The McGee Home: Mudroom Tour

A space for trekking boots, filing homework, and cutting fresh-greens

20 May 2020 -

Today we are continuing our McGee house tour! Next up: the mudroom!

We’re so grateful to our sponsors at KohlerKillowen ConstructionBedrosians, and Metrie, for their support in helping us make this space a reality!

We’ve always had a love for mudrooms at our studio, and designing our very own from start to finish has been a dream! We have never had a mudroom before, but ever since moving to Utah, we’ve needed a space fit for trekking in boots covered with snow, storing hats and gloves, and hanging our coats to dry.

We’ve absolutely loved this luxury since we’ve moved in, and it’s become such a great landing space. This room is the entrance through our garage, so we wanted to be sure to design it for high traffic functionality.

The Cabinetry

One of the first things I knew I wanted in this space was tall lockers for each of us to store our things. We worked with Killowen Construction to design them to have vents, so they are breathable and perfect for stinky shoes.

On our lockers and the rest of our cabinetry, we used hardware from Armac Martin, and chose the color midnight by Benjamin Moore, and I love that it creates some depth and interest to contrast with the light and bright details in our kitchen.

The Walls

We worked with Metrie to do a vertical shiplap on the walls and ceilings here, and it ties together beautifully with the rest of the shiplap in our dining room, office, and master bedroom!

Above the sink, we have these large windows that not only let in great natural light but allow me to watch the girls jump on the trampoline or play in our backyard while I wash produce from our garden or arrange fresh-cut stems.

Paint swatch image footnote: Our walls and ceilings are painted in Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75%.

The Countertops

One of my favorite details in this space is our SoapStone countertops from Bedrosians, they have beautiful veining throughout and bring so much texture into the room.

I knew I wanted a big industrial sink, so we did a large stainless steel sink from Kohler, with a pull-down faucet with a magnetic clip. I love the high arch and industrial spring that makes it perfect for all the washing and scrubbing that happens here!

The Hardware

This room is connected to our kitchen, so I wanted to carry the same hardware into this space while still mixing it up. We chose the same cup holds and latches we used in our kitchen from Armac Martin, and I love how they tie in and create cohesivity while looking completely different against our moody cabinetry.

I wanted our lights to blend the finishes throughout the home, so we chose silver and brass pendants from McGee & Co. (currently sold out).

The Flooring

We chose a cement tile and laid it in a Hexagon pattern for added dimension and we couldn’t love it more!

The details

My favorite thing about this space is probably our custom dutch door. We love opening it on the top to let some fresh air in, and it also adds a lot of character to the look that we wouldn’t have otherwise.

In the corners, I styled some collected wicker bottles that we just launched with our vintage collection on McGee & Coone of my favorite art pieces also from McGee & Co., a few pots, and a watering can for functionality.

Our bench is from our Threshold collection with Target (currently sold out,) and our shelves were custom-built into the home!

I really want this to be a multi-purpose space, and it has been functional beyond my expectations, we couldn’t love it more!

Thank you for coming to our mudroom! If you’ve missed our latest tours from The McGee Home, explore the photo tours below, and stay tuned for more soon!

Date Posted
20 May 2020