9.17.2010

An Inspired Entry


Some people can take or leave having a formal entry way. For me personally, I simply adore one. A stunning antique chest would be a must. It would make for a perfect spot to lay my shawl as I came in from a cool fall day. I would then click on my rather lovely lamp to check to see if I brushed my hair that day. Oh yes, I am well aware that is something I should have done before I left in the first place, oh well. A quirky piece to hold my mail would make me smile every time. As for the walls I would keep them young and fresh in pretty petal wallpaper. I think I would rather like this entry way.

21 comments:

Ms. Bright said...

those items would definitely make a lovely formal entry. I'm with you. have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family, Paula!

mydesignchic said...

Yes, it would be beautiful...and I love a formal entry-sets the mood for the whole house!

Gramercy Home said...

I would too! That wall paper is great...a pefect mood setter! Happy weekend!

Becky D @ KingsDownRoad said...

Lovely!! Especially like that lamp!

abode love said...

I am LOVING the wallpaper... this post is seriously making me consider using wallpaper in my entry. Have a wonderful Friday!

Staley Mc said...

This would be so pretty! I am in love with that lamp!

Heather J said...

i'd love to have a formal entry someday. you're picks are very pretty and would make a lovely entry!

Katharine Fuchs said...

I love a formal entry. Or at least a formal casual one. I'm thinking of horizontal stripes...what do you think?

Katharine Fuchs said...

I love a formal entry. Or at least a formal casual one. I'm thinking of horizontal stripes...what do you think?

Birdie Pearl said...

I with you - I love a formal entry! Happy Friday!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I think I would too.. darn I wish I had the room! xx

Melissa said...

Paula, this is JUST my speed. I love it.
BTW-- I posted on a table from, of all places, IKEA, that has a lot of the qualities I'm looking for (it's not zinc, of course, but it's got some charm)-- it might be good for your space, too!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh man I really want a cute dresser in my entry way

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Oh I love real entries!! We don't have one now but it's near the top of my want/need list for my imaginary-someday-perfect house. Happy Friday!

a pina colada said...

Love the ideas. I'm trying to decide on some wallpaper for my entry right now... why do I have such a hard time making decisions? I think it is because I like so many different styles. :) Have a great weekend.

Elise Lowerison said...

These entryway ideas are fantastic. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. Which window treatments would go well with an entryway of this classic style? It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

Char said...

oh yes, i could love all of this

Gracie said...

I really like the chest. It would be wonderful in an entry way. I love the pieces you chose. This would make me happy if I had something similar.

Heather said...

love the mail holder....always soooo much mail...xo

MB said...

I'm a fan of formal entryways too. We have a narrow front hall but that doesn't stop me from dreaming up ideas for a 'future' formal entryway...

megan said...

i love the classic door knocker and that chest of drawers.