Howdy! I’ve been a busy little bee getting things designed and decided on for our entry way and living room makeover. This week, I made a lot of progress and I’ll share that with you soon. Today, I wanted to share the moodboard for my entry way plans.
Here’s what we are starting with:
Since our first floor has some shared spaces, I need this to be a cohesive design with the living room. I am installing grasscloth and mouldings in the living room, so I am going to install grasscloth to the all the walls in the entry way and adjoining hallway. I’m adding an area on that back wall with the baskets for a slim console, mirror, etc.
Initially, this is what I’m going for in this area:
I’ve been sourcing items and found a lot of good things at Mintwood Home to complete this space including this white lacquer console in the next image. It’s slim, so it fits perfectly in this tight nook.
Mintwood Home is one of favorite online shops to check out when I’m starting a new project. I’ve worked with them before and they have great attention to detail and offer some beautiful pieces. Definitely, one of my favorites!
Kayson White Lacquer Console
MIX TRADITIONAL WITH MODERN
Since elements of this are very traditional (i.e. the grasscloth, mirror, umbrella stand, and ginger jars), I felt the console would have to be modern and streamlined to fit my taste. It’s depth is only 13 inches wide, so it will be the perfect fit and won’t get in the way of the door or hallway path. It’s also the right height and length and won’t stray behind the staircase wall. Plus, it’s a really great price so I can splurge on some other things like a fab light fixture in the hallway…the fancy jewelry stuff.
DESIGN FOR HOW YOU LIVE
Of course, I wanted this to be something beautiful to see right when you come in our home, but also after living here for a month, I get how we use this space now. We come in and out our front door the most, so I wanted it to have function too. I need a place to drop my keys and coffee mug bustling in the door. That’s why a table made sense. It’s been funny seeing me try to slip my shoes off with both my hands full. The coat closet just a few feet down is where we stow our shoes, book bags, and coats.
Also, I wanted a mirror since it is our front door and we welcome guests here too. The mirror will reflect light from the opposite windows in the living room and come in handy for a quick adjustment before answering the door. You know, making sure you don’t have lipstick on your teeth and things like that.
Now, that I have a plan and things are coming in… I am going to have to start badgering my family and friends back home for some photographs so we can make our picture wall down the hall. You are all on notice now 😉
I’m going to start installing the wallpaper. I think I will tackle this entry way and hall first since things are starting to arrive for it. Once I finish her up, I’ll share the after and some styling tips for you guys too.
I’ll be back soon with another Around the House…
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