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Monday, February 6, 2017

Creating An Entrance

Like my last home, this one has no designated entry hall.   You walk right into the living/dining space when you enter the house.  However this one does have a long wall that I can use as a sort of entrance wall.  I am finally at the stage of trying to hang a few pictures and accessorize a few spaces.  With all the remodeling going on, the living/dining room has been the catch all for all kinds of things.  Furniture, appliances, cabinets, moldings, you name it.  It has all been stored in here.

We are finally all cleared out and turned back into a liveable room so I am on a quest to decorate.  I love this console table, it was a gift that is very precious to me and this large painting is one of my favorites also.


Most of the furniture from my old house worked in the new house, however a couple of things didn't fit so my daughter and I swapped a couple of pieces.  She gave me this fabulous bench, I love it and those turned legs are stunning.  It's a great piece I can pull up if an extra seat is needed.


If you were standing at my front door, this is what you would see.  Living room on the immediate right, dining area and then the stairs and opening into family/kitchen areas.


I think the console creates a sort of entrance across from the living room space.





I needed a place for the china cabinet, so it sits across from the dining area on this same wall.


From the stairs, this is what you see.


I am slowly finding a spot for everything and having fun hanging pictures and decorating.



Do you have a "sort of" entrance or a "real one"?


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32 comments:

  1. That looks perfect Marty! I like that a lot- it looks great as the first thing you see when you enter. With the china cabinet and chairs you have a beautiful feature wall.

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  2. It looks great! Love that bench from your daughter. My new house, when built will have a real foyer.

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  3. Oh I love it! The bench is absolutely fantastic. Like you, I have sort of an open entry. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. It looks great. I do not have a foyer either, so I use a chest and mirror as a focal point in the entrance. I love seeing your progress.

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  5. I don't have much on an entry either, Marty. Yours is looking fantastic, love that little stool tucked under the sofa table!

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  6. None of my previous homes (also in the Phoenix area) had an actual entry until the one I currently live in. I do love having an actual entryway, but I gave up the "grand two-story" entrance in exchange. No tract home is perfect. Right? My previous home was like yours, and I used a beautiful dresser and mirror from as my entry piece along with a hall tree. It still created a pretty entryway, as you have with your console table. Your home is coming along very nicely, Marty!

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  7. What a lovely entry way. I love that chair. Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  8. Your entry is just lovely, a beautiful arrangement all along the wall, with the console table and then your china cabinet and chairs. And the bench with the turned legs is very pretty. Once again, thank you for sharing your progress!

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  9. It looks so great, Marty and love that it creates an entrance hall. Your furniture looks perfect and the stool from your daughter is just right under the console - love the cowhide rug! Happy Saturday!

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  10. Very nice Marty. How big and open your entry feels. Love all the natural light you get in this space too.
    Happy Decorating.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  11. I have a "sort of" entry. Mine is made with an old school card catalog that we bought when we lived in our other house. When we downsized, I had to find a place for it. It's a good conversation piece.
    I like how open everything looks in your house. That console table is my favorite piece. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  12. Your entry looks beautiful and I love the large painting. Your home is coming together very nice. I can't wait to see your kitchen!

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  13. I love the burnished tones of your décor. There is such warmth and elegance to it. Your entry arrangement is very lovely and I could look at that painting forever because the colors are so muted and pretty. I don't have a foyer either, and have a small table with some artwork above it near the front door to give the entry a bit of finishing off.

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  14. Hi Marty,
    Everything is coming together so nicely. I love your entry. I have a foyer, but the powder room door prevents a solid wall on one side, and the dining room opening prevents one on the other side. My hall tree sits on another wall directly across from the front door. So even with a foyer, I had to be flexible in decorating it. Love seeing all your progress. Beautiful home.

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  15. Marty your home is looking so pretty. I can see your touches are really making a difference, and I think you have created a warm and inviting entry into your new home. I am so in love with your dining chairs. We have a huge wide open foyer into our home and it's quite hard to decorate. It often seems like a waste of space. Love seeing what you've done.

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  17. I love how you've created a welcoming entry foyer Marty. It looks great! We've always had a front foyer or front entrance but I think in our neck of the woods, it's a must with our Winters. In our new house, we created quite a large one and added some drama with a 2 storey hall and arches. Love the space and the look! Our back is a mudroom with built in "lockers" and benches ..... another must up here as we bundle up and have to then take it all off!

    Have a great Sunday.

    X Chy

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  18. The entry you've created is lovely, Marty. Everything you've decorated so far in your new home is gorgeous! I'm enjoying seeing your progress.
    We moved to an older home last year that my husband renovated from top to bottom. He did a wonderful job and now I'm enjoying decorating it! This is the first house that I've had a true entry foyer hall. It is small though and the coat closet takes up part of it. I have a console table with a pretty vintage mirror above it next to the closet. The entry hall opens up on to my combination living and dining room on the right and leads straight ahead to the family room, with the powder room and bedroom hallway on the left side. It all functions quite nicely...

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  19. I don't know where on earth I'd create an entry. It's all looking great, Marty! Now the fun really begins.
    Brenda

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  20. You did a great job in creating an entry differentiated from the rest of the space. We don't have a foyer and there is little space to do anything at all. Good for you! I am loving the final touches in your home!

    Jane x

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  21. Beautiful Marty! Love the stool and so I'm always drawn to your swan.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. It looks wonderful marty, the new place is really coming long fast!

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  23. Classy looking entry Marty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  24. I think your home is coming along beautifully Marty, and of course your old pieces will work well, you have fabulous taste so they can go anywhere!;-) Love that new bench, great switch!

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  25. Looking good, Marty! I have a zero entrance, it's awful. My 'front' door opens right into the living room, with no place for any sort of console, hall tree, or anything. Which is ok, because we never use that door, except as a second access to the deck in the summer months. The door we use all the time is my kitchen door, and again, no place for a bench, console, anything really. I hung some hooks so we can at least hang up a jacket, and there is a boot tray on the floor that we stub our toes on constantly! Someday there will be a better solution, but for now we make it work.

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  26. I love it! Your house looks so pretty! I love the floors and the contrasting white walls and dark furniture. The console is the perfect way to define your entry way. The little bench underneath is pretty too.

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  27. thanks for sharing I've gotten some ideas from your set up! I don't have an entrance and was wondering how to spruce up my entry table

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  28. You have created the perfect entry...the console and the cute bench just set off the area. You have a real talent for layering pieces and adding just the right accents. The whole living room, dining room and entry are sunny and airy. xoxo

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  29. These are just perfect items for Entrance home decoration. I always loved your ideas and tips for home decor. The is looking awesome. I'll definitely try to make these items.

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  30. I love the way your dark classic items pop against the white walls. I think you might start a new decorating trend!

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  31. I also want to say that I LOVE how the beautiful painting has its own wall and nothing is in the way of viewing it. It's just delicious to look at.

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  32. I had a full separate entry in our older home. When we downsized, I have an entry but that entry has no walls because of the openings on each side to the living and dining rooms. My answer is yes and no. ha ha. I like your solution to creating an entry! I am trying to catch up on my reading tonight...and you are "it." :-)

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