My heart is torn between farmhouse and cottage decorating style, which means I typically end up fusing the two together as much as possible. I’ve been doing a bit of tweaking to the entry way, adding touches of cottage style. The entry way isn’t a formal entry, but rather an extension of our living room. I had to be creative in positioning the furniture to appear like an entry and not just an unused portion of the living room.
This is one of my favorite spots in the house. I love the morning light that shines through the double window and it always brightens my spirits when I come down the stairs in the morning. Keeping with cottage style decorating, I kept the window treatment simple.
Cottage style decorating details include flowers, vintage books, and painted furniture. The branches in the corner are from my yard. I gave them a coat of white wash to make them look like birch branches, which sell for ridiculous prices in the store. Mine were free!
A bunch of white hydrangeas in a white ironstone pitcher provide more cottage style decorating in the entry way.
A few more photos of my entry way are being saved for my summer home tour which will be posted this Wednesday as part of the Summer Showcase of Homes series.