Thursday, August 21, 2014

Entryway Reveal

Our entryway tends to be a drop zone for anything coming into the house.  It's the first area you see as you enter, so it's important to me to keep this area neat and clutter free. 
My goal was to create an entryway that is welcoming and functional.

After sharing a peek into our little space, I'm so excited to finally share our completed entryway with you!

Entryway- before
Entryway- during
Entryway- progress
-a mirror to check ourselves as we head out the door

-a place to drop our keys and glasses

-a small clock to make sure we get out the door on time

Previously we had a table against the wall.  After the moulding was added the space felt too narrow so we hung a shelf instead. 


The next thing we did was switch out the lighting.  Goodbye boob light, hello schoolhouse flush mount.  Love the classic look.

The door remained black.

The crown moulding was already there, but got a fresh coat of paint.




I borrowed the candle holders from another room.

They're much prettier here.

I enjoy burning the lightly-scented candles in the evening.



I love filling my home with plants.  
 
No space feels complete without them.








We had an extra outlet installed.  I was hoping to add a table lamp.
  

My alternative was a plug in night light.  Womp womp.
  
The faux wainscoting gives the house a more sophisticated feel.



 Our friend came over and added all of the moulding while I was in charge of caulk and paint.




I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

Just walking through the front door puts a big smile on my face.


Source list
Wall color- Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore, matched to Glidden Paint
Light- Home Depot
Mirror- Marshalls
Shelf- Ross
Candle holders- Pottery Barn
Candles- Target
Alarm clock- Pottery Barn
Tray- Target
Milk glass- Thrifted
Boxwood wreath- Lowe's



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63 comments:

  1. The milk glass and school house light go great together. Very welcoming entry.

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  2. Hi Brandi! I don't even know where to start with all the wonderful things in this space. It's lovely....the molding, the fabulous mirror, that shelf!!! I have the same Home Depot light fixture in several areas of house - love, and such a great price. Enjoy your beautiful space, Jane

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  3. Great job it is more than just inviting it's all you my friend!

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  4. It turned out great Brandi! Love the light and the simplicity the whole area has. : )

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  5. i love that white tray, it goes so well with the milk glass. great use of the space.
    b

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  6. Love what you've done to your entryway Brandi!
    I am especially fond of the wainscoting. You always do such a nice job on your remodels!

    Audrey

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  7. Brandi, you did such a wonderful job on your entryway. I love everything you did! I really like the look of the schoolhouse light fixture and the wainscoting looks great. The rug adds a lovely pop of color and I couldn't agree more with what you said about plants.

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  8. Yes, it looks lovely!! And I like the addition of live plants. Truly classic.

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  9. Your entryway looks so good! Very pulled together and polished. I love your rug and all of the accessories you chose too. It looks great!

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  10. You did a beautiful job and I just adore that little shelf. I wished we had an entry way. When you come into our home that is it, right in the living room.

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  11. Beautiful! I really love how you painted the bottom half of walls with the new molding white. It gives it such a classic touch. xoxo

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  12. So pretty. I love all of your gorgeous moldings too.

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  13. Hi Brandi,

    There are many fine details that make everything cozier!

    Cheers

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  14. I am LOVING!!! this Brandi! So pretty. I've been wanting to paint our door black ... after seeing yours, I just might! It all looks so pretty! I understand why you would love coming home to this space Ahhhhhhhhh!
    Sherry
    xoxo

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  15. I love it all, Brandi! The light, the shelf, the rug, and of course all those pretty moldings. You did an awesome job!

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  16. You really did a wonderful job, Brandi! I think you made all the perfect choices. I've always admired those school house lights. That last picture is stunning! I love how everything comes together perfectly!

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  17. Bravo! I am in awe of your entryway. You did a fabulous job... :)

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  18. stunning brandi. you really are outdoing yourself. your interior designs get better and better!! what are the names of those plants? please tell me so i can buy. have a great weekend. cheers!!

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  19. I love your open and spacious entry way. I don't have much of an entry way in my apartment. Our door is just steps from our living room:) Your rug is so very pretty!

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  20. The change is stunning and I adore the rug!

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  21. The pop of color in the rug is just the right touch. I love the sconces too! My wheels are spinning for my own entry way!

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  22. Beautiful, and amazing photographs!!!

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  23. Awwww... That looks so warm and welcoming. Tastefully done

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  24. Hope I'm not duplicating this comment, but the entryway is just lovely!! I would love entering it too!

