Today, I am going to share with you some ideas about how you can make your entryway feel absolutely organized and perfect as you walk in the door. This is something that I work on at home a lot, by removing unwanted objects and organizing clutter. I love it when I enter a space and get a feeling right away, especially if it is functional and unique.
Here are 5 simple steps to make your entryway more appealing as you walk in the door, so you can take a deep breath relax and enjoy your home more!
When working on my client Aerin's entryway, we took this approach to make her space feel great!
1. Organize shoes with a storage cabinet, baskets or shoe rack.
2. Create wall storage with coat racks or hook to organize, hats, scarves, backpacks and bags.
3. Decorate walls by adding a mirror or floating shelves. It make the entryway feel larger and more inviting.
4. Address the floors, by adding carpet runner or doormat to keep floors clean plus add texture or color. We cozied up the wood floor with a long denim rug runner- like this one.
5. Accessorize with trays, bowls, and baskets.
Add a vase with fresh flowers. At the moment, personally like these felt storage bowls. We added in a long basket below the bench too.
I loved the challenge of organizing her entrance because it inspired me to design a range of walnut coat racks and floating mirrors. The walnut coat rack was designed around our need for a wooden piece that felt organic, modern and had a variety of tonal qualities. In this way, the coat rack pulled the other wood pieces, the bench and the shoe storage together for us.
Here is the complete shopping list of the pieces that we used.
Below, you can see how the whole space came together with their front door and existing architecture.
I will share my entryway redo is coming along and I will share it with you very soon.
Also, I would like to hear from you! What are some of your favorite things to place in an entryway? What is your approach to styling that space? Please share your tips in the comments below.
3 Basic Shibori Techniques: Kumo, Arashi, Itajime
Today, as a follow-up to the Shibori workshop that I hosted 2 weeks back, I am going to share with you 3 of my favorite Shibori techniques: Kumo, Arashi and Itajime. I learned about them through reading, lots of experimentation and practice. Head down to the bottom for resources that you might enjoy!
Before starting, I gathered all of the supplies that I needed for this project, which included rubber bands, beads, twine and wooden geometric shapes. Keep on reading, as I will share a more detailed list of all supplies alongside each method.
Shibori Workshop Recap and Results
Last Sunday, I hosted our first Summer Workshop in a series and it was a lot of fun! Our small group of participants created a collection of beautiful and original textiles for their homes. I provided 2 tea towels and guests brought in additional items to dye.
The 3 hour workshop began with a short lesson on Shibori folding techniques and culminated in a creative burst of energy!
Lucky for us, the creative Sunday afternoon was memorable and inspiring. Read on below to see the event pics, learn more about the process and all the stunning results!
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