Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Entryways to the home and heart...

(love this chair covered in silk adds color and interest to this entry)
Well, it is a fact that the entry room of our home sets the tone for what is to come, serves as a true first impression and shouts out your style from the get go.
(for the lovers of chocolate and brown; Benjamin Moore Bittersweet Chocolate)
When someone enters your home what do they see? Are you happy when you walk in your front door? It is usually such a small space, but has such a big impact and why not maximize that impact, not just for others but for you?

(nice contrast in this entry: Benjamin Moore Onyx on banister, stairs & trim, Merlot Red on back wall)
Maybe your front entry or an entry on a second landing needs a bit of a lift or change might not take very much, perhaps a fresh coat of paint in a different color, maybe a new rug, a large glass vase with some greenery, a mirror to replace that old print? a new coat rack, storage for your shoes (who wants to see all those shoes anyways?), maybe a new lighting fixture, nothing too pricey just something fun and different...

(love the crisp, calm feel here: Pocket Watch White by Ralph Lauren and marine deck paint on floors)
(all pictures from house beautiful)
So, think about it, get creative and remember it doesn't have to be something big, just something fresh and different to make you smile and relax when you walk in your front door.
Have fun and enjoy!