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Jordan’s Entryway Makeover

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comI know you’ve heard me talk about Jordan here on the blog before… she helps Emmett & I run our Tuesday Made shop! Albeit camera shy, she’s an integral part of our team (we’re lucky to have her!) and she just bought her first home. As a little housewarming celebration, I thought it would be fun to help style, shoot, and share her first renovation project with you! Her townhouse is a new build, so one of her main goals is to add character to a home that could potentially look cookie cutter. The first project she wanted to tackle was the entryway since that’s the space everyone first sees when entering the home, and it will set the aesthetic tone for the remainder of her place. She has an incredible design eye, loves all things vintage, and I definitely think she achieved her goal of inserting personality and warmth into her new entryway. Click through for some wonderful before & after images, to see the makeover, and of course to get the sources… I think you’re really going to like this one. Enjoy!

*Serena & Lily generously gifted us some items for Jordan’s entry renovation. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we actually use & enjoy!

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comThis is what the space looked like right after she moved in. Everything is brand new and is a blank canvas for Jordan and her family to make their own. She lives with her husband and their sweet saint bernard puppy, Margo, so she wanted to make sure the entryway was functional for them as well.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comThe first step was to select paint and trade out some builder grade fixtures she didn’t love- like the brushed nickel doorknob and the recessed can light for a timeless flush mount fixture (I actually have the same fixture in our hallway). She picked my brain about contrast trim, and of course I crossed my fingers that was the direction she would take… because you know I really enjoy that look! She landed on Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams. Once the cosmetic changes were tackled, it was time to source furniture and decor.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comIf you think I have good luck with Facebook Marketplace, you should meet Jordan. In the past few months, she’s scored some incredible pieces for her new townhome. One of those pieces being this gorgeous chest that looks like it was custom made for her entryway. The size couldn’t be more perfect, and shortly after- she found an antique mirror to hang above it, perfectly suited for her small space. I told you she has a great eye! In the image below, she taped out the scale for the mirror to ensure it fit properly. Remember my Designer Trick post on how to achieve a great sense of scale? This is the perfect example of that. The mirror will really help to exaggerate the ceiling height in her entry.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comOnce the larger items were taken care of, we started on the fun part- textiles and styling! She opted for a classic woven rug, with a vintage rug from our shop layered on top. The pairing was a great way to insert texture, color, pattern, and hide the flooring that she isn’t crazy about. I also love the warmth the rugs add to the room.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comAre you ready to see Jordan’s completed and styled entry? It’s anything but boring, blank, and cookie cutter. I love the way it came together, and she’s thrilled- which makes me so happy!

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comIt’s warm, welcoming, and well-designed. I’m in awe! Keeping it simple and functional in small spaces is always best, and I think Jordan definitely checked both of those boxes. Isn’t it light and lovely?!

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comWe integrated a marble catchall for keys, a tray, a few candles to assist with the new home fragrance, and of course- the chest of drawers provides plenty of additional storage. I know Jordan has already started filling it with some dog items for her adorable puppy- paw wipes, treats, and walking essentials, as well as additional storage for living room textiles- like blankets and throws.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comJordan also installed a couple hooks beneath a vintage painting for dog leashes, bags, jackets, or scarves. We mixed a lot of metals in this space and it works really well.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comThe hooks perfectly complement the new polished nickel light fixture. That’s a great way to add cohesion to a room- repeat the metal in a smaller way. Think hardware, hooks, or hinges!

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comIn addition to the newly updated flush mount fixture, we also added a table lamp to the entry. Given there are so many traditional pieces in this space, the juxtaposition of a modern lamp felt perfect! I’ve always loved this task lamp with a woven shade, and was happy Jordan trusted me to give it a try. I like that it adds another woven element to the space, repeating the warmth & texture of the rug.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comThe lamp is also a functional fixture- it plugs into an outlet and provides soft light during the evening hours, when Jordan doesn’t want to use the overhead. Layered lighting is very important for a well designed and well lit space! Catch 15 of my designer lighting tips in this post. Having multiple light sources in each room is key… even the entryway.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comI’m a firm believer that candles make a new house feel more like home- especially this time of year, as the weather becomes dreary. I love the idea of keeping a candle in the entry because the fragrance sets the tone for your home and instantly makes things feel cozy, even if you’re not fully settled yet.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comOf course we also styled some gorgeous details that accentuate Jordan’s beautiful vintage pieces. She’s also a fan of tassels and this color perfectly matches the vintage rug in the small space. Again, repetition is a fantastic way to make a design plan feel intentional.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comClick directly on the Serena & Lily sources to be redirected to the product, or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…

