An entry is the first impression your guests receive when entering your home. This space becomes the appetizer of what is to come. So why not treat this space a little differently and let your guests wonder and salivate – what’s behind door number two?!
Typically an entry becomes a hallway to another room. However, there is no reason an entry can’t be functional – and gorgeous (of course!). We began with the soloist of the space – the console. This classic French demilune is elongated with clean, smooth lines and tapered legs. Each door is designed with oval brass rings and grill overlays. I have truly never seen anything like it! Both my client and I feel in love! This console becomes a perfect resting spot for a tray full of keys, a candle, or even a fresh bouquet of flowers just plucked from your garden.
We flanked the console with two Farm Wing Chairs and slipped them into a hand designed Hable fabric. The size and scale of these chairs alone will leave anyone with a lasting impression! Above each Farm Wing Chair we stacked a few pieces of art- this gives the entry a colorful and personal touch. In addition to just being a beautiful, the chairs can also be easily moved into her family room for additional seating when entertaining.
No entry is complete without a mirror. A mirrored surface is not only useful, it’s also beautiful. Silver has a liquid quality that’s incredibly calming and serene – despite its hard veneer. This will become a great little spot to touch up your lipstick or fix those loose hairs before you welcome your friends and family in for a little appetizer of the senses.
P.S. Keep posted for installation photos!
With summer approaching we are loving the idea of greenery in the home. We are always talking up branches and flowers but are loving just a little pop of life here and there. Our lovely florist, Julia, just potted some amazing succulents and cacti in a few of our pots and vases.
Isn’t this terrarium so pretty?
$15 – $75
So easy to take care of and brightens up any room! Stop by and pick one up!
In June’s issue of Architectural Digest, the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Tina Table was featured in their “Discover” issue. Isn’t she lovely? She is available in other colors but the turquoise stole our hearts. A perfect little accent piece. And we have one in the store now! So come check her out!
Mothers make a house feel like a home. There’s even a certain smell to the house when mom is home. As kids, the first thing we’d yell when we walked in the door from school was, “mAHHHHHHHm!” We’d yell it until she answered. We didn’t need her; we just wanted to know where she was and that she was home.
It always makes me smile when we go into a home to consult for design services and the homeowner requests that we do a toy room in the basement. My advice is always this: Kids won’t go to another floor to play, at least not for very long. They want to be wherever Mom is, and that’s usually in the family room next to the kitchen.
My point is, kids love their moms. Even as adults, we feel most secure and validated when our moms are within reach. We love the sound of their voice, their scent, the smell of their cooking. I even love the smell of my mom’s breath. I know I’m not a kid anymore, but when I go home I am. I walk in the door and yell, “mAHHHHHHm!” until she answers.
Love you, Momma!
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Now is the perfect time of year to start thinking about your porches. The weather is warming up, flowers are blossoming, color is showing up everywhere; your porch is the perfect place to blend indoor comfort with the beauty of the season!
We recently worked on a new color scheme for the front and back porch of a client’s Highland, Utah home. She already had her main furniture pieces but the cushions and pillows were calling for a breath of fresh life. Fortunately, we have a great selection of indoor/outdoor fabrics that will spice up any space in a jiffy!
For the back porch sofa cushions, we chose a smaller, “New England” style of pin stripe instead of the typical larger stripe usually seen in outdoor furniture. We brought in blues and greens with our accent pillows, and added a pop with some bright blue cushions on the chaise. Our goal was to create a space where the eye can move freely, without any hard stopping points.
We also chose to add some eclectic side tables, a trunk, and a sisal rug. A neutral rug gave us a great base to work with and we added faux bois tables to give the space a collected and eclectic feel. We love the idea of trunks in outdoor spaces; they are fun and great for storing pillows and extra blankets for a chilly spring night.
On the front porch we continued with the bright pops of green we were seeing on the back and mixed it up by adding in a splash of red. Red can be a very dominating color, so we decided to use “red’s younger sister” in this palate.
We had a fun time updating the existing pillows and cushions, adding a few new pieces of furniture, and creating a fresh, colorful new look just in time for Spring!
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