Come Rain or Come Shine

*photo from habitually chic

Is it sad to say that a mud room takes my breath away? a little bit?

Well, I have no shame here, although most of what I love about this photo isn’t just the mud room aspects – it’s the amazingly huge door, green manicured gardens, and the feeling the entry evokes. Lacrosse sticks, canes, and wellies by the door hint toward a privileged life surrounded in rich country heritage.

You may not have an English looking garden outside your door, but if you’re lucky, you have a mud room.  If you’re like me (and don’t have one) you probably deal with shoes, coats, keys and mud strewn about in whichever room has your main doorway.

Luckily, there are solutions – and stylish ones! A well placed bench, boot tray and some accessories help out the messy entry situation, but are cool enough not to distract from the rest of your room’s decor.

no. 1 terrain: Zinc Zig-Zag Hook, $38, no. 2 Baskets Korb-Set, 2-tlg. von HOUSE DOCTOR im Impressionen Online Shop, no. 3 Coat Racks, $229 Room and Board, no. 4 One Kings Lane – Vintage + Market Finds – Antique Turkish Oushak Rug,…, no. 5 George Nelson Nelson Platform Bench, $980, no. 6 Z Gallerie – Boot Umbrella Stand – White, $80, no. 7 Galvanized Boot Tray, $22 Crate and Barrel.


Even some simple hooks and baskets to contain the rogue shoes can make a huge difference.  Take me, for example. Guests enter directly into my kitchen and we have to traipse through the whole house to the front door to hang a coat. I do have a small covered back porch – maybe it could work for a makeshift mud room? I have to look into that possibility and get back with you!

My Tuesday is looking rainy – but regardless of the weather, I hope your day is EXCELLENT!

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