House Beautiful Whole Home 2021: The Workshop

House Beautiful Whole Home 2021: The Workshop

The Workshop space inside the House Beautiful Whole Home, designed by Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design, seamlessly blends homey elements of both work and play to become an all-in-one utility area. Complete with a work desk, laundry, storage space, and a doggy wash station, this resourceful area reminds you that the most mundane tasks can be filled with fun. From hosing off the dog after a pool day in the backyard, to jotting down tomorrow night’s dinner recipe, or having the kiddos fold their clothes on a Sunday - this space brings aspects of family and togetherness in the day to day.

The Designer: Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design

The Task:

Create a variety of spaces for family time and conversations, using juxtaposing colors and textures to celebrate different flavors, and infusing the vibe of Fredericksburg, TX in the decor.

The Inspiration:

After looking at the house floor plan, Stephenie knew that she wanted to turn the basic utility room into a multi-purpose space. “I saw it as being a laundry room, dog-washing room, gift-wrapping room, potting station, flower-cutting area, extra storage...basically a catchall for anything functional you do in the house”. Adding a quiet nook with custom desk for early morning to-do lists and to enjoy that “first cup of coffee” helped separate the utility room from the kitchen and butler’s pantry. 

Don’t miss the…

  • Dog wash station (thanks to our model Tex!)
  • Laundry corner with wash tower (aka single unit washer-dryer!)
  • WIFI enabled steam closet
  • Hard wearing brick floors
  • Iconic 1875 Marigold pattern wallpaper designed by William Morris from Morris & Co.

Spot Architectural Grille in…

  • Doggie door insert panel - custom dog bone cutouts made from 94% post-consumer recycled aluminum with matte black powdercoat finish
  • Custom HVAC grilles - vent covers feature perforated pattern #202 Grecian made from satin brass with a clear lacquer finish 

Can’t get enough of the Whole Home? Grab the October/November 2021 print issue of the House Beautiful magazine, subscribe to get a digital issue for immediate access and check out the YouTube series Blank Slate, which shows the thought process behind each designer’s space.