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Wednesday, March 13

Last Wednesday, I came up with a few wainscoting alternatives for my friend Kel's entryway. As a refresher, here is the space we're working with:
My potential solutions included painting everything white, adding wood inserts (or painting the interior panels dark to match the stain), painting the interior panels with chalkboard paint, or papering the interior panels with grasscloth wallpaper. (For more detail on each of these options, visit last week's post.)

After that post, Kel (the owner of the illustrious entry) indicated a preference for the grasscloth alternative - so I've put together a little mood board for how I would tackle the rest of the space:
Kel - Entry
  1. Grasscloth wallpaper - I chose a darker shade that (at least on screen) coordinates well with the existing wood. You could keep the wall above the wainscoting a neutral white, or go a little crazy and paper it in a fun complementary wallpaper, like this birch tree pattern.
  2. A patterned sisal runner with reddish/orange tones looks great with the grasscloth but adds a little punch.
  3. My favourite Hans J. Wegner wishbone chair in red because every entry needs somewhere you can sit to pull off your shoes. This one is a tad pricey. Another good option is this inexpensive red number from IKEA.
  4. The Bubbles Ceramic Side Table from West Elm is both adorable and functional as a great spot to drop your keys and mail.
  5. Simple black and white pencil and ink drawings from Etsy - this abstract human figure drawing is by Caleb Adams.
  6. A sweet Van Gogh quotation, prettied up by the lovely Chelsea Petaja of ohmydeer.
  7. For Kel, the former ballerina - a black swan-esque pencil and ink drawing.
  8. Several unique-looking Antler Melodie hooks, from Anthropologie, for hanging coats and hats.
  9. And the J. Crew farmer's market tote. Hanging one or two of these cute totes on the hooks creates a place to store gloves and mittens, dog accessories, and other front-entry necessities.
All together, fairly simple with a few pops of colour. What do you think?

1 comment

  1. Yay! Love it. Now I just have to figure out where to buy grasscloth :)
    Spot on as always, V.

    xo Kel


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