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Your Name is Mud

by habituallychic

03 . 10 . 11
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!

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  1. Joseph the Butler March 10, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    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.

  2. Luciane at HomeBunch.com March 10, 2011 | 4:13 pm


    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!!!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  3. Natasha March 10, 2011 | 4:14 pm

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

    I have a wonderful design book up for grabs on Northern Light, please come check it out, I know you would love the book !!!

    Northern Light


  4. Habitually Chic March 10, 2011 | 4:14 pm

    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!

  5. Mosaicology March 10, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    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)

  6. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ March 10, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    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)


    *kiss kiss*
    Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  7. rocorennieblog.com March 10, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    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.

  8. Cassy March 10, 2011 | 5:04 pm

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


  9. Hellohello baby March 10, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    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!

  10. Stylelinx March 10, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    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!

  11. 5wsofdesign March 10, 2011 | 7:18 pm

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

  12. houseonthehillblog March 10, 2011 | 8:00 pm

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

  13. sharon March 10, 2011 | 9:02 pm

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

  14. South of Market March 10, 2011 | 10:00 pm

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

  15. my name is ish March 11, 2011 | 12:26 am

    I have always wanted a mud room.

  16. debras March 11, 2011 | 2:20 am

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


  17. Living in the hills March 11, 2011 | 2:23 am

    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

  18. carriesdesignmusings March 11, 2011 | 3:27 am

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

  19. The Aly Way March 11, 2011 | 4:27 am

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

  20. Sally March 11, 2011 | 9:31 am

    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!

  21. bjdhausdesign March 11, 2011 | 11:11 am

    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!

  22. Sherri Blum, CID March 11, 2011 | 11:44 am

    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!

  23. Linda Pakravan March 11, 2011 | 4:02 pm

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

  24. Kate Lewis March 11, 2011 | 7:21 pm

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

  25. House Revivals March 13, 2011 | 3:03 am

    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!

  26. Philip Mitchell Design Inc. March 13, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    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!

  27. Custom March 14, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    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

  28. Joseph the Butler March 19, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    Washed, and folded and stacked, of course.