Hello Friends! I was joking with a friend yesterday, and made the comment “One more week and we’ve made to March!”. Here in New England our gray winter days can sometimes feel like the last forever, and this year I have found myself craving all things spring earlier and earlier. I’m joining some friends today as we share a little bit of spring around our homes, and I thought I would share how I’m spreading some spring in the entryway.
I couldn’t wait to start “lightening” up our spaces. And now that I’ve started with our entryway, I can feel the itch to freshen up other parts of our home now too!
I’ve shared before how I believe having some nice, realistic faux stems in your arsenal is a great idea, and this bucket full of faux stems I grabbed from Micheals last year is just the reason why.
Even though it may be gray and still winter like outside, I love how much life greenery instantly adds back into your space, even if it is faux. This galvanized metal bucket filled with greenery was just the extra touch this little corner needed next to our staircase banister.
I created a little vignette with some stacked books, and a wooden bowl on top, and actually used the wooden bead garland I had at Christmas time from the Magnolia Collection placed in the bowl.
Now, if you remember our entryway from past seasons, you might have noticed the furniture switch up. In the past I have styled it with a bench or a round table, but this is the first time I’ve used a desk.
This past Christmas our sweet pup got a new kennel. She had outgrown the one we used when she was a puppy, and while the smaller kennel tucked further behind the wall and out of sight, her new, bigger kennel didn’t. Well it did, but pushed too far back and you couldn’t access the coat closet back there.
We don’t really have a whole lot of options as far as where to put her kennel in our house, and since she was used to it in the spot, the only thing I could think of was how to disguise it better. Luckily, I already had the desk, but never used it (you can see it in my home office HERE), and it just so happen to fit perfectly over her kennel.
The desk helped disguise it greatly! Next I folded a tablecloth and placed it on top to act as a curtain. When the curtain is down it’s completely hidden, and no more unsightly dog kennel to look at. She only goes in it at night, when we are out of the house for more than an hour. You can typically find her on her pillow in front of our wood stove, perfectly content.
To see how I decorated our Entryway last Spring click HERE.
Be sure to stop by and visit my friends to see how they are spreading some Spring cheer around their homes as well!Ella Claire | Maison de Cinq | Craftberry Bush | Rooms for Rent City Farmhouse | Zevy Joy | Boxwood Avenue