Exiting 2017 with an Entry Review (and a THANK YOU)

2017 is coming to a close in less than 12 hours! I can't let this year end without detailing my most talked about project of the year! Our entry!

It all started with a need of "more"! Despite being "okay", our little entry was in desperate need of some WOW! I knew that the space could be so much more than just okay!

But let's go back, shall we? Here's a photographic review of the evolution of our entry way, starting from the beginning (the day we moved in).

A couple months after moving in, I gave the front door a little update with some black paint!

About a week later, the baby blue walls went white and the dingy beige trim went black.

I added our framed construction drawings and started my search for a rug.

Next was the banishment of the boob light.

I created a new fixture following Jenny Komenda's tutorial from a couple years ago.

The kid loved it!

In came the (first) rug. It was later replaced with a second option.

So...about a year later is when I wanted more. Mainly because I stumbled across Kelly Wearstler's Graffito wallpaper

I was instantly in love, yet heartbroken, because...have you seen the price of that wallpaper!?!? Yeah, not happening in my lifetime. But, it got my wheels spinning! I'm pretty decent with a paint brush...why can't I create my own Graffito?

I grabbed the same black paint that I used on the door and trim and a little artist's brush and got to work...starting with the ceiling, then bleeding down the walls.

After about 3 hours, I was done!

And our print right back up!

I was in love!!! It was everything I could've imagined! And you guys loved it too!

A few months later, I fell even more in love after a few small changes!

This space truly ignited a movement within me and my design business overall! It's given me a new love for design and now gives me new insight when looking at new spaces! Hand painting this space with my own hands did more than just elevate our entry, it elevated my love of design!

Thank you all for being some of the most amazing cheerleaders during this entire year! It's been that much more amazing to be able share it all with each of you!

Here's to an even better 2018!


  1. Hi,

    Not sure if it is just something going on on my end, but i can't see most of the pictures on this post. I can see the pics that show the current view of your entry and the pics of the wallpaper that served as your inspiration. But, I cannot see any of the progress pics. Just wanted to alert you in case it has something to do with how the pics were uploaded. :)

    1. Thank you so much!!! I think I have them fixed now!

  2. This is amazing, you are so talented. Small things become big inspiration.

  3. This is great I did a stroke design using acrylic paint and turned out grear

  4. Wonderful! I admire your courage and eye for design. Very nice work.

  5. i am so inspired! i have a silmilar entry way and want something like this too!! its beyond dope!

  6. YOU PAINTED THIS!! This is gorgeous. Wow, just wow.

  7. Dear friend,

    Very nice and innovative graffiti you have made. Very well done !!👍👍 But being a Professor of Design I felt that your unfinished design (first day work perhaps) is actually better than the complete design. The reason being, in Art & Design one very important element, negative space i.e. blank space, plays a vital role in aesthetically more beautiful, more balanced Composition overall.

    I hope you will not mind my view.....of course my view is based upon the pics you shared which may not show the actual ambience.

    - Dr Bhupesh C Little