Monday, May 9, 2016

Entrez, S'il-vous-plaît

The entry was the first room I designed, beginning with this chest that I bought ahead of time from Horchow.  
I always knew that the shell lamp would live on the chest and that I would have a Louis Phillipe mirror over the chest.  I found the perfect mirror at Ballard Designs.
The Black Forest prints were hung as soon as we moved in, but I recently changed them out to....

...two antique oil paintings with gilded frames that compliment the mirror much better than the antler prints.

Eventually, I would like to find another nautical painting to replace the small river scene.

The large painting is of the San Francisco Golden Gate, before the bridge.  A real treasure and one of our favorite finds, Circa 1900.
I felt that it belonged in the entry, complimenting the shell lamp and representing our location and roots.

The entry as viewed from the living room.
I like how Mrs. A's Persian rug fits perfectly here.  It was a pleasant surprise.
The flowers are from Mother's Day!

Upon entering the house, a long hallway takes you to the stairway leading to the family room and lower level as well as the kitchen to the left.

And here is the front stairway as viewed from the front door, looking down towards the street.
I recently added the urn and topiary, trying to give the street entry more appeal.
I designed an iron rail for the right side which is in the works.
Stay tuned for the street entrance reveal with its boxwood, wall fountain and creeping fig.

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