my entry: before and mid-way

by Laura Casey Interiors on February 11, 2014

The next few weeks and months I am going to try to share some of the work I’ve done with our new house. The below picture is our entry hall BEFORE we moved in. I can’t say I was a fan of the brown upholstered walls or drapes. In some applications I like a two- toned floor stain but decided to have this one lifted. I wish I had a before picture of the opposite wall but it was very heavy looking.

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This was the fabric on the walls. I wish I had taken a picture of the surprise wallpaper that was underneath…

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We raised up the door casings in much of the downstairs and took out the doors and heavy molding leading into the dining room and living room. This work was done back in November, somehow we made it into the house for Christmas!

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All of the rooms feel much more open with the higher casings. Blue is my favorite color so I decided to put it in the entry and I love it.The wall color is Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue HC-155. If you look past the hallway in a few of the pictures you can see the living room and dining room had orange and gold colored walls. I’ve lightened them up which is a nice balance to the color in the entry.

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So here’s where I am now….I need to look for a rug and a few other pieces.

I’m lucky to have some of the beautiful artwork my mother painted hanging in my house.

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Here is the pretty view out my front windows right now.

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It’s an early dismissal day here….I’m off to get the boys.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nancy February 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blue!!! What a wonderful home!
Enjoy the snow!

2 Nanine February 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Beautiful! and such a vision you had for how it could look given what you had. Love the blue and all the colors. and against the white moulding looks so crisp! can’t wait to see more! Nanine

3 Audrey February 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Wow!
Amazing work- love the blue walls and
Must admit love the art work more!
Your Mother is quite the artist- any chance she
Sells somewhere.
It’s all impressive!!
Well done

4 Cathy Kauder February 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Congratulations on your new house Laura! Looks beautiful! Miss you and snowy Charlotte!

5 Whitley Hamlin February 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Laura,
That is sooo pretty!! I absolutely love the blue. Thanks for sharing the color, and that is amazing your mother did those works of art. Congratulations!
Whitley

6 Jenny February 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

You have such an amazing talent Laura!
This is beautiful. Stay warm in that pretty house!

7 Kathy Rose February 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

So pretty, Laura! Can’t wait to see more photos.

8 Ruthie Staalsen February 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Love the navy with the purple!

9 cindy hattersley February 12, 2014 at 7:58 am

Love that you raised the door casings, it is so much more grand looking!

10 a perfect gray February 12, 2014 at 8:51 am

outstanding! donna

11 M.A. February 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Spectacular Laura. I love what you have accomplished. It looks outstanding.
M.A.

12 Nance February 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Your entry is a joy to enter now…crisp contact wth the blue walls and white trim.
Great vision to open everything up with the removal of door casings and doors.
Your art is now the focus…as it should be!

13 pve February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

beautiful. love how crisp and clean your entry is.
pve

14 traci zeller February 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm

It’s gorgeous, Laura! I love your mom’s artwork, and the entry is itself is stunning.

15 traci zeller February 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm

It’s gorgeous, Laura! I love your mother’s artwork, and the entry itself is stunning.

16 Gina swartz February 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

Very crisp! That is such a dark blue in an entry, bold choice! Do you plan to replace the light fixture in the entry? It must be original to the house? Good luck on future projects in your new home.

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