Happy Wednesday, sweet friends! I’m sorry that I didn’t post last week. Lately, I have been in sort of a creative slump. It seems as if it has taken me forever to feel settled into our new home. When we moved into the house, I just wanted to find a place for my things so that it would feel like home. Over time, I have realized that some areas could use a little perfecting. For instance, the foyer is a good place to start.
First impressions are the lasting ones. An entry should be inviting and welcome those who enter your door. It is the area that sets the tone for the rest of the house lending clues to how the home is decorated.
When you enter the front door of my home, you stare directly at this long wall. In the beginning, I had placed a French Country bench in this space. However, it just wasn’t giving that “wow factor.” Therefore, I decided to place this distressed red cabinet in its place.
At the top of the cabinet, you will find two red lamps reinforcing the red theme.
The arrangement in my vignette consists of pine branches, red berries, and magnolia leaves. I plan on changing the look of my entry decor for the seasons.
Placing blue and white pieces in symmetry to one another gives a collected look to this vignette. I believe that it is very important to have collections displayed in our homes to create a more polished appearance. I know that I have said this before, but you should surround yourself with the things you love. They shouldn’t be put away in cabinets or closets where no one sees them. Enjoy your treasures!
Flanking the cabinet are two Queen Anne style dining chairs. I wish I had a before picture. They looked awful! I purchased these chairs on Craigslist at a low price of $10 for the pair. When we arrived to pick them up, Mr. Bleu looked at me as if I had two heads. He thought that I had lost my mind, but I told him to trust me. So with a little sanding, wood toned spay paint, and pretty red buffalo check fabric these little chairs turned out to be diamonds in the rough.
Below is facing from the inside toward the front door. This is where I decided to place the French Country bench.
Above the bench, I hung my framed print of Monet’s Garden and flanked it with blue and white plates.
Thanks so much for visiting, dear friends. I am planning my spring decor, and I am still in the process of doing more “perfecting”. I hope to share it all with you soon. I am so ready for winter to be over with, and can’t wait to be outside planting flowers in the warm sunshine. I hope that you all have a wonderful and blessed day!!!