Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Accent Your Entryway

Hello Everyone!
Our home entrance makes the first impression.
It should say welcome and come on in.
I have made a few changes to ours.
A new black accent table from Marshalls.
I placed a trio of candles to display here.
Above it is a wood mirror from Target.
The feather wreath is from Michaels.
This is the view from the hallway into the foyer.
The gold table is from JCPenney. The lamp from Lowes.
I found a grouping of flower pictures at Ross.
The sage green topper is from Michaels.
Here is a black iron topper above the front door.
Thank you to Lynette for making the M for me.
She has a beautiful Etsy shop. Pay her a visit!
A sage green pumpkin tassel hangs on the knob.
Pay a visit to Angela at The Tassel House to order.
An artichoke finial sits on the floor.
The view from the family room.
It's two stories up.
I need a larger light fixture.
It works. It just seems a bit small for the space.
Here is the bird table I moved from the foyer.
I tried the black table here first. It was not right.
Then I tried it here.
It was not quite right again.
The third time was the charm.
Have a wonderful week!

95 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful, Melissa! I love the feather wreath on top of the mirror! I think your entry is stunning!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Very, very pretty. How did you get that valance hung so perfect waaayyyy up there? Amazing.

Jenglamgirl said...

Melissa~ It looks BEAUTIFUL. I love the black table with the mirror and feather wreath. The candles look perfect there too. The entire entry looks so welcoming, I love it all. Come visit me, I decorated a bunch w/ v-day stuff. Have a great night! JGG

P.S. keep up the good and healthy living!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful changes Melissa. I love your new new black chest. It is just perfect for that spot. Everything looks just beautiful. You have a special knack for accessories. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lovely, sweet girl. It is inviting and graceful...the best of both worlds.

Melissa, you are a joy!

Barb

9405018--Pat said...

Melissa, everythings beautiful...thanks for sharing....Pat H

April said...

Once again, Melissa, you've done such a wonderful job. All of your little finishing touches just add to the overall charm. Very, very pretty!

Kammy said...

Hi Melissa ~
You have the prettiest home...you have that decorators touch :o)
Kammy

thegatheringplacedesign said...

Amazing! So inviting, I love your design style. Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your sweet words!:)

Kathysue said...

Oooooh Melissa, a feather wreath,I would feel very welcomed by that. Your entry is welcoming and also beautiful. You have made a lovely home. Hugs Kathysue

gme said...

Melissa, everything is so pretty.
Like Marla, I too wonder how you got that valance up there! Great job.

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Melissa,
Your entry way is gorgeous! I love the feather wreath. Your home definitely looks inviting!
Thanks for sharing,
Traci

Jeanette said...

That is just beautiful

kimmcl said...

Wow! You make everything look so perfect Melissa, you really do. I would love for you to come and "Melissa-ize" my home!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

I'm on a mission now for that feather wreath! Beautiful and so very inviting...love your style!

call me crazy said...

You have a very inviting home! Love the things you do. :-)

Carol said...

Everything looks lovely! I especially like the feather wreath!

Smiles,
Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

Inviting and elegant, Melissa!! I adore the feather wreath!

xoxo
Jane

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

So warm and cozy! I love everything!

Beth in NC said...

That looks wonderful! I need to update my foyer! I have had the same stuff for 20 years. Mercy.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I wish I had your house and budget, lol!! Everything looks fabulous as always.

Crystal said...

Everything is just perfect, Melissa. The black accent table does just that in your foyer. I love that feather wreath. I did not see any at Michaels when I was there. The ironwork with the "M" gives that personal touch.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a blessed week.

Tracy said...

It is beautiful Melissa!

Tara G. said...

So pretty, Melissa!! We're bearing the COLD up here in WI. Still no medical clearance or orders. GRR.

Lisa said...

I love your new black table! It is such a versatile piece. I love where it ended up. Perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Finally! Something somebody bought that I like and I actually have the store here! : ) Love the table. Since I moved stuff around at Christmas I left myself with a blank space by my stairs. It's just a bit larger than yours, Melissa, but that table would work great! Love the large candlesticks and how they visually bring it up higher. The feather wreath is great ~ I'll have to look for that, too!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous! You have been on a roll. :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Melissa,
I like toppers too and I have some myself. Great decor! Enjoy your evening.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lynette said...

