September 17, 2015

Front Entryway Design Board

Earlier this week on the blog I shared various design ideas for narrow entryways. As I said on Tuesday, entryways are so important because they are first thing that you see when you walk into a house and therefore set the tone for the rest of the home. Often times they are overlooked, hence the reason that I have yet to really do anything to the space. I want to change that though, so Tuesday's post was inspired by my own search for a solution, so I thought today I would share with you my design board for the space. 

My vision for our entryway is something that is both functional and practical while also bringing that wow factor. Our current entryway is nearly non-existent so I wanted to come up with a design that clearly defined the space while also offering unique and glamorous touches. With that focus in mind, I came up this design board:

 Here is how it currently looks in case you forgot: 

I loved the idea of the industrial shelves because since our foyer is so narrow,  I wanted the ability to remove it in case I needed the extra space to move something in and out of the front door. You might be thinking, "I swear I've already seen this shelf already completed in your house". If so, you are completely correct and I will be sharing more details on that soon!

Next, there is so little laminate flooring in the front entryway that in order for people to come in and take of their shoes they have to individually come in, close the door behind them, take off their shoes, and then re-open the door for the person behind them. Super welcoming, right? Not! That said, we want to rip up the laminate flooring and the carpet until the end of the short wall on the left. We want to replace it all with tiling, and since I have an obsession with herringbone I'm hoping to do it in that pattern.

The other project I have planed for the space is board and battening that half wall. Since doing our guest bedroom paneled wall I've been obsessed with panelling and I thought this would be the perfect space to incorporate more of it!

As for the finishing touches, I'm hoping to add an adapter to the recessed light behind the door so I can hang a glamorous flush mount chandelier.  Since I don't have the space to do a real chandelier I thought this would be the next best thing. I also love the idea of adding a boot tray under the shelf so I'm thinking I might try this boot tray out from Target.

There are still large details that I need to pick out, like what tile I want to use, or the exact light fixture I want, so I'm not sure exactly how long this project will be, but I'm hoping it won't take months. Knowing me though, it mostly like will. I will keep you updated though, so stay tuned!

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  1. Great ideas. You could even add a small bench near the half wall for people to take shoes off/ put on. I'm sure it will look great!

    1. That's a great idea! The only worry I would have with that is that it would maybe clutter the hallway and walkway into our living room. I will have to play around with ideas once the it's closer to completion! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. In truth, you need to pick the perfect design that will fit with the overall style of your residence if you want to accentuate its elegance and beauty. modern entryway chandelier