If there’s one thing I wish my old farmhouse had, it’s a designated foyer. When you open the front door you immediately step into the living room. No transitional space to hang your coat and purse before entering the rest of the home. So I’ve had to figure out a way to create an entry of sorts … an area that’s not part of the general seating and conversational area in the living room. I’ve rearranged our living room a gazillion times and I’m still not happy with it. But I did manage to make the space by the front door functional and somewhat separate from the rest of the room.
The decoupage desk seems to be the right solution for this space for now.
We can drop off car keys in a drawer or plop the mail here for sorting.
This is just decorative mail on the desk. Letters that are postmarked from 1916 and later.
I keep them on display tucked in a rusty old spring I found.
A vintage bottle vignette provides a little eye candy while I go through the bills.
I might not be able to write any checks with the rustic colored pencils.
They look like they’re made from twigs, and they really do write!
Since paying bills isn’t any fun, I need some flowers to perk me up.
In the morning, the sunlight pours into the room.
Even on a gray day like today, plenty of natural light streams in.
All the natural light makes me happy, despite the challenge this room poses.
So for now, this is my solution for not having a separate foyer … until I come up with better idea.