Hi Melissa - love your new table - it looks perfect there! And that feather wreath - yum! I've seen those at Michael's and just haven't bought one - seeing your's makes me re-think that!
Thanks for the shout-out - the "M" looks great up there - just the perfect touch!

Everything looks great -

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Everything looks so beautiful! Why am I not surprised? :)
That feather wreath is so pretty! What a lovely home you have!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

jenjen said...

Melissa -
So pretty! What a welcoming entryway!

XOXO
Jen

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Just beautiful. Love the feather wreath. As always, your decorating is just stunning. Rosie

Suzanne said...

I love The Tassle House! I am saving up to get one!! My favorite is the green pear with Count Your Blessings on it! Your house is beautiful as always!
Blessings,
Suzanne :)

SILVIA said...

very nice Melissa,i know i always say this, but your home is really cozy..
have a good night girl..

Silvia.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You have such a stunning home Melissa. I love your new table. You find the most incredibly nice things..I enjoyed my tour..
hugs ~lynne~

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your entryway is most inviting...like your entire house!

alittlefrenchloven said...

Hi Melissa! Awe, everything looks so beautiful (as always)! I'm lovin your entry girl! My entry area is next once I'm done with the livingroom. I can't wait. You commented on my chandy, it by Frederick Ramond, Barcelona Collection. Once again thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful evening.
Michelle

Amy Kinser said...

Your entry looks beautiful. It is very warm and welcoming as well. I love your wreath on the mirror and I love the little table. You have a wonderful eye for making things so pretty.

Blessings.

3LittleByrds said...

Melissa, it's beautiful as always. Love the "M" above your door.

Angie said...

Everything looks gorgeous! Love that set of 4 flower pictures!

Ashley said...

Beautiful as always! My home is decorated a lot like yours, I love stacking things over pictures etc.. beautiful! ;)

Cathy said...

Oh Melissa where do I start?!!! Your new chest is beautiful...I think it has found it's perfect home in your lovely entry!!! The mirror and wreath look perfectly placed above the chest and the tassel is adorable!!!

I didn't think your entry could be any more perfect but you have made it so...love it!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

As always I love your look....

mishebe said...

very nice. Like the wreath too.. mishelle

jenjen said...

Thank you sweet friend!

XOXO
Jen

Liz said...

Happy Wednesday, Melissa!

What an entry, I love every bit of it! You have such a knack for accessorizing. The mirror, table, and wreath are so welcoming. You really know how to choose beautiful color tones for your home. I love the window treatment and the wall decor. You and I have so many of the same things, and I learn from you how to piece it all together.

I just gasp every time I see one of your beautiful spaces. Sigh....so pretty! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Love,

Liz

P.S. I am going to be on a major hunt to find one of those wreathes, love it!

southerninspiration said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You have such talent in decorating and making a home a haven!

Suzanne

Jan said...

Melissa,
I agree the black table looks perfect where it is. I love the wreath on the mirror. I need to start moving things around. I get to comfortable with where I put things, then if I move them I don't like how it looks.

That's why I love visiting you. You are always a great source for inspiration.


Blessings,
Jan

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Very welcoming! That little table fits perfectly there.
~Michelle

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Love, love, LOVE your new little black cabinet...it's just perfect for your entryway and looks like it was made for that spot! It looks fabulous paired with that beautiful mirror...and ohhh, all of those gorgeous accessories!!! I love the 3 tall candleholders here! Okay...I had to click to enlarge that photo because I wanted to see the details of the candles...where did you find them? I love the color and all the pretty ornate detailing on them! Love your pretty feather wreath too...it looks so pretty placed over the mirror! My friend, your new cabinet, mirror, and all of your accessories in this little corner...just make for the most beautiful vignette!!! Well done!!! Loved getting to see your pretty gold table and vignette too and the wall grouping! It's all really beautiful and I think that your entryway is one of the most beautiful that I've ever seen!!! I bet all of your guests just gasp when they enter your home!

Okay...I have to tell you that I was so excited to see that you added your "M" initial to the crest on the door topper...it turned out perfect! I love it!!! I sure did enjoy my visit today...I love coming to your house!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us...it's always such a treat, Darlin'!!!

Well my friend, so happy that you came by for a visit! I've been so busy here lately that I'm having a difficult time keeping up with my blogging! We have someone coming to do an appraisal on our home and all of our properties tomorrow! I've been busy trying to get things organized and cleaned up and you know how slow I am! Hehe! What have you been up to lately? Sure do hope that my note finds you and Alex both well!

