I can’t tell you how excited I was when M+C asked me to redesign their entryway and living room! They had lots of GREAT vintage furniture and accessories that belonged to M’s grandmother (a successful interior decorator!). Their house was built in 1936 and has beautiful architectural details like a beamed ceiling, built-in bookcases, pocket doors, and a gorgeous fireplace.
The entryway lacked the essentials: a place to sit and put on shoes, hooks for coats and hats, and a rug to catch the dirt from outdoors. We started by moving in the vintage side chair from another room. The basket was $40 from Target and is a great catch-all for mail, magazines and umbrellas. The wall hooks are from Hobby Lobby. I picked them up for $3.50 each during a half-price sale.
I found the vintage brass chandelier on craigslist for $40. It had just the right amount of crystals to add some sparkle to the room. The jute rug has a subtle chevron pattern and was $50 at Home Goods. (Home Goods is one of my favorite places to shop for rugs!) The dark gray curtains were from Ikea a few years back that I had left over from another project. The silver curtain rod was on clearance at Lowe’s for $15 (I used the same rod and curtains in the living room…post featuring this room coming soon!). I picked up the bench at a thrift store for $30. I painted the legs black and recovered it in a black and white stripe fabric. I crazy love all things black and white striped. It’s graphic, classic, and fun all at once.
All Photos by Kari Crowe Photography
I adore this vintage stereo! M rescued it from the trash and we are working on giving it a new life. In the meantime, I styled it with some things she already had…the lamp, plant and photograph of New York City’s Chrysler building. I added some vintage books, a brass bowl, and a wooden tray, all thrifted. The abstract painting is an original piece from the oh-so-talented Kari Crowe (also my photographer!).
M+C love the new space! It’s cheery, beautiful and functional now. Stay tuned for their living room tour next week!