Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

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Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

In my post ‘Our Hallway – The Inspiration’ I showed you our hallway when we moved in. It was in quite a state! Over the past few years I’ve tried a few things but never did get it right. Then one day while I was walking our dog, Humphrey, in our local park I became inspired by the old Victorian winter garden/glasshouse I see along my way. My idea for our hallway was to include botanicals and glass, which would create interesting reflections depending on where you stand and the time of day. I couldn’t progress very far until I finished making the stained glass panels for the front entrance, which I finished right before Christmas.

Once the stained glass panels were installed, and Timothy returned to school, the focus moved to painting all the remaining woodwork. Although we have white painted floor boards downstairs, I wanted a contrast on the stairs and landing. I decided to go with Farrow & Ball Railings No. 31 – the same colour I used for our base units in the kitchen as well as the exterior of the front door, so it ties in nicely.

This area of the house most definitely needed to have function as well as style. A lot of activities begin and end in this space so there had to be a place for all the associated paraphernalia. I deliberated for ages about storage…the pressure to get it right was immense ???? I decided to go with two wall mounted storage pieces – a wooden storage unit and a metal coat rack. I chose these because essentially they give me three levels of storage – the basket section and the top section and then because they are mounted up on the wall, the unobstructed floor space underneath.

This unit was originally a tall narrow bookcase. I removed the feet, flipped it on its side and then used super strength brackets to mount it to the wall.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

My hand knitted and felted woollen bowl is perfect for protecting the wooden surface from keys.

The coat rack was also positioned behind the door, so when you open the door to visitors it is out of sight.

I already had artwork on the wall upstairs and although they are more floral than botanical, they have stayed.

Downstairs, the mirror and stained glass are quite big pieces of interest, so to add balance in two areas I have hung groups of small frames with a different collection of artwork for each.

And when you put it all together, hopefully there’s a warm welcome to be had.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

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Our Hallway – The Inspiration Small Space – Infatuations with Linen

I don’t know where to start… it is absolutely stunning! I love the different textures – the wooden storage, metal coat rack, plant, painted floor along with the colours. Just beautiful. Have you used the same colour on the ballastrade and internal door? What colour is it please? Thanks.

Such kind words – thank you! The stairs and banisters are painted the same colour, Farrow & Ball Railings. The two downstairs dark doors are painted in Valspar Empirical Grey, which matches the paint colour in those rooms. Claire =)

Beautiful…I wish I could experience your home in person. Lovely lovely!

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

…and I wish I could experience your home in person! A long drive, flanked with blossoming ornamental pear trees is something I can only dream of ????

Gorgeous, where is your coat rack from?

Thanks Ali. Our coat rack was from MADE.com – I just had a look online and they no longer have it in stock, but they have a smaller version of it. Cheerio Claire =)

Wow, such a stunning hallway! Your front door is so beautiful and what I’m dreaming of for our own home. Any tips on how we could create something similar? Sadly I don’t think I could do my own stained glass! Louise

Thanks for your compliment Louise! As for ideas aside from stained glass, our neighbours have used full sheets of textured coloured glass. Also bevelled glass is lovely or etched glass. There are lots of decorative window films, which would be budget friendly. When we were doing our front door, I drove around looking at different things I liked. One time, I even knocked and asked if I could take a close up photo of their glass ???? Hope you find something you like. Cheerio Claire

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

The floating shelf was a brilliant idea. I cant believe that my husband is putting together a shoe rack as I type. If I had seen this before, I might have gone for this!

Hi Tameha, that’s always the way isn’t it! I hope you like your shoe rack ???? Cheerio Claire

Your home is truly inspiring! I have been having a few decorating plateaus lately and you have come to the rescue. I feel ready to take on some deco challenges . Love your creativity!!

Thanks so much Lana. I hope you have fun tackling your decorative challenges and get the results you’re after. Cheerio Claire

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Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

In my post ‘Our Hallway – The Inspiration’ I showed you our hallway when we moved in. It was in quite a state! Over the past few years I’ve tried a few things but never did get it right. Then one day while I was walking our dog, Humphrey, in our local park I became inspired by the old Victorian winter garden/glasshouse I see along my way. My idea for our hallway was to include botanicals and glass, which would create interesting reflections depending on where you stand and the time of day. I couldn’t progress very far until I finished making the stained glass panels for the front entrance, which I finished right before Christmas.