Love you, Sweetie...
Chari
PS...left you a note on your last post!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Gorgeous entry, Melissa! You have fabulous taste!

We used to have a two-story foyer in our last house, with a window just like yours. I bet it was fun getting that window treatment up there...I remember this task well.

Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, the entry into your home is beautiful. Love that black chest with those beautiful candlesticks on top, and I'm going to be on the hunt for one of those feather wreaths. Everything looks so elegant. All of the pretty small touches - like the tassel on the drawer and the topper over your door make this such a special space. laurie

Julie Harward said...

Hi Melissa...thanks for the visit to my blog. I just love your home, everything is so pretty! Love Mr. Chestnut too..what a guy! Come say hi any time! :D

Becca said...

Hey, friend !! I LOVE what you did ... your foyer looks gorgeous ... so welcoming !! Huge fan of the feather wreath (I had the red feather one from Michaels in my master bath window this past Xmas.) The black accent table found a perfect home with you, and the chunky candles prove to be the perfect vignette !! I get excited when I see you have a new post ... everything always looks wonderful!! I'm going back to look again. Hugs, Becca

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh Melissa~What a bEaUtIfUl home you have. I LOVE the little tour.

You sure have an eye for decorating. I <3 the black table...very pretty.

Thanks for stopping by my place. :-)

Beth in NC said...

Hi Melissa! Thank you for the very sweet comment. Yes, it was you that made the comment about my weight loss. I'm glad you did because it gave me fodder for a post. :o)

Thanks for coming by!

Love!
Beth

Michelle said...

Your home is so beautiful and welcoming! Love your gorgeous black table :) Thanks for the tour!

Your friend,
Michelle :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a welcoming & beautiful entry you have made! What a lovely feeling your visitors must have now stepping into your home :)! The feather wreath is a great touch.
Blessings,
Stacey

Dining Delight said...

You have such a terrific design style! Everything you buy ends up in a gorgeous setting in your home! I love your new table in your entryway. Thanks for showing us other areas around your fabulous home as well. I'm always inspired by your blog!

DD

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
Your entryway looks grand!! Love the new table and the placement of things on it. Mirror is so cute with the wreath on it.
Your entrance reminds me a little of mine, being two story and a window way up there.
Love all your tassels.

Nancy said...

Absolutely Beautiful! The Black feather wreath is sooooo cool. I would feel so welcome coming into your home. So when can we get together and have a cup of coffee? Too bad I'm way up here in Cleveland,Ohio. Nancy from OHIO

Lori said...

What can i say??? I love it, but I've loved your house from day one!!! It's so warm and inviting..

I'm having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by... Can you believe I've been blogging for a year now and you were one of my first friends... It's been real fun! You are such a sweet person..

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Nancy! Coffee sounds wonderful! :)

Pat said...

Beautiful, as usual! Of course, I love black...and red...and sage green. :-) You have a real talent for creating a gorgeous home.

Brightest blessings,

Richella said...

Melissa, it's so good of you to share where you buy things for your home. You must be very organized!

Your entry definitely looks warm and welcoming, which I would say fits your personality well!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a lovely, inviting entry way. I wish I had a foyer.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful... as always. You have such a talent for decorating.

xinex said...

Perfect place for the perfect table, Melissa. Your entry is very welcoming. Love your whole house...Christine

GWENDOLYN said...

Your entry way is stunning, gorgeous, etc!! Love it all! The wreath is so beautiful. I don't have a foyer, we have an old fashioned house, where you just walk into the kitchen. But I do have a small front porch... You have inspired me to do something different with it.
Blessings!
Gwen

Angela said...

Very Pretty Entryway, Melissa! You should become a professional interior decorator. You are so talented!

I love your gold pictures from JC Penney. I got a similar set of pics from JCP for Christmas. I'm waiting on my Mom to come up to visit from Atlanta, so that she can hang them for me. I can never hang things straight. I'll post a pic when I finally get them hung up.

Have a great day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

I love coming to visit you and having a little peek around your house.
Very inviting ~ thank you.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Reynie said...

If the feather wreath happens to disappear, I didn't take it! I'm just sayin'...

{ L } said...

Thank you for your helpful words recently!

Also, your home is gorgeous. What a lovely home you TRULY have. I would love to have those dark wood floors. They look so GOOD with the white stair rails, etc.

