Today is the reveal of our Navy and Black Modern Eclectic Entryway. Seriously, it’s a pinch-me feeling over here because I can’t believe how far this space has come! Whenever I do room reveals, it’s funny because the reveal, now, is not what the room ends up looking like after another few months. The rooms tend to grow into themselves. Does that make sense at all? It seems like the reveal is “round one” in the space and even if it’s a fab round one (like this one is) it gets better and better over time. Maybe that’s just a weird thing that happens to me. Who knows. In any case, I’m totally smitten with this reveal but know that it’s bound to keep getting better and better.
If you haven’t been following along with this makeover for the One Room Challenge, make sure to play catch up!
Week 1 – Entryway | Week 2 – Design Plan | Week 3 – Saying Goodbye to the Scrolls | How To Determine Gallery Wall Sizes | How To Modernize Stair Railings
And, be sure to stop by Calling It Home to see all the other participants’ rooms!
Before we hop right into all the pretty pictures, let me remind you of how the space looked just a short six weeks ago!
I’m so thrilled to share what it looks like now! Ready to see our Navy and Black Eclectic Modern Entryway?!
Come on in…
Drastic change, right? It feels like a drastic change to me anyways!
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The entryway feels totally modern and bright yet dark at the same time. The colors are complimentary yet bold and it’s taking me a bit to get used to them. I keep telling Luke that I feel like I need to soften the space up a bit so that it fits the rest of the house. Yet, then I contradict myself because if there’s a space that can be bold and have it’s own flavor it can be an entryway, right?!
Ok, let’s chat about all the details!
The first thing you see when you walk up is the front doors! They’ve provided so much light into the space. It’s seriously amazing. Before, the entryway was dark and not inviting at all. Now, it’s just filled with the prettiest filtered light. I’m going to go into much more detail on the front door situation week after next; because a lot of you had questions about putting new glass into your original doors; because that’s the option we were going to do. But that post is for another day. It’s coming, I promise. =)
Look closely at the front door – something happened with the paint and the painter has to come back out and fix the splotchiness and fill and paint the edging. On top of that, the handleset was not ordered and is now in transit. Issues always arise, and they always take a bit to work through, but we are working through them!
Actually, there are quite a few oops and “we’ll have to fix this is a bit” type things in our entryway. I’ll share along the way because that’s part of the process. As much as I wish that everything was perfect for reveal day, it’s not. But, MUCH better is definitely an improvement. I’m looking on the bright side!
When you walk in the front doors, my eye immediately goes to the amazing interior doors and brass knobs. How incredibly chic are they? The pairing is my dream pairing and, originally, I was going to do white doors but then I just went for bold. I’m so happy that I did! Seriously, I love the way the door and the hardware pair together.
For the paint color, I went with the same color as I did for my kitchen reveal. It’s Cracked Pepper by Behr.
Metrie provided the doors and they are amazing! I went with the fashion forward doors and really love them. Nostalgic Warehouse provided the gorgeous brass knobs. I choose this brass door set and isn’t it just divine? I’m dying to update all my doors and knobs to these two choices.
Also, I know the door above looks a bit funny with the glare but I’m so in LOVE with the sunlight that is pouring through our entryway that I didn’t have the heart to filter out the sun with a reflector. The space used to be so dingy and now, it’s a breath of fresh air.
This is the view to the downstairs from the playroom. Gosh, again the door knob and doors are just the star, right?
If you take another step or two back toward the entryway, this is your view:
Fun and eclectic, right?! The rug was an Ebay find. If you missed it, check out my go-to sources for affordable vintage rugs. I shared all my favorite places to browse. The “table” is actually a brass stand I found years ago. I Instagram storied (follow me on Instagram if you aren’t!) a lot about my table woes, but basically, I couldn’t find a table in a height/width that fit my budget. This is a makeshift table until I find one that will work for us longterm.
Take a few more steps and you see this:
I can’t get over this little nook area to our garage. It used to be so disgusting and a forgotten space. Add amazing doors and brass knobs and, all of a sudden, it has personality. I just adore it.
