In some residential projects I know, sometimes the owner, and even the designer, always forget one important thing to be stored. Shoes! That’s why I am so inspired by the Eastern style houses, especially Japanese and Korean, that put a mud room as their entrance and also home for their shoes.
Some people don’t like to put their shoes in one with their clothes collections in the wardrobe for hygiene reasons, well, one of them is me. That’s why I love to put a mud room before I enter my house to clean my feet first and store my shoes. But you should beautify the area in your own style because it’s the first time guests will know your personality and your style, you like rustic or sleek, modern or ethnic, or classic or modern.
While for me, I kinda love Industrial concept because it can consist of exposed materials with not too many efforts to make it beautiful. But I don’t like too rustic style though. I love the roughness of the exposed bricks and old wood, and I love the big windows and doors framed in charcoal color that connects with the outside. They can greatly mixed with smooth and shiny concrete floor and chic furniture.
Back to my design, I love to put greenery inside the house. A big window that can be opened to let the fresh air in to the house. And also many spaces for storage this and that based on each categories that have to be put at the front area of the house. Perhaps keys, socks for shoes, and mails.
I put a comfy armchair in front of the shoes drawer to do the wearing and taking off the shoes. Some people would like bench, but I love to make this room a little dramatic by putting the chic armchair and Industrial style hanging lamp at this side.
I believe if I can feel a good mood whenever I entered or out of the house, the rest of the day will be good and positive, so I always do the decor job. I love putting wooden box to store mails or important paper to be read later at the top of the drawer along with the small figures like globes, animals figures, and even a table lamp. And I also love to hang my-often-use bags or it can be use to hang car keys or house keys.
Then not to forget to decor the wall also. I love to put a big clock at this room so I can know what time I am leaving the house or tell me if I am late or too early. Also I love to put some photo frames or maybe nice quotes or some great small paintings to give the positive energy before leaving the house to remind me life is good.
And to complete the ambiance of the house that can indulge the senses, I put lanterns on the floor that can be filled with aromatherapy candles so I can smell a good fragrance everytime I’ve just come home or before I go.
Okay, I think that’s all for reviewing my latest design. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you again with my other post of Midweek Projects soon!
Remember, think interior design, think House of Smichi! ❤