WHAT’S THE HARDEST-WORKING but most overlooked room in the home? The mudroom, of course. Why not splash some style on the space that helps you organize your errands, stash your coats and shoes, keep your umbrellas handy, and corral your children’s homework? Here, we chose a natural look for the mudroom but others can be bold or unexpected. Go nautical, embrace botanicals, branch out with birds, wax whimsical, celebrate classicism, make it modern or play with color.
1 Our Division entry starter kit (10 components), $1,035, The Container Store (Corte Madera), 415.945.9755,
2 Oversize aged rustic wall clock, $110, Pier 1 Imports, 415.256.9853 (San Rafael) or 415.897.4460 (Novato),
3 Mudroom Picket Fence message center shelf by Martha Stewart Living, $95, Home Depot (San Rafael), 415.458.8675,
4 Classic “Dog Toys” toy bin in 100 percent jute by Harry Barker, $18,
5 “Well, Hello There” Coir doormat, $23, West Elm (Mill Valley), 415.388.2950,
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition with the headline: “The Mindful Mudroom”.