Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Easy, Breezy Entryways

I spent this past weekend at the family homestead relaxing with family and drinking one too many glasses of wine. One of my going home rituals is always to pour over the stacks and stacks of my mom's magazines and catalogs. While browsing, I fell hard for this console table from William Sonoma Home. Part glamorous, part rustic chic, this table has me wanting a clean, simple entrance when I open my front door.

Seeing this made me antsy for warmer weather when the flea markets and tag sales start to pop up on every corner. While this particular piece is way out of my budget, I think it could be recreated by painting a salvaged table white, adding a little distressing and swapping the top out for a piece of mirrored glass.

The formula seems to be white walls + interesting floor covering + rustic looking furniture + one fancy element = easy, breezy, fabulous entryway.


This may be the perfect entryway flooring. I love the pattern, it's dark enough to hide wear and tear from foot traffic and paired with some salvaged planters on the front porch it strikes a perfect balance.

Lined with a mixture of family photos and artwork in simple frames balances out this standout light fixture and ornate molding. Seeing pops of color through the kitchen doorway, keeps this neutral area from looking boring.

Desire to Inspire

And in no way does neutral need to mean boring. A jute rug stands up to heavy traffic and multiple stools offer lots of places to drop your things. The ceramic wear and painted urns are an unexpected touch in an entryway.

1 comment:

  1. I love the carpet match that is meant for outside. I love the little white lines in it.