I’ve been shopping my house to outfit the entry since we moved here. At one point the media console was placed in the hallway which was great for storage but it felt so heavy. I’ve had several things in the little stair nook, including a vintage table around Christmas time and most recently, this pedestal. Despite those looking great, I wanted a small round table to mimic that curve. Plus I wanted more surface area to act as a catchall for keys, mail, a little dish and of course some greenery.
So I found this Crate & Barrel table which is perfect for the little stair nook. I love the stone-like texture and of course the black contrast against the white walls. As part of a campaign with Crate & Barrel, they sent us this rug and I put it at the bottom of the stairs and I kind of love it. I think what works is the round shapes mixed with the geometric herringbone floors. I would still like to put a vintage runner on the stairs some day, and with me things are always bound to change.
Can’t wait for our new fridge and freezer to arrive so we can get rid of this monstrosity blocking the view to the kitchen.
This is the hallway that used to have the media console! Now that I think about it, the console doubled as dish and utensil storage during the peak of our kitchen renovation. Some day I’d really love to built a fauxdenza in this hall (which we’ve done in every one of our houses) – something really slim, possibly using our Semihandmade cabinet fronts with a marble top. It would be a chance to keep the storage but still show off the floors. Also maybe I’d hang a huge mirror above it and some sconces on either side. The hallway could definitely use some extra lighting to make the space all glowy.
I’ve also thought about keeping it completely simple–“simple” meaning not much furniture or art at all–with just a bunch of trim and sconces. Time will tell! If you subscribe to Love Letter, you know I have some regrets about how much I paid for these front stairs, but this is a view I won’t ever get tired of. Am I saying it was worth the price? No, but you live and you learn from your expensive mistakes, even when the consequences are beautiful.
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