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Making a mudroom

shelf and wall detail

The Kodish family have lived in this ‘do up’ property for a year now.

Michala has always wanted a ‘mudroom’ so this was the perfect opportunity. Michala saw this space as a buried gem waiting to be revealed and couldn’t wait to get her hands on it. It was a redundant, unused, dark area under the stairs, now turned into a practical, well utilised space for all the family and guests to use.

Being a dark area Michala chose the colour Resene Retro, because she wanted to add colour to the darkness and create a bit of an atmosphere with a hint of fun and a ‘zing’. The feature wall was contrasted with the crisp and clean Resene White, which really made the colour pop.

Michala removed the window and hung a copper rimmed mirror there that reflected the white opposite, to open up the space. She custom designed the cabinetry and sourced the caramel bamboo from a local company which contrasts beautifully with the Resene Retro.

The accents of copper and gold hooks look stunning against the Resene Retro; it's the perfect colour to contrast with metallics. The copper rail and S-hooks that hold the children’s bags fit the scheme perfectly too. Michala custom designed the children’s initials with Resene Niagara on the face and added copper tape to the sides. This ensured that each had their own hooks and no disputes were encountered.

Michala had had her eye on this fabric for years and finally got the chance to use it with her custom-made squabs adding just the finishing touch needed to complete this striking but practical room for all to enjoy and use.

mudroom - 1
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mudroom details

Thanks to Michala.

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