3 lobby concepts to combine new decor with previous sentimental objects for making a personable, welcoming entryway for visitors and household.
We lastly reclaimed the lobby after 5+ months of water mitigation, reconstruction, and naturally throwing within the common ol’ Fb Market furnishings discover.
Ahhh deep breath. I missed this view a lot.
It appears a tad totally different than it did earlier than due to the eating room makeover, a paint shade change (Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace to be actual), changing the DIY frosted crystal gentle fixture that was destroyed within the water accident, swapping on this secondhand cupboard I discovered, and some different lobby concepts in adorning.
In only a week or so, we’ll be decking it out for Christmas, however I couldn’t resist styling it with some fall leaves first.
Although right here is the true earlier than from the day we moved into this home…
…and the way this complete lobby refresh began…
The day after 100 gallons of water poured from our HVAC system in our attic all the best way all the way down to this primary flooring, the water mitigation staff confirmed up with sledgehammers, and we needed to scramble to tug all of our household pictures off of the partitions as they began ripping out drywall in 4 rooms.
I by no means absolutely realized simply how a lot home was part of my inside peace till that second, and I bear in mind simply plopping down on the couch and having a very good cry after the demo staff left. We have been actually fortunate since I do know so many individuals lose their whole houses to tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes. I don’t low cost that for a second.
This was nothing of that scale, if something only a large inconvenience, however the stress of residing by way of an enormous renovation if you weren’t in any respect ready to be thrown into it’s a heavy weight everyday.
I actually really feel my muscle tissue calm down and my jaw unclench after I have a look at this view now. Lola sleeping there on the eating room rug is clearly rather more relaxed now too.
3 Previous Meets New Lobby Concepts
1. Lobby Desk with Mirror
This little carved marble topped console desk cupboard that I scored secondhand seems like pure pleasure each time we stroll by way of the entrance door. And the mirror is handy for final minute hair/face checks earlier than working out for the day.
I like all the little conventional particulars on this spot.
The autumn leaves are simply now at peak in our space, so the burst of fall colours wanted to be celebrated for a minute.
These carved particulars make me really feel so many feels too.
2. Home Portraits Beside the Entrance Door
Proper beside our entrance door and our workplace doorways are painted portraits of my and Robert’s childhood houses.
(By the best way, home portraits are an excellent, considerate reward and will be quite cheap to make utilizing this watercolor app.)
Each time I stroll down our stairs, I see them and am reminded of our roots. That high home is the place my dad and mom nonetheless dwell and the place I lived from the time I used to be 6 years-old.
Robert and I lived with them for about 2 years after we have been struggling to make ends meet in the beginning of our marriage on my newbie trainer’s wage and Robert’s time spent ending his diploma on the GI Invoice.
It’s the place we introduced Olivia home from the hospital, and that home will at all times be a little bit of home in my coronary heart. Robert feels the identical means in regards to the “Large Yellow Home” the place his dad and mom nonetheless dwell.
3. Stairway Gallery Wall with Household Photographs
We seized the chance to replace the household gallery wall since we’d barely built-in Regan’s photos after she was born. #secondchildproblems
Each single household stage and milestone second is on these partitions, and I get to take a look at them each day.
You may see my trick for creating the proper gallery wall right here. It’s really easy to do and enjoyable to mess around with totally different configurations with image frames till you get it simply proper.
I maintain debating if I ought to add a runner to those stairs and possibly swap out the balusters for a design that’s minimalist. What do you assume? Go away it as-is or go for a stair runner / railing replace?
Do you’ve some other lobby concepts you’d throw in? How have you ever adorned yours?
We nonetheless have our lavatory transform to indicate quickly that I can not wait to share!!! It’s turning out to be all the pieces I dreamed of and extra!
However for now, I’m pumping the breaks and simply having fun with this view.
…no less than till I add Christmas garlands in all places in right here subsequent week. 😉