Like most metro-east suburbanites, we NEVER enter through our front door. Of course, I spend time every season updating the front door with flowers (Mums/Vincas/lighted fir) and a wreath. I recently added these amazing lightbulbs that make my front porch lights glow like lanterns. All of this would create a beautiful welcome for me and for visitors. The only problem is that nobody ever uses that front door. Like ever. Oh wait – UPS does get to enjoy it very much (#PrimeMember).
I am always hustling through the garage (carrying something – groceries, my 15 pound purse, backpacks, coffee, etc) carefully avoiding the bikes and tools so that I can get to the mudroom and set it all down.
For a long time that mudroom was a complete disaster – terrible paint, the worst vinyl flooring, and nowhere to hang coats, bags & backpacks and absolutely no decor to speak of. Unless you count the washer, dryer and fridge. No function or form. What would the Feng Shui masters think of my situation?
Transforming my space to serve me – both in function and form was actually easier than anticipated with these high impact changes:Read more