This mudroom in Dale Saylor and Joe Williamson’s 1927 craftsman’s cottage in upstate New York doubles as a laundry room and is furnished with a four-foot-long soapstone sink and a large collection of galvanised zinc items.
Photographer: William Waldron / The Interior Archive
Designer/Stylist: Anita Sarsidi, Dale Saylor
Although soapstone has traditionally been used for sinks and wash tubs in the US since the 1800s, it’s more difficult to source in the UK. So we’ve found an alternative… This bespoke washing trough with fishtank splashback and bib taps is made by GEC Anderson, who will fabricate all types of integrated and free-standing sinks or worktops in stainless steel.
Akari Lights were designed and first made by Isamu Noguchi in 1951. ‘Akari’ means light in Japanese and these Shoji paper sculptures (there are over 100 versions, as table lamps, standard lamps or pendant lights) still look as modern as they did over 60 years ago. Contact Chelsea Lighting for sizes, costs and styles.
Maison Claire is a good source of antique garden furniture and accessories, country furniture and vintage French textiles. They are happy to source items for you, like this old watering can.
James Mayor supplies wall panelling kits in Shaker, Victorian and Tongue & Groove styles. Each kit provides everything essential for completing a 2000mm run of panelling, including skirting and capping rails. The Tongue & Groove kit costs £189 plus delivery.
The antique zinc planters pictured are from Anton & K Decorative Living, specialists in vintage and distressed French furniture, lighting, textiles and interior and garden accessories.
These oval zinc bowls with leather handles are perfect for carrying laundry or filling with flowers. They are £32.95 each from Nordic House.
Aged stone flooring is increasingly difficult to find, but Lapicida sources and stocks the finest 18th and 19th century Grey Barr stone reclaimed from chateaux all over France.
For over 25 years Edwins has been a Notting Hill destination for a fantastic range of sanitaryware from leading manufacturers – and for kitchen sinks and taps, including this Swiss Pro mixer tap with pull-out spray by Franke.