Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our Revamped Entry...

Do you ever go to change one thing in your house and it snowballs into this major, never-ending ordeal?


I so did that this weekend. 




It started about a week ago when my Mom had a gorgeous settee that she either wanted us to store in our basement or sell.  We decided to keep it on our main level and trade her for an antique wooden chair I had bought a while ago that she really, really wanted. 

I thought about where to put our new acquisition all week and finally came up with the perfect plan, which of course consisted of moving major pieces of furniture around our house and stealing art from other rooms.

So for several days, a good portion of our house was an unfinished mess, but I'm super happy with our new entry area, while at the same time feeling pretty annoyed with myself for the mess and clutter that I had created.  I truly cannot stand disorder.

Anyhow, this is the settee that caused all the drama. I love the color! and it is really comfy, too.  I moved in our small, black hutch from the living room next to it and kept it styled exactly the same. I need a tall piece of furniture there at all times to hide an ugly red switch plate that is our emergency shut off for our furnace.  Did this really need to be placed at eye level right when you walk into our home?





You know what I love about this change? The extra little seating area looks less entryway and more living room, which makes the fireplace not seem like it is in such a bizarre location.  It is so totally off center and always seems to be half in our living room and half in the entryway.

 

 
This is another part of our entry, on the other side of the stairway, and next to our front door. We've had this bureau forever, but just recently moved it into this spot.





So, like I previously mentioned, adding this settee in meant that I had to move our previous entry furniture elsewhere in my home, then I started moving furniture around in the living room, stealing a dresser with a marble top from our classroom/office, a chair from the master bedroom and art from the dining room. Meanwhile, I decided that my old 1990s hutch that I had recently painted white didn't quite jive with our house the way I had hoped, so I redid that, too.





Way more on that another day, though! 

Have a great week!











Linking to:
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50 comments:

  1. Beautiful post,I love the dresser with turned columns, I have one in the hall, my grandpa made it, he was carpenter. when I have time I will make a post with my grandpa's work. ;)

    Marina

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  2. What a beautiful space! I love that dresser as well. It's gorgeous. Megan

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  3. I see why you wanted the settee. It's really great in your space. I also love those feet on the chest by the steps.

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  4. Your entry looks wonderful...love the settee!

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  5. Looks great!

    PS - I'm dying over your wood floors and beautiful door. Drool!

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  6. All that shuffling got great results. Love the settee by the stairway - it does create an entry effect. My favorite is that bureau by the door.

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  7. Love your new settee but I am crazy about your arched front door. I have always wanted a door like your's so if it goes missing I should be the first one on the suppect list.
    Great job on the new arrangement.
    Traci

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  8. Your front door is red-iculously awesome!!

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  9. Hi Angela, I move things around but it always results in such a mess until everything gets situated again. Love your changes.

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  10. You have the most amazing front door!!!! Your house looks very comfortable and classy.

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  11. Beautiful entry! I love settees and yours is so pretty. Love your red door!
    Leslie

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  12. Angela, the changes look great and I love that sette it is gorgeous. I also love your front door, very pretty.

    Cynthia

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  13. Hi Angela, I love the settee, not a piece that should be sold! It looks great with the rest of your entry, sets a great tone for all.

    Have a good day, thank you for sharing. Nancy

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  14. Oh gosh, it's great! Your entire style is! Really, really inviting.

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  15. I would have taken and kept that settee too, it's amazing and looks perfect in your entry way. Your home is gorgeous.

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  16. The settee is gorgeous. It is eclipsed by the door however:}

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  17. Love the settee and those feet on your bureau are to die for! Everything looks absolutely lovely! :)

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  18. I am the queen of rearranging in my home! I know how one thing can lead to another...and another and another. I guess that's the fun of it! Love your red door! New follower~hope you will stop over and say hi!
    Angie

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  19. I love the changes...
    and your blog!
    Here to stay, xo, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings..

