Before & After: Stephanie's Small Scale, Big Impact Vestibule

Before & After: Stephanie's Small Scale, Big Impact Vestibule

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My room makeover::
This vestibule entryway was the smallest, most baffling room in our house when we moved in. The ceiling is 7'4" high, the floor area is only 5' x 6' and there are three doorways. It also had blue carpet, cream paint and a pea-sized pebble render coating.

My vestibule makeover is small in scale, but made an impact regardless. The room got a fresh coat of paint (Dulux Beige Royal half on walls, Taubmans Winter Mood for trim) and I used a trick I learned to make a ceiling appear higher: paint a inside edge on the ceiling the same colour as the walls. The dated light fixture was replaced with a low-profile LED one.

I made a landing shelf from Tasmanian blackheart sassafras, which is shallow enough that people won't bang into it with the front door. I also made the macrame hanger and put in a mistletoe cactus, which doesn't need as much direct light as other succulents. The handmade ceramic bowl holds keys.
My makeover advice::
I would encourage people to think twice about eliminating the quirky features in a space - they may end up adding something special when it all comes together. I kind of love that pebble render in here now!
What I love most about my new space::
It’s functional, but as a main entrance it also feels reflective of the people living in this house.
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