before new entrance…
Walking into the entrance of your home is like meeting someone for the first time and I’m sure we can all agree that first impressions last. Your entry sets the mood of your entire home regardless of the style of your property. You may only have a hallway to decorate by which adding a killer buffet and some beautiful homewares will give you the look you want, or in our case you will need something a little more.
Our home has a gorgeous room upon entry which is currently empty aside from two pictures and a round side table shoved in one corner due to my inability to find a unique and prominent feature piece. That said, we also have a dividing wall that separates our formal dining room and entrance. Beautiful solid cedar doors, 3m high ceilings, a small chandelier and decorative ceiling plaster are all existing fixtures of this classic home – it’s just a tad outdated and that’s not to mention the colour of the walls. Eeek!
the selection process…
Due to the unique shape of the wall, we wanted a beautiful feature wall with depth and texture teamed with a timeless and elegant feel, so based on this I went on the hunt for wallpaper. Given the shape of the wall we felt wallpaper would do justice to the beautiful, detailed cornice, skirting and of course our Tasmanian Oak flooring.
We chose a light grey, modern trellis-like wallpaper with the intention of purchasing an intricately detailed mirror to place on it. We ordered the wallpaper from the Netherlands and I was so worried it wouldn’t be the right grey, or the quality wouldn’t be up to scratch but that’s just what I do best – worry! Instead, the wallpaper was perfect and looked better than I had imagined in my head. Fabulous!
decor and details…
Next on our list was to source the unique mirror, which we did from Adairs on sale. Win! We achieved texture on texture with the circular shape of the mirror and individual pieces of glass contrasting perfectly against the trellis style wallpaper.
In keeping with our slightly Hamptons and classic coastal theme, a pop of blue and white from a china vase from Early Settler and a white orchid from Oz Design would never go astray. I also bought the Console Table from Oz Design as it has that fabulous white washed, distressed look.
Even though I haven’t yet commenced styling the entrance itself (except for the two pieces of art and side table of course), as soon as I walk into our home I instantly feel warmly welcomed by our new feature wall. Job done. If you have any questions about our new entrance or anything relating to this article, please comment below or feel free to contact me via my contact page. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the read.