2.16.2010

Grand Reception

Welcome to my home. Let's take a look at the foyer while this winter palate lasts. Check back in a little while and I'll be sure to post a new spring inspired vignette.

I love this polished nickel Moroccan lantern. I smile every day when it reminds me of a fabulous trip to Atlanta, Georgia.
A grouping of the same art creates a sense of unity in conformity (see I did learn something in design school). It draws the eye in to the space and encourages you to enter. Given the more public aspect of the foyer in relation to the other rooms, I've chosen to leave family photos to the more private areas of our home, for no reason other than I don't really want to share them with canvassers or the UPS man... even if he is handsome.

White entrance carpet + 5 boys + 3 dogs + deliveries + guests = impractical. However, it provides me with huge smile factor, which just has to be considered. Besides... those who love me know to go to the side door.

Yes, those are the wellies and brellies posted on luxe life ...I was looking to the things I adore for inspiration to post while learning the blog ropes.

The bench is narrow enough to accommodate traffic flow but comfortable and practical for putting on shoes and boots.

Round items adorn the wall here... including a roll of my favourite ribbon.

This grand glass ball stands at attention, on the ready to prop the front door.
A narrow profile waste bin is formal enough to greet guests but serves loyally as a vessel to toss junk mail.

11 comments:

Sarah La Rose said...

I love that you are brave enough to use a white rug at your front door. I also adore white!! I like to come home to neutral space because it helps me relax. Not everyone understand that. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for having a white sofa/chair and bedding set when I want to have kids. I need to point out your blog and prove it can be done. Thanks.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Yes yes yes it can! My boys just know and I don't think I'm doing them a disservice to teach them to respect things- they're wives will love it later! xo

Andrea Johnson said...

Love it! You have inspired me to change up my console table. I am still hunting for a rug. I usually do an outdoor/indoor rug but I find that you can't clean them at all so I am going to try a regular indoor rug this time. Still looking!!

tanya merriam said...

u have such a beautiful eye for everything... everything is your house is just stunning...

blydesign said...

I love that Henry Allen pig!

Melissa said...

Just discovered your blog today. Beautiful! I especially love the orb, console, and vase/umbrella holder.

Merry said...

Oh, so lovely!! May I know where from and what is that textured rug??

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Thanks lovelies! The carpet was a homesense find. I'm thinking of entirely changing the entrance... I'll keep everyone posted. :) xo e

Anonymous said...

Honestly, such talent you must give us some direction as to where you find these precious items!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Hi Anonymous... what is it that you'd like to know about? :) Erica

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Oh, the rug, the pig, the wastebasket - everything, really - is dreamy. I love it! (I am a lover of white interiors too!)

 
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