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Welcome! Today, I thought I’d give you an entryway tour. Honestly, the entrance to our home is probably the only corner of our home, that I feel, is done! Otherwise, I just see a million projects around me begging to be completed and a ton of spaces waiting to be organized. I am sure you can relate to that. Our homes are always a work in progress, aren’t they?
The entryway is the first space anyone walking through the door sees. Therefore, I wanted it to be pleasant and welcoming. I also wanted it to have a bit of glam, but not too much.
When looking online for inspiration, I saw a lot of entryway tours and most of them had a drop zone as well. We as a family, mostly use the garage entrance and so, I wanted to keep them separate. Not that I have a cute drop zone yet, but the idea is definitely brewing somewhere in my head. A post for another day I suppose.
Anyway, here is what our entry currently looks like. What do you think?
Let me breakdown the entryway tour a little bit to give you some inside scoop on everything that’s in here.
The second most significant part of this entryway tour is the beautiful mirrored console! Wait, I just said second, didn’t I? I’ll get to the first most important piece in just a bit 🙂
This awesome entryway cabinet is from Pier1. Unfortunately, Pier1 is going out of business and this console is no longer available. I found one pretty similar to this one on Overstock in case you are interested.
I was looking for one without drawers because according to hubby, all the drawers in our home are junk drawers! He’s not too far from the truth, you know 🙂
I wouldn’t have minded a table in this space too, but it was love at first sight with this cabinet. I am using this as storage for my photography books and props.
THE BIG RED SAILBOAT
We’ve now arrived at the most significant piece of our entryway tour. The BIG RED SAILBOAT! 🙂
I’m not sure whether to call it a sailboat or a ship, but who cares! I frickin LOVE it! I’ve had it with me for years now. It’s moved with me from apartment to apartment and now, it sits in its rightful place, the entryway! Everyone entering our home can see and admire the beauty of it 🙂
I found my boat at HomeGoods and as you know, you can’t shop online there. No worries, I found similar ones on Amazon as well. You should get one, you’ll love it 🙂
Let’s move on with our entryway tour, shall we?
The mirror is a pretty affordable one from Ikea. When I bought it, the frame around it was brown. Since I had a sort of red and gold theme going on around in the entryway area, I decided to paint the frame gold.
It was an easy peasy thing to do. I covered the mirror carefully with a newspaper in the middle and taped around the edges with painters tape.
I then used two coats of gold spray paint and the mirror was transformed! Paint is such an easy way to get into the DIY world if you are a beginner 🙂
If I had to go with a different mirror, I’d probably go with this one instead of the square.
Maybe one day. For now, what I have is good.
These are the main pieces I added to our entryway decor. I then added a few accessories to complete the entryway design. I’ll briefly talk about them below.
The next set of stops on our entryway tour are these cute accessories I added to the space.
THE CANDLE STANDS
When I originally did our entryway design, I had a pretty blah looking candle stand and a meh vase. I didn’t like them, but they helped fill the space.
On a random trip to Pier1, I stumbled across these candle stands and my heart melted. They were so gorgeous and had magnolias! We have two magnolia trees right outside our home. How cool is that!
I could easily picture how perfect they would be for my entryway design. Needless to say, I wasted no time in grabbing them and the cashier must’ve thought I am crazy! (Which I am :)) I am sad that I can no longer shop at Pier1 because they are going out of business 🙁
Maybe, I can DIY something similar to these candle stands and share them here. Let me know if you would like to see a post like that.
Someone had gifted me a pair of LED candles with a gold band, which was so perfect to go with my entryway theme, but they were a tad too big for the stands I bought. I loved the look and didn’t mind them being LED candles at all.
So, I started looking for something similar to go on the candle stands, and I found these on Amazon. They even come with remote control and timer!
Isn’t the whole candle stand setup just lovely? I am quite pleased with it 🙂
Continuing with the gold theme on our entryway tour, I picked this lovely gold branch wall decor at Target and it forms such a nice addition to the theme I had going on in our entrance area.
THE PLANT, POT AND THE RUG
I love incorporating florals and greens in to my decor and my entryway design wasn’t going to be any different. I don’t really have a green thumb, so I go with mostly faux florals and greens. I love for them to be fresh, like everyone else, but that’s not always possible.
I got the cute gold and glass pot and the beautiful rug from HomeGoods, The plant, as I am sure you might recognize, is from Ikea. I have a bunch of these plants around my home and they make such great filler decor pieces.
The addition of these items brought everything together and completed the entryway look I was going for.
There you have it! We’ve come to the end of our entryway tour! Hope you enjoyed it!
Let me know if you liked it. I’d love to know 🙂