The coat hanger is a DIY that I did some time ago. If you missed it, here’s the tutorial for the brass and wood coat hanger. I picked up the art at Target and really like how it pairs with the hanger. The leather tassel is a DIY. I had fun making those this week and will share the SIMPLE tutorial for them soon!
Here’s a more pulled back view of this space.
Do you spy my other issue? The millwork company used our old doors as templates for the new ones and, anyways, something got off somewhere. The new doors to the closet are just a tad too big to completely shut. They are going to take them back down and resize them and send them back to the painter but I wanted to have them in the space for the reveal so that you could get a feel for the space. When I get them back, I’ll have the same knobs as all the other ones. I can’t wait to see the brass knobs from the landing area on these doors – they are really going to make more of a statement than they already do!
Do you spy the double frames that are close to the front doors?
I’ve had this art on my wishlist for at least a year and a half. My birthday was last month and I somehow convinced Luke that we just had to have these pieces and he should get them for me for my birthday. He loved them too so I didn’t have to convince too hard. Aren’t they just perfect in this space?
Framebridge graciously framed them for me. I picked the Sonoma frame which mimics the look of my Taco Tuesday print in the kitchen. I seriously love so many things about the entryway so I can’t pick a favorite, but these just speak to me. Finding art that speaks to you is just the best thing.
When you turn the corner (or if you would have looked left when you walked in the front doors) you would see this circle area.
What do you notice first? Do you notice the table or do you notice that dark railing? I’m still pinching myself that we were able to modernize the railing (by getting rid of those scrolls – did you catch the tutorial last week?)! It’s such a drastic change.
The circle entryway has thrown me for a bit of a loop. Because of the height of the stairs, I didn’t feel like a traditional table height looked good. So, as I was searching for an adjustable table or pub style table. I had the crazy idea to try this brass stand with a thrifted table top. I think it works. It’s not perfect, and I did find the perfect table (but my budget at this time wouldn’t allow me to purchase it). It works for now.
A few of my favorite things are on the table. Brass keys were a flea market find a few weeks ago. I had no idea what I needed them for, but I loved them so they came home with me. How gorgeous are the black beads from St. Frank? They are so incredibly heavy and add a fun organic feel to the table as does the hand-carved wood bowl. Both are made from artisans which I think is so cool. A light is always a good idea to add height and it adds a fun ambiance to the entryway during the evening. And, you know I love my plants so a plant was a no-brainer.
Let’s head up the stairs and check out the loft area!
How fun is that light?! Originally, I thought it wasn’t going to work because it hung so much higher than my last one but, in person, it really fits the space. You don’t see the light at all when you walk in the front doors and that has been a change to get used to but I think it really allows your eye to take everything else in.
I freaking adore our new canvas wall! I worked with Canvas Pop on the wall and it turned out great. If you missed my detailed post on how to determine canvas sizing, make sure to check that out!
The cactus is fake and probably my favorite thrifted find ever. I get asked about it all the time. At the time, I didn’t know if I was buying the coolest thing ever for $20 or the silliest. Definitely the coolest thing ever, don’t you think?
I “replanted” it in a more earthy pot and think it fits even better with my space.
The leather plant bag is a DIY. It’s floated around the house for awhile, but I think it’s meant to stay where it is now.
How about a few more pictures?
And, just because I can’t help myself from sharing a before/after, look at this:
So, tell me your thoughts! Do you love it?
Canvas Pop | Nostalgic Warehouse | Framebridge | St. Frank | Metrie
Nostalgic Warehouse – Studio Shortplate, Craftsman Knob in Brass | Metrie – Fashion Forward Door | Framebridge – Sonoma Frame | St. Frank – Wood Bowl and Glass Beads | Canvas Pop – Photo Canvas Display | Target – Black and White Framed Textile, Marble Tray and Brass Lamp | Ross – Wall Hanging | Ebay – Runners but similar here and here | CB2 – Pendant Light | Restoration Hardware – Brass Flushmount | Leather Plant Bag | Modern Coat Rack | Leather Tassels – DIY coming soon! | Female Chief | Male Chief | Mid-Century Plant Stand | Brass Keys – Vintage but similar
it looks awesome, ashley! i love the light fixture and the new art is amazing!
