It's been such a long time, friends! I haven't blogged in about a year and I can honestly say it was just one of those things that had to give. We had just moved into our home in February of 2015 and I'd just begun putting the house together. At the time I had thought of putting some blog posts together, but threw that idea out the window and decided to give myself a little break, you know...do my thing, live life, and focus on family and school.
But in the last few months or so, I've felt rejuvenated and excited about writing again. I really do enjoy it and hope that I can remind myself of just how important and valuable this is to me as a designer. So as a starting off point to getting back at it, we'll start with my entry way, which certainly is anything but. My front door opens right into the living area, which presents a challenge. So to give the appearance of an entry, I floated our sofa in the middle of the room to divide the space up.
When we first moved we had a single entry table. I played around with a single large piece of artwork and even thought I'd give it a go with a gallery wall. All of which just never seemed right. It always felt off and just wasn't speaking to me at all. Then around Christmas last year, I came across a used piano for a steal--and the rest is history. The piano had only one place to go, which meant our entry table got booted to the garage. *Sad face* All of the other walls are either occupied by windows or furniture. So, yet again I played around with variations of picture frames, trying to find the right piece to hang above my new (old) piano.
Finally, at last...only five short months later it feels complete. I went with my gut and decided to keep it simple. Once I knew what I wanted, it didn't take me long to find exactly what I was looking for. And you wouldn't be surprised to find out just how ecstatic I was when I found this simple and inexpensive mirror from Target. I ran home like a giddy little school girl and put her up right away.
Even while this area has gone through so many variations, this look feels complete and finished. Having a completed area of the house is so important. It can boost your spirits to finish other projects and really make your home feel more like you, which of course it the goal, right?
Do you have any rooms or areas in your home that need to be completed? If you're asking, which you aren't, don't over think it. That's my Monday mantra...don't over think it.
Happy Monday, friends!