Gentry House

Gentry Family Room and Mudroom Reveal

Just off the dining room in the Gentry project house, and next to the office we showed you last week, is a casual family room and mudroom space. Considering these rooms used to be an exterior workshop, I think these spaces turned out beautifully and help this house flow SO much better! If I were the new…

Just off the dining room in the Gentry project house, and next to the office we showed you last week, is a casual family room and mudroom space. Considering these rooms used to be an exterior workshop, I think these spaces turned out beautifully and help this house flow SO much better!



If I were the new homeowner, this is the room where I’d put my TV and toys for the kids. It’s still connected to the living and dining spaces, but it’s also self contained enough that the rest of the house should be able to stay a little tidier! :)


ANN STREET print  //  white console table, vintage (similar)


leather sofa (similar) //  blue striped pillow (similar) //  side table 

In this family room space, we hung three new prints from Canadian artist Holly Young that are now available in the print shop –  Collage I, Collage II & Collage III! I’m obsessed with this cut paper collage series!


COLLAGE I print  //  COLLAGE II print  //  COLLAGE III print

white striped pillow (similar) //  blue striped pillow (similar) //  brass floor lamp


The door to the garage is just to the right of this photo, so we thought a small-but-mighty mudroom area that offered closed storage, a bench with baskets and hooks for bags and backpacks would be the perfect addition to this pass-through space.

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vintage runner (similar)  //  baskets (similar)

I’m super happy with how this mudroom turned out, given it is just two IKEA Pax wardrobes (we used the Grimo door)! Our contractor installed and made the wardrobes look more built-in with the addition of crown molding and shiplap using the same 8″ pine planks we used on the entry wall. Here are a couple of a progress shots:




We used these wrought iron pulls on the doors, also from IKEA. We used these in the kitchen too and I couldn’t love them more. They are heavy and have great proportions!



I designed the wood bench and our contractor built it out of mahogany (the same wood we used on the mantle and the kitchen shelving). We used these petite hooks that were insanely affordable and I love the matte black finish! PS how cute is that tiny denim backpack?! I found it at Michael’s for $8!


The green linen lumbar pillow is from our pillow collection that we’re launching next week! Stay tuned! :)




Leather sofa

Square ottomans – Living Spaces, similar

Wood side table

Brass floor lamp

Woven shades

Family room rug (similar)

Vintage runner (similar)

Green arm chairs

Faux banana tree

Mudroom cabinets and doors

Mudroom hooks

Mudroom hardware

Mudroom baskets (similar)

Wall and trim color – Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Flooring – Lumber Liquidators Delaware Driftwood Oak

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25 thoughts on “Gentry Family Room and Mudroom Reveal

  1. I would love to have a mudroom like this–beautiful and functional. The family room is cozy and a perfect kid room. Those new prints are so different from the other artwork in your shop; they are a really great addition!

  2. Genius use of space! That mudroom area looks like it was meant to be there. Nice work! I’m really enjoying the Gentry reveals.

  3. I’m loving the gentry reveals too! And I agree- what a genius use of space! I’d love a room that’s more casual and dedicated to TV/toys. The closed storage blends right in- I really like how you added the shiplap. When are you going to buy another house so we can follow along on that decoration/staging?! ;)

  4. A tour of my house would reveal something from an LGN post in almost every room, ha! The white strap dining chairs from world market, the amazon dining chairs you just posted, two club chairs you posted 5+ years ago, brown leather couch, faux trees everywhere (now a convert) and now the 2 overstock mudcloth stools! SO happy to have LGN as a resource!!

  5. That little mudroom! What a great use of that space.

    I have been looking for a pillow insert that size FOREVER after seeing the pillow you made for Joanna Goddard’s bedroom years ago. I just purchased some Marimekko fabric for a couch pillow cover and I’m looking for that size of insert. Any chance you can share a retail resource or at least the dimensions of the pillow so I can search for it on my own?

    Thanks in advance!

  6. I’ve been eyeing the Howell chairs from UO since you used them in a previous project, but it doesn’t look like it is in store anywhere near me for a “test sit.” :) Any comments on the comfort of the chair? Cushy enough for lounging/movie watching? I’m looking to add some side chairs in our living room for extra seating and am having trouble finding the right fit…form v. function. :) Loving the Gentry room reveals!

    1. Hi Jen,

      I wouldn’t describe these as lounge chairs. They are on the small side and the cushions are a little stiff. They are GREAT for sitting rooms and an hour or two of conversation, but I probably wouldn’t choose to sit in them to watch a show. Hope that helps!

      1. Thanks so much for the insight! They are so cute; not sure they are what I”m looking for for our living area, but I’m trying to think if I can use them elsewhere. :)

  7. This is so fabulous! Lots of unique details here. What you show is wonderful *.* Stunning home. Thank you for sharing. :)

  8. love it ! would you mind giving the total lenght of your mudroom (from on end on the pax to the other) and the lenght 0f your bench?

    Thank you !!

  9. Such a beautiful and cheerful space! Perfect for a family!
    Would you mind sharing the details on the beautiful front double door?
    Thank you!

  10. Love the mud room and want to do something similar. Did you just color match the crown trim to match the IKEA white cabinets?? Or did you paint the cabinets and the trim a new color?? Thanks!

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