Before & After: A Beige Entryway Gets a Bold Blue “Town & Country Mod” Makeover

published Jun 20, 2016
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M. Pettipoole, an Omaha-based interior decorator, writes: “My clients… own a picturesque Cape Cod Colonial in an established Omaha neighborhood. [They] had already beautifully decorated the rest of their home in a traditional-with-a-twist style befitting the 1939 year of their house. She just wanted my help to make a statement in their entryway— where first impressions are made.”

(Image credit: Bethany Gilbert )
(Image credit: Bethany Gilbert )

My typical brand of decorating tends to involve bold color, lots of pattern mixing, and a healthy combination of vintage-meets-modern furnishings. I wanted the overall feel of the space to be bright and preppy with a little bit of quirk—or what I’m calling Town & Country Mod. With Benjamin Moore’s Washington Blue on the walls, I layered in other bold primary colors that tend to evoke a historic vibe. Using a few stately pieces like the antique bench, paneled console, and sunburst mirror kept it from looking childish.

(Image credit: Bethany Gilbert )
(Image credit: Bethany Gilbert )

The other major feature in the space is the gallery wall up the stairwell. Comprised of over thirty varying pieces of framed art, family photos, patriotic embroidery, brass pineapple sconces, and a functioning porthole mirror, it’s definitely where I got a little eccentric. I’m super thrilled with how it all came together and my clients love their bold and colorful entry!

(Image credit: Bethany Gilbert )

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