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Kelsea Ballerini's entryway is a reminder that neutrals will always make a good first impression

The first room of the singer's home offers a lesson in welcoming hues that, experts say, will struggle to fall out of style

Kelsea Ballerini
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Singer Kelsea Ballerini is a master of making headlines in the country music industry – but her Nashville home suggests she is no stranger to the interior design world, too.

The Knox County native, who is best known for her songs Peter Pan and Half of My Hometown, is among the most recognized C&W stars of the moment – so it seems only fitting that she owns one of Tennessee's most stylish properties (and, naturally, one of the world's best homes). 

Kelsea's estate is a source of interior inspiration – from the beautiful white marble in her kitchen to the adjoining open-plan living space – where dark-hued furnishings juxtapose the painted white walls. For the ultimate lesson in decorating with neutrals, however, we need to look no further than her entryway

'Matchy matchy. Happy Friday,' Kelsea shared alongside her mirror selfie, taken in the space in question. The singer may be referring to her coordinated outfit – but of course – her neutral-hued clothing (and hat) matches seamlessly with the tones in her entryway – from the white wooden staircase and walls to the distressed sandstone-terracotta color framing the mirror. 

Kelsea's cream, white, and sandy paint choices complement her vanilla-hued wooden flooring ideas – but they also pair well with her furnishings – from the cream drapes to the statement chandelier and the retro-style rattan table (hiding at the bottom of the staircase). Entryways are there to make a lasting impression – and the timelessness of a neutral, coordinated space does precisely that. But what makes this scheme so eternal? 

According to the color experts at Benjamin Moore, the answer is its ability to create a light, airy space that reminds us of an endless summer. 

Kelsea Ballerini

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'Channel the classic ''Hamptons'' style with whitewashed walls, painted floorboards, and rustic finishes to create a light-filled, airy, coastal-inspired space,' they say. Once painting, you should follow Kelsea Ballerini's lead and keep window dressings minimal to maximize the natural light (even in the depths of the darker seasons). 

'Add comfortable upholstery in nautical blue and white stripes – perfect for laid-back lounging – then complete this serene seaside look with simple linens and textured accessories,' the color experts say. 

To elevate this Hamptons-inspired aesthetic further, the experts recommend introducing depth with a piece of painted furniture in a dark navy shade before 'adding neutrals with a sea-green hint to the mix for an extra dimension.' This entryway color idea will impress around the calendar – and it's sure to have Kelsea Ballerini's approval – so (of course) we're reaching for the paintbrush at the next opportunity. 

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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.