Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Entryway at Roomspiration Blog Hop & Link Party

I have featured my entryway a couple of times since my first post back in May. Today I am linking up my entryway to the Roomspiration Blog Hop & Link Party on Abode Love and I have added a few additional pictures.

I live in a 1939 side-hall colonial which originally had white siding and a white front door. I decided to change the color of the outside to a pale yellow and for a soft but noticeable contrast, this blue door. The color of the door is somewhere between Marlboro Blue and Blue Hydrangea by Benjamin Moore

I love the effect of the blue against the yellow walls. The walls are American Cheese by Benjamin Moore, where it is described as a "happy yellow-orange". This side of the house gets less sunlight and this shade of yellow lights up the foyer during the day.


In honor of the anniversary of 9/11

I  managed to dig a "before" picture up. This was while we were going through construction six years ago (we lived in the house during those four to five months). The previous owners had a orangey-brown tile on the floor (no pictures) which I decided to remove and replace with wood.

This is how it looks today. Ignore the runner going up the stairs - 10 years old, faded and well-worn it needs to be replaced. The bench is one of my favorite finds. I love the tiles on it. I purchased it online at Target, initially for my back patio but I decided not to weatherproof it and placed it in the entryway instead of a regular table.

This mirror is one of my first consignment store purchases. You would have seen it above in the "before" picture with it's original gold-toned color. I loved the unusual shape and this space needed a mirror and some curves! My father painted it for me in this metallic pewter paint (I forget the brand I used, this was done a few years ago). I wanted to balance the yellow walls with a cooler frame.

Cactus from the local Trader Joe's where I shop often.  


This multiple votive holder was purchased on a trip to India. It is reminiscent of Portuguese ceramic tiles (as are the tiles on the bench).


The bench has a lot of character.

I received flowers in this stunning royal blue vase from a dinner guest many years ago. It's a sizeable piece.


I also have these ceramic plates on the wall across from the bench and heading towards the kitchen the mirror from Overstock. It is reverse painted on glass. Overstock has a good selection of these.


So there you have it, my entryway. I need a rug by the bench. I have a couple of options. I will add more artwork/photographs on the wall leading up the stairs.

Remember to visit Abode Love to join in and/or view other entries to this party. I plan to link up the progress on my living room next so stay tuned.
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Lisa