Thursday, June 30, 2011
Front to Back
Never hesitate to make a hell of a statement when you get the chance to make a first impression. This is true for clean white teeth, choice of wardrobe (unfortunately for me, I'm really having a hard time giving up my schlub-fest gear), clean noses, and of course your living space.
Entryways, foyers, and "drop zones" have the unique ability of making a statement.
Contain the clutter, designate spaces, and add something dramatic - whether it's something that has contagious color or a whimsical piece of "jewelry" like a vintage lamp or flouncy mirror. Add a table with a tad o' storage, or tuck a storage ottoman under the table and definitely don't to be too serious about it -- unless, you want to send the message to your guests that you're "boring and don't want anyone to touch anything."
Oh: and make sure there are hooks or hall tree.
I love entryways.
They are easily one of the most inexpensive transformations and antidepressants out there.