Dressing up the Entryway!

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Furnishings:

Joss & Main Table, Mirror, Umbrella Holder c/o // Rugs USA Runner (similar)

Accessories & Decor: 

Ann Taylor Skirt (similar ON SALE), Top (similar ON SALE) // Steve Madden Heels (ON SALE!) // Home Decorators Bowl c/o (similar) // Anthropologie Frame // Sugar Paper Letter Holder // Coffee Table Books 1 & 2 // Hunter Wellies // Cuyana Bag c/o 

 

Let’s Fancy it Up

 

So here’s the deal about Florida. We have foyers, but not typically mud rooms… which is both weird and nice. It’s weird because OMG it is “muddy” here, especially during the rainy season… we track dirt, grass, and mud everywhere! But on the other hand, who doesn’t love a “foyer”?! Now don’t get me wrong, a foyer sounds extra fancy, but in our house, it is truly a glorified hallway/wall that we have to use as both a foyer (i.e. to welcome guests) and also to store boots, umbrellas, bags, leashes, and etc. To be honest, I have had to get pretty creative with the space. And not to mention, it opens up right into our dining room, so it REALLY cannot be messy! 

After moving around our existing furniture every-which-way we could think to, we finally gave up and decided we needed a whole new look for the room! 

We started with the anchor pieces first, and found both the mirror and the amazing table at Joss & Main and I was instantly sold! One of the many things I love about Joss & Main is there fast shipping. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I buy something, I want it now… and J&M get that! 

Once we had our big pieces in, I’m going to be honest, I started to really get excited about the possibilities for this space and from there on out, it was all about the details! 

Books, flowers, candles, and little personal touches like a photo of Ryan and I in front of the Eiffel Tower and my bright red wellies make the room both sophisticated and quirky. A space that used to drive me nuts is now useful, pretty, and a great “first impression” for guests.

 

Before Styling:

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Three Entryway Styling Tips:

  1. Function First: Don’t gorget function. Pretty is great and all, but if it doesn’t work for your lifestyle… what’s the point!?
  2. Buy What You Love: Find anchor pieces you love, and then fill in the rest with items that can be interchangeable! I love the idea of changing this room up during the seasons.
  3. Treasure Hunt in Your Home: Most all of the accessories in our foyer I already had. I just went through our bookcases and closets and fished out a few odds & ends to pull the room together! 

 

After Styling:

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See, you can do it: 

 

Don’t forget, it’s all in the details!

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Furnishings:

Joss & Main Table, Mirror, Umbrella Holder c/o // Rugs USA Runner (similar)

Accessories & Decor: 

Ann Taylor Skirt (similar ON SALE), Top (similar ON SALE) // Steve Madden Heels (ON SALE!) // Home Decorators Bowl c/o (similar) // Anthropologie Frame // Sugar Paper Letter Holder // Coffee Table Books 1 & 2 // Hunter Wellies // Cuyana Bag c/o 

 

In Partnership with Joss & Main

Photographed by Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Allison
    October 3, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Hi! I’d love to know where you got the hook for the purse. Such a great way to make function look beautiful.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      October 3, 2016 / 11:35 am

      It’s from Anthropologie! xx

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