5 Tips to style and organize your entryway
Have you ever wanted to tidy-up and reorganize your entryway? The entrance of your home really sets the tone for the entire space from the moment you first walk in the door. Our entryway, is currently a work in progress. We have tackled organizing the space, which I find is a really good place to start. We are still on the hunt for a fabulous piece of art to make it feel complete.
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 a space that I worked for a client, a few years back when we were designing her living space.
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!
Remove all clutter and superfluous objects
I recommend that you start by removing unwanted objects and organizing clutter. Voila! You are already on your way to making your space functional and unique!
Follow these simple steps to get Organized
Follow these simple steps to add function to your entryway.
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.
Bonus points, if you add a vase with fresh flowers. At the moment, personally like to use a woven storage bowl for keys. We added in a long basket below the bench too.
I loved the challenge of organizing her entrance because it led 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.
List of Sources for your space
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 promise to share how my own entryway redo is coming along very soon!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I organized her space. I'd love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite things to place in an entryway?
Please feel free share any tips or ask any question in the comments below! If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy following along the One Room Challenge with me, as I transform our spare bedroom into a Boy's Nature Bedroom over the course of 6-weeks.
3 Basic Shibori Techniques: Kumo, Arashi, Itajime
Have you ever tried Japanese Shibori? I bet you might already be familiar with some of the beautiful tie and dye patterns that you can achieve from rings to lines. Many of these gorgeous shape-resist patterns can be achieved in an afternoon at home. Today, I will share 3 amazing Shibori techniques that I highly recommend to enhance or begin your textile design practice. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced designer, I think that you will find these techniques beneficial.
My favorite Shibori techniques to teach at workshops and in private lessons are Kumo, Arashi and Itajime. I learned about these through reading, lots of experimentation and practice. I have compiled a list of Shibori resources for you to see which ones are the best for getting started.
Before beginning, I gathered all of the supplies that I needed for this project, which included rubber bands, beads, twine and wooden geometric shapes. I will share a more detailed list of all supplies alongside each method.
Shibori Workshop Recap
Last Sunday, I hosted our first Summer Workshop in a series and I can't wait for you to see everyone's awesome results! 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 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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