Entry Gallery

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Our entry gallery is a beloved if slight odd space. Our apartment was originally much larger when it was completed in 1910, but in the middle of the last century it was cut in two (hence half classic six). The entry gallery originally led to both the original dining room as well as the parlor (living room). When the apartment was divided, they removed the double French doors from the entry gallery and closed it off to become our neighbors apartment. This is how we ended up with a 22′ long entry to our home. The photos are from when we completed the hallway in late summer of 2015. 

The view as you walk into our apartment. Eventually, the French door will be stripped of all the white paint and the underlying mahogany restored.

The view as you walk into our apartment. Eventually, the French door will be stripped of all the white paint and the underlying mahogany restored.

 

Looking back at our front door from about the halfway point in the hall.

Looking back at our front door from about the halfway point in the hall.

 

Andy Warhol's Wicked Witch has taken up company over our yellow bench which we purchased before we closed on the property.

Andy Warhol’s Wicked Witch has taken up company over our yellow bench which we purchased before we closed on the property.

 

The hallway as viewed from the living room... Makes my heart go thump thump thump every time I walk through it.

The hallway as viewed from the living room… Makes my heart go thump thump thump every time I walk through it.

 

An overview of the gallery hall.

An overview of the gallery hall.

 

The view from the living room door at floor level. The lighting is so wonderful.

The view from the living room door at floor level. The lighting is so wonderful.

 

Andy Warhol's Wicked Witch has taken up company over our yellow bench which we purchased before we closed on the property.

Andy Warhol’s Wicked Witch has taken up company over our yellow bench which we purchased (on close-out) at Crate and Barrel before we closed on the property.

The view from above the lights.... You can't see any of this when you are standing below them, it is as though the ceiling was black.

The view from above the lights…. You can’t see any of this when you are standing below them, it is as though the ceiling was black.

 

Our Entry Gallery is in the Apartment Therapy Big Reveal Contest.

Our door had recently been replaced when I began our project and the hideous plastic doorbell was not going to cut it. So, I made my own peep-hole cover.

 

The inside of our front door, cedar closet on the left, the dog leash on the right, and of course, Divine in the middle of it all.

The inside of our front door, cedar closet on the left, the dog leash on the right, and of course, Divine in the middle of it all.

 

Another one of my favorite things about our apartment is the original untouched cedar coat closet. Even the brass hooks date back to 1910.

Another one of my favorite things about our apartment is the original untouched cedar coat closet. Even the brass hooks date back to 1910.

 

The hallway was not so nice when we bought our place, here are a few images from before and during the transformation.

 

Twenty-two feet of potential

Twenty-two feet of potential

 

The floors were refinished after we moved in and they are really fabulous.

The floors were refinished after we moved in and they are really fabulous.

 

Color testing on the walls beforehand.

Color testing on the walls beforehand. I installed track lighting before we started painting, and then removed it to paint, only to put it back afterwards for the pendants.

 

After un-installing the track for lighting, I tackled the ceiling first then one side at a time.

After un-installing the track for lighting, I tackled the ceiling first then one side at a time.

 

Both sides painted, track re-installed, temporary lighting in place. I held off on painting the front door knowing it was going to be replaced.

Both sides painted, track re-installed, temporary lighting in place. I held off on painting the front door knowing it was going to be replaced.

The paint color is from the Behr Marquee line at Home Depot [MQ1-49 Raspberry Truffle]

The paint color is from the Behr Marquee line at Home Depot [MQ1-49 Raspberry Truffle]

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