warm and cozy entry situation, pt. 2

Actual signs of spring in New England! Forecasts above 50 degrees, sunshiny days. The wind is starting to feel warmer and less dreadful against our faces! There are no visible traces of snow anywhere! And dare I say it... I'm getting prepped to fix our back deck if we decide to stay here another year.

Anywho, this is another little entryway that I'm dreaming up with that true "welcome home" vibe. Comfortably eclectic.

As you know from my last post... Dressers in the entryway? Yes. Try it. Do it. Why must we limit ourselves to consoles in the entry? I find the landscape atop a dresser to be much more satisfying to style than a console with it's skinniness. Plenty of room for a lamp, vase/flowers, tray/bowl for keys, and a fresh stack of mail/magazines.

I've always been obsessed with these funny vases from Jonathan Adler. This one, a little more tame than some of the other ones that I find hilarious and amazing.

This ornate mirror on top of this canvas-wrapped (seriously sold on the canvas-wrapped feature of this since I'm a sucker for texture) dresser, with the simple warm wood lamp? Cozy as hell. This faux fur bench on the other side, acting as a nice comfy place to sit and remove your shoes? LOVELY. Love a good simple abstract photo, especially this one with it's quirky branches!

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warm and cozy entry situation

We're finally, maybe nearing the end of winter time here in Boston (minus the fact that we have 3-5 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow)! It's almost like I forgot that March is the month in which spring actually begins for most of the country. If you live in New England, you probably see May as a more fitting beginning to spring.

We've lived here just under two years now but I feel like I'm already in the routine of not expecting nice weather until AT LEAST May or June. Summers here are so spectacular that I find myself not even caring! They are 100% worth the wait.

Earlier this week, while looking at the weather in LA and San Francisco for our upcoming California trip (YAAA!), I saw that LA is a consistent 75-80 degrees, clear sunny skies (like, no cloud emojis of any kind). For days on end. Not a change in sight. Is that place REAL?!

That song "Another Day of Sun" from La La Land was not lying.

Meanwhile, here in Cambridge - 40's, 50's at best, sometimes dipping into the 30's and little sunshine.

In the spirit of these cloudy, wet, blah days we're having here in the #UpperRightUSA, I wanted to create a little idea for a nice welcoming entryway. Something that makes you so damn glad that you're home, out of the rain, out of the wind, out of the cold. If you're lucky, there's a cat curled up atop that bench waiting for you, too! Welcome home, guys!!

The warmth of this wood dresser is a unique touch for an entryway. Most people probably don't automatically think of a dresser here, but I'm one for unconventional pieces in spots that are actually functional. Of course, it's not for everyone's entryway! But how great is it to have a place to store your gloves, hats, scarves, umbrellas, bags, SHOES even?! I'm just saying.

I'm always a huge fan of this mirror and it's quirkiness, the texture of this lamp, and this crisp beach scene. This bench has been a favorite for a long time - with it's subtle pattern and interesting shape, it looks so high end but isn't completely ridiculous. A touch of greenery in a simple, clear vase is all you need for a nice welcome touch when you step in the door! Something about eucalyptus these days... It just gets me.

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