Inspiration for a small entrance



A large foyer big enough for a round pedestal table is something I dream of having one day. Sure, it is a waste of square footage but it would be so nice to welcome guests with a beautiful arrangement of lovelies upon my pedestal table.  Don't you think? Well, if you are like me and do not have the luxury of a spacious entrance here is some inspiration for getting the most out of a tight entry.

Atlanta Home & Lifestyles

Atlanta Home & Lifestyles

A floating cabinet gives the illusion of more space. In this case, it also allows for a glam fur stool to be tucked underneath. The drawers are perfect for keeping keys and other miscellaneous items from view. 

Tavi Mongolian Fur Stool-  Pottery Barn  $199

Tavi Mongolian Fur Stool- Pottery Barn $199

Vaije Wall Cabinet-  Ikea  $85

Vaije Wall Cabinet- Ikea $85

79 Ideas

79 Ideas

 A floating shelf takes up minimum space and is perfect for the day's mail and to display some pretties. Again, a stool can be tucked underneath for tying shoes or in my case for my husband to wait when I lie and yell, "five more minutes and I am ready!"

Lack Wall Shelf-  IKEA  $19

Lack Wall Shelf- IKEA $19

Syena Rattan Stool - World Market  $120

Syena Rattan Stool -World Market $120

Jenna Sue Design

Jenna Sue Design

This is a great example on maximizing a small foorprint. The botanicals give a sense of life in what would typically be dead space.  A nice decorative mirror helps reflect light and provides the chance for one last glimpse before you open the door.

Higgins Mirror-  School House Electric  $275

Higgins Mirror- School House Electric $275

Jamison Shelf-  Urban Outfitters  $99

Jamison Shelf- Urban Outfitters $99

Censational Girl

Censational Girl

Simple but useful. A few hooks in a high contrast finish look sharp and help keep bags off the ground. Instead of baskets, a canvas tote can be used for storage.

Black and Brass Numbered Wall Hooks-  Pottery Barn  $95

Black and Brass Numbered Wall Hooks- Pottery Barn $95

Gray Tote-  Umbrella Collective  $70

Gray Tote- Umbrella Collective $70

Hope you have been inspired. 

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But enough with talking shop!  Let's get on to the pretty stuff. Today I thought I'd share a few favorite blogs to which I subscribe in hopes that maybe they'll inspire you as well!

Proper Hunt //
Not only does Christina have great fashion posts (with links to items that don't cost an arm and a leg), but she is also one of my go-to sources for some great dinner recipes (which says a lot because I'm a pretty picky eater).  Most recently I made the chicken pesto lasagna rolls, and they were delish!

Elements of Style //
Erin Gates has great style in fashion and interiors and her blog details both.  She shares a lot of favorite shopping finds (for fashion and home) and also gives a peek into her personal life, something I find extremely refreshing.  Her book came out last fall, and it is full of great writing and tons of photos of her talented work.  She's also a big dog lover (check out her instagram) so that naturally wins more points in my book.

Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home //
Her simple, relaxed decorating style is so incredibly charming.  Her blog details client projects, her home life (she has three boys and a baby girl) and her own home projects.  She and her husband just recently purchased a new home, and I can't wait to see the transformation.  If it's anything like their last house, we're in for an inspiring treat!