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  20. Wow, you really did a ton of rearranging! I don't know how your entryway looked before, but I am loving it with the settee. I agree that it makes the area seem like part of the living room and makes the fireplace seem more "balanced". I also love your attention to detail...what really caught my eye was the collection of candlesticks with white candles on top of the black hutch. And your hardwood floors are gorgeous! I particularly like the way that they are laid in the entryway where one part of them are laid horizontally and the other part vertically and then they meet at "points". Whoever designed it that way (you?) is very clever. I'm new to your blog, BTW...so I hope you pop over and visit me as well!

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  21. This makeover looks so great! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  22. Your entry is very pretty! I will be posting about mine later in the week. I have about given up on our entry!

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

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  23. It looks great and fits perfectly in that space!

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  24. Oh my gosh! You are DARLING!! You so perfectly described the challenges that more regularly take place in decorating. Love your furniture and how you handled your decorating dilemas. BRAVO!!

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  25. I love the settee and how you have arranged the entry. Your home is lovely. I would love for you to share at Totally Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love to see. I'm a new follower. http://pjhdeisgnsoneofakind.blogspot.com

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  26. I had to laugh because you sound like me...I move one thing and every thing changes! I love your blog, it's full of inspiration! I've enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  27. Lovely! And I am IN LOVE with your front door!

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  28. it's lovely...you always have so much beautiful things going on. I live in a old house with no entry whatsoever LOL so I envy your dilemma :) Your place is better than visiting a magazine and more fun as well :)

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  29. I love your entry and that settee. Gorgeous.

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    1. Your entry is beautifl but I cannot get over THAT door! I LOVe that red!

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  30. Your entry is so beautiful... love the door, the cupboard, the candlesticks, the mantel... so many gorgeous details!

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  31. Gorgeous! I am totally stealing that collected grouping of candlesticks idea! And that settee is perfection. I love your style!

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it all, especially the settee!

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  33. It looks so cozy and homey, I love it! It's really funny though, as I was scrolling through your post and came to the 5th photo I had to stop and look again, it reminds me so much of my own house! I have a staircase in the same spot, fireplace in the same spot, and a chalkboard wall peeking through a doorway like yours! Great minds think alike!! :o)

    Tania

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  34. Wow--you really put in a lot of work, but your entry area and living room are lovely! The new settee is gorgeous. I get that way when I do a new tabletop even--it takes me a while, adding and removing items until it all seems to work. You did that too, only you did it with furniture rather than some easy cups and plates:)

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  35. Your entry looks great with the changes, such lovely furniture and collections. I love your mantel decor too!

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  36. Angela I'm newest follower visiting your #19 @ A Delightsome Life.
    This settee is absolutely perfect,has character like the gorgeous bureau.
    Love your entry!...and yes I can relate,seems like when we start re-vamping it does seem to snowball,teehehe.Your hardwork is surely showing.
    going to put your blog on my sidebar.

    #17
    LoblollyLane

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  37. Hi Angela. I love your entryway and your decor. I am your newest gfc, facebook and pinterest follower. I would love for you to visit Posed Perfection sometime and maybe even follow me back. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  38. Like the pillow says, the entry looks so "special" with your changes! Love the extra seating and that it helps balance the off-center fireplace.

    :)

    Linda

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  39. The decorating snowball effect; been there! I love how it turned out, what an adorable piece (now I'm curious as to what your mother got in the trade!).

    Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week! Hope to see you on the next hop!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  40. I saw your post pop up beside mine on Funky Junk Interior's link party and just had to check it our because I just redid my entry too!
    The first thing I noticed was the map in the first photo - I have the same one above my bed! The settee creates a really nice inviting feel in your entry and I love the black cabinet.

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  41. Your home is so inviting! And that chest is incredible! Looks fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  42. That settee is really sweet and you found the perfect spot for it! And I agree, the smowballs keep rolling here too!

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  43. I absolutely LOVE your entry! I wish mine was large enough to house a settee and entry cabinet like yours! Thank you so much for sharing over at My Monday Muse! This week is give a way time! Cant wait to see what you share this week!
    Christie

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  44. Your entryway looks wonderful Angela, love that bureau and that settee is gorgeous - beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  45. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful entryway on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy Halloween!!

    Jody

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  46. So chic! What beautiful colors, love the black and gold!
    ♥Linsey

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