When our family of four (half of whom were then under 7, the other half overstressed) lived in a two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, I used to dream about having a mudroom that would be the depository for all our shoes, outerwear, and get-out-the-door essentials. What I had in real life was a front door that unceremoniously led straight into our kitchen and dining area.
I have a feeling Jenny Komenda, the founder of Phoenix-based interior design firm Juniper Studio, would have been able to solve our layout conundrum. She posted about a project, in which she turned a space off the dining room into a mudwall (yes, I’m coining a new term). With just one wall, she was able to create a functional, stylish entry—for a lot less than it would have cost to build an entirely new mudroom. Here’s how she got the look.