Project by: Sharon
Location: Dallas, Texas
Ahhh the mudroom! The often forgotten, somewhat unglamorously named catch-all room. With a few smart updates, Sharon turned her beige "dumping ground" into a sophisticated space.
The rear foyer in our house serves as the dumping ground for bags and backpacks and I wanted to make it more welcoming and functional. A built-in storage unit was both out of our budget and beyond our basic woodworking skill set, so we decided to purchase a ready-made locker unit from Home Decorators that fit in the space.
The beige walls were given a crisp coat of white since the room doesn't have any natural light, and the doors were painted black to add some much needed contrast. I found an affordable jute rug from Overstock and layered a wool kilim from ecarpetgallery on top for a little pattern and color. The mirror and light fixture are from Lamps Plus and have a vintage look to them. The prints are by artist Jaime Derringer from Minted and I made the sign that I placed over the locker to balance everything out. The vintage cameras were my grandparents, and the wooden horse is from a trip to Jordan. Finally, I couldn't forget my little dog, Shorty. He has new striped porcelain dog dishes from Henri Bendel.
We all enjoy the new room and find it much more pleasant to come home to than the beige box.
Thanks, Sharon! You can see more of Sharon's updates on her blog Pretty Practical Home.
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