Clean, simple colours! I chose washable gloss white cabinets and applied a coat of CIL Wexford Fog on the walls. The simple colour palette created a calming effect in a usually chaotic room. I added in greys and stainless steel touches throughout the room for a more unisex look.


Who doesn’t need more storage? I added tall pantry storage to one side of the room which enabled me to store laundry baskets, kids’ boots and bins for mittens, hats and scarves, keeping everything organized and easy to find. Upper cabinets are used to store and hide away detergents, extra towels and cleaning supplies, keeping everything organized.

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Don’t overlook counter space! Make sure you have enough room to deposit dirty clothes, apply stain treatments and fold clothes. Choose a counter top that will hide dust and dirt. Multiple flecks of colour help hide messes and add an industrial element to the room. Laminate has come a long way in recent years; it’s amazing how you can get it to look like stone, but at a fraction of the cost.


Laundry sinks can be stylish! If your space doubles as a mudroom, a sleek faucet is not only visually appealing, it is also a great solution to easily clean up muddy hands after gardening or washing up when arriving home from school, work, sports or after taking the dog out for a walk.


You shouldn’t dread spending time in your laundry room! I added a great piece of art, a bowl for keys, and a multitude of great baskets to keep the room stylish yet functional. Everything is out of sight and organized but easy to access.



As Seen On The Cover Of Canadian Home Trends Magazine Spring 2016

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Canadian Home Trends' Style Editor, Jo Alcorn, Design Specialist and Founder of Whitewash & Co, has developed a diverse client base and is most proud of being able to provide style and continuity for a range of personalities and decor preferences. Jo's passion for design has been showcased on a handful of films and many tv programs including HGTV, Discovery Channel, CBC Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, CityTV, Rogers Stations, Global Morning Show and more. Jo has used her design skills to develop her own line of locally made, high quality, stylish, environmentally friendly furniture, a lighting collection for Artcraft and even her own paint colour! Jo also serves as a teacher at Humber College North Campus.

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