We did it! We moved two weeks ago, and we've been working hard ever since to settle into our new home. Decorating is a collaborative process for Doug and me, and we feel the weight of a looming deadline to get everything in order before the baby arrives. We've known that we would be moving since the end of last year, which gave us time to plan and order a few key pieces as needed. Things are still coming together in our new apartment, and one of the areas that I'm really looking forward to finishing is our entryway.
I was struck by the entire tour of Anna Rifle Bond's home in Florida, and the image above really inspired me to think about making our entryway a neutral space. I'm obsessed with pretty much everything that Anna and Rifle Paper Company create, so much so that we even used Rifle for our wedding stationery. In contrast to the whimsical, bold and colorful prints that Rifle Paper Company is known for, I appreciate the serenity of the space above. I want to achieve something similarly cohesive, although probably a touch less modern and minimalist.
I was off to the races and started pinning like crazy, and I've included my favorite inspiration images below. My concept for our neutral entryway has white walls and blond wood tones, with layered textures for depth and black elements for contrast. You can see the impact created by the right dose of black in both Studio McGee images and in Alaina Kaczmarski's home tour on her blog Elizabeth Street Post.
In the coming weeks I hope to share my mood board / mock up for our entry, and eventually to share with you the whole space!