Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sprucing up the Entry

Welcome to our home!

The entry is the first impression to your home, revealing much about who lives there and what lies beyond the front door. I have always believed it should be a little dramatic!

We never use the front door! We are a back door family, so sometimes this whole area gets neglected. I might forget to water the topiaries or plant flowers. So, I decided to pay attention to it and give it a little "facelift."

The front door was recently given a fresh coat of black paint.
A seagrass rug replaced the patterned black wool one.
The wreath is a new addition from Vintage Home Lifestyle in Healdsburg.

This vintage wicker settee was a recent find from the Alameda Antique Faire. I had it upholstered with an old European feed sack. The various pillows are still a work in progress.

The walls are an apple green, one of my favorite colors.

The stairs are carpeted with a wool leopard runner.
Vintage oil paintings of roses line the walls.

There is an old hall tree on the landing.

The pair of pine cone urns from Wisteria flanking either side of the front door are now planted with a fresh flowering plant. (We'll see how long that lasts!)

Outside, these old black urns are original to the house. I recently planted them for spring to spruce up the entry.

Inside the front door with a full view of the entry. The dining room is on the left, the living room on the right.

The entry has always been an open space, without furniture as there are too many doors. I once tried a big round table in the middle, but it seemed like it was always in the way. Keeping it staged with fresh floral arrangements wasn't practical either. The wicker settee actually is the first piece of furniture to fit and it really warms up the space.

Front view of our house (circa 1906) taken in the Fall.

I'm linking up to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Be sure to visit her and see other projects by fellow bloggers.
I'm also joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday! Come have a look at all the creative mosaics.


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