As someone who’s allergic to clutter, having the back entrance of Edgewood Hall lead straight into the kitchen was a no-go. Our solution: Transform part of the room into a mudroom for corralling coats, shoes, and dog gear. Here are 4 hacks to making the chicest mudroom ever.
Experiment With Flooring
Laying down a real brick floor would have meant ripping up the subfloor to keep it level with the kitchen floor (a major expense), so we used Brick-It tiles instead—they’re made from sliced bricks and don’t require a mason to install. We decided to leave the base off the Wood-Mode cabinets so that muddy boots could sit directly on the brick floor.
Another great hack? Our carpenter installed a copper tray in the floor to hold a cut-to-fit coconut-husk rug; this way, we won't have to deal with a doormat sliding around, and it stays flush with the floor for a cleaner look.
Prepare The Space To Be Actually Be Used
Double hooks and cabinets provide all the storage we need. We used a faux-suede upholstery so this prim stool could take some wear and tear—ideal for a high-traffic entryway.
Bring The Outside In
And because we wanted the space to feel more like a garden room than your typically blah mudroom, we tricked it out with decorative details like pretty patterned wallpaper and window treatments from Twigs. Sherwin-Williams’s high-gloss Lounge Green paint to brings the outside in.
Add Person Touches
For the finishing touch we took an unlacquered-brass Baldwin lock cover to a local trophy shop to have it hand-engraved with "EH" (for Edgewood Hall) and the date the house was built.
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