Entryway Decorating Ideas – Featuring Our Home!
Check out our NEWLY reno’d entryway here: Our Entryway Remodel – A 2 Storey Revival
I don’t share my home with you guys that often – not because I don’t want to, but because I don’t want to BORE you to DEATH because if I were to post on every change I made it would be a daily freakin’ event.
However, once in a while I like to sneak in some tasty tidbits to show you how this Decorator decorates her own home!
Our Entryway Before
When we moved in it, it was like the friggin’ Catacombs. It was dark and gloomy and while the ceiling was super high (like 16′) it felt like we were walking into a tunnel. The layout with the doorway also made it feel like we had a basement suite, rather than the kick-butt family room and bar that we do have.
There was also a super tragic foundation wall that was painted bright red. And while ‘technically’ there was nothing I could do about it, I knew a splash of colour and the right décor would make all the difference in the world! (And when budget allows I’ll be doing the cap in natural cherry instead of
Our Entryway After
So, when we did my office renovations (here) I had them take out the doorway that separated the entryway from the family room. At first Tim was like ‘Hells no’, and I was like ‘Hells yes’, and he was like ‘Aren’t we spending enough money?’ and I was like ‘Yeah, so it would be CRAZY to stop now!’ But really, there was only some minor de-construction, along with some drywalling and we were well on our way!
That hallway now leads down to my office area as well as the NEWLY renovated family room.
I also bought the biggest most bad-ass clock I could find from Urban Barn. Because our entryway is vaulted, it was a great way to bring the eye up and accent the curved wall that is to the left (which you can’t see in this photo).
The lamp is great for evening ambience and the striped tray is for all of the junk I empty out of my pockets!
Moving around the room to the foundation wall, I added a small photo gallery of our family to the top ledge to decorate it without having to take the décor right up the wall (which goes up 16′). I also love how it’s easy to change things around and get creative when I
drink too much wine get bored.
The glass cylinder vase is filled with a few of the hundreds of heart rocks that we collect in our travels and the native carving was a gift I had carved for my hubby for our wedding 10 years ago!
Last but not least, my super gorgeous chartreuse front door complements the deep dark brown and cream walls. 50% of guests love it and the other 50% think it’s the most disgusting colour they’ve ever seen! And that hook there? It’s actually the hook from my Great Great Grandma’s farmhouse kitchen in Scotland. I had a local guy (who did my Farmhouse Door) mount it on some old wood so I could use it as some meaningful décor!
So there you have it my funny friends – our OLD entryway – to see the NEWLY remodelled space, read this! And while our home is evolving on a daily basis, the colours and décor in this space are going to stick around for a while (like atleast a week…)
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