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6 Entryway Ideas

The entry sets the tone for the whole home which is why making it a place that is welcoming as well as useful is key to the design. This entry pulls in natural elements and greets their guests with a family picture gallery wall symmetrically placed. A mirror is always a good idea in the entry if the space permits. Baskets can corral shoes and bags and the entry table has small trays to drop keys.





Florals and lit candles in the entry are a great way to greet company and make them feel welcome. (Home of @empannier)

A durable rug and an entry bench make for a great place to sit and remove shoes and keep dirt off of clean floors. The inside of the door should not be overlooked as it can be key in adding to the aesthetics of an entry design.

Serene art is the perfect accent to this architectural wall without taking away from the simplicity of it. If fresh flowers are not an option for the entry then a plant would be another great element to add. (Design by @afpdesign)

An extra large mirror or art piece makes a bold statement in the entry. (Home of Morgane Sezalory)






Adding stunning architectural elements such as this crown molding and a unique medallion around the entry light gives the entry an awesome wow factor. A beautiful light, whether simple or dramatic, in the entry is one of the main pieces that I always add to any entrance.

This entry is dramatically simple as no table or bench is needed. They added a colorful rug and stunning light to complement the art and architectural elements. It’s the perfect walkway to the rest of their stunning and unique home. (Design by and home of @stepheniewatts and @chasewattsdavid. Architectural details by @thechaderbox)

This entry includes multiple elements of what I’ve previously mentioned- bold entry light, durable rug, pretty inner door color, entry mirror and fresh flowers. A bookshelf is a nice way to greet guests with some treasured finds and decor that will be a gateway to what they might find in the rest of the home upon entering.



(Home and design of @afpdesign. Bookshelf by @thechaderbox)

Finally, keeping an entry unique and bold by just having a gorgeous front door and adding wallpaper makes for a simple yet sophisticated entryway.

(Design from @bloglovin’)

No matter what size of entry you have, making it a place where guests feel welcomed and a place that you love to come home to will make this area of the home one of the most important spaces to design in your home. Taking the time to make it unique and a sampling of what they will find in the rest of the home allows for a great design flow into the rest of the areas of your home.

Bright and Modern Master Bedroom













Creamy Fruit Pie

No Fail Pie Crust

2 1/2 c. flour                       1/2 t. salt

1 c. shortening

Process the above ingredients until they are large crumbs.

Add:

1 egg, beaten                      1 T. vinegar

1/4 c. water

Mix all ingredients together; divide into four parts. Roll out onto well floured surface and put into pie pan. Poke holes in pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.

Let cool before filling.





Filling:

2 t. vanilla                                          3/4- 1 c. sugar

8 oz. cream cheese softened           2 c. thinly sliced fruit (strawberries, peaches, raspberries or blueberries)

2 c. heavy cream, whipped

Beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Whip the cream separately. Fold or whip both mixtures together. Spread into baked and cooled pie crust. Cover and refrigerate. May be made up to 1 day in advance. When ready to serve top with desired fruit topping.




Citrus Honeydew Melon with Fresh Lime-Basil Sorbet

Ingredients:

1/2 ripe honeydew melon

1 lime, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

Zest of 2 lemons

Sorbet:

1 c. fresh squeezed lime juice (8-10 limes)

1 c. water

1 c. simple sugar syrup (1 c. sugar plus 1 c. water, boiled then cooled)

10 whole basil leaves

1/2 c. heavy cream




Directions:

Cut melon into 6 wedges and remove the rind. Place in large plastic container with lid along with juices from the lime and the lemon and zest of 1 lemon. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, turning over to coat with citrus juices. When ready to serve, slice each wedge into 5 or 6 thin slices and arrange as a fan on each plate. Drizzle with remaining citrus juices and more lemon zest. Place a small serving of sorbet on the top or beside  melon.

Sorbet:

Combine all of the ingredients, except the heavy cream, into a freezer friendly container and freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer and allow to soften a little. Put chunks of frozen mixture into a food processor and process until all the crystals have disappeared and the mixture is smooth. Add the heavy cream and combine well. Re-pack in the container and keep frozen until needed.

Colorful Eclectic Tween Bedroom

This bedroom was a labor of love for a girl after my own heart! She loves color, simplicity and uniqueness so I was happy to deliver her just that. She had a few requests such as a desk, sheer canopy above the bed and seating for friends, but other than that, she left it to me.

She already had some great pieces for me to work with such as this adorable hot pink record player and cute pink typewriter pictured below. These prints above the dresser from Reality and Retrospect were the perfect addition for a colorful, eclectic space.





This Ikea dresser just needed a refresh by adding these gold handles from Rejuvenation. The black and white striped pin board on the wall by the bed was made from sound board purchased at a local hardware store then covered in fabric using a staple gun. It’s the perfect way to get the size of pin board (or ‘idea’ board as I like to call it) you want as well as much less expensive.

