Saturday, November 18, 2017

Come On In! Fall 2017 ORC - The Entryway

The Reveal!

First, let me say that if I had hired me to do this project I would have fired me!!
The indecision. Very un-me.
Major aspects changed. Changed again.
And the number of trips to the fabric store?? 
Our Entryway really does not look like what I saw in my mind before I got started.

But Come On In!
 And let's see what you think...

A big, chinoiserie monogram welcomes you from the outside.

Looking in from the front door to the family antique chest, thrifted Gampel Stoll bamboo and pineapple mirror and a very heavy elephant garden stool found at an estate sale.

Looking past the mirror and chest toward the door to the family room 
and my very large DIY Audubon bird print.

(The walls are very white. Not pale, mint green!

Looking back across the chest to a piece of Haitian art that has hung in that exact spot
 since I got it over a decade ago. I love it there so it did not get moved.

(The chest is a family antique and it has a few spots and rings here and there,)

Looking from the front door into a previous One Room Challenge, 
(We unexpectedly refinished our entryway floors for the ORC and the yellow-y library floors will be next! This will help the flow with the vintage Brighton Pavilion bamboo chairs actually being in two different rooms.)

Looking from the Library toward the front door and the mirrored French doors. 
The bamboo shelf replaced the dusty, old hall tree that I did not love!

Looking down from the stairs: Library to the right, front door to the left.

You can go back to each of the previous weeks here:
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
and Week 6 
to read about my plans and many changes. 
I'll be posting some more in the next week or so about where I found some of my great bamboo pieces, why I didn't use any of the fabrics I purchased, how this room changed from one with a lot of fabric possibilities and a gallery wall to a pretty neutral, understated space.
There are some really great deals in this space along with a lot of "shop the house" items!
I plan to share more soon.
Hopefully picture overload does for now - especially since I am just now getting this post out!!
Even though my "reveal" is technically late (and boy, are the reveals I've already scoped out fabulous) I do appreciate the motivation that the Calling It Home Blog provides for me to get a room "finished" in 6 weeks or so. 
I'm excited to have this pretty entryway to decorate for the holidays and then welcome my guests!
Update: Come see this Entryway decorated for the holidays!
Be sure to see what everyone else accomplished as well.


  1. Marcie, this is just beautiful! I can't believe you did all this in 6 weeks. I love your antique chest and the styling you did around it with the gorgeous mirror and the elephant stool. I love that fabulous chinoiserie letter on your door too (will you do a blog post on that please?). Congratulations! Enjoy your new space--it is such a lovely and welcoming entrance!
    xo, Elizabeth

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I painted the Chinoiserie letter on the door!! My plan is to get myself together and offer them for sale in a more organize way than my hit or miss system currently on IG :) I'll aim to post about them soon!

  2. You have some of the best chinoiserie pieces I've ever seen. Fabulous job, Marcie!!!! Cathy Temple

    1. Thank you Cathy!! The thrifting gods have offered up some amazing finds over the years!