Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to my home!

Entryways are one of the most important rooms of your house--but so easily forgotten when it comes to beautiful design.

Like Save-the-Dates, entryways are first impressions and set the tone for the rest of your house.

This would be like wearing a completely fabulous outfit, but putting an old ratty coat over---disaster!

The key to any good entryway is light, light, light! But sometimes this can't be helped. So here are a few fool-proof items to a fabulous first impression:
  1. Console table--keep this uncluttered. Great console tables have drawers so you can keep your keys, new mail, etc. out of sight
  2. On a console table--put inviting items such as a great framed photo, candle, small clock, and a great table lamp.
  3. Over the console table, hang either a great piece of art--or--an interesting mirror. A mirror is a great way to bring light into a dark space--and make the room appear larger.
  4. Bench. I love the idea of a nice bench welcoming guests. Once again, if the bench has baskets underneath all the better to store your extra shoes, slippers.
  5. If you can't fit a bench, I love having a wicker basket near your console table to store shoes. One of my pet peeves is walking into a house and seeing all of the owner's shoes from that week laying around!
  6. Umbrella stand--this is more for charm than necessity, but how cute!
Here are some of my favorite entryways!

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