A desk area is one of the items I think every teenager needs in their bedroom, especially if they have room for it. This desk doubles as a vanity since we hung a mirror above it. Having a space of their own to do homework and make-up is a must for a teenager.





Fun little signs and sayings make the space personal and whimsical- something else I think is so important for a tween’s bedroom. I definitely have to think more playful when I’m designing these spaces so it feels comfortable for a younger client.

A luxurious bed and ombre painted accent wall were the highlights in this space. Thank goodness the homeowner is a creative genius- she did an amazing job with the ombre wall!

Little touches like flamingo sheets and a light up ‘hello’ sign gave this teen bedroom that eclectic and fun feel that I was going for.





Such a fun space for a FABULOUS girl!!!!

Macrame Pot Holder

Supplies needed are simple- scissors, tape measure, a strong yarn and a piece of masking tape.




Step 1: Measure out lengths of at least 32″ inches (longer if you want the plant to hang down lower) 8 times so that there are 4 loops on one end as pictured below.

Step 2: Tie all of the ends with the 4 loops in a knot leaving a 2 or 3 inch opening at the top to hang the planter on a hook. Tape the knot to a surface and cut the opposite ends evenly as pictured below.




Step 3: Pair yarn into 4 sections and tie knots approximately 6 inches down from the large knot.

Step 4: Leaving the outside yarn pieces out, tie another knot using the remaining pieces, approximately 4 inches below the first knot. Then take the outside pieces of yarn and tie them together so as to make it a circle.




Step 5: Collect all of the pieces of yarn and tie another knot at the bottom, leaving approximately 4 or 5 inches of yarn hanging down. Insert plant into the circle of yarn and you have a hanging pot holder!!

Rustic Modern Great Room











Entry and Living Room Update

The living room is the first room you see in many homes upon entering the house. So although it may be one of the least used rooms in the home, it is definitely the most viewed. Therefore making it a space that is both welcoming and beautiful is key. My client had some existing pieces like the coffee table and chairs so I brought in furniture pieces and accents to work well with those existing pieces. This couch from West Elm was the perfect item to contrast the linen chairs and white walls and finish work. The bookshelf from Joss & Main was an AMAZIING price and filled the wall exactly like we wanted it to- enough to fill the space but not so much that it covered up the pretty panelling. The other key item was this plaid rug from CB2. I love how the pattern and color in it brings the whole space together.

This artwork from Minted was another item that I thought helped to pull the space together.




This chandelier from Overstock was such a great price and it makes an understated statement which I love.

Keeping the shelves simple and fairly sparse allows you to still see the pretty finish work behind it but give the room the needed color and texture that it had to have. Plants were another important accent to liven up the room.




I love this view from the living room into the entry. This artwork from a local boutique in South Jordan called Nest Boutique keeps the entry serene and welcoming.

The pillow is from Mae Woven and the rug from Pottery Barn has just the right amount of pattern and durability that an entry needs.




The bench was a great find from Homegoods and the entry light is from Shades of Light. So happy with how everything came together with the mixture of woods and metals to make the space interesting, livable and appealing.

Rainbow Birthday Party

When I had the idea for this rainbow themed party for my daughter’s 5th birthday I immediately knew that I wanted to do a ‘Rainbow Wall’. Streamers were the perfect way to make it. We just used off-white masking tape to hold down the top and bottom of each strand of streamers and to make it less visible since my ceiling and baseboards were white. It was definitely a time-consuming project but had exactly the impact that I wanted it to.

Vases of flowers in rainbow colors was another element I knew I wanted to have at her party. Everyone knows how much I love flowers and these just added that much more cheeriness and brightness to her party.




Finding activities to keep a bunch of 5 year olds happy was key at Farah’s party. We printed off these rainbow images and had markers, stickers, glue and cottonballs ready for the kids to design their own rainbows.

The craft was a hit as well as the gold coins on the table for the kids to snack on while they worked.

 

 

Couldn’t have done it without my little helper!!



I chose pastel rainbow colors to decorate the house with since it was a girl’s party. Having the party in Spring made this color palette work that much better.

Gold coins for the favor was a hit with everyone.

This rainbow cake by Annie Bee Cakery was darling inside and outside, and just as delicious as it was cute.

 

Having 2 separate stations, one where the kids could do their craft and one where they could eat cake was nice so the craft area didn’t have to be cleaned up right after the crafting was done and we moved onto games.

Rainbow colored bottled drinks went perfectly with the rainbow cake.



Everyone had a blast, especially the birthday girl!! We played pin the hair on the troll and hot potato with a stuffed troll and freeze dance to the music from Trolls. Such a great day!!

Spring Bags Round Up

  1. Kate Spade Hobo
  2. J Crew Tote
  3. Tori Burch Buckle Tote
  4. J Crew Hobo Bag
  5. Madewell Suede Tote
  6. Anthropologie Perforated Bag