I hope everyone is having a wonderful week…I just wanted to share with you all a few updates in our entry today! Last time I shared photos, this is what it looked like- my Craigslist painted antique French buffet, my DIY Oyster Shell Mirror, one tall lamp, a large vase for seasonal arrangements, and a few hurricane candles. I have had it this way for YEARS-
I love having a lamp, a mirror, fresh flowers and scented candles in my entry- ( I usually put many of these items in all of my clients entries if there is room!!) But it was time for a change…
did I mention that I have Decorating ADHD??
Here’s how it looks today!
I have really been trying to “streamline” and “simplify” the cottage recently, and thought that a pair of lamps with a center bowl would be a simple and elegant look for the entry.
I didn’t really have any specific lamps in mind, and tried several different pairs, but these really won me over for a couple of reasons:
- Every room in the cottage has a touch of black, yet this wall remained “very vanilla”, white walls, white buffet, clear glass lamp with white shade- pretty but a little plain- I just adore the black shades on these lamps! They add such a nice contrast to all the white, and add a little “drama” to this area. (Also, they look GORGEOUS lit up at night!!)
- The contemporary, elongated mirrored glass bases of these lamps are such a nice juxtaposition to my traditional French buffet- and since the rest of the cottage has a touch of modern, these lamps really brought an updated look to the entry…
I found this large white bowl at my local Old Time Pottery- I really wanted something simple and classic and this fit perfectly! I plan on changing it seasonally with pretty flowers and plants…but right now, it’s filled with my favorite- white orchids!! (Tip: I have mixed REAL and FAKE orchids in this pot, I bet you can’t tell!!) Mixing real and fake saves money and still looks great!
Just to the left of the buffet is the hallway to our powder room, laundry room, and garage…I recently decided to hang a floor to ceiling gallery wall in this small space:
I used all black frames (even spray painting a few odd-ball frames to match) and hung them in a random pattern around the various light switches, outlets, vents, and thermostat. I have used all black and white family photos, but left room for a few future photos!!
I love that this once “dead space” has come alive with beauty and sweet memories, AND we can enjoy seeing it from the adjacent Entry, Living Room and Dining Room.
Thanks so much for joining me today! Next week I will be posting how I am in the process of transforming my formal dining room to a dedicated home office for myself, so stay tuned…
Also, I recently restocked my Etsy shop for the holidays, so CLICK HERE to take a look, I have so many beautiful gifts for your favorite coastal style friend or loved one!