I’ve been slowly working on designing the finishing touches of our mudroom over the past few months. Rather than waiting for the final reveal, I thought I’d give you a little “design in progress” update to see how far it has evolved.
Let’s take a look back at what I was working with. The black horizontal shiplap gives a modern feel juxtaposed with the tumbled herringbone brick floor. The sleek black cabinets have been great for storage and function. With this room being a dumping ground, pass through zone from garage to main area of the home, I wanted it to feel a bit more inviting. A place that beckons to sit for a moment, slip off the shoes, and unload.
My design plans were to brighten up this room and add warm layers of texture. I love the black but it sometimes felt a little too dark. I found the perfect solution when we recently moved the large mirrors out of our living room for new art (see our living room art update here). Once we hung them up in the mudroom, they completely opened the space up.
A new sideboard holds shoes, hats, sunglasses and other random stuff that needed a place to be tucked out of sight. I love the concrete look on the top! The velvet chair softens all the hard lines in the room and the warm color looks beautiful against the black. A new rug adds another layer of texture over the herringbone brick floor. I’m not concerned about it getting too dirty with foot traffic since we always take our shoes off either in the garage or the moment we step inside.
I’m still working on some final details. I would like to switch out the chandeliers to something other than gold. I also would like to add wallpaper to the small space of white wall surrounding some of the cabinets. I’m waiting for that nudge of inspiration on the next steps. Stay tuned!
Brick floor – General Shale thin brick, color Ironworks
Paint – Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams