Saturday, October 30, 2010

A mudroom evolves {before and after photos}

Here is a good before and after diagram , you can click on the image to make it easier to view if you have a small monitor like me...

I thought I should show you how our "mudroom" and I use the term loosely it is really our entry has evolved over the years , this is how it looked when I started this blog , the kids were small and the low hooks easily accommodated their size but they grew and so did the wall treatment to allow for longer coats and growing children. As you can see I removed the outdated checker patterned ceramic , that we chose , which seemed so cool way back when but which quickly became outdated.

I notice how icy everything seemed , adding earthy neutrals has really warmed this house up. I much prefer my simple bamboo blinds , I also feel the addition of the black interior doors adds a little polish and glamour and the newer slate floors are much easier to keep clean and add a rustic appeal .





Now that I have added this half wall this space feels complete and more useful and I am happy it doesn't infringe on the living space as much anymore , I imagine it will help keep drafty winds from chilling us in the living room in the upcoming winter months as well.



I think it looks like it has always been there , which makes me very happy , I didn't want it to look like an after thought.


Front door open view.


I am still on the look out for the perfect mat , still haven't found it , this one all though cute and wool and traditional , it is too busy , do you know of the perfect rug ?let me know , I do not want sisal or sea grass , we live in Canada we need a hard working yet attractive rug.













































9 comments:

Leanne said...

It turned out really nice...we've added lots of trim details and beadboard to this house we're at. What a difference it makes!

Pine Tree Home said...

Very nice job. Love the little space for your purse. I am always moving mine around.

LindaSonia said...

Nice space but I don't see much change - what am I missing. I don't see any black interior doors??? Love your half wall though

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Lovely I love the new colours!

Starwood Country Creations said...

Looks great Chris! Just a thought for the entrance mat, I am considering getting one of the summer outdoor area rugs for my entrance, there are some great ones now. Of course, the selection isn't great right now but I'll be ready in the spring when they are back in the stores.

Donna said...

Every inch of it is wonderful!! I would love it in my house! The whole thing just looks charming!

Cathy said...

Dash and Albert Rugs = AWESOME!! Hardworking, durable, choose cotton, poly (indoor/outdoor) that can be hosed off or bleached, or wool. I have a cotton one at every entry in my house. Look great and they are washable too.
http://www.dashandalbert.com/

Restoration House said...

Love the little half wall. It does make a difference. I also love all the trim you put on it that makes it part of your house. Great job!
Kim

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Beautiful space!
The indoor/outdoor rugs from Ballard designs are so practical and look great too.

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