2.23.2009

The Entry Hall




{images via here}

A front entry is the first place where guests get a taste for who you are. I believe this space should be special whether you have a specified area or you have to create one. In the Domino book they have a lovely write up with wonderful ideas on making it special. I love what Rita Konig said, "When I added the table and lamp, suddenly my sliver of a hall became a room". I already had the table and now I have the lamp. I must admit it gave the space a whole new feel. Here is the before shot in case you were intrigued. This is the new "room"...


With spring approaching the winter hats will be changed out with summer ones. I am hoping to find a fabulous new one for this summer. As for the tricylcle, it has somehow made its into the house and the my little lady loves riding it around while little brother holds on for dear life while riding on the back. It is quite a sight to see.

24 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow! Looks great, Ellie! I am totally head over heels for that white console table. Love it!
I have a big post planned that will feature all sorts of entry ways and how to achieve the look you're after. Should be able to post that soon so I was excited to see your foyer here today!
Also, ATNY emailed me about the DIY shades post I just did, but I'm a little nervous about those notoriously nasty commenters!! Time for me to develop some thick skin, I guess!!

melanie said...

Love it!! I love the basket! As for the trike..I love that you let the kids ride through the house. :) K and I used to play football in the house..seriously! :)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

our entryway is seriously lacking. i do love the idea of throwing down a little bench, a coat rack and a rug. thanks for the great ideas!

Things That Inspire said...

I love entry halls, and came over to check out this post because of the title! I love what you have done.

It took me over a year to get my entry in good shape, mainly because my mirror took 6 months to come in! But, I agree with the Domino editor, once I put a great lamp there it all started coming together. I posted a picture of my entry on a recent post on flowering quince, but I am planning on doing a big entry 'reveal' once I get a pillow made for the chair in the front hall.

This has inspired me to go to the seamstress today - she was out of the country for a month, but is back now!

Michelle said...

ohhhh, I would love a home that has an entry hall, or knook or whatever. Our door opens right up into our living room. I have been toying with the idea of a curtain like the one is photo #2....or a bookshelf or soemthing, who WHO, I ask you wants to walk right into the coffee table when they open the door??? What where these people smoking in 1920???

Tina said...

these entry halls are quite stunning!

ps, i gave you an award at my blog :)

Miss Aimee said...

So refreshing to see a bik ein someone else's house! hee hee. They get used more that way :) I love your home, the details I have seen so far! Those yellow boots are so awesome too!

:) have a GREAT day.

Jackie said...

I just love entry way pics! You can do so much in such a small little space. Yours looks great with the new lamp!

Kotori said...

Love the hats! Such a cute idea - you did a great job! My entry needs some work so thanks so much for the inspriation! We also have bikes in the house - they get so much more use in the winter that way. Love how you incorporated it into your decor... so clever you are!

Apt. #34 said...

oh how I wish I actually had a front entry - dang those 70's split level houses!

Julia said...

You're starting out with a great canvas :) I love the wellingtons underneath the table! I adore the second photo down. I would love to walk down stairs and see that space!

PS~Erin said...

It looks great. It's got me thinking I need to add an outlet in our entry hall. Such ambiance! And I went back to take a peak at your before and I love all the other areas you highlighted... Those cubbies are so what we need! Your hubby did an awesome job on them!

drollgirl said...

ok, it must be time to move the kitty litter box from the entry and spruce it up. oy!

jess@thehomebound said...

Oh, this has inspired me to get on the ball with my entryway. Great pics!

Blair said...

Oh, I love what you did with it compared to the before! I don't think I have enough room for any real furniture in my entry way:/ Maybe I should just get a beautiful large mirror like that one!

Laura said...

I love your entry pics. The boots and tricycle are perfect in this space. So pretty.

Haven and Home said...

There is the smallest nook behind my front door and I always wonder if I could make into something. It is impossible by the way. I look forward to a house with great entry!

la la Lovely said...

I LOVE your entry way and that light is fabulous!!!! Even the tricycle looks great.. I think! My entry way looks like poo... I hope to make it pretty sometime in the near future!!!!
Happy Monday.

angela hardison said...

It looks really great! That would be nice if you could come on over to my house and help me decorate..

Sarah Klassen said...

Entries can be so fun to work with, change up, and add an element or two of surprise! I really like that full, floor length curtain shown in photo 02, what a cozy element to the entry. In photo 04, the repetition of bold mirrors adds so much to that hallway. One wouldn't worry about finding a mirror while trying to apply lipstick, flying out the door! Nice new hallway :)

Joanna Goddard said...

your entry way is GORGEOUS. any guest must feel so lucky to come into your home!

wide open spaces said...

I am LOVING those top two, but maybe I like yours best. The bike & boots need to stay there, do not let the children play with them ; ) !

...love Maegan said...

a-dore that entryway!!!!!

jessica said...

I love your console table!! Where did you find it? Your entryway is fab!! :)