Sunday, October 23, 2011

At Home: Entry Way

What a weekend....I have been so inspired to organize, purge and clean!  I also painted my hallway...I must rid of all the dark brownish-gold that covered every surface (thanks Ma!).  Spending time decorating and making the house ours is one of my favorite things to do.

I find myself walking around and thinking, I love this house.  It is a good feeling. 

So onward to my entryway.  There used to be a red tile with a blue insert.  It did not match the new kitchen and direction so it went!  I had a hard time finding the just right entryway table to fit my space.  There is enough room, but I couldn't go too long, too high or too deep because of my stairs.  I think it has come together nicely with new tile, a coat of paint and new decor.  This is what it looks like upon entering the house.  Don't mind the tan trim along the stairs...that has to be painted next!

The table that fell into my hands.  I walked into a friend's house and thought, "hmm...this is perfect.  I gotta ask where she got it."  Little did I know, she was getting rid of it!  Score!

I love mixing old pieces with new.  This is one of the baskets left behind by my mother-in-law.  I got lucky in that she left other things besides that terrible tan paint...many good things!  I love to decorate with books as it adds a homey, lived in feel.

Now, the gallery wall!  I love eclectic gallery walls I see all over Pinterest.  I am a serious collector of images and my favorites include a mix of different elements.  I love when the frames don't match and when there is a bit of unexpected.  The day I decided to do this I was short on time and money.  So instead of waiting for the right time to buy Pottery Barn frames of mixed styles and colors, I went shopping in my basement.

The white frames are actually Pottery Barn.  Wedding gifts...gotta love it!  For the other pieces of art, I just looked for common colors.  My thoughts were either black frames or dark wood.  Dark wood won because I had more of them in my stash.  I laid it all out of the floor first to be sure that I like the arrangement!

Notice how the dark wood frames as well as the art don't match.  They do, however, coordinate.

I hope to find some vintage pieces, alphabet letters, rug beaters that I can begin to intersperse.  But I think it looks good for now!

The view from my living room:

I love Pinterest and the ideas it has given me.  I feel free when I decorate.  I know that if I don't have it, I can make it.  And I know that I don't have to follow rules, I just have to follow my own eye to make my home uniquely mine.

Before I leave, I wanted to let you know that the Webster's Pages girls teamed up with Glue Arts.  We will be showing projects all week!  There products + Webster's = heaven.  Here is a sneak of my project. 

Happy Sunday!


  1. I love your house! And absolutely adore how you mixed the frames. Would expect nothing less from you. ;) Now I want to come over for a coffee. I'll let you know when I get the plane ticket!

  2. Lookin' good Stacey! i loved the table in the photos too! You soooo scored!:)


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