Friday, August 31, 2012

Entry Way

The entry way was one of the first rooms I painted and decorated in our new house. I still love most of it but naturally my design mind is ready for a change. I'm waiting for the right console to come along to determine what will happen in here. What am I looking for you ask? Well I don't know. It's one of those I'll know it when I see it things. Ever get that?

So this is what it looked like when we moved in, post ceiling scrape. The lady who lived here before REALLY loved Texas things. There was star and cowboy shit everywhere! And again with the peach walls! So we scraped off the cowboy hat border, repainted and changed the light fixture first thing.

Soooo much better. We did a little two tone thing on the ceiling to show off the architecture. Pro-tip: When you have nice ceilings (or any feature really) like this use two different paint colors to show them off. It really highlights the details.

The paint color is Pillow Mint by valspar. It's a nice crisp mint color. The console is from Target and I've had it since college. I painted it glossy black with white drawer fronts and knobs from Antrhopologie. It's a nice piece but I think I'm ready for something more substantial and unique. I think I want to go dark with the walls.

Eventually I was gifted this wonderful light by my Mother in Law. I love it so much. It's from Ballard's.

I gradually added on little details here and there. A basket for mail.

Hooks for dog leashes.

Some inexpensive art.

                                                                                      Photo by Sarah Greenman

I spent forever collecting the vintage beveled edge mirrors. They can be quite pricey but I didn't want to pay over $40 for any of them. Most are from Canton, I think one or two my mom found in random antique stores. The two littlest ones are from Target though. It's hard to find tiny antique ones. I wouldn't mind adding more if I ever come across a mirror I loved. This is one feature I will keep when I re-do the space.

The hat boxes are vintage and the pink one is Schiaparelli of course. The stool was a canton purchase that I recovered and painted.

The lamp was a sample I scored from days working at JcPenney corporate. The mask is from our honeymoon in Venice. The little bottles with stones on top are from Wisteria. The cup holds my husband's keys and I got it at goodwill.

And as you can see there is a giant 5 foot star in the floor. I hate it so much. Can't wait for wood floors!

Let me know if you have questions!


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Hello Brandi! I love, love, love your little mail basket - super cute! Have a fab weekend. Cheers from London! Will

Shavonda said...

Hi Brandi

I love the mirror collection and the dipped legged stool! What a great way to enter into someone's home!

Miss Iris said...

Oh love it. And I love the dipped legs on that bench. Very cool.