from blah to ahhhhh
So the entryway of the new house had white walls. I don’t do white walls. They feel too institutional to me. “Shutter Island-ish” as my teenager says.
Sure, there are more pressing things that I should be doing (oh let’s say… unpacking boxes for example) but the entry kept bugging me. Calling to me. Beckoning me. Each and every time I walked through the door.
So many times, entryways are dealt with as an afterthought. To me they are one of the most important “rooms” in a house. They are the first glimpse that people have of your home. They should be warm, welcoming and inviting.
My entryway was none of the above. Forget unpacking…this space needed some attention!
The first step was taping off the seven doors, two openings and one window. One and a half rolls of Frog Tape later…I was finally ready to transform the space.
I chose Huntington Beige by Benjamin Moore. The family room is that color and since the rooms lead to one another it made sense.
Although the paint made a HUGE difference, It still needed some more warmth. To me nothing warms up a space like fabric and texture.
I added a couple of runners, some drop cloth curtains, a denim slipcovered parsons chair, and some pillows.
Then some lamps, pictures and mirror and accessories.
The entryway still beckons to me but now it’s in a good way. It says, “come on in, kick your shoes off and stay a while.”