I know, I know. We’re lucky. a) we have a utility room and b) it looks like this!!
The utility room was the kitchen – but then the old utility was knocked through to become the kitchen diner so this became the utility. Keeping up?! It’s an incredible decent space (12 x 12.5 feet) so loads of room not only for the boiler, a drying rail and cleaning clobber but also winter coats, walking boots, cat stuff etc. And cat. This room is home to the infamous cat tunnel.
And now Humphrey has his own little sleepy corner (which he bluntly refused to model):
Please ignore the silver freezer, if I had my way we would have upgraded to a white one but we were Being Sensible With Money (yawn). And the coppery lizard was my 30th birthday present from my mum, I bought him with holiday money she gave me on the day we visited the incredible Joshua Tree National Park. Yes, he’s called Joshua.
Anyway, I digress. If you’d like to see how we reached the choices in this room, then check out this post. But in brief, what you’re looking at is:
- Paint: Pelt by Farrow and Ball
- Wallpaper: Sunbird by Matthew Williamson
- Cabinets: Ikea
- Handles: Etsy
- Lights: Plumen
- Appliances: Samsung Ecobubble from the very lovely people at Appliances Online and Samsung.
A whole heap of damn gorgeousness, right?!
The cat tunnel is just to the right of my sexy Samsung ecobubble machines!
In case you’re wondering why the ceiling is the same colour as the walls…..two reasons.
Firstly, it was a look I always wanted to try, being very popular amongst them there London interior design guru types. It was safe to try it in a room we wouldn’t actually live in – just in case we hated it. Oly took a little persuading but the second reason was a winner: we couldn’t be arsed to cut in the paint at the ceiling line with white. This made it such an easy job for a pair of lazy amateurs! And actually, we love it.
The Elephant’s head comes off so you can add a tea light and he was handmade in a village in India. Like many things, he was a gift from my mum. And he has a name. Terry…..short for Terry Cotta. Obviously.
Have you noticed how incredibly well styled these pics are? And such great quality? (I bet you can spot the one I took in the load above!) Not my usual style you’re thinking? Nope, you’re right – the work of the lovely Kimberly from Swoonworthy in her day job as Editor of AO at Home when she popped in for tea, cake and some piccies.
Did you really think I kept my washing powder and pegs in dainty glass jars?! The copper jug however is all mine, I happily won it at an auction. It’s Sankey and is circa 1910. Kind of fitting, huh?
Anyway, that’s the utility room. Much as I hate household chores I may spend slightly more time in this room. Maybe.