I've been meaning to get a living room tour video up on my YouTube channel for a while now and I'm sorry it is taking so long! Daniel helped me film it two weeks ago but I'm just not a fan of the footage. I was super frustrated, sweaty and just didn't have fun filming it. SO silly, but true. I'll try and re-film it super soon so you guys can have a peak into our home and see a little bit more about our style! In the mean time, I'm sharing with you a little before and after of our entry way! It took me a while to really figure out what I wanted in this space and after playing a little bit in Photoshop (see below!), I snagged a little inspiration and direction to take this space in.
As you can see, we have this small wall space between our front door and tv set up. I liked the idea of an entry way table (the little, short babe you see in that picture above wasn't going to cut it!) but I never found anything I loved and wasn't sure I wanted a small table here. To me, it could have easily ended up looking cluttered. No thanks, ha! That's when I moved over to the idea of a mirror. I love how mirrors can really open up a space and add a "flair" depending on the mirror you find. I loved this super simple, mid-century modern style mirror from Target for only $50. I liked that it would anchor the space a little bit and also be convenient when on the go!
We have soooooooo many small frames and pictures that we've collected over the years but I wasn't loving what I had leftover to choose from to fill in this wall. I did, however, love the idea of a big ol' green beauty to give this space some movement and feel bright, open and easy. The big guy we ended up purchasing at Home Depot was only $50 (or less, I can't remember!) and is super, SUPER big compared to what I had in mind - but I still love him. He does a great job at being a plant, hahaha. So without further ado....
This super cutie flamingo hook makes me smile every time I see it! And I have two! One here in the entryway and one by our backdoor for our car keys. I snagged each for $9 from Jenny Grumbles of Uptown Country Home. To accessorize them with something neutral but still fun, I threw on a few of my favorite $2 thrift store finds. I don’t wear these wooden bead necklaces often and I loved how they added a different shape to this area but still felt natural enough to go with the other décor items.
I have only one hat in my wardrobe - ha! - aside from turban style beanies that can be folded and put away. I've seen tons of what I like to call “hat walls” where people have styled an entire wall with hung up hats. V cute! But like I said, I have one. I thought this $20 Nordstrom Rack hat was a cute little accessory for the entryway to make it feel homey and lived in.
These brass candle stick holders were kind of a last minute “let me try putting these here” situation, and I love it! They were used in our wedding and I will keep them forever. They need to be spruced up a bit (some melted wax still sits on there!) but I liked them next to our big ol’ plant dude. P.S. yes, I took these pics while our plant friend wasn't properly moved into his pot. Sorry.
I hope you guys found a little inspiration from this! Home style is so personal and it's so much fun to see how everyone's different taste can really reflect who they are. I've heard so many times that if you are worried about everything in your home coming together and "matching", don't stress. If you genuinely love the pieces you curate, your home will look perfectly you.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.