natural Wooden Hangers start at $7.99 for a package of six.
Small Rattan Tray
Above: Yet another use for the almighty tray: Corralling laundry essentials. Shown is the Rattan Tray from McGee & Co.; $38 for the small size.

Crate & Barrel Glass Canisters
Above: We like Crate & Barrel’s Glass Canisters; from $16.95.

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