Michelle Gomez’ Mudroom Is Complete with a Dreamy Dutch Door

published Oct 29, 2021
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If you’re lucky enough to have a home with a mudroom, you might primarily focus on making sure it’s set up in a way that makes sense for stashing away your stuff in a semi-organized manner. One glance at Michelle Gomez’ stunning entry space, however, will have you rethinking everything you thought about the mudroom.

The “Doctor Who” star gave a tour of the stunning Connecticut countryside home she shares with her husband, actor Jack Davenport, to Architectural Digest, and while there’s plenty to behold indoors and outdoors at the lush 1865 house, the recent redesign of her mudroom provides endless inspiration for anyone looking to rework their own entryway.

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Along with making solid use of the home’s signature tall ceilings, rich wood flooring, and “perfect off-white” walls throughout, Gomez and Davenport enlisted the help of her neighbor Jennifer Chused, head interior designer at Chused & Co., to create a mudroom where there wasn’t one before, all by adding a few simple additions. 

Chused added a built-in bench with storage underneath it for Gomez and co. to store their ski gear without making a mess, plus a colorful rug, some wall hooks, and a basket to keep things extra neat. But it’s the dreamy Dutch door with a red exterior and complementary red screen door that gives the home a perfectly Connecticut farmhouse vibe. By having this elegant design feature, you can keep the top half open to allow for some air flow into the space, while ensuring that pets, kids, and any unwanted critters stay put where they belong.

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Of course, even if you don’t have a Dutch door or an expertly designed mudroom in your own space, you can always take cues from Gomez’ warm, bucolic home, like her living room space above. She admires it just as much as you will — in fact, as she told the magazine, “We still can’t believe we’re here, and that this house belongs to us. It’s like we’re waiting for the real homeowners to show up any minute.” Isn’t that how any dream home should feel?