Sunday, April 08, 2012

{entryway reveal}

I can't tell you how much fun I had decorating our entryway this time around. The gray walls are a perfect backdrop for the color pallette I chose of turquoise, mustard and cream. I had a really specific lamp in mind for the table, and I about squeeed out loud when I found exactly what I wanted last week at Meijer of all places {it is sort of an upscale Walmart for those of you that don't have it.} Isn't she a beauty?

And the lamp base was on clearance...score! :)


The rest of the items in the entryway I shopped from the house, so the total cost was zero...gotta love that! Here's the finished vignette...


The chalkboard you'll remember from this post, the "LIVE" sign is a purchase I made at Gordman's the last time we were in Chicago. and I filled the milkglass vase with some lilac from our yard...


The two frames stacked together were in the entryway before, but separately. I like the way the smaller frame looks inside the larger one. The photo is of my Mom's first childhood home.


For an extra dose of color, I filled an embroidery hoop that I already owned with some fabric from my Etsy shop stash...


Finally, I added a mustard yellow vintage bowl to hold our keys.

I really wish I could spend more time in the space...it makes me so happy...


And do you see my little hello sign?


It is amazing to me how changing the wall color of a space opens up so much opportunity for decorating. So, so glad that we painted the walls gray! And speaking of gray walls...I'll be sharing our finished stairwell/hallway painting project in the next post. :)

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19 comments:

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I love that fabric! Your entryway looks amazing, nice job!

Nicky said...

I love all of it! And, I may have to copy the "hello" art... ;-)

Nicky

Morgan Brooks said...

I love it! Its looks beautiful. I just found your blog today and it is the definition of precious. You are so beautiful and I adore your blog.
xoxo
Morgan
http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com/

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Well aren't you sweet Morgan! Thank you so much..your comment made my morning. :)

sara @ applestone drive said...

Wow, it looks wonderful all pulled together. Love the lamp! Great job!

Mandy said...

just love it! i am totally doing yellow and grey in my new craft room. might throw in a little turquoise now that i have seen yours all together! what color grey did you end up going with on the walls?

Jodi said...

Love it all!!!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Mandy - I don't have the paint name unfortunately. It is the same color as our family room that we painted 3 years ago. I had it color matched at Sherwin Williams because I couldn't find the original paint swatch.

Tamsyn said...

I love it all! Can you please come and style my entryway ;)

Emily Morgenstern said...

I love it all!! Goodness, I love your style!

Today I'm featuring party stuff...otherwise this would totally be on my feature list. Feel free to link this up again tonight (or tomorrow!) ;-)

Emily @52mantels.com

PS. I've totally pinned this!

Mandy said...

ok, thanks!

Bronwyn said...

It looks like spring has stepped through your front door! I love that embroidery hoop idea. I have a blank wall in my dining room that could use some livening up. I may use your idea! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

Pretty space Mandy. love that lamp and your accent colors : )

The DIY Show Off said...

What a beautiful space! Love your accents! A truly welcoming area! ;) Great job!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love how you shopped your home. The embroidery hoop is probably one of my favorite elements, that and the orange bowl, and the lilacs. Oh and I loved the aqua lamp. OK, so clearly I liked all of it. So happy I found you on Karen's Parade of Homes, I'm following you now.

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Emily said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! YOu create such beautiful vignettes. Fun to stop by from Karen's blog and look at your beautiful home!

Emily Morgenstern said...

I featured you today! :)

Maureen Hayes said...

Hey there, I just found you via 52 Mantels nd I a, SO glad I did. You blog is lovely, as is this redesigned entry. I am now following/subscribing to your blog as well!

I love the color gray you went with and the accent colors you chose. I don't normally even like mustard yellow but the bowl looks amazing! I am off to check out your Ety shop!

Have a wonderful day,
Maureen

Ruth said...

This is just lovely. I especially like the pretty framed fabric.

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