I’ve always loved mural wallpaper, so what better way of making an entrance to the dream house than doing it up right in the front hall!
First, here are some inspiration images I’ve been collecting for a long while. This first image is Suzanne Rheinstein’s New York Pied-a-Terre which features a gorgeous paper in the living room. One of the things I so love about a mural is how it just expands a space.
I particularly love local Boston designer Susan Harter‘s paper murals – so gorgeous.
Another Susan Harter paper, which comes in shades of gray and also very soft pastels. Such a beautiful misty soft palette.
The image below is from the current month’s Design New England magazine designed by Architect and Interior Designer Ramsay R. Gourd. Photo by Greg Premru. It’s very similar to the architectural style of my dream front hall.
And so, a little reminder, there is a closed vestibule / mudroom at the front of the house which leads to the front hall.
Here is the inside of the vestibule showing that there are bench seats on either side for removing muddy or snowy boots as needed.
And the ceiling view which features a wallpapered ceiling and beautiful star shaped fixture.
And now peeking into the front hall…
The front hall with its beautiful mural wallpaper! The gorgeous flooring is the same as in the vestibule. I debated a lot about building in a coat closet under the stairs versus doing an armoire and decided to stick with an armoire. If I did a closet, it would either be as a jib door hidden in the mural, or a standard millwork door. In the end, I just like having a beautiful old piece of furniture in the space.
And here are my selections for the space featuring a beautiful yet simple Circa Lighting chandelier, Susan Harter‘s Cotswolds paper in gray (note, the paper used on the walls is different, but worked better in the software!), a stair runner by Merida, and an antique armoire available through 1st Dibs.
You can see all my selections and links on my Dream House Pinterest board here.
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