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When we first moved into our apartment, I knew the entryway would be one of the most challenging spaces to design. Because it’s a very long stretch of blank wall, I was worried it had potential to feel too empty, but at the same time had fears of it seeming too cluttered. I think I was able to find a good balance between the two, while still leaving enough room for us to comfortably come into the apartment and take off our coats and shoes.
The first pieces I bought for the entryway was the mirror; I’d had my eye on it for a while and knew I wanted to somehow incorporate it into the new design. From there, I built out around it. The console table came next, and it tied in nicely with the modern farmhouse/industrial feel I was aiming for. One of my main concerns when beginning to decorate our apartment was keeping the space gender-neutral so that Matt wouldn’t feel like he was living in a feminine space. I wanted our home to feel like his home, too.
Since we’re ballin’ on a budget over here, I wasn’t able to plan out most of our spaces from the beginning. Instead, I got a few staple pieces one at a time and slowly built out the design from there. Although we’ve been in our apartment for about eight months now, I feel like this space is the first to really feel “done” (but we all know I will continue to constantly make small tweaks to the styling!).