January 17, 2016

Entry Reveal: Staggreno

I’m playing catch up lately so my apologies for holding this post ransom.  I say it’s worth the wait!  Remember how bad in so many ways the entry in the #staggreno was before?  In case your memory has blocked it out (I wouldn’t blame you a bit), here’s a look back.

If there is one word that described the entry before, it’s dark.  Dark windows, closed off door, some bizarrely placed coat closets that closed off the entryway, and little light. IMG_5511  IMG_5530 IMG_5557 IMG_5558  IMG_5560 IMG_5561 IMG_5662

A lot went into what it is now– raising the roof, tearing out those closets, new railing, french doors into the new playroom/old formal dining room, new door, and of course, hardwood flooring.  Ka-Chow!  Here’s the after:

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Originally, I wanted to move back the stair railing to the wall line, but if we did that anyone over 5 feet tall would hit their head going down the stairs so instead, I designed an open metal and wood railing.  Now I actually like how it turned out so you can see the railing from the front door.

I’m in love with the three oversized pendants hanging down the entry hall.  They’re from Restoration Hardware and the finish is so pretty in person.

Rug is vintage from Kaya Kilms.  Mirrors are a Target find from a few months ago (This one is almost exactly the same).

You can find the little white table here.  I can think of approximately 400 different places for it in my house.  It just seems to work everywhere.

And there you have it!  Major entry facelift, eh?

Happy MLK day!  What a great man he was indeed.


  1. Julia Goodwin

    January 18th, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Fantastic job! So much light Really love the railing design, I think it brings so much to the space. Congrats!

  2. Jessica

    January 18th, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Love it! Those antlers are amazing! Can you please share the source

  3. Tom

    January 18th, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Nice Job!

  4. Sarah

    January 18th, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Soooo good. Do you mind sharing details about the new front door? We’re considering replacing ours and yours is exactly what I’m looking for…

  5. Zareth Acosta

    January 18th, 2016 at 6:21 am

    wow your entryway looks amazing. I love the door letting a lot of light in, the bigger windows, and the black accents. It is fabulous

  6. Samantha

    January 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Oh my word, please hold while I pick my jaw up off the floor! Holy cow, it looks a million times better! So light and bright and clean and I love the contrast of the black doors and trim. You knocked this reno out of the park! I never would have dared or thought to take out closets, but it was so totally worth it in here! Awesome job!

  7. Shauna

    January 18th, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Wow!!! You have such amazing vision for transforming a space! Absolutely STUNNING! Love the modern door and stair rails!

  8. Ann C

    January 18th, 2016 at 9:45 am

    It’s so bright, the way I like a room. Not sure I would want that much glass in my front door, but do love the light it lets in. Do you miss not having a coat closet? I’m afraid to get rid of mine I can’t find another place for coats. Thanks for sharing. Love the black details on doors and railing too.

  9. Corey @ Hey There, Home

    January 18th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Where to even begin? Ah-mazing. If I had to pick one fave it would most definitely be the door. It is a statement and oh so beautiful! Ka-chow is right (we say that a lot around here too- ha.) wonderful transformation Jen!

  10. Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home

    January 19th, 2016 at 4:41 am

    What a gorgeous difference, Jen! It’s the perfect play of light and dark now. Your vision for this space was really fantastic.

  11. Kristin Cadwallader

    January 19th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Just gorgeous Jen!!! You had such a vision and it is just breathing new life into this home 🙂 xo

  12. Whitney Shortt

    January 19th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Oh wow, what a transformation! It is beautiful!!

  13. sarah dorsey

    January 19th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    wow!! so so good Jen! I’m obsessed!

  14. Alicia@Eco Friendly Homemaking

    January 19th, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Oh my goodness what an awesome transformation! It all looks so pretty. I am so glad to have discovered your blog and am looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  15. Karen @ year of serendipity

    January 21st, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    What a transformation! Nice job!!!!

  16. Kelli

    January 22nd, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Fabulous! You have great vision. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Lindsey

    January 22nd, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Stunning! What an amazing difference. It looks fabulous, congratulations!

  18. Danielle

    January 25th, 2016 at 7:11 am

    This is an amazing transformation. I love the front door – can you please share the source?

  19. Jen

    February 10th, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Danielle, the door was ordered through Stock Building Supply. Thanks for reading!

  20. Marta

    September 20th, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I just a tried to track it down and Stock Building Supply is no longer in business- hasn’t been for several years! Sad day for me- I love this door!

  21. Jen

    September 22nd, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Are you located in Utah? There is a location here!

  22. Nicole

    January 25th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Love everything about it. What are the floors please?

  23. Jen

    February 10th, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Nicole, the floors are white oak.

  24. Branna

    January 31st, 2016 at 7:12 am

    This is stunning! Hard to believe it’s the same place. I love how bright it is!!

  25. Amanda Katherine

    February 11th, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Swooning! Your vision is incredible to turn such a crowded entryway into something so spectacular! Amazing job!


  26. Jen

    February 15th, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you so much, Amanda!

  27. Amy

    February 24th, 2016 at 9:23 am

    This is a beautiful entry way, where did you get the door from? Thanks!

  28. Rebecca

    August 17th, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Jen –

    What is the style of this front door called?

    Thank you.

  29. Jen

    September 22nd, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    It’s a modern panel door. You can get them in different sizes, based on how many cut outs for glass there are.

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