The Painted Hive Entryway

At only 1.1 meters deep x 1.6 meters wide (3.5 x 5.2 feet) my tiny entryway doesn’t even rate a mention on the floor plan! An inch either side of the photo below and you’re straight into the living room or hallway.

Sorry, I don’t have a before pic though if you can imagine a little undressed space with worn beige berber carpet, timber toned trim and a dirty apple green wall that’s pretty much it!

I knew early on that I wanted wallpaper somewhere in my house and this space seemed the perfect candidate – its location is discreet enough not to dictate the tone for the entire house though perfectly positioned to create a nice first impression.

We painted the trim white and re-carpeted then waited for an appropriately priced and proportioned piece of furniture to come along. You see, when the front door is opened it leaves a clearance of only 30cm (12 inches) so whatever I chose needed to be accordingly narrow. Eventually, a lovely weathered cedar console showed up – perfect! I had envisioned all white against the wallpaper though the tone in this table seemed just right as is.

I must confess, I change the decor around in my home ALL THE TIME (much to hubby’s annoyance) though currently have the console adorned with clearance and thrift store finds, fresh lavendar and rosemary, some re-purposed knick-knacks and a few special pieces.


56 Comments
  1. You have such a beautiful eye for accessories! I’m so inspired!

    xo

    Vanessa
    http://lellaboutique.blogspot.com

  2. Audrey says:

    Gorgeous entry…love the neutral wallpaper and the luggage!
    Audrey

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have close to an identical space. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Janessa says:

    Hey there are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my
    own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

    • Hi Janessa
      Yes, I’m using WordPress .org) with a Genesis theme.
      You can use a standard template and easily start a blog with no HTML knowledge.
      If you’re after more specific advice feel free to email me :-)
      Kristine

  5. Nice design, i love it!

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