01: breton flush mount // 02: flynn petite lamp // 03: tapered candles // 04: milo alpaca throw // 05: atelier tray // 06: more beautiful by mark d. sikes // 07: braided abaca rug

Given we wanted Jordan to enjoy this makeover shortly after moving in, I used Serena & Lily’s new availability filter feature on their website. It’s great given the current climate that involves extended lead-times in the design industry. This filter allows you to view items that deliver in under 4 weeks! A perfect feature for ensuring your items arrive in a timely matter- which is ideal for time sensitive projects like this one.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comI’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of Jordan’s home unfold to match her personality and unique aesthetic. Of course styling, furnishing, and tackling projects all take time, but I know it will be absolutely stunning. She’s so talented! I’m sure you’ll also begin to see more of Jordan’s home in our Tuesday Made feed, as the months go on. Maybe I’ll convince her to hop on the other side of the camera lens in the future, but for now- I’m sure we’ll all be happy to see a little more of that cute pup of hers.

Jordan's Entryway Makeover - roomfortuesday.comJordan and I are actually headed to High Point Market tomorrow, and we’ll be collecting lots of design inspiration. We’ll be sure to share once we’re back! I hope you enjoyed Jordan’s entryway makeover. It’s fun to feature beautiful renovations outside of my own home- it’s a nice change of pace. Would you be interested in seeing more of these? Let me know if you have any questions about anything, and have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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    Peggi
    October 14, 2021 at 5:19 am

    Oh my gosh! Where to start? (Good morning!) So many wonderful details packed into that hard-working space, but three I loved were the woven-shade modern lamp, the pressed glass dish holding the candle and the acorn/leaves on the dresser hardware! Also, the spots on Margo’s face. Squeal!!!!! The layered rugs, the navy tapers, that grand mirror?! All kinds of yes. Stupendous job! How exciting for Jordan to have a new home to decorate and make her own…and to be immersed in inspiration working for you and Tuesday Made! Safe travels and oodles of fun on your trip to High Point! I’ll be anxious to hear about your discoveries! 💜
    PS Yes to lovely makeovers outside of House Gibson. If you deem them beautiful, of course I’ll enjoy them.
    PPS Serena and Lily wins for that “availability filter.” Every dang thing seems on backorder these days!🙄

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      Sarah
      October 14, 2021 at 10:36 am

      Good morning, Peggi! Isn’t it such a beautiful space? Jordan did a fantastic job. That modern lamp with the woven shade is my favorite- and of course all of our vintage pretties, and MARGO. She is giving me major puppy fever. Haha! We’ll be sure to share our High Point adventures. We’re looking forward to perusing and getting lots of inspiration. Jordan has her entire house to style and furnish, so I’m sure we’ll have more projects to share (and a growing Saint Bernard, haha). I couldn’t agree more on the Serena & Lily filter… that was super handy! Hope you have an amazing weekend ahead! It’s currently snowing here… again. Ha! xox

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    monica
    October 14, 2021 at 9:33 am

    This looks lovely! What a nice beginning for a home. I suggest adding a for stop to the door hinge to make sure that door does not bang into the chest of drawers! https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/door-hardware/doorstops/5367859?store=08546&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqp-LBhDQARIsAO0a6aImtuISEVYhMZBpSMOz48NYP67HPvsDdGPrH07opPJxI0-9W3nF-lkaAq7GEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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      Sarah
      October 14, 2021 at 10:52 am

      I think it turned out so beautiful, Monica! Funny enough- we removed the little stopper for the photos, as it was protruding and distracting, but she definitely has that in place to protect her gorgeous chest of drawers :)

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    Colleen
    October 14, 2021 at 9:40 am

