I’m excited to share a look at our laundry room makeover! It’s a colorful one, as it’s inspired by the colorful doors of Palm Springs. Here’s the scoop and how you can get the look!

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I tried to find before pictures, but haven’t been able to track them down. Suffice it to say, this was a regular old laundry room before.



A roomier one than we’ve ever had before, but dull nonetheless. Why are laundry rooms always such afterthoughts? Maybe because they’re utilitarian…


Most Stylish Laundry Room: Kelly Golightly's laundry room inspired by the colorful doors of Palm Springs. Designed by Rachel Cannon for The Christopher Kennedy Compound Modernism Week Showhouse.


Anyway, that wasn’t going to fly for the Showhouse.



When we bought the house, the laundry room had a basic storage cabinet with three doors (the kind you’d find in a garage).



Designing a room is such a process and you never know when inspiration will strike. When we were giving Able and Baker a tour of the house before the renovation, to see what we could dream up together, I had a lightbulb moment…

 What if instead of those three blah doors we turned them into three colorful doors like the ones gracing the homes of some of our favorite houses in Palm Springs, like #thatpinkdoor?



When interior designer Rachel Cannon came aboard to transform this room, she was all for it.



And she knocked it out of the park bringing the vision to life, and then some.


I love the wallpaper she chose to complement the design.



Instead of feeling like a utilitarian space, it feels like a room I want to hang out in…perhaps with a martini while I fold some laundry.



Anyone want to join me?

Thank you Rachel for actually making laundry fun! And to Able and Baker for killing it on the doors!

What do you think? Would you go for a colorful laundry room?

You can tour more of our home, known as Villa Golightly in the Mar/April 2018 issue of Traditional Home.

Top photo by Fred Moser. All others by Molly + Co.


Designer: Rachel Cannon

Custom cabinets: Able and Baker

Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries “Union Square” in Teal on White Manila Hemp Grass Cloth

Flooring: Country Floors Avenza Honed White Marble

Lighting:  Currey & Co. “Grand Lotus Flush Mount”

Cabinet Hardware: Rocky Mountain Hardware “Empire Bin Pull” +  “Fluted Top Knob”

Closet Door Hardware: Nest Studio

Washer & Dryer: Bosch 800 series via Ferguson Showrooms

Sink & Faucet: DXV via Ferguson Showrooms

Countertops: Corian Design by DuPont “Decorator White” via @willis_distribution

Cabinet Doors Paint: Dunn Edwards “Jade Mountain,” “Sunrise,” and “Carnation”

Dressing table: Worlds Away “Dalton White Lacquer 1-Drawer Side Table”  + “Biggs Burlwood Stool” with white linen cushion

Switch plates & outlets: Legrand

Rug: Soukie Modern

Art:  Wendover Pattern Parade

Bowls on dryer: TJ Maxx




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