Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Entrance hall completed...mostly!

The mirror is finally up and the entrance is almost complete. All I 'need' to look for are 2 wall lights and a matching chandelier. Not an easy task, and I'm sure it may take a few years!

I know it looks a little crowded at the moment, but half of the things on the table are Christmas related, so won't be there forever.

I've also added a few more Christmasy things around the place. I still haven't quite finished the banister decorations, but I did add some lights. I will need to buy another garland to finish off the last little section, but that might have to wait until the sales!

I added some small baubles to the Pussy Willow on the table:

I've strung my last years purchase between the 2 windows in the dining room. Shame there is still no dining table or chairs in there yet, and all the photos which need homes are sitting on the floor! The joys of moving in!

I would like to get 2 identical wreaths for the double front doors, and have seen several I love, but don't want to spend up to $200 on something which comes out of the cupboard for about 6 weeks a year. I may be lucky to find them on Boxing Day at the sales, but refuse to pay full price now.

I decided to wrap the front doors with ribbon instead. I have seen it on another house and thought I'd give it a go! The bow isn't quite prominent enough, so I'll probably have another go at it tomorrow.

...and in case you were wondering, the doors do still open! ;-)


southies said...

OMG Stormy, the wrapping of the front doors is brilliant! I'd even forego the wreaths for the sake of doing something different. Well done, even if it's only temporary....looks just stunning against the colour of your doors!!!!!!

Toni said...

Mirror looks great Stormy. It looks so much bigger on the wall than in the previous post when on the floor.

Love the doors, I've seen this a few times and think it looks great. I'm halfway through making my own wreaths, eager to see how they turn out......

Love the bannister too, the lights look great.

A-M said...

Oh it all looks so beautiful. Will be in touch this week once I find out what the situation is! A-M xx

stormygirl said...

Thankyou Southies! It's a little different to the usual, but I did copy the idea from someone elses door!

Thanks Toni! Best wishes with your wreaths! I still haven't quite finished the banisters, hopefully I'll get around to it this week.

Thankyou A-M! Looking forward to hearing from you! ;-)

Annie@A View On Design said...

hey babe - no one told me there's a The Works in Chaddie - is it the same size as Hawthorn??

stormygirl said...

Hi Annie, no, 'The Works' at Chaddie is what used to be the old Bed Bath N Table, as a new 'BBNT' shop opened up in the new section. You're better off going to Hawthorn where they have a HUGE amount of stock, and lots of different things! Nothing comes close to it!

Kristen said...

You're front door is just gorgeous! Love the blog.

Kristen -

little augury said...

Charming, especially your front door which I followed from Belgian Pearls to another and another, It is great that so many are admiring it. pgt