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  25. Love it Brandi. Simple but Chic!

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  26. beautiful entry! we are considering building a shelf like that for ours. Love it.

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  27. You've done such a great job Brandi! It's so incredibly inviting without being overdone. It's all intentional and just completely spot on!!!! Beautiful light too!

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  28. Hi Brandi, wow what a Gorgeous entry. I really like the milk glass planters. Everything works so well together. Love the paint color & how you give a source list. Top notch job.

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  29. Hi Brandi, your entry is beautiful. I love the elements you used and I imagine in the evening it is gorgeous. Very welcoming!!
    Love the picture frame molding. I have it in my entry and dining and love it all one paint color.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings

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  30. Looks great Brandi! love the new light fixture, totally smitten with school house lights too! (we put 2 in our hallway, they make me happy everyday!) The new landing spot is the perfect addition :)

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  31. I love the simplicity and practicality of it all Brandi, but most of all I love that you styled it beautifully as well! Love the candle sconces you added!

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  32. This looks amazing!! Great job! :)

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  33. Brandi, your entry way is AWESOME - I absolutely love how you've changed it up. Whoo hoo = looks amazing.

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  34. Brandi - your entry looks awesome! I really like everything you did, especially the wainscoting. Looks gorgeous. I also have the white ceramic tray from Target! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    Alissa

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  35. It looks amazing sis! So pretty and welcoming. I love all the beautiful moldings and the rustic shelf. The plants totally complete the space. What a great welcome into your home:)

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  36. It looks so great! You did a fabulous job with the wainscoting. And how could I not like the light? We put basically the same thing in our butler's pantry. The rug is pretty too; I like the pop of color it adds.

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  37. Brandi, your entry looks great! You made a small space look beautiful and practical. Love the molding and your shelf is wonderful.

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  38. Lovely entry way. (I found you via Cuckoo 4 Design.)

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  39. Brandi, your entry is beautiful and very welcoming! That wainscoting makes a huge difference in the overall feel. Everything ties very well together. Great job! :D

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  40. Your entryway looks so fresh and welcoming Brandi. I absolutely love those sconces.

    Val @ artsyartsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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  41. I have entry way envy! I love this. Very clean, uncluttered and sophisticated. The milk glass with greenery is a great touch!

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  42. So lovely! That rug is divine and the entire space is wonderful.

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  43. I love it Brandi, the board and batten looks great, It really makes such a huge difference. It looks so elegant and all of your accessories are right on point.

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  44. Perfection. It's oozes warmth and love the plant touches. Well done Brandi!

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  45. Oh my gosh, Brandi!
    Your entry way looks amazing!! I love every single bit of it!! Great job!
    Wow. And I adore how you accessorized the space. It's so clean and fresh. Love the boxwood wreath on the inside of your door :0)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Sending hugs,
    Suzanne

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  46. fabulous entry way..this looks amazing! hope you have a super weekend.

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  47. Walking into your new entry would make me smile too Brandi! Love the wainscoting, the new light (I want one of those!), and everything about your new shelving area. Just beautiful!

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  48. Your entry looks so pretty and pulled together! I love the candle holders and think they will be so pretty to light when you have guests coming at night - how welcoming and warm. Also the shelf - love love love the stain and the brackets!

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  49. I'm getting ready to redo my entryway. Love the shelf and the rug.

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  50. Love your entryway! Love the wooden shelf, the paint colors, and the entire classic look. Still laughing about the boob lighting. lol

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  51. Your entry way is perfect, warming, inviting and amazingly beautiful! Absolutely love every single detail.

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  52. The school house light is perfect there and love love love the entry Brandi! It looks so inviting and your plants are the BEST!

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  53. Hi,

    Love, love, love your page! What a beautiful entryway you have created here.

    Would you be interested in linking up your home organization or project in our online magazine?

    If so, here’s the link:
    http://www.touchedmagazine.com/#!organizing-your-space/cznf

    XO,
    KG

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  54. I love your entry way. You have a beautiful home. I think every one uses the table by the door as a drop off. I know I do...haha!! I like how you placed that tray there for that purpose.

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  55. Brandi, you never disappoint! The new entry is fabulous!! Great job decorating. I want it in my home, all of it! :)

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  56. Wow, I'm blown away. Your home is perfection. I love your style, come do my future home! :)

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