Now that we're getting to experience a mere sampling of Boston's chilly winter weather and have a growing collection of cold weather essentials stowed in our entry and mudroom, I've been scouring the web for some entry way and mudroom inspiration.
The entry way was first on our "to beautify" list primarily because our guests see it the instant they are welcomed into our home. (The mudroom shall be dealt with...but later) After a little research and Pinterest pinning, here are my most favorite entry way photos:
When looking at all these together, I made a list of what we would like in our entry way:
1) A console to use as storage and to place small items on (i.e. keys, phones, etc.)
2) A few (very pretty!) hooks for hanging visitors' coats on (as we have a coat closet to stash our wares)
3) An area for shoes to be stashed, or an area where people knew to line their shoes up when they came over
4) A spot to sit for snow boot removal purposes
As you can see in my budget entry design below, 3 of the 4 happened - the console, the hooks, and a boot tray.
The jury is still out on a spot to sit...perhaps in the future. I think it looks pretty darn good and the only items we bought were my two coveted Anthropologie hooks ($18 each), above. Love them!
How do you think it turned out? Do tell!