Thanks Cassie! I’ve loved that art forever!
Such a transformation! I love how modern the space looks now! Those doors are gorgeous!
It is modern! At first, I thought it might be a bit too modern but I really do love it too!
I do love it, great job. Specially the color scheme and the railing, so cool that you got to do such a drastic change on those with litle money. I agree the table isn’t perfect, so I’m hoping you can save the money to invest in that perfect one soon.
I know! I’m so happy that railing worked out and yes, I hope the table situation changes soon! Thanks for stopping by!
Wow! It looks incredible, Ashley! And those doors <3
Thanks Dana! I’m still swooning over the door and door knob combo!
Looks incredible! I enjoyed following along each week on here as well as your Instagram stories!
Thanks so much Craig! I tend to ramble a bit on the stories, so it’s great to hear that it was a fun process to follow along with!
Cristy @ W. Collective Interiors
It looks stellar, Ashley! Favorite parts: 1. the railing (totally amazed at how that turned out!), 2. the light (love me some CB2!), 3. the faux cactus – seriously, coolest thing ever! Cheers to you on another successful ORC transformation!
Thanks Cristy! The fake cactus gets me every time! lol
Jessica | house homemade
Yay! I love how it turned out. It’s so you and looks amazing! Love those doors.
Thanks Jessica! That’s so funny because I finished it and then asked my husband if he thought it fit in the house!! =)
WOW. I mean, wow. This space turned out amazing, Ashley! I am not sure what is my favorite – maybe the front doors? Or the interior doors… Or the art work…. Or the everything…? I just love it all – you did a really great job here. And the photographer in Spain captured you all beautifully!
I kinda feel the same way! And thanks, I really love the photos from Spain too! Such a fun memory.
Brit | House Updated
Ashley! What a difference! Those dark doors are amazing and you can really tell how much more light pours into the space with the new front doors. All the bumps in the process were so worth it, it all turned out so well. And that light fixture is definitely a favorite – love it!
I know, right?! I wasn’t even planning to go with dark doors but then mid-way through I just knew they would be worth it!
Wow, what a difference! Great job on those railings Luke. The first thing I noticed you asked, the sad looking plant on the table. How do you like your knobs? Your instastories story you were worried you had them placed wrong, what do you think?
Thanks Alison! The knobs aren’t perfectly centered but they weren’t anything close to being annoying to me (like I originally wondered or fretted about). ha! Sometimes, we over stress for sure and that was one of those times!
I can’t get over how removing the scrolls change the rail. That is just genius! Love your new artwork and canvas wall, too. Everything works together so beautifully. Lovely space! Susie from The Chelsea Project
The scroll removal changed the space so much, I totally agree! Thanks so much Susie!
So much to love about this space! The railings seriously make all the difference and I’m obsessed with that light! And I never knew I could like doors and doorknobs so much! ha. So gorgeous!
Thanks Bre!! Totally agree on the railings – game changer for sure! And yes, I need the doorknobs and doors in all my rooms now.
Those doors are amazing! I love the detail they have and your right the knobs are great! The plants and the rugs add very pretty color to the space. Nicely done!
Thanks so much Kristen! The doors and knobs are a perfect combo in my book!
WOW! I LOVE it ALL! That light is amazing. That black is on the doors is so good too. Love the drama!
Thanks Jess! Drama is right! Probably my room with the most drama for sure.
Those black doors are amazing! I love the rugs too. Nice job! The space is perfect.
Thanks so much!!
Oh my goodness Ashley, what a transformation! A much more modern space now! The railings look great. Those doors are amazing, and I love how the front doors turned out too!! Great job!
It’s so much more modern now, I totally agree! I love the doors too. Thanks so much, Denise!
Absolutely fantastic! Can’t decide what I like best! LOVE the doors and knobs, but also blown away at the difference in your railing since you de-scrolled and painted it. All in all a fantastic space! Well done.
Thanks Lynn! I feel the same way… it’s hard to decide which parts are best. We are just thrilled to have a welcoming space to walk into everyday!
