Here are 25 hardworking entryways and mudrooms we’d be happy to come home to.
Above: This entryway in Spain makes use of baskets, vases, and an ingenious woven pinboard of sorts for keeping clutter at bay. Photograph via Tine K Home. See Steal This Look: An Artful Apartment in Palma, Mallorca. Above: Entryway paraphernalia is kept out of sight behind a three-part, built-in storage system that maximizes the available height. For more, see Happiness at Home with a German Design Duo. Above: The simple entryway, located on the ground floor of a beach cottage, has a bench for tying shoes, a seagrass basket to store towels, and a series of Danish wood hooks to hold accoutrements. See Steal This Look: An Elegant Scandinavian Entryway on Martha’s Vineyard. Above: A mudroom wrapped unobtrusively in peg rails corrals coats (on the left) and leashes and keys (on the right). Recessed cabinets, built into the paneling, allow for extra storage. See House Call: An Exercise in Order with Architect Barbara Chambers. Above: As a way of bringing the outside in, materials typically used on the exterior, like exterior cypress square grooved siding and slate floors, were used inside the mudroom. See The Architect Is In: Porch Appreciation in Connecticut.
Above: In this Brooklyn apartment, the entryway is streamlined thanks to an Eames Hang It All coat rack and floor-to-ceiling white built-in closets that hide coats and kids’ gear. For more, see An Eclectic Apartment Inspired by Japanese Storage Chests in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Above: Interior designer Paige Geffin outfitted her small LA rental with a console table from Urban Outfitters (no longer available) and an Enter Magazine Holder from Ferm Living to create a landing pad for essentials, mail, and periodicals. For more, see The LA Rental, Upgraded: Designer Paige Geffen’s 500-Square-Foot Challenge.
Above: Used as the daily family entrance, this mudroom has a built-in bench of American oak, floors of tumbled marble, and oak wall hooks. See In Sydney, a Modern Indoor/Outdoor Barn for a Landscape Architect and Family. Above: This mudroom in a country estate holds gear for hiking, swimming, boating, and more (even archery and bushcraft). See FForest: A Former Farm Transformed into the Ultimate Welsh Country Retreat. Above: Off the entry, a Dante Memoir Accordion Coat Rack from Garde LA provides hooks at the perfect heights for all family members. The wire chair is a vintage Harry Bertoia. See Nordic Design Ambassador: At Home in SoHo with Model/Entrepreneur Camilla Vest. Above: A mudroom with full-height cabinetry and wood-lined cubbies could keep family members’ essentials neatly separated. See Before & After: A Former Miss America’s Beverly Hills House, Transformed. Above: Another take on the simple bench-and-hooks setup in an entryway in Germantown, New York. For more, see A 1700s Stone Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley. Above: Canvas baskets make the most of shelf space (but keep it looking neat) in Rehab Diary: A Hardworking Brooklyn Kitchen by Architect Annabelle Selldorf. Above: A row of Shaker pegs accommodates hats and bags in this classic English entryway. See On the Market: A Historical House Reimagined for a Modern Family in Stroud, England. Above: A built-in bench and storage area were created to function as a sort of mudroom in this ranch-style home. See A Masculine Midcentury Revival in LA. Above: Two accordion-style racks in House Call: Elizabeth Roberts in Brooklyn. See also Five Favorites: The Useful—and Inexpensive—Accordion Peg Rack. Above: If you don’t have a designated entry space, take a cue from this townhouse: a freestanding wardrobe both creates a divider and stashes essentials out of sight. See Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint. Above: An entry in a Cobble Hill duplex designed by Oliver Freundlich is highly efficient thanks to a few factors: Two rows of hooks, space for both concealed and open, easy-access storage, and a rug to create a visual landing pad. See The Ultimate Starter Apartment on Remodelista. Above: A wall-mounted wire storage caddy holds gloves and hats in an entry in upstate New York. See At Home in Sullivan County, NY (Turkey Feathers Included). Above: Have an entryway without a closet? Create the illusion of one with a freestanding rack. Pegs hang coats and scarves, and boots are neatly corralled below. For more, see The New Provencal Style: An Artfully Reinvented French Mas. Above: An entryway with graphic Muuto Dots wall hooks is otherwise sparse. See Before/After: A Stable to Work Studio Conversion in Kirkland, Washington. Above: Jersey Ice Cream Co. uses a Shaker peg rail at a slant to create an unusual entryway in a historic Catskills house. (See A Country House Reinvented by Jersey Ice Cream Co.) Photograph by Beth Kirby of Local Milk. Above: This entryway is lined in salvaged oak. See Elizabeth Roberts at Home: The Architect’s Own Beach House in Bellport, NY. Above: A simple peg rail and bench provides an easy place to put on boots and stash outerwear. For more, see The Craftsman’s Cottage: A Holiday Rental in England.
Above: The designers created a mini landing pad by defining a sliver of wall with dark charcoal paint and installing a trio of Dots Wall Hooks by Muuto for hanging coats and bags and a trio of shelves for storing shoes. See A Summery Flat in Stockholm, with Affordable Small-Space Ideas to Steal. N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published in November 2017.
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