I fell hard for this modern Scandinavian laundry room from the Asko site a while back: The white and steel gray palette is soothing and clean. If you are lucky enough to have a laundry room, recreate the look with white tiles and white cabinets (a can of white paint will do the trick, or consider resurfacing the cabinets in Formica).
Left: The Blanco Commercial Pull-Down Faucet is available in polished chrome or stainless steel; $747.50 at Designer Plumbing Outlet.
Right: A less expensive option is the Hjuvik faucet in nickel-plated brass; $249 at Ikea.
Above: The woven plastic Vera Rug from Swedish company Pappelina is ideally suited for wet rooms, and it's amazingly soft underfoot (Julie has one in her kitchen). $125.53 for the 59-inch length; $167 for the 118-inch length at Scandinavian Design Center. Other sizes available.
Above L: Store laundry odds and ends in the Rhombus Tote in Stone; $14.99 at the Container Store. Above R: We also love the simple Aluminum Box for $25 at Canoe Online.
Above: The Asko W6903 Designer Front Load Washer paired with T793 Dryer in TouchProof™ stainless steel. The washer in stainless is $2,199 and the dryer is $1,849 at AJ Madison.
Above: For indoor drying, the Tvatta Drying Rack is $39.99 at Ikea.