Entryway Progress and Inspiration

22 Apr

The first night you paint your door black you may have multiple micro anxiety attacks when you walk by thinking, “Oh no, the door is open!” And, “I hope the dog didn’t get out!”

Those thoughts wear off and they are worth it. Easter Sunday, I crossed paint the door black off of my to-do list. I did not take a great before shot, but you can see a glimpse of our previously white door when we installed our ceiling medallion. Unfortunately, due to HOA restrictions and my inability to get matching paint, the exterior of our door still looks shoddy.

Black & White Entryway Inspiration

When I controversially decided against buying a gorgeous chandelier at Round Top, the one reason I was able to walk away was that I kept my high-contrast vision in mind. Below, I’ll share with you my mental inspiration board for the tiny room.

How good is the laundry room? Even the dog bowls are black and white, folks.

Fornasetti Laundry Room

I have been on the hunt for a good fabric source in Austin so I can be on the hunt for a graphic black and white fabric, like the Kelly Wearster one in the board below, to make a roman shade for the sidelight. I will be scouting for less expensive alternatives to the Jonathan Adler Secrets Vase and the whimsical Fornasetti plates. I think custom silhouettes would be perfect hanging on the wall or sitting atop a narrow console and I know I can find a few underutilized accessories from around the house, like the bookends or the snail from my small accessory spree. I think a black glass chandelier will round out the room. It is simply more fitting than the luxe-looking-lucite one.

Black and White Entry Decor Inspiration
I have also been eyeing this funky Gray Malin photograph from his Far Far Away series. Of course, that would add some blue which I am not sure I want to do.

Our small entry is starting to feel like a space of its own rather than merely a walkway between the dining room and the living room. I have noticed that I tell Anthony, my husband, that every little project or purchase makes a huge difference, but the front door going from white to black really makes a huge difference!

How was your Easter? What have you been working on lately?

Thanks for Reading,

♥ Dominique

4 Responses to “Entryway Progress and Inspiration”

  1. Dana 22 April 2014 at 8:05 AM #

    I’m feelin’ your vision. The Llama print is awesome though. Maybe a little blue wouldn’t be so bad. 😉

  2. camerondgoodwin23 27 May 2014 at 2:45 PM #

    Hi! I really like your post. I’m Cameron and I’m very interested in fashion. I think you would enjoy my posts; I would really appreciate a follow back! Thanks!


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