As I was brainstorming what this ole blog should be all about I thought of the idea of a monthly series taking a closer look at what makes an area of a home successful, both practically and aesthetically speaking. And so the Anatomy of… series is born. For the inaugural post I could think of no other space to break down to start us off with than the entryway. I absolutely love a good entry! It really sets the tone of the home and it's a real chance to show off your style. But it also has a very clear agenda and how to incorporate the two is what what I'm here to do. First I’m gonna break it down for you Gilded Hearth style (aka straight to the point) and then I'm going to show you some entryways that hit a home run by making good use of these elements.
Key Element- Storage
Whether it be shoes, keys, backpacks, dog leashes etc we all have some similar items we need to ditch as soon as we walk thru the door so the rest of our home can stay organized and we aren’t spending 20 minutes searching for our keys making us late for drop offs/ work/ meetings/ pilates... you get my point. Every homes needs may differ slightly here depending on where you enter, how much space you have, and even the climate but we can all agree some form of storage is always needed.
Key Element- The Statement Piece
This is one you may be thinking what the heck is she talking about? Well a grand mirror to check your messy bun as you head out the door, or that fab gallery wall of your thrift art or that mid-century wardrobe that’s running double duty as your closet because you weren’t gifted one in your home by the closet fairies. What ever it is, make it a piece that speaks to you and the kind of company you want to keep. It will make you smile each time you cross that threshold and it’s little things like this that make a house a home.