Welcome! Today I'm participating in the Room By Room Party hosted by Rene of Cottage And Vine! It's been so much fun getting to know her a bit through our blogs! She is somewhat local (Greensboro) so maybe one day we'll have the privilege of meeting in person!
Anyway, without further adieu, here is our most used, back door entry...
looking back towards the door...
view opposite the window... see my cute nephews!?
SW paint, seagrass rug, antique bench from a dear friend, galvanized letters from Anthropologie, cork and mirror frames hung with 3M hooks
This room hasn't changed at all since last April when we put up the row of pegs, added crown moulding and organized and painted the closet. You can see more pictures here. Eventually, I'd like to repaint the walls, paint the inside of the door to match the deep sea blue of the outside, change out the builder basic flush mount light and add a fabric roman shade. You probably think the red paint job looks fine, but something is seriously wrong with the finish. I don't do well with paint finishes that don't allow for damp rag cleaning.
I dream of doing that faux paneling look below the pegs with a built in bench seat, but David (bless his heart) just can't stand the thought of it not being trimmed correctly. I appreciate his wanting to do it right, but I also know this means it will never happen. Oh well. There are probably more important things on which to spend time and $. He keeps me grounded.
Now it's time to hear your ideas for our front door entry...
looking in... (look close and you'll see a current project:)
looking straight ahead/ looking to the left
orientation shot... this view just barely cuts out the front door on the left side
looking back towards the front door
Do you kinda see my problem? I like the placement of the bookcases, but can't figure out what to do on the wall with the two paintings. The obvious answer would be a table or short dresser, but next to two bookcases, that seems like too much furniture just lining the walls. The only other thought I have is to add a chair beneath the paintings and a floor lamp behind it as a little reading nook.
I dearly love the traditional entry...a dresser flanked by two chairs with a mirror or fabulous piece of art above, but (correct me if I'm wrong) that just won't be happening in this house unless I get rid of the bookcases.
Your thoughts? Seriously, let's hear 'em.