Maybe it's my childhood spent catching garter snakes, but I've never been afraid of snakes. I know I'm in the minority in thinking that some of them are even downright cute, so I won't be surprised to hear that this snake wreath might evoke slithery nightmares for many. If plastic snakes don't creep you out too much, you can whip up this DIY Halloween wreath in no time.
Entryways and mudrooms just have a way of getting messy and disorganized in an instant, especially in an active household. If you’re looking for some inspiration in that department — or your OCD brain just wants to see some pretty, organized spaces — you’ve come to the right spot! We’ve rounded up 15 entry spaces that are as functional as they are gorgeous.
Putting together that roundup of clean and bright entryways recently left me feeling inspired and eager to create my own interpretation. There were a few elements that really stuck out as adaptable to any style or space. Read on for tips for creating your own artful entryway!
I’m really drawn to spaces that have a sense of texture, where you walk in and immediately want to touch everything. Blending different kinds of materials is a great way to bring visual and tactile interest into a space, as well as increase the energy flow of a room! Continue Reading
Like I mentioned before, we don’t really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That’s not to say that I’m not constantly looking for inspiration in other people’s spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and “landing zones” that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home — take a peek!
Although coat season is going to be winding down soon (or is it?), purse and accessory season has no end! Ideas for clever coat/purse hangers are in season, and this one is no exception.
This tree branch hanger project form Garden Therapy uses small but sturdy branches simply spray painted white and screwed onto a board. How’s that for an easy solution to the misplaced purse problem?? I know we’ve all done it a time or two… or fifteen. Continue Reading
House & Home’s senior design editor, Cameron Macneil shares his entry makeover in this week’s H&H Online TV. However, the episode is loaded with other inspirational tips and images too, as H&H editors take us through their favorites. To watch the entire episode, follow this jump.
This might come as a surprise to those of you with entryways, but some people don’t have them. Oh, sure, there’s a door, but it might swing open right into a living area. Or worse yet, it might swing open right into a living area that’s carpeted. As someone who used to own a house with just this kind of arrangement (carpet and all), let me tell you, they’re irritating. No space for people to congregate as they enter and exit. Continue Reading
What was once an extravagance for newly built homes of the 1980s and 90s has now become essential to the way contemporary families live: the mud room. A place to keep coats, shoes, pet paraphernalia, backpacks, sort through junk mail, and perhaps even do laundry. A transitional room, a liminal space, if you will, to help translate your home to the rest of your life.
But the high traffic can create a bit of chaos, and the mud room can often become a “junk drawer” for your entire house, creating piles of items that don’t have another place. Continue Reading