#OneRoomChallenge Week 3: Entryway Moodboard

Week three of the One Room Challenge is here and in case you're new here, we're tackling our entryway, laundry space and two sets of stairs over the course of eight weeks. This week's Instagram Stories updates include painting all of the panelling using Clare Paint's Good Jeans - or what I like to call the perfect muted mid blue, painting the banisters and stairs Farrow and Ball Wevet, mulling over more lighting options - spoiler alert I'm sharing the final pick in today's moodboard!  We also decided on door hardware and art this week.

If you are new to Calmly Chaotic, hi, I'm Ashley and I am the designer behind this One Room Challenge transformation but my husband Andrew, well let's call him the designated contractor. If you want to see our previous One Room Challenge Reveals start with our family bathroom that we tackled for the last spring One Room Challenge and then go and see our twin daughter's shared bedroom that we tackled for the last fall One Room Challenge.

So here we go, it's finally time to reveal our design plan of our entryway.

Entryway Moodboard

Sources // Lettie Flush Mount by Hudson Valley Lighting, Endless Summer Wallpaper by York Wallcoverings, wall paint Good Jeans by Clare Paint, Door Hardware Aston Lever (Similar to shown), and Ares Tubular Entry Set , Staircase Runner Rugs Alchemy Silver / Graphite by Loloi, Muskrat by Alexa Mazzarello, Pool Bends White by She Hit Pause Studios, Vintage Rug by Eski Design

I cannot express how relieved I am to have finally decided on entryway lighting. We will be hanging two of these flushmounts and I am so pleased that we went with something a bit more minimal then we originally considered. We still need to figure out a console table solution but right now Andrew is planning on making one. (I'm sure it will be beautiful as I still love the DIY arc shelves he designed and built for our daughters room).

Week 3 Progress in our Entryway

This was our first time using Clare Paint and we love how it's zero VOC, how the colour choices are limited (that is a HUGE plus in my books because it means they are carefully curated and not overwhelming) and how they sent us this fabulous painting tool kit.

There are so many beautiful entryways out there that are white. We've had a white entryway for six years and it never felt finished to me. This space needed a good dose of personality and I am loving how Good Jeans by Clare Paint brought in so much wonderful colour already. We opted to use Clare's Trim Paint since we were painting woodwork and doors. We do plan on painting that door (and all interior doors) and I can't wait to see the brass hardware pop against it.

I love how this colour takes on different tones in different light and we nervously held our wallpaper up to it and it's an excellent match.

Painting the inside of the closet was a bit tedious but I love the extra detail it brings to the space.

We painted our banisters white before we moved into this house but the base plate of the banister was still wood and there were hideous carpet stickers on this set of stairs (you can see how awful they were in week One's post).

The set of stairs leading down to the basement used to have beige carpeting and it looks so much brighter already with the sides painted white. We opted to only focus on the outer parts of the stairs with the refinishing and painting as most of the staircase will be covered with padding and a runner.

The plan breakdown:

  1. Done // Rip out the tile and replace sub flooring and tile
  2. Partially Done // Paint doors and panelling
  3. Wallpaper
  4. Replace lighting
  5. Build a console table
  6. Replace door hardware
  7. Add new rugs
  8. Partially Done // Refinish staircases and add runners
  9. Add accessories

Wonderful partnerships that are making this renovation possible:

I am so grateful to the following brand partnerships that are supporting this One Room Challenge project!

Hudson Valley Lighting // Loloi Rugs // Clare Paints // York Wallcoverings // Emtek

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  1. Ooooo those blues are dreamy! This is gonna be a beautiful space


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