I’ve been gone so long from blogging that I forgot my log in and password. spank! spank! bad.
A lot has gone on in the last few months: moving the week before Christmas, frantically unpacking and repacking to head to Dallas for Christmas, unpacking and trying to tidy up before my mama came for New Years, figuring out that old toilets clog like whoa, more unpacking, busy projects at Target, kitchen remodel (about to begin construction), sitting on the floor under sleeping bags to watch the tube since we have no furniture yet (ghetto), eating a lot of frozen burritos since all we have is a mini fridge and a microwave, spending no cheese on clothes since house shit costs too much, blah blah blah, I’ll stop boring you and making lame excuses. bottom line: I’ve been a busy bee.
So what’s this random mood board you say? Why, it’s my plan for our entryway.
WhiIe we’re bracing ourselves for the kitchen construction bids, I thought I’d start decorating the entryway since it’s the first place you see when you walk in and it sets the tone for what’s next. Long story short, Mike has agreed to let me put in a cheetah carpet runner on our stairs. At first he thought I was nuts but now he has accepted it and it’s goin’ in. This was my inspiration pic—Real Simple’s editor in chief Kristin van Ogtrop. hot runner, right?
A runner wasn’t all we needed. We had to get rid of the sad beige wall colors. We decided to have the entire entryway painted in Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray. It’s a lovely, fresh, happy gray that’s subtle, light and has a touch of blue in it.
Next up: replacing the light fixture that looks like it’s from a bad 70s salon. Since we’re going a little wild with the cheetah, I wanted to keep the fixture classic and period appropriate for the 1926 house. This basil flush mount has been in my dreams for a while so I think we’re gonna go for it. Our ceilings are low so it’ll make a statement without knocking anyone out.
And what guest wouldn’t wanna check out their backside in that blue, lacquered pagoda mirror? That’s going up to the right of the cheetah stairs.
We had to find a rug to keep our toesies warm. I knew I wanted something funky classic to go with the cheetah and the pagoda mirror. I was searching for a colorful tribal/turkish/oriental something and knew I could trust in the pattern mixing genius, Jamie Meares, to help me. I sent her a photo of cheetah and pagoda, she sent me a photo of this baby. I was smitten. sold! It’ll be perfect next to its cheetah runner friend.
Here’s a picture of me taking a picture of the sample cheetah and the pagoda.
I’ll post a pic of the completed entryway once it’s all pretty. xo
P.S. If you wanna see all the other stuff I heart but don’t have time to photoshop into mood boards, follow me on Pinterest!
Post By: Quinn Risdall