Over the last few weeks I’ve been showing progress updates of my entryway makeover over on my YouTube channel. Today I wanted to share the inspiration behind my design and the final reveal of the space, as well as where I purchased everything.
We live in a beautiful old home built in the late 1920s/early 1930s. We do not own this house, it is owned by the Army and is located on a military installation. That brings with it challenges when decorating, like any other person renting a home would face. Everything has to be removable, and ideally easy to return to its original state upon leaving the property. We also can’t do any major design updates that we could do if we owned the home, such as changing out light fixtures, doors etc.
I don’t mind the added challenge of these constraints. I like the challenge of making a house feel like a home wherever we live – this is part of being a military spouse!
I love the modern farmhouse style. The furniture and décor in our home is a mix of traditional, modern and farmhouse, all combined into a harmonious blend (well that’s the aim anyways!). I’m not a huge fan of shabby or primitive styles of the farmhouse trend; I don’t love anything too distressed, too rusted or too worn. But I do adore aged timbers, metals that patina and lots of neutral colours and texture!
Now let me show you the mood-board I created for my entryway! You will see some items on this board that I actually purchased, some I liked but found cheaper alternatives, and some images are just for the overall mood and direction of the space.
The shiplap wallpaper and the trio of mirrors were the exact items used in the entryway. Whereas the rug (bottom right) is by McGee and Co. and would set me back $137 for a 3’x5’ size. I knew I wanted a striped black and white rug and managed to find a great alternative at HomeGoods for only $29.95!
Other elements you see in the mood-board, such as the aged timber shelf, wrought iron brackets, greenery and floral cushions, were used as inspiration for the items I eventually selected for the space.
Without further ado, here are the images of the space fully complete. A list of where I purchased all the items for the space also follows.
Twine (for hanging the mirrors): Home Depot
Lantern: Already owned
Pot: Home Depot
Plant: Home Depot
Stair tread (used for shelf): Home Depot
Stain: Home Depot
Polyurethane: Home Depot
Wrought Iron Brackets: Amazon
Sun Hat: Old Navy
Wallpaper: All 4 Walls Wallpaper
Green cushion: Pier1 Imports
Butterfly cushion: Pier1 Imports
Knot cushion: Pier1 Imports
House doorstop: Target
Art: Joss and Main
If you want to check out the video reveal of my entryway, you can view it below or head over to my YouTube channel to check out my other videos!