Many homes don’t have a dedicated mudroom, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a place to stash your stuff right after you walk in the door. This simple and stylish entryway is designed to keep things tidy and takes up next to no floor space.
This soft and understated scheme with walls in Resene Moonlight and floors in Resene Grey Olive, looks warm and inviting to guests and the door in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta offers a cheerful surprise with edges painted Resene Influential. The vintage bench was given an update in Resene Chorus Line and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta and offers seating for those heading out to tie their shoes with plenty of space underneath for painted baskets to keep footwear that’s still waiting to be worn out of sight.
These hooks are handmade using a small piece of pine painted Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta – to match the door, picture frame and bench legs – with a few simple hooks painted in Resene Influential so that there is always a place to hang coats, scarves and umbrellas.
Kate has also brought in plenty of natural textures like the Sahara Weave Entrance Mat from The Ivy House, which plays off the colours in the artwork; the woven kete baskets painted Resene Grey Olive and Resene Influential, which provide extra storage to keep smaller bits and bobs like keys and sunnies; and the old fashioned broom with a handle painted Resene Influential is at the ready for a quick clean-up.
Paint: Wall: Resene Moonlight. Floor: Resene Grey Olive. Door: Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta with Resene Influential edges. Bench: Resene Chorus Line and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta. Baskets: Kete baskets in Resene Grey Olive and Resene Influential; basket with flowers in Resene Influential; basket of throws in Resene Grey Olive; empty woven floor basket in Resene Merino. Broom handle: Painted in Resene Influential. DIY coat rack: Painted in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta with Resene Grey Olive knobs. Round rattan side table: Resene Sambuca. Candle sticks: Resene Grey Olive and Resene Moonlight. Round vase: Resene Influential. Picture frame: Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta.
Styling by Kate Alexander. Photography by Bryce Carleton. 2019
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