We had a great time celebrating Easter with our family.
The kids had a lot of fun hunting for Easter eggs.
After a week long Easter break, my 5-year-old went back to school yesterday. As much as I enjoy having him around, it's nice to get back into our normal routine.
I recently framed one of my paintings, Contemplating, and have found a place for it. My 5-year-old decided to call it "Pompom Head," and that somehow sounds more fitting than my original title.
|Resin Bust and "Pompom Head"|
It sits right behind the DIY painted resin bust in the foyer.
Our foyer is in need of some serious intervention. The DIY painted trumeau mirror hangs where the Hollywood Regency mirror used to be (the HR mirror is currently in the guest bedroom). I haven't decided how exactly I want to decorate the wall yet.
The foyer has been the most challenging space to decorate due to its shape and lighting. The hallway that leads to the kitchen is so narrow that I can't put any furniture deeper than 13 inches deep under the trumeau mirror. We only have small north-facing windows by the front door, so this area gets very little natural light throughout the day. Do you have a room like that in your home?
Since this is the place you see when you first walk in, I want something interesting with a big impact. How can I transform this space from drab to fab?
As always, I went to my Pinterest board for some inspiration. Pinterest has been such a helpful tool for me to gather pictures for inspiration and learn from them - I would analyze how some designs work and some don't. I'm a visual learner so it works perfect for me. I wouldn't know what to do without it!
Here are some of my favorite vignettes.
|Furlow Gatewood. via House Beautiful|
|Jonathan Berger. via House Beautiful|
|Suzanne Rheinstein. via Elle Decor|
|David Duncan Livingston. image via Stagetecture|
|image via Traditional Home|
|Ashley Whittaker. image via The Foo Dog Ate My Homework|
|Thornton Designs. image via House of Turquoise|
Across from the resin bust and painting is the front door with the little windows.
Looking into the foyer from the kitchen.
Well, I tightly cropped the above picture so it'll look decent. But our foyer looks like this in reality. Part of the ceiling has been out for quite some time. Our goal is to have it finally fixed this summer!
We have a long way to go! I'm going to start making some small changes this week, and I'm pretty excited about it.