I am breaking down all the details [ and costs! ] for this Entryway Makeover: Before and After!
I am so happy I got to continue the midcentury modern makeover that I did in my sister’s dining room into her entryway. The dining room is such a statement and a focal point and now that the entryway is complete, you can feel those special design touches right when you walk in the door.
Once I completed the slat wall, the rest was about styling. If you want to create your own slat wall, see my tutorial here.
I started by laying out the frames for the gallery wall that is above the console table. I laid mine out on the floor and played with it until I was happy with it. This gallery wall is a little top heavy on the right and the reason being, is that we have the slat wall, the very organic console table, and then the weight of the staircase. So I wanted to balance out all of the design features.
For hanging the gallery wall, I used a hammer, a level, and a picture hanging kit. The gallery frames come in a set of five with matting and there are four color options. Once the frames were hung, then I started to style the console. Always remember: Good design will always meet form and function. This console originally did not have a top, so we ordered a glass one to make it more functional.
I used some of the same techniques for styling this that I did in my shelf styling post. So I started by pulling together some lovely little details for the entryway. I had a plant, a few different stack-ables like books or trays, a couple different vases, a lamp, and a clean fragrance device for aroma. I absolutely love these clean fragrance devices. They sink up to your phone so you can program them according to your schedule & the pods come in so many great aromas and are biodegradable. Some of my favorite scents are lemongrass and Tahitian sunset.
The first thing I did was add the wood tray. I knew I needed to add a wood item here to carry that element through the space because of the wood slat wall. Then I added the lamp, which was definitely form and function. We needed light in the entryway because they only had one overhead light in the space. Next, I added the matte grey book to add height. The matte grey is acting as a grounding force in the design style of this area. And then I put a plant on top of it. Plants always add a little life to the space.
The vases are from my friend @theclaymaven, who makes pottery with this cute bubble feature. I loved the black one, but the white is definitely better fit for the space.
Then I added my clean fragrance device inside the vase. Adding fragrance to an entryway is always a good idea. I love adding these in an entryway because then it smells amazing for everyone who enters your home. The clean fragrance device has biodegradable pods that last 30-40 days. I talk more about them in this highlight on my Instagram. Some of my favorite fragrances are lemongrass, wild honeysuckle, fresh lime and coconut, and Tahitian sunset. I also added a wooden tray for a place to drop their keys.
To finish off the space I got the idea to add a little fun element to the ceiling. So I took down the light and started tracing out spikes of a starburst with the stencil I created. Once I traced it, I taped it out with painters tape. Then I went and painted the starburst a gold paint to match the color of the light fixture.
Slat feature: $175, select pine
$329 washable rug
$359.50 (2 sets) frames
By bringing in a minimal budget, you can really make a huge impact and I love that this Entryway Makeover is what you see when you first walk in the door! Shop all the details below!
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