Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your Name is Mud

The phrase "your name is mud" means you are unpopular but it's clear from these photos that mudrooms are very popular.  They are also very necessary at this rainy time of year. Some of them aren't rooms as much as a space under a table or just inside the door to store your Barbour jackets, Wellies and riding boots.  And apparently guns.  I think those are found in the homes of our British friends across the pond. Just hope they take the bullets out before the prop them up against the wall! Keep dry and carry on!
















28 comments:

Joseph the Butler said...

Mud boots for everyone! Like beach shoes in summer time in the Hamptons. My former employers there also had extra swimsuits in multiple sizes for unprepared guess. Hospitality.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Heather,

There's something special about these pictures... it reminds me of a farmhouse, a place in the country. It's really beautiful.

Have a great day!!!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Natasha said...

Hi Heather,
this post totally reminds me of my parents house in the country (Denmark), thank you for starting my day off this way :)

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Habitually Chic said...

Joseph - I LOVE people who think of all the details and are prepared for anything! Extra swimsuits is definitely hospitality. Just hope they wash them between wearings! Ha!

Mosaicology said...

I love the mud room idea! I recently saw one on the zhush blog. with your post I have some more information on this (not so popular here)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have one of those pics to put up next week - i'd LOVE to one day have a mud room! - like a REAL one :o)

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rocorennieblog.com said...

I love this post, a room often forgotten about when planning interiors!! Totally whisked me back to my childhood at my grandparents farm in Ireland – all grandchildren had their own wellies lined up like these shots. Thanks for a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Cassy said...

Love the blue mudroom with the red roses. thanks for sharing!

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Hellohello baby said...

What at wonderful post. I love the combination of ruff and soft in the images. It must have taken long time for you to collect thees images!

Thank you!

Stylelinx said...

I could definitely use a mud room on a rainy NYC day like today!! & Of course I'd want one just as fabulous as your photos!

5wsofdesign said...

Thanks, Heather! Just moved to a new space and your inspiration will go to good use!
Kate @ 5wsofdesign.blogspot.com

houseonthehillblog said...

Being from the northeast, I appreciate a good mudroom when I see one! These are lovely and perfect for snowy-messy-muddy boots.

sharon said...

Totally love these pictures, definitely need a mud room, just wish I had the tidy family that goes with the look!
Sharon

South of Market said...

Loving the first image with the lantern and huge door... also inspired by the mudroom with cubby holes and dog bed beneath. So clever!

my name is ish said...

I have always wanted a mud room.

debras said...

I so want a mudroom. I always have. There's just something about the room and these pictures are beautiful.

Debra

Living in the hills said...

I just love mudrooms - they are not that common here in Australia but I just LOVE them - The flooring always looks so warming and welcoming

carriesdesignmusings said...

I think I am going to have to get a gun to prop up in my mudroom. It goes with the boots and baskets.

The Aly Way said...

Wow! Love, love, love these photos. They make hunter boots look so very glamorous!
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Sally said...

I would all it a boot room, but I like mud room better!

All the best country hotels here have boot rooms with wellies to borrow, love that!

bjdhausdesign said...

A mud room is a must for a complete home in Oregon (minus the gun of course)!! Great ideas here - thanks! I'd need a little washing station to wash off muddy puppy paws too!
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Sherri Blum, CID said...

Lord, how I NEED a mudroom! I'd take any of these, for sure! With four kids (make that five when you count the hubby) and a big dog, it would be a dream to have one!

Linda Pakravan said...

Thanks for the great post! We are fast approaching "high mud" season here in New England. No house should be built without one!

Kate Lewis said...

love the photos! oh the simple pleasures in life...to have a fabulous mud room.

House Revivals said...

Oooooh, I'm loving this post! Great collection of images. We've embarked on a beach house remodel in the PNW, so mudrooms have been on my mind quite a bit of late!
~Amanda

Philip Mitchell Design Inc. said...

There is something so wonderful about a mud room. These are fantastic. I love the charm, warmth and casual feeling all of these spaces create. Great post!

Custom said...

Hi Heather, Love the “high country” style of these mudrooms! Right up my alley. It reminds me of my relatives’ homes in the UK. Titus Built also builds mudrooms with unique architectural design cubbies for each member of the family. Thanks for the post! Sharon

Joseph the Butler said...

Washed, and folded and stacked, of course.

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