Friday, January 29, 2010

Entryway Make- Over

Do any of you have an area in your home that you know can be better, but you struggle a bit with how to make it better???? Am I the only one??? (Gosh, I hope not!!) That area is my entryway. For about a year, it has been pretty boring and lifeless. Its a good space, and I have a table that is a perfect size for the space, but I just wasn't sure what to put on top of it. I started off with a green and red vase with white flowers from Pier One, a glass globe "thing" from Pottery Barn and a square mirror from Hobby Lobby. I love all of these pieces, but they just weren't doing anything for me as a group. So, I went "shopping" around my house and found other odds and ends to group together and hopefully create a space that says "hi there, welcome to my house, come on in"!!! HEHE!!! I think it finally says that!!

I was given the big "E" as a gift a few years ago and have never found the right home for it. I started there. I bought the starfish on our trip to Destin FL last summer and put them in a glass hurricane. (I LOVE having elements from the ocean and beach around my house as it is my favorite place!!!) The candlesticks were a clearance purchase from Hobby Lobby about 3 or 4 years ago. I never had a good place for them, so they sat on top of a small chest in the family room. (Do you think they need candles?? I king of like them empty.) The green "ball" was a gift this past Christmas. It is a set of three, the other two are in the powder bath. I thought the space could use an dash of color, green works well I think. And of course, I left the mirror. I like to use mirrors in entryways, it makes the space seem larger than it is.

So that is my entryway make over. What do you think?? Does it look better?? What would you add or do differently?? (Please don't say the tile!! I know it needs to go soon! So out of date!!!)




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5 comments:

Design Apprentice said...

Meredith-
I definitely like your entry makeover. I love the mirror in both photos and I think the E really brings a sense of rich color to the area. It makes it warm and inviting, well done!

Shannon said...

I think it looks great! The table is perfect and I love the starfish!

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

I really like it. It's a subtle change, but it's now complete :)

Tiffany said...

LOVE it....perfect balance. Not too much...just right! I WANT one of those letters. I looked at a house last week that I would have sworn was staged (wasn't) and she had an "s" and I thought....we need one! So now I am on a mission to find an H!

Kimberly said...

What do you think about bringing back your white petal flowers but putting them in a clear glass vase? Then replace the candlesticks with the flowers. I also think adding a personal photo would look great somewhere on the top or underneath...adds warmth. =) I love starfish also and have them displayed in my home as well.