Making An Entrance
Recently I have been working on a few projects where the entry of the home is not only the first thing you see, but it is that random blank wall that really does need to find a way to be part of the open floor plan in this case. I love the challenge and often spend countless hours going back and forth over how to approach the entry so that it not only looks great, but also serves a purpose.
In this case, my client is a busy business man that comes and goes quite a bit and he really need to make the most of his new entry space. It was essentially destined to become a catch all but it needed to be a fabulous one After being married to my hubby for almost 5 years, I am starting to understand the basics of how a man thinks about these things. And by things I mean the fancy peacock tray I use to keep my keys & sunglasses (my husband thinks it’s too fragile), the oversized David Hicks pillows on the sofa (always in the way) and then there is the sofa in our sitting room that he calls the funeral home couch. Seriously…I could go on.
But, there is always a silver lining and of course a compromise. So, today I thought it would be fun to show off my client’s entry. And yes, there were a few discussion had about what was going to eventually go on this entry table. The compromise in this case…I set it up the way I wanted for the photographs, and he put it back the way he wanted it as soon as I left!
Here it is BEFORE in all of it’s whole lotta nothing going on glory. It may have stayed like this forever…but of course that was just not an option…
Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography
Abby @ a delightful design says
Great work! I have a difficult time using the color red. It’s just not for me. But the art you selected works perfectly here and inspires me to use more red in my work. I’m sure your client is thrilled with this entry.