[home]: Entrance Hallway Updates


While our first floor renovation plans are taking time to take shape (and find necessary funding), I could not wait much longer to give our entrance hallway some character and functionality.  I found this console table on clearance at Home Sense (Home Goods) and built this eclectic vignette from there.

Console is pretty long and we now have more space not only for collecting letters and keys, but with three deep drawers I can now find and organize more items in the entrance such as tape measure and hammer and nails, battery chargers, extra keys, etc. Little key holder and letter opener are finds from a trip to Montreal, gold hammered bowl, vase and paperweight are from Chapters/Indigo, little pouch from Anthropologie, and tray is from Home Sense.

These frames are from Target which I found during clearance so each cost me about $5. Images are black and white printouts of photos I took during our latest trip to Paris. You can even see our backs in the bottom photo as we are walking. While these photos appear very general i.e. store-bought, they are, in fact, very personal and mean something whenever I look at them - they invoke emotions of our trip and I instantly feel even better.

To take this next shot, I had to open our front door for two reasons - one is to let in more light to get a better photo, and the other is because there are several colours on it at the moment, cloud white, dark grey, and original colour. Dark grey is actually Chelsea Grey colour by Benjamin Moore, colour of our front door exterior and garage door.  We repainted most of the house Benjamin Moore Cloud White and two years later I still love it. But we stopped short when it came to our entrance hallway, living and dining rooms thinking we will renovate anyway. Plan for first floor renovation includes gutting all existing drywall and plaster (yup!), flat and stippled ceilings and making small but functional changes in flow.

Lamp is combination of two other lamps base and shade and letter holder is from Home Sense as well as the orange garden stool and umbrella stand.

Finally, this little Kazakhstan beauty is from Home Sense which I found for $79 - great price point which I could not pass off!

I have a couple of more small updates around the house to share soon.


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