color by room: the entry

My hands-down biggest concern about building a new home, particularly in our price range (aka we’re not building a completely custom, budgetless dream home) was that I didn’t want it to look like everything else in the new construction market. While we tweaked and upgraded some structural things here and there to make it our own, we knew our biggest differentiators would come through some color, starting before you even stepped inside the front door.


While most homes right now seem to be going the taupes and tans route, we went more greys and whites…and requested that our door paint be swapped from standard black…to lime green.

And while we won’t be moved in in time for fall, how cute will my new Etsy wreath be on that door next year?

Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest


I love the idea of displaying our house number in some cool way, whether it’s just inside in a frame like this idea…



Or out on the porch painted on a fun pot…

Source: None via Elizabeth on Pinterest

Stepping inside, the front hall has a bench with cubbies just underneath the window. In keeping with the color scheme of greens and yellows on the first floor, I think these could be fun on the seat of that bench:



…along with some funky baskets underneath to store umbrellas, shoes, etc.

I am in love with either of these rugs in a runner size to start inside the door and run down the hallway into the kitchen.



We have a couple of fun customized things planned for the front entry and I don’t want to give them away until they’re finished and I can show you our finished product, rather than an inspiration photo that isn’t quite “right”. So be sure to stop back for a tour of the real deal!

Oh, and I further eliminated my concern that our new house would look like everything else new right now, when I got this email from our builder’s realtor today…”It will be fun seeing all of your choices that you selected….different than the norm is always fun!!” 🙂


Comments (2)

  • I know what you mean about everyones home looking the same. My husband and I have done the same with our home. Though we live in an older neighborhood, we have still managed to spice up the front. We have a bench, painted the door black (everyones is wood colors or white) and the decorative shutters are also black. Our landscaping is totally different and so is the driveway.
    I am loving all of your ideas. Love the yellow rugs. Can’t wait for the rest to be revealed.

  • Seriously in love with it all. The yellow runners made me swoon. The green door is
    Bananas” and those pillows are to die for. I love the address ideas. You are my inspiration. I want to go paint everything. Actually, may paint the back door that we can finally open. I was going to do it the other day before pink lady came to collect her table but it was too windy. Maybe today. We’ll see. I love the idea of green too but that now seems like the Smith door. Maybe my coral color would be fun back there. I think I’m feeling it.
    Love the updates. Hope to see you on the 14th?


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