Happy Wednesday, friends! Are you surviving this heat wave? I’ve been trying to get out early and get a few chores done outside before the extreme heat sets in. Then, I’m in for the day! I worked on our entry way recently and added a few fresh roses from the yard. Want to see the entry way in progress?
Slowly but surely we are hanging pictures and getting our furniture and accessories just how we like them. It’s tricky in this house because of the open concept design. There are soaring ceilings but not much wall space. Plus, the house is more French Country than traditional so a lot of our old belongings just don’t fit. So, I’ve been working on the entry way/foyer. I apologize for the dark picture but you get the idea.
We have an arched double front door and there is wall space on each side. However, the length of each space of the front door is not equal. The space on the left of the door is about a foot wider than the right. Plus there is a sconce on each side of the door further limiting what can be put there. So, I decided to treat each space similarly, yet different. Does that make sense? On the larger side of the door we put the antique wrought iron console ( Wrought Iron Console Table ). We had to bolt the base to the wall for stability. Then I added a gold leaf mirror ( Gold Leaf Mirrors ), a candle holder ( Pedestal Candle Holders ), finial and my gold “tool box” as my sister calls it ( Gold Jewelry Box ).
Remember The Bombay Company? Years ago I found these ornate gold boxes at the outlet store on clearance. I bought one for myself, one for my sister and one for my mother-in-law. My sister’s husband calls it her tool box. So that’s what we all call them. Recently my mother-in-law gifted the one I gave her back to me. So, I put one on the tables on each side of the door. One holds keys, sunglasses, wallets, etc. The other holds Lacey’s leash, harness, etc. So much prettier when you can hide clutter, right?
On the other side of the door, since it’s smaller, I swiped the little marble top chest ( Bombay Chest here ) from the lake house since it fit this space much better. I found this one on Craigslist years ago. I think it is so sweet. And extra storage is always a good thing.
I had a round gold leaf mirror in my stash so I used it here. It fits perfectly under the wall sconce. My concrete angel and wall pocket seem right at home here.
I’ve had this angel for about 20 years. She is one of my favorites.
These lovely roses are from our yard. (A huge thank you to the previous owners for planting such a beautiful garden!) They add such a bright splash of color in our otherwise monochromatic decor. ( Wall Vase here )
I tried to attempt a sense of balance on each side of the door by using similarly shaped and colored pieces. So far, I”m liking it! In a few weeks I”m hosting a bridal shower along with my sisters for our niece, Faith Elizabeth, so I need to kick it into gear. I don’t want to ruin the surprise for the shower, but I’ll be sure to share all of the fun details after the fact! What do you think of the entry way thus far? Do you love symmetry or are you okay with changing it up a bit?
Decorating this house is made easy by the neutral color palette. And in my mind, gold and anything sparkly can belong in any decor! Happily, mostly everything we own is a little dramatic, gold leafed and preferably dripping in crystals. I hope you have a great evening! Thank you as always for stopping by my little blog. I appreciate it! xoxo Dell