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mid century modern entry

our renovation

entry way completed

Our entryway might be one of my favorite rooms in the house! Is it a room? Do we call the entryway a room? It is definitely more than a hallway.

One of the favorite features is that wood paneling wall which is original to the home, as is the flooring and doors.  Basically everything is other than the dark grey wall.

Off of the entry way is the room where I meet with my photography and marketing clients.  For this reason, having a space where people could hang their belongings or set their bags down, was crucial.  We do have ample closet space around the corner, but we have limits on to the spaces that I take clients… and that hallway is one of them!   Three hang-it all (knockoffs) make a fun, low budget, impact on this wall!

Originally, I had thought we would construct a built in planter along the wall where the bench sits now.  Many of the homes we looked at while house hunting had those fantastic built in planters lined with snake plants.  Alas, the tall planter from West Elm is what we purchased.  Basically everything in this space was on a budget… as I’ve said before, nearly gutting a home of this size means that we have had to make a big impact with as little hit to the wallet as possible.  Links to everything below!

The biggest change we made the space was adding a skylight… it lets in the perfect amount of light!


hang-it all
console similar
planter similar
rug similar
umbrella holder similar
pendant light similar

room design

entry way design board

We have a grownup house with an entry way.  And we are learning that our, rather large, entry way is kind of a room in itself.  It has to be a functional space, place to take of shoes, hang coats, etc.  It also will be the first impression when entering our home… And now that I  have ended my 3 year lease at an industrial office space downtown so we could simplify our lives, have more cash to spend on our dream house and I could have dinner with my family & kiss my kids good night, it will also be the first impression to my photography clients!  So I have been stressing a tad.

So the entry.  After (too many) hours looking through every imaginable bench that fits the style of our home, this is the design board that we are leaning toward.  Modern, clean lines, but at the same top, pops of color & just the right hint of retro.


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