When self-proclaimed “maximalist” Jasmine Bible of Jasmine Bible Design first approached the entryway makeover of her family’s four-bedroom home near Boulder, Colorado, she knew she had her work cut out for her. “This is the front entrance to our house, and it was void of personality—beige walls, brown tile floors, and no architectural interest,” she explains. “Since the rest of the house is filled with color, I wanted to create a dramatic first impression, and set the stage for what was to come.”
Working on a strict budget, she added intrigue to the humdrum entryway by applying unique entryway ideas like custom moldings to the walls and a fresh coat of Matcha Latte, a bold green paint that’s equal parts rich and energizing. “Using common three-inch boards, I mapped out a pattern and got to work with my trusty nail gun and air compressor,” she explains. “It sounds overwhelming at first, but once you get started, it’s amazing the difference you can achieve within a few days.”
Interested in learning more about how to complete an eye-catching entryway makeover that sets the tone for the rest of your home? We asked Jasmine to share her favorite entryway ideas and this is what she had to say.
1. Play up existing elements with wall paint.
To highlight the new moldings of the space by drawing from the surrounding landscape, Jasmine opted to paint the entryway Matcha Latte, a saturated shade of green. “Our house is situated amongst evergreen trees, and I wanted to bring tones from nature into the space, but in an elevated manner,” she explains. “Matcha Latte provided the nicest contrast with the adjoining rooms—a pale blue dressing room, and a cream and gray living room.”
2. Create cohesiveness with a complementary ceiling color.
To create an enveloping feeling in the entry, Jasmine painted the ceiling in Two Scoops, a light shade of minty green, instead of a traditional white. “I carried it to the inside of the coat closet as well, and it’s a fun and unexpected treat,” she explains. “Now every time I open the door, it makes me happy.”
3. Consider painting the floors in a contrasting color combo.
To upgrade the muted brown floors in the original entryway without breaking the bank, Jasmine painted the tiles white with a black Art Deco-inspired diamond pattern that she sketched out herself. “The high contrast floors bring pattern into the space,” she explains. “My lovely followers on Instagram were shocked when I started free handing the diamonds onto the floors, but I knew in my gut that I could achieve a high end look on a budget by thinking outside the box.”
4. DIY unique decor accents for your entryway makeover.
To bring a dose of whimsy to the entryway makeover, Jasmine hung a graphic black-and-white painting her daughter painted (using leftover floor paint) above the console and mounted salvaged shed antlers she found on the forest floor and painted matte white to double as wall hooks. “They become a sculptural yet functional piece of artwork that can hold scarves and gloves, and oversized ornaments at the holidays,” she explains.
5. Integrate interesting shapes into the scheme
To add depth and dimension to the linear moldings, Jasmine also incorporated decor accents in varying shapes in the entryway. “To bring in an art-deco vibe, I used champagne bronze and black glass doorknobs to access the dressing room, then echoed that shape in the custom ceiling medallions, which were created using MDF board, gold foiling, and round, textured glass orbs,” she says. “The candle holders echo the shape and finish of the light fixtures in the dressing room beyond.”
Photography by Jennifer Morgan Photography
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