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My Breezeway & Mudroom Reveal

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal

**Many thanks to Lee Jofa for gifting us this gorgeous Davenport Paper in Greenery for our stair tower. As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are entirely my own!

The biggest area of construction in my entire home was the addition we made to the historic portion, comprising of a garage, a breezeway attaching the garage to the historic part and a mudroom area that contains a stair tower going down to the basement and up to a second level above the garage.  I mentioned a bit about the construction in my renovation update a couple of months ago, but this last area of the house was the final push in what was over a year-long construction process. I’m SO happy to say it is finally finished, and I’m even happier to reveal the breezeway and mudroom to you today!

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal

We constructed a new driveway, with an entrance for guests that was both more convenient, and more of a statement.  A breezeway transitioning the structure of the garage into the structure of the renovated historical home seemed like the best way to seamlessly mix old and new. Both Kyle and I had loved the steel frame windows and doors in the kitchen and living room areas when we bought the house– and we decided to continue them in the design of the breezeway, and to use some historic blue stone that had been on the property for decades in the breezeway floor.   When decorating and designing the space, it was important to me that the first impression guests get through the breezeway is one that really represents the style and feel of the house, without being too precious.  I want the doors to be flung open in the warmer months, with access to the yard, and with the ability for the kids to traipse through on their adventures.  An indoor/outdoor feel was paramount to how I want the home to be lived-in and enjoyed for many years to come!

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal with built-in mud room

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal with built-in mud room

Mary O’Dell, who is a part of OLiving Experience, totally knocked it out of the park with her renderings of the space, which also needed to incorporate a family-friendly mudroom, with a stair tower linking the room above the garage to the rest of the home and making it feel both historic and fresh.  When it came to the design, I was so excited about choosing a really graphic wallpaper that made a statement.  When I found this Lee Jofa wallpaper sample of the Davenport paper in Greenery, I immediately fell in love.  I am so inspired by the unexpected green color, the large scale of the blooms, and the classic floral with the dark accents of the built-in and the stair tower’s pendant light.  Lee Jofa papers are so dreamy, and it was almost overwhelming to choose just one.  Seeing everything come together just makes me so happy– and I feel that the symphony of all of it represents my personality so perfectly.  I hope you guys love it as much as I do, and I can’t wait to hear your favorite parts in the comments below!

Blogger Eva Amurri's completed Breezeway reveal with built-in mud room

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Photographs by Julia Dags

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10 Comments

  1. Brooke says:

    Well worth the year wait! It’s a beautiful addition. It’s bright, welcoming and done perfectly. Thanks for sharing such an in depth post. Loved all the photographs 😊

    02.18.20 Reply
  2. J says:

    Those steel frame windows are beyond amazing! Love how it turned out!

    02.18.20 Reply
    • Thanks! I love them too! I can’t wait to see how it looks in the summer when we can see the garden through the glass doors

      02.21.20 Reply
  3. danielle says:

    I love it! you are an amazing designer!

    are you not working with Prudence anymore? I havent seen her on your posts!

    02.18.20 Reply
  4. Samantha P says:

    Absolutely gorgeous in every way! Love the Cockatoo picture, too. It’s as if it was made to be in that room. I love your room reveals and can’t wait to see more of them. Especially the room above the garage.

    02.20.20 Reply
    • Thank you Samantha! I’m trying to figure out what to do with that room above the garage. I may keep it empty space for a while! I think I need to take a break from the projects hahaha

      02.21.20 Reply
  5. Melissa says:

    Love it all! Especially the breezeway doors 😍. Enjoy it!

    02.21.20 Reply
  6. Kelly Heller says:

    Love it Eva! Good luck as you prep for sweet baby! I’m curious what type of wood floor and tile by the door that you used? Can you share the manufacturer if you know it? I love this look so much and am doing a Reno!

    03.09.20 Reply