We're going to spread this out over a couple of days. So, here's the "after" picture of the entryway:
I don't have a good "before" picture for the entryway. We didn't take one, evidently. Try to imagine this little alcove with nasty, forest-green carpet (so...take the color off the wall and put it on the floor), dingy paint, a nondescript light fixture, brown doors and the smell of cat.
The color on the walls is Benjamin Moore Aura "Peppermint Leaf" green from the BM store in Salt Lake. The tile is a basic gray slate from Contempo Tile in South Salt Lake, and we darkened the color to the near-black you see with a sealer/enhancer, which you can find at any tile place or home improvement store. The console table is from West Elm and is officially the last piece of furniture that we can purchase while we live here — we're packed to the gills in this smaller place. The mirror is one that Tai bought several years ago for his condo that predates the original SLC202 (and thus also predates me).
The skis are...temporary. We have a ways to go before shoveling out that entryway closet, which is where we eventually hope to store the skis and ski boots. For the meantime, this makes us seem much more hard-core than we truly are.
We wanted to make a splash with the first room that people see. That's why we chose the bright green paint and the wall mirror. Now, if only it would stop snowing so that we stop tracking footprints all over the floor!