How Interior Designer Parker Bowie Larson Freshened Up Her Laundry Room with Colorful Design & Bespoke Laundry
The name Parker Bowie Larson is synonymous with style and innovation in the world of interior design and decor. With decades of experience working at top interior design magazines, Parker has curated captivating product stories that graced the front pages of publications like ELLE DECOR and Architectural Digest. This exposure coupled with her eye and expertise in design naturally led her to transition into a career in interior design. Nowadays, Parker is known as an industry tastemaker, stylist and interior designer, consistently setting the bar higher with each passing season.
What sets her apart, however, is her unquenchable thirst for inspiration. One of the best parts of her job, says Parker, is seeing what’s new at industry tradeshows – from textiles in Paris and furniture in North Carolina to kitchen and bath in Las Vegas. After almost two decades of recommending the finest product to readers, she is now graciously sharing her own renovation journey.
Samsung sat down with Parker to discuss her latest project – a laundry room makeover – and her approach to designing spaces that blend both style and functionality.
Q: What sparks inspiration for you? How do you carry that through to your styling and designs?
When I walk into a room, I can immediately envision what it could be. Coming from my product-focused background, I like to start by thinking about the statement of the room whether it is the wallpaper, a rug, or a piece of furniture. I think design should always reflect your life experiences and my style reflects the tradeshows, events, and interiors I have been lucky enough to be exposed to.
Q: You recently did a laundry room makeover. What’s the first step you took in the design process?
The laundry room’s number one purpose is functionality, so I actually started with the appliances. I have always encouraged our readers to go with color when making their choice in machines, and I was excited to find that Samsung’s Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer came in Brushed Navy (they also come in Forest Green!). I am an avid admirer of color and pattern so statement wallpaper was a must, and I chose one of my favorite designs Bambu by Casa Branca to make my blue washers and dryers stand out even more.