What a difference those new doors make eh?! I am most in love with your new front doors – those are perfection!
I love the leather tassels and the new light fixture in your hallway. Funky new space girl!
For sure! Love the doors. The front doors have really opened the space up. Funky for sure! Thanks Ariel!
SO beautiful!! The doors are my favourite part – with the brass knobs! Stunning! Absolutely gorgeous transformation. LOVE that funky light fixture too! I want to recreate all of it! lol.
Thanks Lindi! The brass knobs are so fun! Really love them and they are so heavy!!
Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios
Love, Love, Love the new doors. Entry doors are one thing I’ve wanted to change in just about every house I’ve lived in. The new glass doors bring in so much light and the hall doors are fabulous too. Looking good!
Thanks Maggie! We’ve been wanting to change them ever since we moved in. The space was just so dark before.
Everything looks amazing! I thought there was a big issue with the doors and knob placement? If so it looks like it all worked out. Amazing!
I was SOOOO worried about the knob placement because the holes were already cut before I realized that I didn’t specify where I wanted the knobs to be. Much to my surprise, I got lucky and they are pretty close to where I would have put them anyways.
Those doors add a whole new look to your space! This was an amazing reveal! I think this area is something that you can truly start show off more. I thought it looked before, psssh, what did I know? This is Gorgeous!
Thanks Jessica! I can’t wait to start enjoying this space!
Girl you killed it! Your style is so pretty. I love that ceiling light and the doors are all amazing! Nice work!
Thanks Shonee!! I feel like I’m finally coming into my style and it feels nice!
So in love with this transformation, the bold colors are so great! And totally looking forward to your post about doors, we are buying a house and the door has this weird shaped glass insert, so I’m not sure if we need to replace the whole door or if there is a better/cheaper solution.
Thanks Julie! Ok, the door post is set for this coming week. I have to finish a few details but then we are good to go!
Erin | Holtwood Hipster
What a fresh new look for your entry! Great call on the dark doors and that artwork! We upgraded our entry last year and I can attest that it makes all the difference when you walk into your own home each day. Congrats to you on a job well done!
Thanks Erin! I can’t believe that I wasn’t going to go with dark doors originally. I’m glad I made that change for sure.
The new door is so good! I love that, the art, the lighting… the doors in the hallway are gorgeous… love that rug, too! Nice reveal!
Thanks Mila! Glad you like it!!
It’s absolutely stunning Ashley!!! LOVE the contrast of the black + white and those rugs bring the most perfect pops of rich colour and texture! LOVE it all!
Thanks Kristi! the contrast is so fun!
It looks so great! I love the railing and the front doors. Well done!
Thanks Jessica! I’m still amazed about how well the railing turned out.
Jessica | Petal + Ply
Wow! Those doors…interior and exterior…are stunning!
The steal the show, don’t they?!
Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
Okay, I’m completely in love with so many things on this post – the doors, the color of the doors, the knobs (OMG!) the updated rail… I always love your spaces, so I’m not surprised that I am blown away by how beautiful it is.
You are the sweetest! The knobs make my heart beat faster… seriously in love with them!
You nailed it Ashley! Looks amazing and I am obsessed with all of the doors. Obsessed.
Thanks Erin! I’m quite obsessed with the doors too!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
Absolutely adore it Ashley! So so modern and yet with a casual vibe that is so you! I love the flooring with the rug and the art is spot on!!! Everything looks so fabulous
Thanks Stephanie! I’m happy you said that it has a casual vibe because I agree – that’s important to me!
sara s syrett
Love all your doors! So amazing! Love the railing too! Well, its all so so good!
Thanks Sara! The railing and the doors both have me swooning!
courtney @ content + co.
Well I’ll be damn, this all came out so beautiful! I especially love the mix of rugs, but the star of the show (for me) are those amazing chief posters. If you find them missing, I took them for our ORC “camp room”. Hahah. JK. Congrats on a stellar transformation!
Haha, thanks Courtney! I’m so happy that you love the art! It’s totally a personal preference but it’s one of my favorites too!
