In our quest to beautify every area of our home, the laundry must surely be the last bastion of boring. The fact that laundries tend to be equipped with humdrum supermarket buys just compounds the unenjoyable but inevitable task of washing clothes. But with a chic assortment of covetable laundry products and accessories cropping up, we’re hopeful that we might actually stop dreading laundry day. Here, our edit of the luxurious laundry buys we’re loving right now.
Stocked in high end homeware boutiques worldwide, The Laundress was founded by two fashion veterans who wanted to create high quality at-home laundry products for speciality fabrics, to curb their seemingly endless trips to the drycleaner. Their Signature Detergent would be a staple in any laundry, and being scented with Le Labo’s iconic Santal 33 perfume, it’s a product we can easily see ourselves repurchasing time after time.
We’d wager that Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s fabric softener is a good deal chicer than the one you’ve currently got in your laundry cupboard. Fragranced with his Aqua Universalis scent, it will imbue everything you wash with notes of zesty bergamot and sweet orange blossom. Utterly divine.
Ms Brown Store, founded by Australian journalist Alexandra Middleton, offers a range of beautiful clothing care goods, minus parabens, sulfates, and a host of other ingredients you might be keen to avoid. Their neroli-scented Delicate Wash is a dream for tending to precious fabrics in the chicest way imaginable.
You and your bank balance will be relieved to learn that you don’t need to shell out big bucks to properly care for your wool and cashmere pieces. This clever set from The Laundress offers a shampoo specifically designed to care for these materials, a spray for freshening up in between washes, and a wooden comb for de-pilling. You can essentially become your own drycleaner.
Doing laundry can be tough on hands (particularly after a stint of soapy water up to your elbows while washing delicate pieces), so we thought this heavenly hand lotion from Byredo would be the perfect finishing touch to your laundry facelift. A nourishing cream scented with florals, musks and amber, it’s the ideal treat to self once you’ve finished being a domestic goddess.
Koala Eco’s range is inspired by the beauty of the Australian landscape (take note of the delicate hand-drawn labels and locally sourced ingredients). Their Natural Laundry Wash is a favourite of ours – a scented delight, it’s perfumed with eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon. They also offer a clever refill programme, where you can subscribe to regular refills and earn 30% off – it’s a safe bet, as we promise you’ll be hooked very quickly.
Story by Tess de Vivie de Régie