may 21, 2019

Before and After: Marianna Cottage Mudroom

To say we are excited about today’s reveal would be a huge understatement! We recently wrapped up our Marianna Cottage home, a beautiful renovation and decorating project, which has been one of our biggest (and best!) transformations to date. Over the next few weeks we’ll be slowly revealing the entire home, but we wanted to begin today with one of our favorite spots in the entire house, the mudroom!

Before we dive into all of the details of the new space, we wanted to share are a few “before” photos…

The Before

Similar to the rest of the home (which you’ll see in future posts), the mudroom was pretty dim and dated. However, there were a couple aspects about the room that we loved and didn’t want to change. A few being the overall layout and built-in cabinetry. In order to really liven up the space, we only needed to change two major things: the walls and flooring. And, boy, did it make a huge difference!

The During

We began by replacing the dark, stone tile that covered the entire space. When designing the room, we came across this beautiful The Tile Shop x Laura Ashley tile and knew it would be absolutely perfect for it. The Tile Shop has had some pretty incredible collaborations but we were super excited to hear about this one since Laura Ashley is typically only available in Great Britain.

Our clients stressed to us that they wanted the space to be beautiful, but functional, so this selection was a no brainer. It had the unique and handmade look of a cement tile with the durability and quality of a ceramic tile. Win win! Even before changing up the walls and adding any window treatments, artwork, or accessories the new tile immediately brightened the space up immensely. We couldn’t be more obsessed with it!

And… voila! The After

Here it is… the completed look! How’s that for a transformation, right?! This once drab and dark space is now an inspiring, bright, and inviting room that we would be more than happy to spend time in. This area was craving light and color and by installing a blue and white stripe wallpaper, a playful roman shade, vintage artwork, and textural accessories we gave it just that.

We’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating, it’s always amazing to us how such simple changes like a new tile and a fresh coat of paint or fun wallpaper can truly transform a space fairly easily. We are extremely thrilled with how this room turned out and are even happier to know that our clients feel the same way.

We cannot wait to share more of our Marianna Cottage project in the upcoming weeks! We may be a little biased but we really think it’ll blow your mind. Until then…

Additional Notes: Photography by: Spacecrafting Photography. This post is in collaboration with The Tile Shop, a brand we use and adore. You can purchase the Laura Ashley x Tile Shop tile at all The Tile Shop’s stores and online at

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  • Noelle May 21, 2019, 9:15 am

    Beautiful!!! Where is the wallpaper from? Noelle A White Farmhouse

  • Kaity May 21, 2019, 3:27 pm

    So beautiful!! Where is the wall paper from?

    • Bria Hammel May 22, 2019, 10:21 pm

      You will be able to order it from Brooke and Lou soon!

  • Amy Panneton May 22, 2019, 12:03 pm

    Looks amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of the transformation. Can you tell me the source for the wallpaper please? Thank you!

    • Bria Hammel May 22, 2019, 10:21 pm

      Coming soon to !

  • Bebe December 14, 2023, 6:46 pm

    Your laundry room is beautiful! Do you know if the Laura Ashely tile is pale slate or dove gray?

    • Bria Hammel Interiors December 18, 2023, 1:12 pm

      Dove Grey!

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