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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Making an Entrance

If you want to make your house into a home that really reflects your personality and interests, the best place to start is in your entrance hall. A table or chest filled with a collection of things that have meaning to you, or that you find interesting or beautiful is a great way to tell your visitors a bit about yourself. Take a look at these lovely examples....

 This collection of things is quite eclectic, but the symmetry keeps it from looking chaotic.

The vase of blossoms add just the right height and scale, preventing the mirror from overpowering the table and objects below.

Such a lovely combination of textures.

Placing baskets or other similar containers under the table adds interest and can be useful as storage for shoes or other bits and pieces.

A weathered door placed on a trestle, some old books and battered suitcases, driftwood and other found objects.... you can put something like this together without spending a cent.

Using materials found in nature looks wonderful and is easily changed when you tire of your tablescape.

Also pay attention to the backdrop...I love this collection of mirrors. Gather some old picture frames from junk shops, place mirrors in them and voila!

Play with the height, scale and arrangement...until it feels right.

Fewer, larger items usually make more of an impact than many smaller ones.

Don't be afraid to put the practical evidence of your daily life on display, as long as it is done with some style.

Hopefully you have been inspired by some of these ideas so you too can "make an entrance".
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
Till next time
Sharon x
Image source: 1. Estilio Rustico, 2. Tumblr, 3. Atlanta Homes Magazine 4. Simply Pix, 5. Designer David Easton, 6. Veranda, 7. Velvet and Linen, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Tumblr 14 Josephine Ryan 15 Tracery Interiors, 16. Tumblr, 17 Casa decorada, 18. Decorista Daydreams 19. Decorpad 20. Estilo Rustica 21. Remodelista, 22. Style for living


  1. So many great images here, Sharon, I can't pick a favorite!
    All best,

  2. So many beautiful photos! I was having a heck of a time trying to make mine look symmetrical but I think I finally did it! I just posted it!

    Hoping you are well!



  3. Hi Sharon! Absolutely gorgeous as always:)

  4. Such a beautiful post. Proof that even things in small simple packages can be spectacular!

  5. such great ideas! makes me want to restyle our entry foyer :)

  6. Sharon
    So many good ideas here! You posted some of my favorites but I adore the one with the simple empty old jars and twigs! Wonderful! You never dissapoint with your posts!

  7. Sharon,
    These are beautiful and inspiring images. I love what you suggest and will work on some additional personal touches at my entry.

  8. many beautiful inspirations...I'm going to busy pinning!

  9. i want, no make that need, a proper foyer! such killer images makes for huge inspiration. thank you sharon

  10. I have a bench in my foyer, rather than a table. Wish I had a table so I could re-create a pretty vignette like the ones you've shown. Even just the vases with the greenery makes me happy :)