Over the weekend we got our mirror and hooks hung in the entry again. As scary as it was to put holes in our newly hung wallpaper (measure 5 times, drill once!), the results were worth it. And the wallpaper looks even better with some life on it, as walls do.
Our trusty Ikea mirror we got in our last house was the perfect size so we decided to refresh it for the new(er) entry.
Since the mirror and hooks were now going to be right next to each other, I decided to paint the frame of the mirror in a similar warm gold. Normally, I would use spray paint. But none of them were just right–not that I wanted the mirror and hooks to match perfectly, but we were going for the same ballpark. Warm and on the matte side of gold.
The winning combination ended up being a few coats of this metallic gold craft paint and when that dried, I rubbed a little bit of autumn gold rub ‘n buff on the edges mostly. The result is a mirror frame with depth and age–well, what looks like age.
This time around we decided to stagger the hooks when we hung them. I love it! It’s something little, but the varying heights allow easy access for our guests of all heights and is just a lot more interesting than a straight line, too.
We kept a canvas bin in the mix for shoes and our bench has been serving us nicely, too. It’s so nice to have function back in this space! Our Edward Hopper reproduction got here last week, so getting that framed and hung is officially on our to-do list.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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