Ashley, this is amazing! I am super impressed with the update to your railings, but the doors win the show! The front doors are PERFECT and your interior doors are amazing! Great job!
Thanks Kim! I’m so happy that railings worked!
It looks amazing Ashley! I follow your instagram stories quite a bit and I have to say after you told us about your doors and the door handle off-center I was quite nervous to see them, but they turned out PERFECT! I’m glad I’m actually happy with my doors otherwise I’d have to put these on my wishlist! Amazing work you guys! Also what changed paint color-wise as far as the walls go??
Thanks Maria! I was SOOOO nervous about the doors too! Seriously, the knob placement had my stomach in knots. Overstresser? Probably! ha. We repainted all the walls with Simply White by Valspar. It’s a brighter white.
Taking those scrolls off made such an impactful difference in that space. I love the Indian prints they are fantastic! Great job!
They really did! So happy that you like the art – it’s my fave! Thanks Jennifer!
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS
The new doors, ceiling light fixture, and redone railing make this entryway! Soooo good, Ashley!!! The eclectic door is right up my alley. 🙂
Thanks so much Carol! Eclectic for the win!
What a difference! The ‘new’ railing and those black doors really transform the entire space. And everything else just came together so beautifully. Definitely an entry worthy of the rest of the house!
Thanks Carrie! You are so sweet! I’m still pinching myself that the railings turned out!
Such a cool space!! Love the modern details.
Thank so much Lora!
Ashley, I just cannot get over what a difference removing the scrolls from your railings makes!!! They truly have been transformed and the doors (in that colour) are perfection in your new space. Another ORC that you absolutely knocked out of the park!
I know!! I can’t get over it either! You are the sweetest!
OK, but lets talk about the front door… where are they from? It’s exactly the style I was looking for….
They are local! Sorry!
Wow this is an amazing transformation! Love the art and the dark doors!
Thanks Linda! Both of those are my favorites as well!
Such a good reveal! I’m obsessed with all your finishing details – the brass, the leather planter, the railing (!!!) – it’s all SO good!!
yay! So happy that you like it too! Thanks Kristina!
Lizzie | Emmerson & Fifteenth
Ashley, it looks amazing! Even if it still needs tweaking, you really wouldn’t know it – it’s so modern and clean now, and that light fixture is so so good. I love the whole space!
Thanks Lizzie! Eventually, the tweaking will happen but I’m happy right now.
Colette @ restyle it wright
I love the updates! I’m glad you chose dark doors and. Gold accents – especially with the light coming in! Boy do I know hiccups – hoping for a painless resolution!
Thanks Colette! I’m so happy that I went for the dark doors too!
This space is amazing! And you did such a great job of keeping with the style of the house. I love the artwork by the door, great birthday gift!
Thanks Nicki! Yes, we didn’t want to stray too far from the house bones but wanted to make it our own too! It’s a fine line to walk.
Your entry looks amazing, I love the drama of the black doors and the beautiful light fixture! Such a gorgeous modern space, great job!
Beautiful! I especially love the doors – what a transformation!
The doors are showstopper for sure!
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
What an incredible transformation! I am so glad you went bold and black with the doors. They look amazing! And updating the stair spindles makes everything look more modern. Stunning!
Thanks Erin! I can’t believe I didn’t have it on the original plan to go dark with the doors. I’m so happy that I just went for it!
It looks absolutely amazing. Love all the new doors!
Thanks Julia! It’s been a long time coming and I just smile everytime i walk through. =)
Rachael @ This is our Bliss
Ashley! This is incredible!! I’m dying over your light fixture and those doors are just TOO good! adorable table styling also 😉 You did such an awesome job!
Thanks Rachael! haha! That table styling – it’s so hard!
Absolutely gorgeous, Ashley!! The doors, the knobs, that light fixture, and your updated railing – I just don’t know where to begin – I love it all!
Awww, thanks Jenny! We feel very blessed to be able to have this space and have it feel like home.
The space is jaw-dropping! I think we must be style twins! Just one question: where did you find the brass flush mount light?
Thanks Alisa! It’s from Restoration Hardware.