Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Small Spaces

The Dior home is an older

one that is filled with

 small spaces that lend themself

to a unique way of display

with function...

Our home does not really have

an entry way so I am always looking

for something to create a sense of "us"

when you first walk through the door...

I love mixing neutral textures

 to create that "coastal living" feel...

I love pieces of nature

such as dried branches

along with other elements that I can 

use to lend a peaceful calm...

 Old salvaged windows

are among my favorites

and a must have for me...

It was the perfect size

for this old piano bench

to add height and

take up bare wall space.

I was delighted to

find this beautiful woven seagrass

basket with handles at

the Goodwill for 3.99

I found this old sewing table there

as well and after doing a gray

white wash I decided to have some

fun and chalk the top...

Since I will be using it in the entry

I just might have to start a game

of " tic tac toe " on it

with Mr. Dior...

I will be linking up to

the beautiful Kathleen's

White Wednesday!

Much love to all of you



WhiteWhispers2u said...

Gotta love GW! Darling idea with the chalked top table.Have a Beautiful Day~Cheers Kim xox

CURIOUS said...

Tic-Tac-Toe . . . how much FUN is that! LOVE IT KATE!! Maybe leave little LOVE NOTES TOO!!! Take Care, JOE & GLENN

Vintage Market Place said...

love it Kate.
That basket I think is from target. I have been eying it there. So great steal for 3.99 rather than $20

Love the chalk paint to right keys, clever indeed.
Happy May Day

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a beautiful entry way space! That basket for only $3.99 was a great find! I love the dried branch in your arrangement. I never would of thought of using something like that and it looks great! You have such a wonderful eye!

It's me said...

Beautiful Kate,,,,smile.....;-)))))

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

Haha! I just can just see the two of you playing tic-tac-toe!

I love the "keys" in chalk, what a great idea!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think you definitely created a sense of you. I love your vignette, and I can relate. My house doesn't have an entry either.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Kate!!~ I love the chalkboard you painted on top of the table, what a great idea!! A perfect place to leave little love notes to your sweeties.
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and your header photos are simply stunning!!~

toves sammensurium said...

Well I think you've made a Lovely vignette to greet guess welcome and I can absolutely see " you" in that so there's only one conclusion Kate: mission completed:)))

Anne said...

L-O-V-E IT!Looks amazing.That chalk paint is the perfect finishing touch.Great finds!

Annie Louise said...

Hi Kate,
As always-- I Love your style, stunning and calming. The chalkboard table is a great idea people can leave messages on it as they leave--what fun!!!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Beautiful, Kate! I think you captured the "us". :)
Love the chalk tabletop idea. Might borrow it for the boys work table.
Wishing you a beatiful day, Amber

Anne Lorys said...

There you go with that amazeballs Goodwill of yours, Kate! ;-)

Looks lovely, as always!


Heaven's Walk said...

What a sweet way of welcoming your guests into your house, Kate! It's SO you! :) xoxo laurie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Everything looks beautiful Kate. I love your header!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

trash talk said...

In everything it's the little details that make all the difference between a house and a home and you my friend are the queen of details!
I do believe I love your fun keyring almost as much as those great wall grates you did!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Well Lady Kate, I absolutely love the chalkboard tabletop idea but with all my clutter nobody could see what I wrote. lol
When you help me de-clutter I will use the idea on every surface. With me getting older I'm gonna have to start labeling everything in my house so I won't forget what it is much less where I put it. lol

oo and xx,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How pretty and fun at the same time!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Fun to chalk it.


Faded Charm said...

Love the chalkboard top on the table and also the tic tac toe idea:-) Have fun!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I think this really adds a special feeling to the entryway...you have such a good eye for display and wonderful finds! Love the spot for keys!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How clever! And such a beautiful combo!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Kate!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Just opened up the newest issue of Romantic Homes and saw that they put you in their blog section!!!!! So....I ran to the computer to congratulate you. It is such a sweet write up:) How exciting!!!Oh and congratulate Mr. Dior too!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Elizabeth Ann said...

Kate, I just love your style. The chalk circle with the keys made me smile.

Elizabeth Ann

Beth said...

Dear Kate,

Thanks so much for the kind note on my blog. Loving the chalk idea for keys (I tend to lose mine sometimes...). Your whole blog is full of gorgeous ideas!

The Freak Parade said...

Just wanted you to know that when I grow up, I want to be you;) LOVE your stuff!

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