Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Entryway Style Inspiration

This Thursday I'll be joining a Project Design challenge - The Entry. This is the first time I've done this and I'm pretty excited and a little nervous to be with this talented group so I've been brainstorming what to do!

This is my current entryway. It's not huge, but I've tried to give it some style and personality. I love my bench and my mix of prints, and the rug, but it's a little blah. It needs something to make it pop and I think color might do the job. 

I enjoy using this long wall as a gallery along with having hooks to hang things and the bench to plop my bags on or put on shoes. That said, I also have an acrylic table that I have been toying with putting here instead. I had it there previously and it was a good spot for keys, glasses and also a lamp as there is no light source in the entry except for a plug! Another reason we are remodeling soon as it can be very dark.

Mixed in with all these random thoughts, are more ideas I found on Pinterest. They all seem to have some bit of the practical (hooks and baskets and such), yet also color and art in common.

Some of my favorites...

Love the mix of baskets, mirror and hooks in this gorgeous brownstone foyer via DustJacketAttic.

Designer Veronica Beard's charming entry got me with it's gorgeous rug, French doors, baskets and striped wallpaper. See the designer's whole home in Elle Decor.

This pop of pink, a cool chair and mix of art looks terrific. Via Dwell.

I love the green-yellow door and basket of canes in Albert Hadley's home via House Beautiful.

 Something about this mix of the cane backed chair, the yellows and teal here I really like. I have a similar vintage pair of chairs and one might be a good next to my acrylic table if I decide to use that instead of the bench.

 The sunny feeling of yellow is very appealing right now to me.I think I'm ready for spring. Apartment Therapy above, and DecorPad below.

 This combo of soft yellow and pale pink tones by Lauren Leiss is also beautiful...!

 On Thursday I'll reveal what I did to give my entry a bit more pizazz. Don't forget to stop by the other blogs and see what these bloggers did to their entryways for this challenge!



  1. Excited to see what you've done Kim. I actually really liked yours as it was ;-)
    Good luck x

    1. Thanks Vanessa! I like it too. Hoping not too change it too much. :)

  2. Love this, Kim! What a fun challenge and nothing like a contest to make us do what we have been putting off. Your entry looks cute and cozy right now and that bench is adorable with the prints! I can't wait to see what you do and I will check out the others, too! I'm in the middle of re-doing my master bedroom. I could use a little push to finish it up. Maybe I should find a master bedroom contest out there and I'm sure I would have it done in a week. So fun getting ideas from others and seeing what everybody comes up with. April xo

  3. Hi Kim! Fun to participate in the foyer challenge. I love the idea with the runner and all of the ones with yellow, especially the one with the zebra rug. Have fun with it! Looking forward to seeing what you put together. We don't have much of a 'foyer' but it does make me ponder about how we might be able to spice up our entry way. It's all about the entrance! ;) good luck!