    What an incredibly sweet entrance! Love the transformation 😍 Everything is just perfect and that chest is a wonderful find. Great for providing storage in a hard working compact space. And of course Margo adds to an adorable vibe that is so super cute 🥰 She is just gorgeous 💓
    I love the layering of the rugs, the vintage rug adds color and pizzazz while the rug underneath provides a lovely textural element. I can’t wait to see the rug I ordered from Tuesday Made that you sent to Florida. I’m hoping I can achieve a similar look there with layering in the entrance. My only concern is if the doorway will clear the rug as I kind of forgot the door is unusually close to the floor. If it doesn’t work in the entry maybe at the kitchen sink would be another ideal option. I’m sure I will find the perfect place.
    Anyway getting back to Jordan’s entryway, I totally love it. It’s a small space that feels very sophisticated, warm and welcoming. A beautiful space to enter after a fun day at Tuesday Made, not to mention being greeted by the sweetest pup ever. So amazing!

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      Sarah
      October 14, 2021 at 10:51 am

      Thank you, Colleen! Jordan did such a wonderful job, and I’m happy she’s happy! She has the best luck finding beautiful vintage items on marketplace. What a gorgeous pairing! I also loved the rug she picked from the shop. You’ll have to share a photo of yours once it’s styled :) I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Her puppy is just the sweetest. She is so cute and cuddly. It was fun hanging out at her house for the day. I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead! xo

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    Milo
    October 14, 2021 at 10:55 am

    This is awesome!! Great job, Jordan!!

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      Sarah
      October 14, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Yes!! Way to go Jordan! :)

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    Danielle
    October 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    This entryway is stunning! I would have been hesitant to pull in traditional pieces with rich wood tones with the grey-ish flooring, but it looks incredible!

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      Sarah
      October 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Isn’t it so pretty? I love all of the warm tones Jordan added! I think they definitely help to offset all the gray and stark colors, and really make it feel inviting :) Thanks for taking the time to share!

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    Traci
    October 14, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Beautiful! Great job.

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      Sarah
      October 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks, Traci! :)

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    Brittany
    October 14, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful! I am looking forward to seeing more of her Facebook Marketplace finds! I would so love a tassel on one of my entryway doorknobs…but so would my cat. Guess I’ll have to choose practicality over beauty on that one!

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      Sarah
      October 15, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Most definitely! Sometimes practicality has to win- especially with pets. Ha! Hope you have an awesome weekend, Brittany! xo

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    Shar
    October 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    This looks INCREDIBLE! I would love to see more of Jordan’s home and hope you have more posts planned!

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      Sarah
      October 15, 2021 at 9:56 am

      So pretty, right? We’ll have to share more as she crosses things off her to-do list at home :)

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    Danna F
    October 15, 2021 at 7:28 am

    First of all, Congratulations Jordan on your new home! Your entry is so inviting! I concur with several others, you have a great eye for vintage pieces. Love your vintage rug layered over the jute rug (little envious). It’s the little areas that work hard for us that make it that much more special. Yours is beautiful! Please show us more of your FB marketplace scores.
    Have a great trip to High Market you two. I’ll be away at my moms all next week so will miss all your wonderful posts. Looking forward to visiting family.

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      Sarah
      October 15, 2021 at 9:55 am

      Isn’t her entryway so beautiful? I’ll try to convince Jordan to share more vintage finds with us. I wholeheartedly agree that it really is the small spaces that work hard to make home more special. We’re looking forward to finding lots of gorgeous things at market! Enjoy time with your family, and here’s to hoping you can split a pumpkin treat with your mom! :)

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    Jess
    October 15, 2021 at 8:42 am

    This is so gorgeous! All the details came together beautifully! Thank you for sharing! If you have it, would you mind sharing the link to the new black door hardware you used too? Sorry if I missed it in the post but I didn’t see it and have been on the hunt for a set like that with no real luck! Thanks!

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    Dawn
    October 16, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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      Sarah
      October 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks, Dawn!!

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    Rebekah
    October 19, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    So classic and beautiful! Love how it completely changes the builder feel of the home. Curious if you had to add an outlet to plug in the lamp? Didn’t see one in that corner.

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      Sarah
      October 19, 2021 at 11:05 pm

      I think so too, Rebekah! She actually has an outlet back there, so no additional electrical was required :)

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