Eff I still feel like hell in a handbasket. Perusing the internet for new and mindblowing spaces hasn’t exactly been on the top of the to-do list, so today I’m taking the easy way out and finishing up my own house tour. I’ve shown you the living area, the office nook, the dining area and the bar cart, so all that’s left is the entry.
This is my drop zone, just to the left of the entrance. Essentials for a drop zone: mirror, place for keys and a few pretties. I gave the 411 on an easy way to trace the mirror frame here. The little table was scooped up at the Germantown Estate Warehouse. I love the little scalloped arches… it kinda feels a little Moroccan, right?
I used to have the Eames chair in the living room, but it was always so hard to work around it- both size-wise and design-wise. It’s much better off making its own statement over here and it’s a nice spot to read. No one puts Baby in the corner, but I put Eames in the corner and gosh darn it, I like it. Also love how the cowhide loosely defines this area. A rectangular rug would have been all wrong here, but this organic carmely goodness just makes me happy.
So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that I put two plate mirrors behind the bookcase to give it a reflective-glam twist. You can see the first iteration of the bookshelf here and learn more about the art there. And no, I did not glue the mirrors to the wall or the shelf, they are just chillin back there. (I get asked that all the time.)
A widdle-bit closer. I just love how you can see my wallpaper reflected from across the room next to the horse’s butt.
My birdcage makeover ended up getting edited out of my clients bookshelves, so I plopped it in mine and stuck an airplant inside
This outtake cracks me up because of the two “errors”- you can see Courtney in the mirror (this shelf was hard to shoot!) and you can also tell that the mirror stops before the end of the bookcase. Oh well, it’s not perfect and that’s fine with me. I still love my horsey.
To the right of the door is my entry bench. It’s the spot where I pull on my boots, drop my purse and store Bailey’s toys and coats. It’s handy having the bench so close to the living area because it acts as bonus seating on the fly.
I love the art. It’s moved all over the apartment and looks great with everything. You can see two other vignettes with it here.
Just had to get a little closer because I so love my La Fiorentina bench and ikat fabrics. These pillows were the very last thing I sewed to finish up the place.
And let me just finish up with the whole entry area, as seen from the living room. Did you notice I don’t have any coat hooks? Coat hooks just didn’t fit my style. Truthfully, most people drop their coats on the bench, or I hang them up in my closet.
Thanks for hanging out with me, but I have to hit the fabric store now, so it’s time to kick you out.
Images by Courtney Apple Photography