I pictured it should feel feel like a charming mudroom in a cottage or farmhouse, since it’s a well-trafficked hallway between both our front and kitchen doors.
We aren’t fancy people so we don’t need a formal entry.
While it’s kind of sad to realize that no Alpacas will be grazing our Seattle backyard, we do have furry Alpaca-like pups romping through our grass every day.
:) To bring a more manageable farm experience to our little urban cottage, next year I’ll be adding vegetable and herb gardens so we can live off the land if we want to.
We bought new black hardware for the drawers and the cabinets in the hall and are so happy with that transformation, too.
The sign in the hallway outside the kitchen is one we bought for our old house (above, via Between You and Me Designs).
In the meantime, I’m relying on subtle and simple farmhouse-inspired influences in our decor and architecture as a practical way to live the white farmhouse dream.
The hooks (above) are on your right and this doorway in front of you leads into the dining room.
But, it would have also probably been the death of us trying to run a farm.
As much as I loved that idea, it was a more sensible choice for us to move to the city instead.
The hallway is basically in the shape of a T, so you come in the door and walk down a hallway towards the dining room or can go left to the master or right toward the kitchen. This is the part of the hall that is right outside of our kitchen.
I wasn’t sure at first what we would do with the built-in, but I’m glad we left it as it was, because it’s now a feature we really love!