entryThe Entry

I love the entry into any house. The first welcome and peek into your home. Your guests will immediately feel the warmth and invitation to come in further.  Inviting and interesting, even if ever so small, it can host a tiny table with lamp and  mirror, and/or a chair, a tray for  keys and mail. And in a larger entryway, all of those things. The paint color as always is first and here in my own entryway,  a warm cafe au lait. It has the perfect size, narrow, Italian. painted,  antique console table found many years ago, and 2 diminutive chairs, also painted white, with gold accents. They are better for holding the purse, the tote or shopping bags, than people.  After our recent “move’ back home after years of living and collecting in Asia, I replaced a mirror with a very large laquer on wood Vietnamese painting that fills the space, in shades of gold and red. A pair of girondoles remain, and as always, lit to provide warmth and light for area and inadvertently for the painting.There is the tray for keys and always a flower arrangement, and “centerpiece” that change with the day or season. Dried white limelight hydrangeas, with a couple of large philodendron leaves from a houseplant and a platter filled with marble fruit make this a fall still life. Underneath the table are Burmese red laquer offering bowls of different sizes. I had a “gallery” for them in Singapore and Ireland but they needed a new home and found one there. As I mentioned in previous posts, inspiration, instinct and serendipity all played their roles in this one space. Years of collecting in different times and countries come together complimenting each other in unique and unexpected ways.


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