We’re still hard at work on our studio house—one mini space at a time. This week we completed two small spaces (double yay!), and today we’re teaming up with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot to share a few tips for styling an entry space.
But first, I must confess. I’m the worst at mini spaces. You know the ones. Too small to be a room, but still in need of decor and organization. I put them off and eventually get used to their half-finished status. They’re my blind spot.
But not this time! This time things are different. And you know what? I’m loving it. Our new entry space is inviting and organized. Since it’s the first thing we see when we walk through those doors every morning, I think of this space as our friendliest spot in the house, always waving “hell-oo-ooo!”This space came together quickly. Here are my tips for styling an entryway that’s both welcoming and full of personality. 1. Start with something green!
No matter how you choose to incorporate them, plants are always a great idea! I picked up some easy-to-care-for plants for our entry table. I chose a bird’s-nest fern and a cactus arrangement. Both can handle the low light of our entryway and are easy to care for indoors.
After you’ve added the green stuff, incorporate a few other elements. A nice smelling candle, a pretty vase, a figurine or something fun (like our big crystal) are just a few ideas. You want your entry space to feel complete and decorated, but also clean and uncluttered, because it’s nice to have a place to set bags and packages when you walk in the front door. 2. Incorporate storage!
We were able to fit six wicker baskets on our entry table. These are super handy because there are still lots of things in our space that don’t have a permanent home. Here you can see our growing collection of washi tape and masking tape (always good to have that accessible) and our cloth napkin collection that we use for styling food photos.
When it comes to choosing art, I highly recommend choosing pieces that have personal meaning to you. We found this big gold foil print at Congo Studio’s Etsy shop and I immediately knew it was perfect for our work space. The phrase “some things take time” may as well be an inside joke around here, because we all know all too well that everything always takes more time than you think it will. It’s a nice daily reminder, and it didn’t hurt that it was gold!
We styled our print with this Martha Stewart Living Wales sunburst mirror (Isn’t it amazing? You can find it exclusively at The Home Depot, or you can browse the collection if it’s not available in your area). We love how the metallics mix with all the white and green. Our space is peaceful, but personal. Just right for our team space. This entry table is DIY, too. Would you guys like to learn how to make it in a future post? Thanks so much for reading. We’re excited to share more small spaces with you soon! xo. Elsie
Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Celeste from The Fresh Collection.