Entryway Makeover | Reveal

Entryway Makeover | Reveal

I can’t begin to tell you how good it feels to have this entryway finally completed! If you need a room refresher, be sure to check that out here. So where to begin. Oh, right! Let’s talk about Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year…

Allllllaaaaabbbbaaassstttteeeerrrr!

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

Imagine I announced that just as well as Oprah. But just in case that wasn’t clear – I am SO thrilled the color of the year is Alabaster (SW 7008).

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

So, why white? Glad you asked. White isn’t just that safe go-to color anymore my friends. It’s so much more than that. White is the color of endless possibilities. A chance to discover something once lost. It’s never boring. Always on trend. Simple and modern. White has that power to make any space feel majestic and magnificent. Most importantly, you’ll never regret choosing white.

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

Because our influence has always been directly attributed to the modernity of Scandinavian design, we wanted the entryway to not only be the first impression of our space, but the introduction to our home as a whole. So we aimed for functional, simple and honest. What you see is what you get!

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

So, here is what we did with the overall space:

1. Colour

Needless to say, I was more than excited to paint our entryway with  Alabaster (FYI white is one of my favorite colors people)! We decided to paint the banister, since it was the main source for sore eyes. Which by the way, is a wonderful compliment to other shades of white. Our walls are painted Incredible White (SW 7028), which is great for setting a warm ambience to any space. Combining it with the fresh and pure tone of Alabaster, our space looked fresh and clean. No more forest green posts – yay!

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

We painted our feature wall another favorite color of mine, black – Tricorn Black (SW 6258) to really give the entryway some personality. All white is nice, but sometimes it’s good to have another color to compliment it, not to be confused with compete. The Alabaster banister just pops now and stands out as it’s own element in the space.

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

2. Floors

We got rid of that busy linoleum and replaced it with an unexpected alternative: commercial vinyl tile. Our budget for flooring was very small, so we used a very standard classic black and white chip patterned vinyl tile. This flooring is commonly seen in hospitals, schools and probably grocery stores. So to modernize the look of something incredibly dull and ordinary, we gave our floor a simple “x” design to mark the spot! I absolutely love it and the best part is, it only cost us $100 (including all materials).

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

3. Decor

Our entryway isn’t huge, so functionality and livability were crucial. We kept the space clutter-free by bringing in little to no accessories. A stump to sit on, a plant for a pop of color.

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

We hung a large round mirror to break up the black wall just a bit and for those last minute touch-ups when running out the door. We stuck with mainly wood materials to add texture and warmth.

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

4. Lighting

I would have to say that lighting is so important in any space. Especially when living in Canada, where you are exposed to winter up to 6 months out of the year. We  wanted something elegant, reliable and with minimal ornamentation. This brass light was both simple and modern. We’ve had it with us for a few years now – you might recognize it from our California Dining Room.

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

With all these elements coming together, I am so incredibly pleased with the end result. It’s truly amazing how one small room can have such big impact. Don’t you think?

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

Entryway Makeover: Reveal | Hello Lidy

A huge thank you to Sherwin-Williams for allowing me the honor to participate in this year’s Color of the Year! I’ve also included a little video for you all to enjoy of our makeover journey – I hope you enjoy.

XOXO, Lidy

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  • Teresa Kroeker

    Love it Lidy!! <3

    • HelloLidy

      Yay!! Thanks Teresa!!

      XOXO

  • Kerry

    This looks SO great! I love the black and white contrast and the banister looks awesome in white. We have a ton of forest green in our new house, too, and I just can’t stand it!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Kerry!!! Yay for paint! It’s the easiest solution for a quick fix and what a difference it makes. It sounds like you might have some painting ahead of you too 😉

      XO

  • Amy

    Love that flooring!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Amy!! It was a risk, but I think that graphic pattern saved us in the end :)

      XOXO

  • Ashlea

    It turned out so beautifully! love the light against that black wall.

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Ashlea! So happy you approve :)

      XO

  • Donna

    Your entryway looks lovely Lidy. I love that you chose white and the contrasting Black wall. It looks perfect!!!! #greatjob :)

    • HelloLidy

      Yay!! Thanks Donna – you are the sweetest!!

      XOXO

      • Donna

        You’re welcome. :)

  • G. Bateman

    It looks awesome!! Great shots of it… and fun video!

  • Brooke Dillon

    Hi! Love the update. Clean and simple with a ton of impact! Can you tell me where you bought the plant stand? I’ve been trying to find one but I haven’t found anything vintage or new around Calgary (the shipping from most places online seems to be ridiculously expensive)

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