Tuesday, August 23, 2011

House Tour {Entryway}

Slowly but surely, I plan on showing different rooms of our home.  Next stop on our tour is the entryway.  I previously showcased our living room, you can find here
Here's what our house looks like as you walk in through the front door:

At first glance you'll see the wreath I made for the front door for the summertime.
The runner which is from Garden Ridge {$25}, it was one of those "yup, I'm taking this" as you grab it without even stopping knowing it's a must have.
The white ceramic garden stool which I redid {$18}

  • The basket holds my various copies of my favorite magazines: West Elm, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel
  • The hurricane holds random collection of seashells, which will be changed out for each season and filled with season specific decor. {Since there aren't acorns really here in VA, I'm debating having my parents mail me a bag of them from MN, to me... fall screams acorns!}
  • The "All You Need is Love" sign is a handmade project, and sits on two nails that I spray painted with ORB to "antique" them up a bit.  Another piece of decor that can be a quick change for the season and I can come up with a new design for each season.
  • A spare change jar to collect pocket change as we walk through the door
  • The big metal bowl, the gorgeous lamp, and the oversized keys are all from Home Goods.  {The lamp made me do a {happy dance}, it's very our style and I just KNEW my husband would love it}
  • The oversized mirror is from Home Goods also, and was a pretty fair price for it's size {$60}





The wall color is "mocha brown" by Behr paint and primer in one.  However, our cherry wood floors and off white ceiling really makes it have a green tint to it.  I decided to go with a dark paint color for our entryway for a dramatic effect, knowing I'd add a table lamp for additional light.  I do like it, however it does make the space feel even more smaller than it is.  I know if I ever get antsy about redoing a paint job in the house, I'd switch out the dark color for something lighter with a more open feel.



I already purchased a pendant light to replace the dome light fixture in a similar shade and shape as the lamp.  Someday I'll get up the nerve to play electrician and switch it out

It's sneaked it's way into some of the pictures but on the opposite wall of the mirror and table is our family portrait on a float wrap taken by my best friend, who also happens to be an amazing Photographer.


{As you can tell the coloring of our wall was way off in this photo, was taken a while ago}

Our entryway really makes me happy and I love the decorations and layout of it all.  It feels so good to have the first space in your home completed, especially when you love the space.
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34 comments :

  1. I love it! It looks so warm and inviting. I have yet to achieve the same affect with my foyer. My main problem is lack of light. Your entry has plenty of light especially with the natural light coming through the top of the entry door (that's one of my wish items). I'm so inspired that I can one day have a pretty entry as well:)

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  2. WOW! Pamela, it's gorgeous! You have such great styl and I love how you put all of it together. I have a slight home goods obsession by the way and that mirror was a steal of a deal! It's huge and awesome!! Your family picture is stunning! Such a beautiful family :)

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  3. I love the way you styled the bookcase. I'm still jealous of your garden stool find. I have been on the hunt for a cheap garden stool for what feels like forever. Looks great!

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  4. You continue to amaze me Babe! A little different then when I left, that's for sure :) Love it and love you!

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  5. LOVE everything about your entryway Pamela! That change jar and the love sign are absolutely precious... and that lamp would'a "had me at hello" too!

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  6. This looks great! I love the A & Z book ends.. must find some! Where is the table from??

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  7. It's gorgeous. I love how you pulled everything together so nicely. That runner and the table are fab!

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  8. So welcoming! Love the garden stool and A/Z bookends! Looks like something you probably found at Home Goods!

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  9. I'm featuring you on my weekend wrap-up today. Go check it out!
    www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  10. Pamela, this entryway looks gorgeous! So stylish, yet comfortable for a family. I just love all the details on your table too!!

    xo
    Jenna

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  11. Just found my way over to your blog and this pot is beautiful! I was wondering where you got the large wooden key form (on the wall to hold keys) to the left of the door? They are great, and I also love the spare change jar!

    Can't wait to find all types of other goodies on PB&J! -J

    agirlandakey.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your blog! Found out googling "entryways". I really need a fix for mine, and I am inspired by yours. Love everything - the mirror is a find too. Those are tough to get, it seems.

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  13. I LOVE this thanks for sharing! Where did you get those bookends?

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  14. Your entryway looks great and how lucky are you to have a photographer friend?(BTW, your family is stunning too:))

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  15. Where did you find the table? Have been looking for something very similar . Great entryway!

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    1. I actually haven't known where the table was for a long time. I completely forgot and it took me FOREVER to find it again! BUT I have :)
      I ordered it from Amazon - You can find it here http://www.amazon.com/Winsome-40445-Console-Entry-Cappuccino/dp/B002XY9ZX4

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  16. PLEASE share where you got that table...I think we ALL want to know! It's awesome!
    Thanks

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  17. PLEASE share with us where you got that table! I think we ALL would like to know...it's awesome!

    THANKS!

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    1. I actually haven't known where the table was for a long time. I completely forgot and it took me FOREVER to find it again! BUT I have :)
      I ordered it from Amazon - You can find it here http://www.amazon.com/Winsome-40445-Console-Entry-Cappuccino/dp/B002XY9ZX4

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  18. LOVE the table! Gotta know where it's from!!

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    1. I actually haven't known where the table was for a long time. I completely forgot and it took me FOREVER to find it again! BUT I have :)
      I ordered it from Amazon - You can find it here http://www.amazon.com/Winsome-40445-Console-Entry-Cappuccino/dp/B002XY9ZX4

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  19. I didn't see a response on the entryway table, but I'd like to know where it's from as well! I'd love to try making it too! Beautiful entryway :)

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  20. I didn't see a response on the table, but is love to know where it's from as well! If also love to try making it- doesn't look like it would be too hard! Beautiful entryway :)

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    1. I actually haven't known where the table was for a long time. I completely forgot and it took me FOREVER to find it again! BUT I have :)
      I ordered it from Amazon - You can find it here http://www.amazon.com/Winsome-40445-Console-Entry-Cappuccino/dp/B002XY9ZX4

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  21. Where is the rug from? Is it the Fallon rug? Love it.

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  22. Where is the rug from? I love it.

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  23. I just bought this exact table from Kohl's. Ordered online and used a coupon code I found on the internet. Sale price plus discount and free shipping I paid $103. The best part I received $20 in Kohl's Cash to spend on something else

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  24. I just bought this exact table from Kohl's. Ordered online and used a coupon code I found on the internet. Sale price plus discount and free shipping I paid $103. The best part I received $20 in Kohl's Cash to spend on something else

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  25. What color are your walls painted?

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