Entryway Plans

I was putting together a little entryway design together for a client & thought I'd share. Below is the mirror I chose, which looks beautiful in both traditional & contemporary settings:

Here's the demilune console: (which I LOVE & have ordered from Ballard but isn't available until May 28th!!! I have been scouring for something like it & haven't been happy with what I've found. Any ideas anyone??) She needs lots of storage for her dogs' leashes, their "plastic baggies" for walks, and for the jumble of things that naturally collects near the front entry.

I've purchased a mix of garden cloches in 3 sizes & will be putting potted plants in them for the top of the table. My client has a much greener thumb than I do & will hopefully be able to keep them alive! :)

Below is the lamp in a dark bronze finish. It's got a more contemporary feel to pull in the modern art that will be filling the large stairway across from the console table. (16 paintings framed in shadowboxes done by the client's brother- I can't wait to show you pics of this!!!)

And here's the little entryway design all together: (Click on it to see it larger)

( The image is a PDF saved as JPEG & I can't get it to show up any larger on blogspot. Does anyone know how to make it larger??)
Also, I just wanted to thank Camila from High-Heeled Foot in the Door SO MUCH for being such a sweet (crazily sweet!!) friend. I was feeling a bit down about the whole house situation yeterday & there was a knock at my door. There were flowers!!! She sent me a beautiful bouquet of hydrangea, snapdragons, roses & carnations!! Really, if you haven't gotten to know her yet, you must go check out her fun, stylish & witty blog, where her sweet, exuberant personality just shines through the pages/ screen.
Anyway, thanks everyone so much for all the kind wishes, advice & support. I feel silly for getting so emotionally involved in a HOUSE when there are real issues going on in this world & we've got so much to be thankful for. I'll get over this & just wanted to say thanks.


Sweet Nothings said...

oh I am loving that mirror!!

and Camilla is a sweetie!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh that entry way looks great. I'm sure your client will love it. I can't wait to see the custom art work!

So happy that the flowers cheered you up!

Thats what friends are for.

Talk to you later.



Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh. How sweet...flowers REALLY do make all things seem better, no?

Great entry!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love the mirror you chose. That was so sweet of Camila! Hope you're feeling better.

kay* said...

love that mirror...and love the mirror shown over the console table! wish i could see more of it!

that was so nice of camila. fresh flowers always put a smile on my face.

Colour Me Happy said...

What a sweet friend!! But you are equally as sweet :) I can completely understand getting so attached to a house - where we live is so important, especially when you're a designer!!

Love this entryway you've designed and with such a versatile and functional console.

Bethany said...

I really like that console table too and was noticing it the other day for the first time. Looks like a perfect solution for the doggie supplies.

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** I sooo enjoy your WONDERFUL blog!!! Thanks!!! Linda (in AZ) ***

a H.I.T. said...

I love that mirror!

Blueprint Bliss said...

So very thoughtful of Camila! I love the mirror (and the rest of what you picked out)!!!

ann_stone_2000@yahoo.com said...

I love the mirror. Could you tell me where I could find it?
Thanks, Ann

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

looks great!

bpc said...

I can vouch for the quality of the mirror - bought it for my living room (above the mantel) a few weeks ago and it looks great! Love your blog.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

gorgeous mirror!

DesignTies said...

Great collection of pieces. LOVE the mirror!! The cloches with potted plants inside will look great -- something different from the typical plants on a table top :-)

So nice of Camila to send you flowers to cheer you up :-) Thoughtful friends like that are the best!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Velvet and Linen said...

Looks like you are on your way to creating a very inviting and practical entry for your client.
Ballard has gotten so much better in the last year or so. Can't beat catalogue shopping!

Great job, Lauren.


Solange said...

Came to your blog through 'Simply Natural', I love the pictures you share and the way you write. The style is gorgeous.
wish you a nice day!

my favorite and my best said...

i have coveted that mirror for a while now, its the bellesol (or something like that) right? i want it for my dining room.
thanks for stopping by my blog. i can't wait to see your picture that you choose for the "tag! what's your style post".

Anonymous said...

Who's lamp manufacturer?

Annie Pazoo said...

I love that mirror - where to find (or is it to the trade only)?

Lauren said...

Hey everyone- the mirror is from Ballard Designs too (!! love!!) and the lamps is from Arteriors Home.


Anonymous said...

Who makes this lamp? It reminds me of some I saw at Ralph Pucci, please tell me this is a doable alternative that costs less than those $12,000 ones! I love it!

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I'm sorry to hear that you missed out on the house. There can be so many ups and downs with buying a house, but here's hoping your perfect home is out there waiting for you.
So sweet of Camila to give you flowers - it's lovely when people are sweet and kind just when you need it the most, as I know!

Porchlight Interiors said...

I'm sure your client will be very happy with what you have put together here - it looks gorgeous! Tracey xx

Lauren said...

Anon 8:00- Tha lamp is from Arteriors Home (to-the-trade) but retails for around $500 check it out here: http://www.qualitybath.com/product.asp?ID=74385&cpao=117&zmam=6586835&zmas=1&zmac=2&zmap=49903-451

(So much better than $12,00!! haha)

If you're interested in ordering it, let me know and I can get you a discount off the retail price!

LindsB said...

Aw, That was so sweet of Camila- what an amazing friend!! xoxo

GGP said...

I've been looking for a mirror as well and ran across this one today in the uttermost catalog. Nice Choice!

The only other option that I can think of for your console would be an apothecary table. It definetly would have the storage.


Marcela Munoz said...

hello could you please tell me where to find the cloches at a reasonable price ?
thanks !

Lauren said...

GGP- thanks so much for the link, it's really pretty!!

Marcela- I got the cloches at Arhaus Furniture. I looked all around & they seem to have the best prices & ranged from around $12- $29 or so.

good luck!! :)