Hey y’all! It’s Friday and once again I’m participating in Julia’s blog party.
Have I mentioned how much I love her site!?! Seriously folks. Anyone out there who really knows me knows how Hooked On Houses I really am … and she feeds my obsession as if she was handing me cartons of ciggs and I was a nicotine fiend! Ahhhhh. How I love her for that!
Anyway, I’m once again featuring beautiful entryways, and today I’m focusing on apartment home or condominium home entryways. There really is a lot you can do with the space by your front door, even if it’s not very big. I especially love this example here where they added the plant and urn and a rug that wouldn’t work if it was outside but really works in that area!
Here you can see that they didn’t have much space for objects around the door but they were able to wallpaper the area in a beautiful toile (pronounced twahl). That paper combined with the dark wood door give that space a ‘homey’ feel that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
Here, they have taken what would have normally just been a front stoop, probably facing a parking lot, and created a see-through barrier that is as interesting as it is functional. How cool are those circles!?! Now, I have to admit that they could have cleaned the place up a bit and I’m definitely not digging the ugly screen door … but overall a great idea.
And look at this one … just because you don’t have a lot of space to decorate your entryway is no excuse. How beautiful is this front door? The style and the doorknob in the center and the wood is just gorgeous! From the outside it makes you think your arriving at a beautiful château, not just a simple apartment.
Here, you can see where maybe for fire-code reasons they didn’t adorn the door or walkway with any objects but instead they created texture both on the door and the surround, giving the space some much needed interest. I love the tile at an angle as well as the trim and the archway.
I like this example of a curved entry hall. Whether coming in the door, or going out, this entry makes a small space grand!
And remember folks … just because you don’t have a lot of space doesn’t mean you can’t make it beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to check out what everyone else is hooked on! 🙂