Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some Changes & Additions



 It's a balancing act when it comes to deciding which treasures you are willing to part with and which you want to keep for yourself...

Remember these large planters I found intending to use them at the shop?  Well in the end we decided not to use them so I picked them up last week and brought them home.  I thought I'd try them in my entryway.


They actually fill in the wide expanse in front of the door nicely and raise the boxwood balls so they appear more prominent from the street.


It makes the front entrance a bit grander yet still feel cozy.


 I plan to paint the bamboo rod and medallions black and hem the striped panels so they fall neatly behind the planters.


What do you think?



Last week while out hunting for new treasures for the shop I almost walked into this beauty that sent my heart a pitter pattering!


 Of course I snapped it right up!  The price was right.  Sure the mirror is missing along with one of the hooks but just look how lovely it is!



My partner Jordan helped me pick it up and when he brought it into the house and set it down I knew immediately that it would be staying!



 It fit like a charm.  It was meant to be!
When I bought it I had every intention to sell it... but seriously how could I possibly?



 Here is the view looking towards the hallway and powder room.  I love how it's narrow profile juts out just enough to be captured in the mirrored french doors.


 This is the view looking through the living room, past the bar, towards the dining room.


  
Here we are looking into the living room which is directly off the formal entry.

  
I know it's past the season for straw hats but I've been longing for a spot to display some of my faves such as the black striped one I won from the French Basketeer on Karena's giveaway a few months ago!










 You know in a way the shop has been very good for me as it's motivated me to take stock of the treasures I've collected over the years.  I've been going through the various rooms in my house swapping things out.


So, stay tuned, there are more changes to come!






 

20 comments:

Kathysue said...

It is a match made in heaven!! Love it and a mirror is easy to replace!! It goes so well with everything in your home and is the perfect introduction of all the beauty you are about to see. Love love the black planters!! So perfect,
Kathysue

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful bamboo piece, T. I have one I got at at auction years ago and love it. donna

The enchanted home said...

Well here is what I think.....I think that is one of the prettiest entrances I have seen in a long long time. GORGEOUS...the black is sensational!!! I LOVE those planters and would have bought them from you, so I am also a teeny weeny bit jealous but seeing your beautiful entranceway just gets me dreaming about what I will do with my own. IT IS PERFECT!

Trouvais said...

It must be in the air. I'm "shopping" my closets and garage. Every time I try to move something out the door I give it a second look and re-purpose it!Love your entry as is...not even sure you need to paint the rod/bamboo. Looks like you "meant to do that". Trish

Party Resources said...

The front planters look AMAZING! Luh-ve! xx

Summertime Blues said...

exotic touches.

French Basketeer.com said...

So glad you are enjoying your hat! Looks fab on the bamboo stand...I am a boxwood fanatic and so love your entry~

Summer for Swede said...

The bamboo stand does look great in your entry because of your other oriental wallpaper and Asian influences. You could slip a new antiqued mirror in it or an Asian watercolor. You could also switch out the hats for other objects with the seasons. I do agree on painting your front door pole either black or white like the background of your house. The black planters really look great.

Holly Goes Lightly said...

those planters in your entryway are fabulous -- the whole entryway is fabulous, just fabulous!!

Janice said...

Fabulous entryway, just love it! The planters are perfect...giving me inspiration to look at my own entryway, hmm...

classic • casual • home said...

And you have been very good to the shop with your excellent taste. Love all the bamboo accents.

French-Kissed said...

My goodness...you are really on your game...the stunning Fall mantel you put together and now finding this perfect piece...really love the changes and can't wait to see what's next. Hope you enjoy a beautiful Autumn weekend.

Jermaine

Marietta Web Design said...

Your entry is just fabulous!

Mellissah from Coastal Style said...

The planters at the front door look like they were made for that spot!
x
Melissah

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love the new hall piece. It looks great with your fabulous collection of different treasures in your home. Oh how I wish I could walk through those rooms - they are so lovely!
Also, you have inspired me to work on my front entry. Love the ball box woods and the planters. Very pretty!

Theresa Cheek said...

Love the planters! They are in perfect scale for the entry. The bamboo is pretty much to die for also! Great choices you have made!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love it. It is perfect there. Your entry is amazing. Who is the wall paper by?

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh I love the planters and your striped curtains!!! Never thought to put them on the outside but these just look so right...oh why can't I live in a climate where this could work at my house :)

sharon said...

Amazing find Terri, made to measure!!!
How much fun you are having looking for stuff for your shop - remember when all of that was still just part of a dream!!
hope all is well with you
xox

Chic Coles said...

Wow just found your blog. What a stunning front entrance. You had us sold at the front door. Then that bamboo hall stand inside. Again wow.