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!