Entryway Essentials
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The entryway can be one of the trickiest spaces in your home to design. As the first space you see when you enter a home, the entry has to make a good impression! A house should flow as you walk through it, not be disjointed, and the entry is where it all starts. You want your entry to be functional, but also be an aesthetic preview of what the rest of what your home’s design is all about.

There are key pieces that go into making a great entryway, so we’ve gathered a few items that make the list of our ‘entryway essentials’. Take a look!

Console

You could interchange a bench here depending on what you’re going to be using the entry for, but in most cases we think a console table is the way to go! It’s an extra surface to house frames, art, candles, light fixtures, vases and storage, which is great, especially if you don’t have many other surfaces for things like this throughout the rest of your home.

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When looking for a console, consider the size of your space and what you’ll be using it for. Do you need (or want) to store extra seating (like a couple of stools) underneath? If so, go for one with no shelves underneath. Stools underneath a console can be a functional as well as an aesthetic choice for your entry.

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[Image Sources: Noir, Mr. Brown, CB2, Room & Board]

If you need storage for shoes, books, boxes, baskets, etc, a console with one or more shelves may be right for you.

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[Image Source: One Kings Lane]

Mirror

A mirror is an essential component for any entryway in our opinion! Not only does it make the space feel bigger and add another design element to the room, it’s always good to get a last glance at yourself before you head out the door, are we right?! 😉 Make a statement with a bigger mirror, or have a smaller one in a vignette with other frames and wall decor.

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[Image Sources: Making it Lovely, Arteriors, Society Social]

Key/Coat Storage

In terms of entryway functionality, having a place to hang your keys, purse, coats, etc. right when you get in is a great way to keep things organized. You don’t have to have a basic old wall mounted coat rack, though- have this be a part of your decor! There are lots of great looking wall mounted storage options to choose from that look good and work well.

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[Image Source: HomeyOhMy]

Rug

Having some sort of rug in your entry, whether it’s a runner or another sized area rug depending on the size of your space, is a great way to add another element to your entry’s design, as well as having the functionality of catching the debris from outside. We love giving the entry rug a pop of pattern or color to really make a statement when you first enter a home!

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[Image Sources: Domino, Old Brand New, Lavender Sky Blue Etsy, Dash & Albert, Surya]

Lighting

Depending on how high your ceiling is, you can either go with flush-mount or a pendant/chandelier. Don’t be afraid to go bold with this fixture! Even though it does need to mesh with the rest of your home’s aesthetic, the entryway is a place to show off your style.

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[Image Sources: ThouSwell, Ro Sham Beaux, Noir, Mr. Brown]

If you have a large enough console, a table lamp can also be a great option! Use one on one side with other pieces such as a vase or candles to balance the vignette, or flank both sides of the console with lamps, placing a bowl on top of a stack of books for a more symmetrical look. 

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[Image Sources: My Domaine, One King’s Lane, Jamie Young, Arteriors]

Although the entry can be a tricky space to pin down, it can also be one of the most fun spaces to design. We hope this has given you a few ideas if you’re in need of an entryway spruce up!

 

Mother’s Day Gift Picks
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It’s time to celebrate the moms in your life and all that they do! Whether it’s your own mother, another mother in your life that you admire, or yourself (you deserve it!), we have the perfect gifts for the occasion. Take a look below at our favorite Mother’s Day gift picks!

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  1. Lands Downunder Throws – These throws come in all different colors & are so soft (and machine washable!!) This Peony colorway is the perfect shade of pink!
  2. Candles & Diffusers – Can you really ever have enough of these? And they always make great go-to gifts! We’re especially loving the Bleu Phthalo scent from Le Feu de L’eau & Meditation room from Lafco
  3. Travel Accessories – Cosmetic cases from Tonic Australia & all the pouches/cases from Stephanie Johnson are perfect for that mom that’s always on the go.
  4. Tonic Australia Heat Pillow – Heat them up in the microwave and relieve your aches & pains; they even have lavender in them for an even more relaxing experience! And they come in cute prints. A definite must-have.
  5. Sheets – The best thing to own (in our opinion 😉 ) is a quality pair of sheets. Treat the mom in your life to a crisp set from our favorite brands like NC Souther & Peacock Alley!
  6. RICA Siesta Salts – Relax your muscles and refresh your skin with these amazing bath salts from RICA- available in 4 scents! Added bonus: all of their products are made without synthetic preservatives, colorants, parabens, sulfates or petroleum, and all are made fresh to order in Brooklyn. 
  7. PJs – PJ sets from our favorite brands like Kiyomi & B.Up!

