when we were working on the design of the house one element remained constant: a large mudroom.
for real too. we would go through homes that, according to their description, 'boasted a large mudroom' or had a 'very spacious mudroom' ....blah blah....and they were NOT overly large.
we go places as a family. everywhere. a lot. that's 7 bodies, 14 feet, 14 arms.
that means we're all getting our shoes, coats, hats, purses etc. at the same time in the same
room. which, whatever, i mean we did that in our old house, i just had to be really organized and patient. and its all good. but since we were building a home this was an area that we wanted to do differently than most homes.
the floor is a very forgiving dark gray slate.
we still wanted to incorporate a closet for my tablecloths and more coats with room for guests to hang theirs if necessary. so instead of ALL individual lockers we made a double door closet.
i had to add this picture. :) we just came back from a family vacation and i found this little metal "7" in a shop in beaufort, SC. it's hanging on our be kind picture above the drinking fountain.