May 2020

Today I’m giving you the first look at our black wall entryway with Saltillo floors. There is so much that I love about this space but the black wall is my favorite! This is the space you step directly into when you enter our house and is still a work in progress. I have been searching for new light fixtures to achieve a full design.  You may even recognize our old dresser, which was previously white; after a design consultation, with my sister from Edith Lavie Studio, we decided that it should also be painted black.  I posted this photo of our black wall entryway  on Instagram last week and got so many DM questions that I’ll answer here today.

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black wall on entryway

First, here is a list of the items that you will need for a black wall entryway. I will include affiliate links, which means that I make a small commission from the sale of this item, at no additional cost to you.


Sherwin Williams


Egg Shell Finish

 Kelly More
DuraPoxy Interior, Satin
 Interior, Egg shell

Designing this space was a lot of fun and very unexpected. After finding second water leak, the first water leak was in our Tuxedo Kitchen Plan we had to replace some drywall in our entryway…this meant our stencil wall was damaged. While I was sad to see it go, It also gave me a new opportunity to play with a new design.

I finished the entryway space with a cute seating area and brought in oversized picture frames. I played with the black, white and gold color combination that I have been inspired to use around the house.  Adding family pictures to the frames made the space more personal; I printed them black and white to continue with the color scheme, see our Seating Space. 

Finally let's talk about lighting. This space is pretty dark, not a lot of natural light comes in because its a hallway and the door has no windows. The Entrance Door plan is to bring in natural light by opening up the entrance and allowing light to come in. In addition, we have added Wall Sconces to this space...they lighting has added glam and moody lightning. I wanted lights that would accentuate the round mirror and these Sconces were the perfect find; they are also my favorite piece in this space. What is your favorite thing about this space, let me know in the comments below?

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