Our front entry hall is the central part of our home. It’s the space that we use to access any other place in the house so it’s really the main traffic area. It’s seen a few updates here and there but it’s never quite been finished.
I updated with curtains and it’s where I added the rustic console table. It’s the location of our simple command center and where I enter the shop side of the house.
Our master bedroom closet is directly above this space so while B had the walls tore out upstairs he moved the wiring to the ceiling fan in the entry hall inside the walls so that we could remove the metal track that was connected to the wall and ceiling from the switch to the ceiling fan.
While B was waiting for me to paint the shelving in the closet, he got to work in the entry hall so that we could do some spring updates down there. He started with replacing the light outside over the front door. That poor old thing hasn’t worked right for years and the new pendant isn’t earth shattering but it’s nice to have a light out front that works.
Inside, we finally got rid of the super ugly ceiling fan from the 80s! Just taking it down was a huge improvement but as odd as it may seem to have a ceiling fan over the front door, it’s actually amazing at moving air between upstairs and downstairs in the spring and summer when it’s warmer.
Once we get the new ceiling fan installed, I’ll be ready to start working on the stairs. I did a quick paint job some time ago but it was never finished and it’s time to get them finished. Since it’s such a big job, I wanted to make sure that I got it right the first time around so I’ve been looking for some ideas and inspiration. The staircase is pretty and while I don’t want to do anything too crazy, I really want them to make a statement.
Below are a few things I’m loving.
More modern than would make sense in our house but it doesn’t mean it can’t inspire. A simple color palette with warm wood tones feels inviting. Plants make it feel fresh. I also love that it feels very minimalistic. Something I really need to work harder at.
Image – House of Turquoise
I love the crisp white with black accents. The Rug seems to tie everything together. Again, it feels modern but more traditional which speaks more to our home’s age and style.
This feels farmhouse-like without feeling so trendy. B and I have been wanting to find a more classic take on the farmhouse style of course with our modern, coastal vibe. This space just feels warm and inviting. Something I wish our entry felt more like. Again the plants keep the space feeling fresh.
This has that coastal vibe I like without feeling overly theme-like. I love the rustic, raw looking console table mixed with the round mirror and funky accessories. This is great inspiration for the feel I’d like to accomplish.
So now that I’ve shared what speaks to me, it’s time to get to work. The outdoor lantern is installed and B’s been prepping to hang our new ceiling fan. I can’t wait to share the progress!