As a follow up to my earlier post on choosing artwork for our blue and white entryway, I’m sharing pictures (and sources) of the rest of the space so you can see how it all works together. In our colonial style home, the front door opens to a small area where you can directly see the stairs, the living room, dining room/office and (green) kitchen. That’s a lot of pressure for one little spot so I did my best to make it colorful, fun and hopefully, welcoming.
And before you ask, I did use faux topiaries on my front porch. ;)
I found the pedestal table at an estate sale shortly after we moved in. (Apparently, similar styles are hard to come by, but I did link to a round one that’s close in size below.) The patterned stair runner has been one of the best decisions we’ve made. It shows (almost) nothing.
Further proof that decorating a house takes time. This was shortly after we moved in three years ago:
Another “before” shot. Removing the carpet and replacing/painting the railings instantly made the house look younger. (So many of you have asked for the black paint color name and I don’t have it. . . We had our contractor paint it as part of the upstairs renovation last year, and that was one of the details I left up to him.)
The view from our kitchen (shortly after we moved in and now). . .
I included this mostly just so you could admire my dad’s ‘stache circa 1976.