Making over my modern farmhouse entryway was not easy at first, but the result is amazing. When we first moved into our home almost a year ago, the entry way foyer was a huge mystery to me. I had no idea what to do with such a large space that wasn’t quite a room, yet wasn’t quite a hallway. It certainly was a stunning space, with its soaring 20ft ceilings and original 1900 hardwood floors – and I wanted to do it justice. However, I HATE, let me say that again I HATE when areas have stuff in them that is totally unused and impractical. So I knew it had to be both beautiful and functional. The people we bought the house from had painted both the walls and ceilings dark poo brown and had a clunky cherry wood wardrobe and random side table with some dead flowers on it. HA! So I definitely knew what I did not want it to be, but deciding on what I wanted it to be was a whole other ordeal. If you want to see the before go to this instagram post– ( which was really more like the middle, I can’t find any pictures of it when we moved in )
I painted it white for starters, and knew I wanted to change out the front door and lighting, but other than that I wasn’t quite sure of how to best utilize this space. It went through a few iterations of playing with furniture we already had, I bought a few pieces here and there but nothing was quite right. I was browsing pinterest one day and I fell in love with the Gleaming Primrose Mirror from Anthropologie. Its a huge 7ft tall by 5.5ft wide mirror and I knew I HAD to have it for this space. I also had ordered a new front door from Rustica to let in maximum light since there are no windows except the door windows on that side of the hallway. I knew I wanted a scandinavian / french farmhouse vibe so when I saw their beautiful dutch doors I was immediately in love. But other than those two things I was lost.
So that’s when I decided to reach out to Havenly for help. I worked with them on a few spaces in our previous house that also had me stumped and they did such an amazing job taking all my scattered ideas and making them come to life. Read the post here about my previous experience with them. The design process was super easy. I took a design quiz to establish my profile and style and then I was matched with a designer who specializes in the vibes I was going for. I laid out my core pieces ( the mirror and the door) and my designer Amber got to work!
I’ll be writing a more detailed post about my entire experience with them on this project coming soon.
I worked with several amazing brands on this project but most notably the door from Rustica and the chandelier from Schoolhouse. Those two pieces truly transformed the space into the perfect modern farmhouse entryway. Hardware and lighting is always the first thing I change when I am trying to update or elevate the style of a space. Ain’t nobody want builder grade!
Okay okay, so I will quit rambling and show you the space! It truly was a transformation and took the better part of a year to create. It still isn’t “finished” I still need to decide on some more art and get a larger rug to replace the runner, but it feels like it is now cohesive and beautiful. A functional place to welcome guests, put on shoes, hang coats and bags, and of course the all important outfit check in the full-length mirror before walking out the door!
All sources of products used in my modern farmhouse entryway are linked after the image gallery.