A Warm and Welcoming Entry

Good Afternoon Girls!

I'm so excited to show you my most recent project.
I just finished revamping the entry area right as you walk in the front door.
Our entry area is d.a.r.k. because of the two story house design, the dark floors, and the lack of sidelights.

In fact, the granny guest room that I showed you the 
other day is just around the corner to the left of this spot.

It would be hard to make this area darker. Sheesh!!


I kept searching for the just right piece of furniture 
in the Ballard Designs catalog. 
This isn't a style of furniture I've ever considered but I thought the 
mirrors would be helpful bouncing light.

After placing the order I got scared! 
What if the quality wasn't good?
What if the color was off?

Well she's a beauty!!
She's a soft white with a finish that doesn't look too brand new.
That's what I like.


The huge wall mirror is an Ikea find.
You know large mirrors are super expensive. 
This one is huge and it was a bargain at $69.00. :)

I love the way the light and reflections are bouncing around and 
I'm looking forward to decorating this console for the seasons.

What have you done lately in your entry?


38 comments

Art and Sand said...

I love to look through the Ballard Catalogue and dream. Your entry way piece is wonderful, the mirror is great above it - beauty and light.

Enjoy!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Stacey, your console is beautiful! I love the decor and furnishings from Ballard's. They just make you want everything! Great deal on the mirror, also!

Carol said...

It's a beautiful piece of furniture! Everything goes together so well. I wish we had an Ikea in Tulsa or OKC.

Smiles,
Carol

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful pieces, they look great! So nice that the lighter colors as well as the mirror help to brighten up this area!
Blessings,
Cindy

The Gathering Place said...

The table looks just right in that spot (and who doesn't like a little reflection, too.) I also love Ikea mirrors. They are much better priced than other furniture stores.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your entry is very pretty! And you are so smart to go with the mirrors because it will help bounce around light.

I love it! I like the way the chandy is reflected in the mirror and the pretty lantern looks great, too!

Kim M said...

Stacey, I absolutely love it! The piece is just beautiful and does the job perfectly! I find that it's hard to step out of decorating comfort zone, but it really paid off! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Stacey, I'm sure the mirrors are a big help in bouncing the light around. I'm glad to hear the Ballard piece was good quality, I've never ordered furniture from them! Good for you!!

XO,
Jane

The Refeathered Roost said...

I really love the console, Stacey. It looks perfect there and you were so smart to get a mirrored piece to bring a little light to the area. Ballard Designs never disappoints.

Junkchiccottage said...

Stacey,
It is all perfect. I love that cabinet from Ballards so pretty. I love that the light reflects off the mirrors too. Very pretty.
Kris

Babs Richman said...

I have the same problem..dark entry, but you found the perfect mirrored console and mirror. It looks amazing. Have fun decorating it.

Jan said...

Love the console! I've never regretted anything I've purchased from Ballard. And, aren't mirrors great for lightening up a dark area? -- Jan

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That is a lovely piece! Love the mirrors on the doors!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Stacey, I LOVE that mirrored console! It looks fabulous in your entry! I adore a big mirror too and yours looks great. Mirrors really do help to lighten up a space. Great choices!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love the mirrored furniture. It was a great choice for lightening things up! It looks great!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Gorgeous! I actually love mirrored furniture and I've been looking for a mirrored nightstand since my bedroom is a little more on the blinging side. I think that console is a great choice and the mirrors will definitely bounce the light around.

Love the reflection of your chandelier in the mirror!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I love it Stacy! It looks perfect with that great mirror too!

Sue said...

You found the perfect piece for your space. It is going to make everything lighter and brighter.

Angela Ryder said...

Love it Stacy! The mirrors are perfect for reflecting light and making the space seem lighter and brighter! Great job!~~Angela

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, I love it, great idea with the mirrors. My entryway is getting redone soon as the master bedroom is complete!

Audrey said...

I love mirrors ... great way to add light. Your table combination looks so fresh in there.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

April said...

I just love it all, Stacey! Your sense of style is impeccable!

Cynthia Tubb said...

So pretty!! I love it. You have wonderful taste. Thank you for visiting my new kitchen.

Cynthia
accomplishedwoman.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

This is gorgeous, Stacy! I've never seen a little cabinet like this and I can see how much the light would bounce off it. Love your style!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I agree with you that the color and look are perfect. Love how it reflects the light. I love your blog as it is often heart-warming and always inspiring. I put you on my blogroll so I won't ever miss your posts.

Jen Kershner said...

I think piece is just perfect for that spot! I'm very pleased with my Ballards purchases so far. Good to know you had a great experience too!

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Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Wow! Together with the mirror you have created a spectacular entrance!! I love the mirrored doors. :) You rocked this one Stacey!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

I love your new piece of furniture! I've been on the lookout for a mirrored piece, just because I love the way they look. I really don't have a place to put one though. The reflection of your floor is gorgeous in this piece, and the mirror compliments the piece so well. laurie

Jaybird said...

Your entry is beautiful...I'm loving the reflected reds!! My favorite color for a happy home!
Blessings and have a great weekend.
J

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love Ballards! I've seen other blogger's mention Ballard's and Restoration Hardware Outlets. I so wish we had one of those near us!(Did you hear we got a HomeGoods in Norman? YAY!) Your new cabinet is gorgeous, Stacey! Perfect for this space.

Poppy said...

Great choice in furniture, Stacey! Lovely design and colour! Enjoy it!

Poppy

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Oh, she is a beauty! I love using mirrors in darker areas to brighten them up!

the vintage wren said...

Love your new piece. I know exactly what you mean about dark entries, my previous house was always that way & it was a two story entry. Now I have a small bright single story entry. What a change this new home has been...I'm still adjusting. Can't wait to read more about your move. Blessings,Carrie

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sophistifunk said...

i love this mirrored console! i've been looking for one like it :)

xo brie
www.sophistifunkblog.com

sophistifunk said...

i love this mirrored console! i've been looking for one like it :)

xo brie
www.sophistifunkblog.com

Julie S. said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! What a great idea to used a mirrored piece in your dark space -- looks great!