a modern craftsman entry


the entry of modest house is officially complete! honsestly though, it is finished & it is perfect. there is not a single thing i ever want to change about this space & if you know me.. well, then you probably don't believe me (haha). when we moved into this home (almost) three years ago (time flies), what you see here was always the end goal & my vision for the the entry. new wood door, simple wallpaper, hand knotted wool runner & so on. all of the wood work is original & full of so much character! i just wanted to put my own personality into the space & brighten things up. if you don't remember what the first entry looked like, you can check out the (almost) original one here & the second update here. now, what should we talk about first.. the wallpaper or the runner? ok, the wallpaper!

the wallpaper is yukutori by farrow & ball. it has been my favourite print (although gabel also holds a special place in my heart) ever since i discovered farrow & ball's line of beautiful wallpapers. however, i was very particular of what space was going to be decorated with yukutori. after endless debates, justin & i both agreed the entry was the winner. the design was simple & stunning. the pattern worked great with our wonky plaster walls & did not take away from the persian runner. prior to having the wallpaper installed, our main floor was painted in farrow & ball's purbeck stone which is the same colour as the wallpaper. i debated on going with the most gorgeous light blue colour, but ultimately i had to go with what would look best in our space. still, i am determined to find a spot for the light blue yukutori paper.. future sunroom? the loft? maybe one day.

the next big change we made was adding a stair runner! it was a big change for us as i finally added in a pop of colour. i have been eyeing the adair handknotted rug from rejuvenation for years! it is the most gorgeous handknotted rug i have ever laid my eyes on. it features a warm colour palette with subtle updates on a traditional hand-knotted rug. almost like a modern take on a traditional persian rug. when it was launched earlier this year as various size runners for stairs, i knew my endless search for the perfect entry runner was over! to add a touch of classic old school vibes, we also installed burnished antique plain finial stair rods. they are a little hard to see in the images (if only you could see the space in person too), but i felt like an elegant runner deserved a little gold finishes. every space deserves a hint of gold!

lastly, those peg rails! i really love the timelessness & simplicity a peg rail gives to a space, but i didn't want to add another shade of wood to the entry. what i ended up deciding on was a monochromatic peg real. i ordered a custom size peg rail & painted it in farrow & balls' purbeck stone (the exact same colour as the wallpaper). this way it created storage without taking away from the print. monochromatic for the win! i have two that line the whole entry wall, as our entry closet is tiny & i have an obsession with coats.

anyways, everything else featured throughout the space will be linked below. i look forward to greeting friends & family in this entry for years to come. it couldn't be a more fun, warming & welcoming space! if you want to check out the modest house's modern craftsman porch from last summmer, click here.