The McGee Home Entryway Photo Tour
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The McGee Home Entryway Photo Tour

Virtually tour our cozy, textured entryway!

Today we are continuing our photo tours of the McGee Home reveal with the entryway!

If you know our work, you know that entryways are one of our favorite elements of the home. We always look forward to creating spaces that set the tone for visitors and introduce the style of the rest of the interior. In the McGee entryway, this is no exception.

Scroll through to see the photo tour and read all of the details of this space!

The Walls

When I first started designing this space, there was one thing that I knew had to happen. I wanted to carry the painted white brick from the exterior of our house into our entryway, so it felt like a continuation. I just knew it was going to bring added texture to this small space.

Paint color: Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength

The Arch Paneling

I wanted the entryway to feel cozy and intimate, not large. So you walk through this barrel arch and be greeted by these vaulted ceilings in our living room. When designing the exterior of the home, we had a lot of strong, clean lines, and it was just feeling a little too boxy when we had a rectangular door. Once I saw the arched door, it seemed to soften everything perfectly.

I always knew I wanted to have this barrel detail going into the living room, and it brought a really cool effect to have this double arch here in the entry.

The Pieces

From the time I laid eyes on this schoolhouse light, I knew it was the perfect one of our entryway. I just loved that it had this vintage look, I love the dark color.

No McGee entryway is complete without a vintage rug, and this one completes the space perfectly. It added some texture, some interest, and color. I love vintage rugs in entryways because of their aged ability to hide dirt and handle tracking in and out of the house.

Modern Schoolhouse Lantern

I found this beautiful vintage console and have been keeping it in our warehouse for a very long time just for this moment; it was perfect for this space. Then, we added a simple, oversized round mirror, and I love how it bounces light in this space.

Every single entry moment that I have pinned incorporates really large greenery, so I wanted to pick things that supported the greenery. Playing with scale here, I did the most massive table lamp you’ve ever seen, and I love its great ceramic detail.

Ralph Lauren Home
Halifax Table Lamp
McGee & Co.
Solange Mirror

The Accessories

I layered the console with things I’ve collected, some conversation-starting books, objects, and of course, a candle. I love a candle in an entryway, so it smells good when you first walk into your home.

The McGee Home Entryway Photo Tour
The McGee Home Entryway Photo Tour
Faux Italian Ficus Branch
The McGee Home Entryway Photo Tour

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  1. Swiss Coffee as a paint color has a lot of yellow in it. I wonder if these pictures are different from how the walls look like IRL? I really like how this looks in the pictures. We are considering Dove White in our entry way to keep it modern yet warm, should we reconsider?

    1. But Swiss Coffee 75%strength has more white in it, Shea has mentioned it so many times already. Take a piece of cardboard paint them with samples of both paints, compare and choose what you like better πŸ™‚ good luck!

  2. Absolutely beautiful….I would love a lamp on my entry table but do not have an outlet. Is the lamp plugged in or is it decorative only? Thank you!

    1. Hi Cindy! You could definitely use a lamp without it being plugged in, or if you choose not to do that, add something with some height for contrast against what else is on your console. πŸ™‚

  3. I study every single picture you post as it has sooooooo much inspiration! I aim to copy it all, the best I can in my own simple little home. Please share your thoughts to help me when I make decisions……..the two beautiful white ‘jugs’ on the floor…….how did you decide to keep the one by the door empty and to put the one with sticks next to the table when the greenery was already there and nothing by the door. I LOVE YOUR THINKING and just wanna know. Now, off to move a few things and find a big lamp!

    1. Thank you so much, Patty! When styling greenery or objects, we like to do things off balance a bit sometimes so that it doesn’t look too cookie-cutter and symmetrical. Having both the sticks and greenery on one side felt a little more interesting in this case than doing it on both sides. I hope this answers your question!

  4. The wall color is beautiful! I read the Swiss Coffee 75% strength, can you explain the process to me. I see below it was posted as being more white, does this mean only 75% of the Swiss Coffee formula was put into the white base color? Thanks for your response.

    1. Hi Therese! I saw your question and have worked in color consulting for a few years now and you are correct! 75% strength means that only 75% of the original colorant formula is shot into the base. I hope I’m not stepping on Shea + teams toes for answering for them but I figured I’d help if I could πŸ™‚

  5. Beautiful! Just love!

    Curious color of your front door. We have lots of painting projects due to shelter in home order. Thank you!

  6. Please tell me about your floors? What brand, color? They are gorgeous. Approx cost/sq ft?

  7. We are doing a double door entrance & I love your front door. Could I order one from you? Our builder is seeking out one right now. I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! I am going use so many of your ideas. So it appears we can order items from you also? I have hope that I will have a beautiful house now!

  8. I want to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you saved as a favorite to look at new things you post…

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