The entry is the one space in our home that has been under a constant renovation ever since we moved in. From updating the floors to the banister. The upstairs looks dramatically different thanks to a wall (that’s our new closet!). It got a new (old) HUGE door that was originally on the back of our house.
A new round window when we did the exterior renovation. And early this year we decided to straighten out all the odd angles around the entrance to our office. Truthfully, we should have just DONE this when everything else was under construction, but sometimes when you’re drowning in construction debris and decisions, adding on even one more thing feels like it might be THE thing to make you lose your mind.
So we waited until this year and man, wish we would have straightened it all out to begin with. What a difference that made!
In this last and final phase of the entry makeover, we flipped the closet to have access inside the office. Originally we did this because we desperately needed more office storage, but now it works because the office can technically be counted as a bedroom now!
(Above: Inside the office)
We straightened out the entry door into the office and swapped the smaller door for a large 8′ one. We ordered this one, and the accompanying closet door in the office, from Simpson door. It’s this one! The same style that we added to our new primary suite in the closet and the pocket doors for the bathroom (I owe you photos of those now that the hardware is on!). If we were staying, we were going to eventually swap all the doors to this style.
Back in the entry point of view, it really allowed us to clean up the odd angles and extra everything.
The other doors and doorways in this view line are all very tall so we wanted to keep the office door consistent with that. I also love that this door mimics the shape of the dining room doors. It’s a grand experience to walk through, truly.
Straightening out the door meant patching floors and trim and paint. We added an extra light to the entry area. All in all the project took us about 3 months to complete, but it’s COMPLETE!!!
Now to enjoy it for the next couple months.
Wall Color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Trim Color: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
Door Color: Tricorn Black
Floors: Ingrid by Stuga Studio
Hide and Seek Book
The Nature of Home Book
Table Lamp (we have a dupe here!)
Rug (The Vintage Rug Shop)
Two-Arm Sconce (we have a dupe here!)
Mirror (we have a whole round-up here!)
Swivel Chairs (you can find dupes here!)
Music Room Light