Once again, beautiful pictures from a beautiful woman.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, I looked at your post while I was in Dallas. Love your entryway with those tall ceilings! The little chest is perfect where you put it. Thanks for your sweet comment on our picture. Donna was so sweet! I was so happy to meet her. You know we talked about you...we both agreed we would like to meet you someday! We talked about how kind and sweet you are...were your ears burning??lol...Anyway, market was so overwhelming. I mainly go to look and get ideas. Although I did order a few things things to make and sell in my Etsy store. Can't wait until they come in. Talk to you soon, Kristen

Manuela@TPOH said...

Melissa that really looks lovely! I love the chest and the three large pillars - those really make a statement. LOVE those four pictures from Ross. I haven't been in there in ages. Your entry is just stunning!

Manuela

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, I have to tell you something you will get a kick out of.

I am always looking for things with a monogram on them lately. My hubby recently asked what was up with this 'monogram thing?' I told him I have a blogging friend who has inspired me. YOU!

Have a wonderful day!
Barb ♥

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful my friend...sorry I'm so late getting here again...I swear I'm sick of this snow and all these power outs...Girl I love that little table its just perfect where you put it and loved seeing that window way up high again ha ha!! Your entry is just so warm and inviting girl..Do you know no one uses mine at all...I mean everyone that come here goes to the sunroom door...pretty cool really it keeps all the mud and snow out of the front of my house ha ha!!
Girl I have been making a wreath to go in front of my mirror in the LR...love the feather one you have girl..Your home is beautiful my daughter...hope you have a great weekend...I'm snowed in and tired of it ha ha!! so much for sunny calif. Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog...I have so much fun with it!
Your blog is gorgeous as well!
Blessings~
Leslie

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for following along on my blog Adriana! You are always welcome anytime. *Smiles*

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oooh, love it, Melissa! Great job with the entry, and I agree with Susan... love the feather wreath topping the mirror! And the black chest is perfect! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girl!!! I could just stand in your doorway all day and be in love~
Your home is just filled with goodness from every corner...true love~

Cyndi said...

Beautiful Melissa! Your home is so warm and so inviting!! Love the tours and the great ideas!

Cyndi said...

Thank you Melissa for your sweet comment. I was at Traci's house the day she got your beautiful package. She was so thrilled!! She showed me your blog because she thoght your home was beautiful and she was right! I love seeing your home.
Blessings to you and I'm so glad we're friends....

Nancy said...

Beautiful!!! Love the new black table! And I have to tell you, I love the fact that you did a window treatment on that window...way up there in the foyer...so many people leave those type of windows undone...great job, Melissa! Nancy

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love that little vignette...the colors and texture and accessories are perfect! Hope you're having a wonderful week.

~Amanda

Lena Medina said...

Melissa you have a great talent for design...and I love how you have found each piece at relatively inexpensive stores! Thanks so much for the ideas and inspiration to make my house a better home!
God's blessings to you and your family...
Lena Medina

Karen said...

It looks wonderful Melissa! I love iron scroll, it gives your doorway such a finished look.

Take care,
Karen

Holly said...

Melissa...Thanks for coming my my place. You entry is lovely and so welcoming. I have never lived in a home with an entry - go figure! The feather wreath is fabulous. I just love feathers.
Holly

Connie said...

Melissa,
I love visiting your home through your blog. Your entry way is beautiful and does say alot obout you and your home! Good job.

Just Me said...

Beautiful home!! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Calming Scents said...

I love your entryway. This is what I dont have in my home. I cant do anything and I miss that.

tales from an oc cottage said...

You need your own show!

m ^..^

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Everything looks so beautiful, as always. I especially love the wreath on the mirror.

Miss Janice said...

Love your entry and was wondering also how you hung that valance waaaaay up there! I love the tassel and must visit the site. It's all beautiful Melissa!

Pinky said...

HI Melissa! I have just been looking at tour latest posts and got a tour of your GORGEOUS home! I do have to admit, you seem to have a THING for tables but I am sure NOT going to judge cause I have a BIG problem with DISHES!!!! My hubby is wondering if he casn find a 12 step program for me:):) Just want to say, you have beautiful taste and your home is just lovely! I enlarged your wedding pic and LOVE your dress! I'll be back, I just don't seem to be able to get to all the blogs I follow every day! Take care, XO, Pinky

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