Friday, October 5, 2012

{Day 5: The Other Entry}

One of the blogs I follow is The Inspired Room and this week it's author, Melissa, wrote a beautiful essay about creating a welcoming entry. To quote a line from the post, "It is a labor of love to create a space where people want to gather." I love how she keeps the focus on what we want the space we are decorating to convey--and yet still makes things look so pretty!

Our empty entry.
Since my lovely little spaces are focused on homecomings this week, I thought I'd jump over to the other entry point to our home: the front door. And since Friday is shopping day here at Cosy Carolina, and The Inspired Room is curating a wonderful little sale on Joss & Main, I thought I'd pick out some things I'd like to see in our entry.

Mirrors are always nice to have but a mirror in the foyer or entry is great so you can catch one last glimpse of yourself before you head out the door. Two choices I like from the sale are this rectangular gold-trimmed mirror and the dark wood porthole mirror. Both are out of my price range, so I'll have to look for something similar elsewhere.

Howard Elliott Nancy Wall Mirror $313.95
Howard Elliott Lucas Wall Mirror $313.95
Looking up, there is a light fixture commonly referred to as a "boob" light. Switching it out with anything would be an improvement. Since the wall is angled, I prefer a hanging light, and this one from the sale is quite cute.
Kichler Seaside Pendant $113.95
I love the colors of this wreath, and if it weren't sold out and I felt like splurging, I would hang it on the inside of our front door. Always a good reminder with these flash sales: if you see something you like, snap it up quick or somebody else will! 
Regal Peacock Wreath $109.95
Finally a place to set things down as you come in the door--a table. I'm not sure if I would place this against the wall or behind the sofa in our house. I love the x-detail on the sides and can imagine some baskets on those shelves. The color would have to be changed for our house, either to a dark stain like the bigger pieces in our living room/dining room or white to balance all those other dark pieces. I like the versatility of it, though, and it's a great price.

Hampton Console Table $167.95
I'll be back in our laundry room for tomorrow's post to (hopefully) finish it off! Until then, here are some fun porches decorated for Halloween for you to enjoy and be inspired by!

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