Laundering in the Lap of Luxury

Mr. B and I are on our way home today after spending several days in San Francisco. The fun is over and now the chore of unpacking and washing will begin. The laundry room is a great space to splurge and have fun with and that’s something designer Dina Bandman embraced when designing a luxurious laundry room for last year’s San Francisco’s annual Decorator Showhouse.  

Let’s take a tour, shall we…

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I have to admit that the picture above doesn’t reflect how beautiful the flush mounted ceiling light fixtures really are. The fixtures are from Waterworks and are part of their Marlon collection. Here’s a closeup from their catalog.

waterworks marlon flush mount 48118_1When it comes to decorating, blue and white will always be a classic choice. Dina Bandman chose de Gournay’s hand-painted “Thousand Li” wallpaper in the delft blue “Rivers and Mountains” pattern to serve as a beautiful backdrop. Here’s a closeup of part of the pattern.

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“My taste is classic and this cobalt scene almost looks like a ginger jar on the wall.  — Dina Bandmand

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The acrylic rods were sourced from TAP Plasticsin Los Angeles for under 30 bucks. You’d never know that they were so affordable because they look like a million bucks. They were a great choice due to the translucent quality. A metal rod would definitely not have provided the same effect.

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Bandman used Artistic Tile’s Sinuous Calcutta Gold stone mosaic tile along the backside of one wall. This is a great choice since you wouldn’t want to risk having hanging damp clothing damage wallpaper. Plus, it adds another interesting element to the space.

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The countertops and shelving are quartz from Cambria’s marble collection. The shelving brackets were custom made by a silversmith based on a design Bandman seen in a Paris bistro. Paris always inspires!

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The laundry sink is from Kohler from their Iron/Tones collection, as is the faucet.

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If you are the owner of an adorable pup (or two) and have a bit of extra space in your laundry room then why not add a dog washing station to help you keep the canines clean. A dedicated space just to wash your dogs really is a luxury!

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Bandman did not overlook any detail in this room. I love the fact that she used gaufraged (embossed) leather to line the interior of this top drawer. It’s these type of elegant details that really make a space special.

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Top dogs, top models…I think this pair approves of Bandman’s design!

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Dina Bandman will be participating again in this year’s Showhouse. I can’t wait to see her design this year.

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3 thoughts on “Laundering in the Lap of Luxury

  1. WOW!! I think that is the most spectacular Laundry Room I’ve ever seen! I pinned every image, as it’s very inspirational. Hope your trip was everything you hoped it would be. Happy laundering…

    1. Amazing, isn’t it! In a room like this doing laundry would not be so much of a chore. The trip was fabulous!

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