11.03.2010

Inspiration...Pink and Khaki

(image from Garance Dore)

Love how the pink, and the different shade of khaki comes together, with touches of black. 
It feels very airy, light and sexy at the same time. 

11.01.2010

Happy Entryways

I couple of weeks ago, a friend of a friend came to our apartment, and he noticed the artwork that is on the wall right when you walk in.  And he said, wow it's great to walk in to these artwork they are so cheery it makes me happy.  His comment really made me so very happy, as that was the purpose of having them there, when I leave or enter my home, it puts a smile on my face. 

It reminds me that we all should  walk into an entry way or foyer that makes us happy, gives us joy, or feel peaceful.  At the end of the day we all want to walk into our home and feel great about it the minute we step into it, and the first place to start is at the entrance. 

Entryways are a great place where you can indulge in your favorite color, pattern, or wallpaper, where you can add a sense of playfulness and style.  They introduce you to a home, so make sure yours makes a statement.  

Here are some of my favorite entryways:

And entry way with a collections of framed artwork on the wall.

An eclectic and playful entry way with hot pink venetian plaster walls and 
black and white photographs. 

A minimal space with a dramatic sculpture at the end of the entry.  
I love the Vernor Panton mirror above the bench. 

A contemporary entry.  
The chairs are from the Ironrite Ironer Co.called the Health chair.  
I love the slim and curvy lines of the chair, it makes it look very sexy. 

Black and White stripes make for a dramatic entrance.


Warm and sensuous entry.  

(All images above from Elle Decor)


The blue and white zebra wallpaper, red console, yellow vase, and colorfull
abstract painting make a very happy entry foyer.


If you have a collections of beautiful colored glasses don't be afraid to show them off at your entrance foyer.
The blue tinted beach glass vases gives the room a pop of color 
next to the black, white, and gray neutral scheme.

Don't be afraid to show off your favorite pieces at the entrance. 
If it makes you happy, flaunt them!
For small spaces where storage is essential, you can use a multi tasking piece like the white cabinet above as a console, and as storage for your essentials, like scarves, bags, jewelries etc.


(All images above from Decorpad)


Shimmering wallpaper and colorful stained glass panes makes a dramatic entry and sets the mood 
upon entry to the house.


Create a welcoming entryway by adding the essentials in the space, a nice side chair, a beautiful console, a table lamp, and a mirror.


Beachy entryway with driftwood, white lanterns, and pottery. 

Quirky minimalist entry. 
Use quirky art pieces that leads you to the main room, like the picture above where they used vintage shoe forms. 


Walking into a foyer with a nook that has a sitting area is a great way to start 
relaxing at the end of the day.  
The black, white and pink color scheme is lovely.

Create visual interest by using complementing colors.
The brown and white trellis wallpaper, the white furniture pieces, and the striped yellow and white rug makes for a very happy entrance.

Pick a color that makes you happy or that expresses a feeling that you want to feel when you walk into your home and used that as the pop of color for your home. 

Do not be afraid to use bold graphic prints. 
This is one of my all time favorite entrance foyer from Kelly Wearstler.

I just love this trellis wallpaper. 

 
The raspberry chair totally made this brown and white entry. 
I adore the wallpaper.

(All Images above from Canadian House and Home)



Use mosaic mirrored glass to give interest to the entryway.  
The glass console compliment the mosaic glass, and the light blue ottoman and the neon pink and yellow branches makes it fun and cheerful. 

Create drama by propping large pieces of art and vases on the floor.
Above the polished concrete floor and the position of the large art pieces gives it an airy modern industrial feeling to the entry
Use fun hooks to create a statement on the wall and it's functional at the same time. 
Check my post out about using hooks, Multitasking with a coat hook

Go ahead and lined your wallpapered walls with mirrors.  
The mirrors breaks up the bold wallpaper, it will make the entry look bigger, and adds light to the space.

Use different sizes and shapes of mirror to add interest and fun to an entrance, and it's 
functional at the same time. 
The mirrors above adds elegance to the black and white hall. 

Create a dramatic and quirky entrance with an animal skull, and use it as an inspiration for the rest of the home. 

(All Images above Living Etc.)


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