September 6, 2018

My Entryway Reveal + My Design Sponge Feature

My entryway was featured on Design Sponge today!!

This space has been complete for a couple months now, but I’ve been holding off the full reveal until after the feature went live. I shared lots of sneak peeks on Instagram (follow me), but now I can share the full space, ayeeeeeee!

You guys gotta check out the feature for the before photo of the entryway (when I first moved in)!

After we moved in, one of the first things we did was put down the laminate wood floors and paint. I added an oversized bar cart in the entry, but it was way too big. I knew eventually I needed to scale down to a smaller table with storage. I also knew I wanted to do a bold treatment on the walls. I came up with this design plan last year some time and got to work!

The stencil project was really easy, but took FOREVER to complete, because I took a million breaks. I chronicled the whole thing on Instagram, so if you want to see the behind the scenes of projects like this, follow me. The tribal stencil is from Royal Design Studio and the paint colors I chose are Park Avenue and Limousine Leather (my favorite black) by Behr Marquee.

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

I made the changes slowly after, changing the table, art, and the accessorizing – my favorite part. I’m so in love with this space and all the small details. Here’s what this space looks like now:

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

My bar cabinet has a new look, too! I house all our paper products here, which makes it easy for guests to grab what they need on their way to our wet bar, where all our food is usually laid out. My afro girl has moved here, along with one of my favorite sculptures and some fun accessories. Every “finished” spot in my home gets to be called my “favorite” at one time or another. I think today this spot is it.

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

I even got the other end of my hallway complete, where all the bedrooms (and my home office) are. I don’t have a before photo, sorry, but I painted the walls the same color as my living room (Garden Gage by Sherwin-Williams) and added a small console table at the end. My juju got moved from over my bar cabinet (above) to this spot and I love it here, too. The little console used to be black, but recently painted it yellow and it looks sooooo good! I definitely needed the burst of color.

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

eclectic entryway | eclectic hallway

I’m so happy that I can finally put a “finished’ stamp on my entryway/hallway and can’t wait to get the next spaces finished: the laundry room and living room! Make sure you go check out the BEFORE photo of my entryway and leave a comment on the Design Sponge feature!

Till next time,

12 comments so far.

12 responses to “My Entryway Reveal + My Design Sponge Feature”

  1. cherie says:

    I absolutely love the mirror! Is it available anywhere?

  2. Jamala says:

    This is worthy of all kinds of fab awards and features! My goodness… it’s awesome..I love all the cultural vibes you’ve got going on.. my dear this is truly fabulous.. it completely sets the tone of your home, style and warmth

  3. I can’t get over how much I love this entryway! I totally keep coming back to it. Haha.

  4. Darcel says:

    Love, Love, Love it! I always like what you do in your home because it doesn’t look like everything else I see when scrolling through Houzz.

  5. Jessica says:

    I love your entryway, Whitney! It’s super up to all the small details. I can’t wait to see the rest of your house makeover 🙂

  6. Haley says:

    That mirror is absolutely beautiful as well as the yellow table. Your entryway, in general, is stunning.

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I’m a self-proclaimed foodie with a love of all things HOME. I’m at my best when color & coffee is involved, but you can also bribe me with crawfish, bread pudding, and/or hibachi. New Orleans born and bred, it’s how I’ve learned to be confident in my use of unique patterns, bold color, and space planning when transforming my clients’ homes! Welcome to Whitney J Décor!

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