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Patina Inspired Entryway | Week One


inspiration images for design mood board
mood board for Hill and Valley Bungalow Entryway

Join with me for the next 8 weeks, with the One Room Challenge, as we transform the our mud room or entryway into something more useful and beautiful.



Thanks to the coordination of the founder, Linda Weinstein and the One Room Challenge crew, this event inspires many to complete a room in their home while participating alongside a community of like-minded people. There is also the benefit from the involvement of apartment therapy so maybe some lucky renovators will get a little notice!


For those of you who are new friends, we live in a 100+ year old Craftsman home. We have spent the better part of a year renovating our kitchen and as this mud room is adjacent to the kitchen, the contrast is less than pleasing.


This entryway is the most used door in our home, so reimagining it will make a very positive impact for my household.


This will be my fifth time participating in the One Room Challenge since 2018. I have completed two powder rooms, one in blues and one in reds, a workspace, and a primary bedroom. Besides this semi-annual event, my husband and I have been renovating our home spaces since we got married - and that is a long time ago!


Do I have a favorite? Maybe, but really I love what we have done with reimagining all the spaces so far!


Anyway, back to the project at hand...the entryway.


The Before Photos


Scroll through to see all the angles of this small space

We can do a little better, in fact we can do so much better! What is it that we need? A little love, improvement, and inspiration. And we will probably make a bigger mess before this gets better.


If you are wondering where I got the idea for a Patina Entryway, it began with a trip abroad where I took photos of absolutely everything!


Images of Inspiration


The images below are where I find inspiration - things that are worn and familiar, yet give a feeling of comfort and contentment. All the photos are from a trip I took to Bordeaux, France and surrounding areas. I was obsessed with photos and took over 1,500 in 5 days!


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antique demijohns at French chateau
antique demijohns at French chateau

worn cobblestones on a street in France
cobblestones in Bordeaux

peonies in French chateau
peony flowers in front of ancient stone wall

chocolate store in Bordeaux
blue storefront in Bordeaux, France

jewelry store in Bordeaux
pink storefront in Bordeaux, France

Next week I will go into project details, so see you then!


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