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Monday, June 18, 2012

Some Entryway Updates



You might remember several months ago I moved this chest into the entryway. It used to be in the living room but needed to be moved in order to fit the piano. I like it better than the bench that used to be here. I always wanted a lamp in the entryway and found the two shaded one at Hobby Lobby and really liked the shape of it.
As you can see the rug I ordered a while back did not work! I am constantly looking for one with just the right colors. 

Here is a closeup of the chest and what you see when you walk in the front door. The dining room is to the right.

I also showed you this mirror I purchased a while back. I put it in the niche because I love the way the light reflects off of it. I put the container with orbs together this morning. I like it ok, but am still keeping my eyes open for just the right thing.

 I  recently found the butterfly plates and love them! They fit perfectly on this small wall next to the niche.

I haven't been doing alot of decorating lately, but will show you a few things I've done in the kitchen at my Share Your Creations party. I am changing it to Wednesday this week due to our vacation. I hope you will join in the fun! Have a great Tuesday!

14 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, I love what you have done with your entry! Each time I visit here, I am so inspired! Your home is gorgeous!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Beautiful Kristen! I love all of the new blue goddies!!! Everything is perfect!!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I meant goodies;)!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely additions, Kristen! Love that lamp you found and I think the niche looks great. You'll find the right rug. Sometimes you just have to wait until that right one finds you!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Kristen!!

Gypsy Heart said...

I think it looks quite lovely! I love the lamp...and the mirror. I like the sunburst mirror also...just love mirrors in any form really! :)

xo
Pat

Designs By Pinky said...

I love your house and your STYLE. I really like the chest in the foyer. I love lamps in a foyer and am HOPING I can fit one in my new foyer. XO, Pinky

Shelia said...

Hi, Kristen! I love that beautiful chest and it looks perfect in your entry. Your mirror looks lovely over it and the lamp - perfect. Your home is so lovely and I always enjoy seeing it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Everything is just gorgeous! I love the mirror over the chest and the one in the niche! And those butterfly plates are beautiful Such a welcoming and charming space!

Misti @ Living On Cypress Hill said...

Beautiful home, Kristen! I love the mirror and chest and that lamp is so cute!

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous changes Kristen! I love the wall mirror. I'm going to look for one today. I'm heading to Marshalls and Cracker Barrel.

Your trip looked so neat. Have fun on the next one too!

L said...

Love what you've done with the entry. Your home is always so pretty! Good luck with the search for a new rug! Have a great day~

Nancy said...

I think it all looks great, Kristen! Yours and Melissa's home are always ready for magazine shoots :) I know they aren't always fixed for pics, but if you're like me, it's easy to keep things up and straightened. Love the changes you made! Blessings ~

Becca said...

I LOVE the starburst mirror in the niche, Kristen! And, the butterfly plates are so pretty. Your table looks wonderful in the entry, and, I know the right rug will be found soon. :)

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