 

We hope you’ll stop by & let us help you find the perfect gift for Mom! Just a heads up- we’ll be having a 15% Off Gifts for Mom SALE this Wednesday – Friday that includes: candles, PJs, bath & body products, diffusers and jewelry. See you there!

Bedroom Paint Colors
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It’s amazing what a little paint can do to affect the mood of a room, don’t you agree? When it comes to painting, it’s important to first establish the aesthetic you want to create for your space, and this is especially true when it comes to bedrooms. Since most people spend at least 8 hours in their bedroom per day on average, you want to make sure that it’s a space that you feel comfortable and relaxed in, and what color you choose for your walls has a lot to do with that! There are so many routes to go when choosing a bedroom color scheme, so we’re here to give some examples of a few of our favorite bedroom hues that work with any style! Take a look:

 

Whites & Light Grays

Feelings associated: Clean, Light, Relaxing, Fresh

These are common wall color choices that are a great backdrop for any type of decor. Make sure to test these hues on the wall before committing to a whole room, as lighter colors like these are especially affected by light and other items in your room.

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Blues & Greens:

Feelings associated: Calmness and Tranquility

These soothing colors are perfect for a relaxing bedroom, both in light and dark hues. 

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Charcoals & Blacks:

Feelings associated: Drama, Elegance, Sensuality, Sophistication

Dark colors such as black and charcoal gray can provide a sense of sensuality and relaxation in a room. If you like the idea of bold hues like these, but may not want to commit to a whole room, try painting the wall your bed is on as an accent wall in a dark color for added drama.

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There are many factors that go into choosing a bedroom paint color and it’s important to take into account the overall mood that the color will portray. What colors are you drawn to in a bedroom? Let us know!

Wallpapered Ceilings
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Wallpaper: it’s not just for walls people! A ceiling is a surface in your home that may get overlooked during an initial design, but that shouldn’t be the case. Wallpapering your ceiling can give added personality to a room where there may not otherwise be much going on. If you’re looking to spruce up your space, consider adding extra color and pattern to your room with wallpaper on the place you least expect it- above you. Check out these gorgeous examples of wallpapered ceilings to see for yourself!

 

The neutral palette in this room is beautiful by itself, but it’s given more visual interest with the use of this oversized malachite paper on the ceiling: 

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Love the added bit of color & pattern that this paper brings to this space:

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Umm how glam is this walk-in closet?! The marbled paper by Calico Wallpaper is extended onto the ceiling so you’re completely surrounded by it’s beauty!

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This oversized watercolored floral paper creates a dreamy aesthetic in this restaurant:domino2 Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 3.05.31 PM turquiose

Such an adorable use of this heron paper on the ceiling of this nursery!
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Would you ever wallpaper your ceiling? Let us know in the comments!

 

Photo Sources: Hello Sukio, Domino, Amanda Hillerman, House Beautiful, Coveted Home, Domino, Houzz, House of Turquoise, Style Me Pretty, Architectural Digest 

New for Spring
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Can you believe it’s already March?! We’re loving the glimpses of warmer weather we’ve been getting lately, and it’s making us ready for Spring to be here in full force. For us, Spring is a time to refresh from the cool, dull winter weather, and rejuvenate our lives and our homes with fresh, bright feels. Luckily, we’ve gotten in SO many new items in the shop to help achieve that! Take a look at some of our favorite new Spring items:

Spring Bedding from some of our favorite brands, like Nina Ricci, Pom Pom at Home and John Robshaw:

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Lots of fun accessories for your side tables, bookshelves, coffee tables and nightstands! We’ve gotten in a ton of new picture frames, vases, bookends, decorative boxes, bowls and coffee table books that are small pieces to incorporate into your current decor that make a big impact in freshening up your home:

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Brighter colors & patterns, as well as lighter weight materials, are what you should expect to find while hunting for Spring decor:

Eskayel and John Robshaw never disappoint!

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SUCH cute new prints from John Robshaw:

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Lighter weight throws are perfect for those slightly chilly Spring evenings:

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We’re slightly obsessed with all of Stephanie Johnson’s new products! Loving the fun prints and colors..perfect for Spring Break!

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An old favorite is back! These Kiyomi brand PJs come in fun pattern/color combos and are light weight and loose fitting, making them very comfortable (and cute!) for Spring:

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We hope you’ll stop by the shop and see what else we’ve recently gotten in! As always, remember to stay up to date with new arrivals by following us on Instagram. Have a happy Friday!