You guys, I’ve been waiting months to show you this room. I had to keep it under wraps for a few weeks while we hung back and anticipated the release of Charleston Home & Design’s new Spring issue. Well, it’s finally out and not only am I thrilled to have been the cover feature, but I’m even more excited to finally be able to show you all of the projects we’ve been working on since January!
My husband added an entire built-in bench when we first moved in (good job, babe!), but the rest of the room kind of fell by the way-side while we concentrated on bigger decor issues around the house. Needless to say, our mudroom has been pretty neglected over the past 3 years and ironically it’s one of the most used rooms in our house. We go in and out of our home this way, multiple times a day. I wanted it to make a statement and ultimately be a really inspiring space as you entered our home.
To be honest, I’ve been having a moment this year. Little Adi + Co is growing as a company and I’ve had so many amazing opportunities… working with Charleston Home & Design, shooting a huge project with Home Depot, and working on a bunch of other projects that I’m in love with… it’s been an exciting, amazing, challenging (in a good way) time, and yet, I’ve been struggling just trying to keep up. There’s so many things I just want to spew out all at once, but I think in the meantime I think I’m okay with just being the type of creative that goes in 1 million directions at once and learning that my rhythm might be a little different than the normal blogger. But here we are guys, I have content to share, so let’s get onto this makeover, because it’s one of my faves of all time!
So what did we do exactly?
We partnered with the company, Tempaper to install this custom printed removable wallpaper in the ‘Reed‘ print and the color we chose was called coconut, which is a beige. We previously kept our builder’s paint, Sea Salt, on the walls. While it was pretty initially, it did not withstand the traffic this room sees. I’m so in love with how it turned out and the complete transformation it made to this space. The wall built-in really pops off the wall now and the wallpaper brings so much energy to this small area. It was fairly simple to install, I had it done myself in one weekend, since Tempaper had it cut to our exact dimensions for each wall. The best part is that it’s removable, so when we’re ready for a change or the next homeowner isn’t too fond of the busy pattern, we can pull it down without damaging the walls. It should come down as quick as it went up!
I also wanted a dark back door. This door leads to our back porch and gets all sorts of scuff marks, dirty finger prints, and dirt. I am hoping the darker color will help the door look cleaner, longer. We used the color Peppercorn from Sherwin Williams, which happens to be the same color we used in our master bath.
Next to the entry wall is our huge memo board and sitting area (the kids plop down there to put their shoes on). This is where I like to leave my honey-do list for my husband’s discretion. I also keep a little basket for the dog’s toys and his food/water bowls nearby so he always has easy access throughout the day. I like that they’re tucked away from the normal traffic flow of our house. It works really well for us and he seems happy with it.
Overall, we are so happy to finally have it looking the way we want it! I’ll be doing individual posts on all of the rooms in our home, kind of like a mini home tour, but I know you guys are all about the details, so I’ve linked as many items and products as I could below. If you have questions, feel free to leave one in the comments!
Wide Brim Straw Hat // ‘Beach’ Canvas Tote // Antique Whitewash Wood Bead Chandelier // Tempaper ‘Reed’ Wallpaper // Striped Jute Rug //
Striped Pillows // Hanging Mirror
I was given product from Tempaper in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.