Special Spaces: A Cozy Mudroom

Cape Cod Home  /  Autumn 2021 /

Writer: Christina Galt / Photographer: Joyelle West 

A mudroom is traditionally a home’s secondary entryway, a place you track in dirt, take off your shoes and unpack after a long day. However, this home’s mudroom demands the praise of a main entrance. 

The inviting space was transformed by the eight-year-old studio-based business, Mackenzie & Co., “We were contacted by the homeowners to create this mudroom out of a cluttered space they couldn’t keep their guests from using as a main entryway,” shares founder Angela Hamwey. Delighted to design a mudroom, the team at Mackenzie & Co. got to work collaborating with ML Custom Woodwork on the Dennis project.

“After we started on the mudroom, it kind of tumbled into their main living space because it became apparent that it wasn’t going to connect,” explains Hamwey. The home itself had a lot of dark wood reminiscent of the ‘70s, she says, “We love Farrow & Ball’s paint, so I had the sense if we could carry over the French Gray paint treatment throughout the space, we could really open it up, transforming the whole area.”

Hamwey described the overall inspiration for the mudroom as “modern equestrian.” To accomplish this aesthetic, rather than using baskets in the cubbies, they incorporated leather accents throughout. For the charming window seat, the team designed a rugged seat cushion, made of bouclé fabric, and added a warm vintage rug to finish off the space.

Organization and the overall aesthetic of the mudroom were huge driving factors, Hamwey says, “We really wanted the room to be welcoming, the end result became a cross-over between a mudroom and main entryway the homeowners could be proud of.”

Mackenzie & Co. is available for full-service design/build collaborations, as well as kitchen and bath remodeling in the New England area and beyond. To see more from Mackenzie & Co. visit designedbymac.com or call 508-957-2544 for more information. 

Christina Galt

Christina Galt is the Digital Editor at Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised on the Cape, Christina has always had a love for the ocean and everything "Cape Cod." She found herself the perfect home away from home at the University of Rhode Island and double majored in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After graduating, Christina came back to the Cape and started her journey at Cape Cod Life. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially her chocolate lab Sadie, and enjoys spending summers on her family’s boat.