Your entryway or mudroom is a pretty crucial spot in your house.
It’s the first point of contact with the place you call home – a spot to sit down, take off your shoes, and ease into the relaxed, at-home version of yourself. As a catchall for all your going-out essentials, it needs to be highly functional. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a beautiful space, one that works hard while also welcoming you home.
Depending on the things and activities that are important to you, the needs for these spaces can vary greatly from person to person. You might be a fiend for shoes or sunnies, an avid cyclist, or perhaps you want to showcase your collection of handbags. It could even be as simple as having a dedicated spot to place your wallet and keys so that they never get misplaced.
These entryway ideas suit a whole range of needs using colours from the Resene Classics Collection – a specially curated collection of shades with staying power that look great in virtually any home.
The Bang Bang pegboard from George & Willy is painted Resene Neutral Bay and provides a landing place for coats, bags, scarves while the wire baskets in Resene Jaguar help keep clutter under control. They were painted using Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen, which can be written on with chalk and wiped clean with a wet cloth. That way, everyone can have their own personalised space to corral their smaller bits and bobs.
Entryways that are extra tight on space call for extra creativity. Create this clever shoe storage solution which you can make yourself by painting PVC drainage pipe or mailing tubes in Resene Pewter and strapping them together with a long belt, ribbon or even coloured duct tape. By adding a chair in Resene Indian Ink with some larger, artfully-arranged wooden pegs painted Resene Twizel, Resene Desperado, Resene Pewter, Resene Putty and Resene Jaguar, this small space provides an impressive amount of storage for comings and goings.
Paint: Walls: Resene Alabaster. Flooring: Resene Colourwood Mid Greywash. Storage Chest: Resene Desperado (lid) and Resene Putty (base). Pegboard: Resene Neutral Bay. Chair: Resene Indian Ink (navy) and Resene Swiss Caramel (brown). Plant pot from Kmart (with monstera plant & Umbrella) painted in Pewter. Tube Shoe Storage DIY: Resene Pewter. Wall Hooks in Resene Putty, Resene Desperado, Resene Twizel, Resene Jaguar and Resene Pewter. Pendant Lamp: Resene Indian Ink and Resene Jaguar. Vase: Resene Cleopatra Wire baskets: Resene Jaguar Small green vase (on pegboard): Resene Pewter.
Accessories: Bang bang pegboard from George & Willy. Carver leather chair from Freedom Furniture. Becky dining chair from ifurniture. Numero 74 pocket storage in sweet blue from Concrete Blush. Dixon leather handbag from Citta. Black crossbody purse with tassels, yellow tote with tassels from H&M. Frank tote bag (on peg board), Bia face cushion (girl), Anders face cushion (boy) from Bolt of Cloth. Loop scarf in mustard from Shut the Front Door. Graceful half-moon crossbody bag, autumn stripe rib scarf from Cotton On. Black stick umbrella, round toe ballet flats in mustard, grey ribbed runner mat & wire baskets from Kmart. Eva woven tan leather slides from The Mood Store. All other props are stylist’s own.
Styled by Vanessa Nouwens and Laura Lynn Johnston. Images by Bryce Carleton. 2019
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