Once the stained glass panels were installed, and Timothy returned to school, the focus moved to painting all the remaining woodwork. Although we have white painted floor boards downstairs, I wanted a contrast on the stairs and landing. I decided to go with Farrow & Ball Railings No. 31 – the same colour I used for our base units in the kitchen as well as the exterior of the front door, so it ties in nicely.

This area of the house most definitely needed to have function as well as style. A lot of activities begin and end in this space so there had to be a place for all the associated paraphernalia. I deliberated for ages about storage…the pressure to get it right was immense ???? I decided to go with two wall mounted storage pieces – a wooden storage unit and a metal coat rack. I chose these because essentially they give me three levels of storage – the basket section and the top section and then because they are mounted up on the wall, the unobstructed floor space underneath.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

This unit was originally a tall narrow bookcase. I removed the feet, flipped it on its side and then used super strength brackets to mount it to the wall.

My hand knitted and felted woollen bowl is perfect for protecting the wooden surface from keys.

The coat rack was also positioned behind the door, so when you open the door to visitors it is out of sight.

I already had artwork on the wall upstairs and although they are more floral than botanical, they have stayed.

Downstairs, the mirror and stained glass are quite big pieces of interest, so to add balance in two areas I have hung groups of small frames with a different collection of artwork for each.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

And when you put it all together, hopefully there’s a warm welcome to be had.

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Our Hallway – The Inspiration Small Space – Infatuations with Linen

I don’t know where to start… it is absolutely stunning! I love the different textures – the wooden storage, metal coat rack, plant, painted floor along with the colours. Just beautiful. Have you used the same colour on the ballastrade and internal door? What colour is it please? Thanks.

Such kind words – thank you! The stairs and banisters are painted the same colour, Farrow & Ball Railings. The two downstairs dark doors are painted in Valspar Empirical Grey, which matches the paint colour in those rooms. Claire =)

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Beautiful…I wish I could experience your home in person. Lovely lovely!

…and I wish I could experience your home in person! A long drive, flanked with blossoming ornamental pear trees is something I can only dream of ????

Gorgeous, where is your coat rack from?

Thanks Ali. Our coat rack was from MADE.com – I just had a look online and they no longer have it in stock, but they have a smaller version of it. Cheerio Claire =)

Wow, such a stunning hallway! Your front door is so beautiful and what I’m dreaming of for our own home. Any tips on how we could create something similar? Sadly I don’t think I could do my own stained glass! Louise

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Thanks for your compliment Louise! As for ideas aside from stained glass, our neighbours have used full sheets of textured coloured glass. Also bevelled glass is lovely or etched glass. There are lots of decorative window films, which would be budget friendly. When we were doing our front door, I drove around looking at different things I liked. One time, I even knocked and asked if I could take a close up photo of their glass ???? Hope you find something you like. Cheerio Claire

The floating shelf was a brilliant idea. I cant believe that my husband is putting together a shoe rack as I type. If I had seen this before, I might have gone for this!

Hi Tameha, that’s always the way isn’t it! I hope you like your shoe rack ???? Cheerio Claire

Your home is truly inspiring! I have been having a few decorating plateaus lately and you have come to the rescue. I feel ready to take on some deco challenges . Love your creativity!!

Thanks so much Lana. I hope you have fun tackling your decorative challenges and get the results you’re after. Cheerio Claire

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Just pop your email address in the box to be notified of the latest news.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

In my post ‘Our Hallway – The Inspiration’ I showed you our hallway when we moved in. It was in quite a state! Over the past few years I’ve tried a few things but never did get it right. Then one day while I was walking our dog, Humphrey, in our local park I became inspired by the old Victorian winter garden/glasshouse I see along my way. My idea for our hallway was to include botanicals and glass, which would create interesting reflections depending on where you stand and the time of day. I couldn’t progress very far until I finished making the stained glass panels for the front entrance, which I finished right before Christmas.

Once the stained glass panels were installed, and Timothy returned to school, the focus moved to painting all the remaining woodwork. Although we have white painted floor boards downstairs, I wanted a contrast on the stairs and landing. I decided to go with Farrow & Ball Railings No. 31 – the same colour I used for our base units in the kitchen as well as the exterior of the front door, so it ties in nicely.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

This area of the house most definitely needed to have function as well as style. A lot of activities begin and end in this space so there had to be a place for all the associated paraphernalia. I deliberated for ages about storage…the pressure to get it right was immense ???? I decided to go with two wall mounted storage pieces – a wooden storage unit and a metal coat rack. I chose these because essentially they give me three levels of storage – the basket section and the top section and then because they are mounted up on the wall, the unobstructed floor space underneath.

This unit was originally a tall narrow bookcase. I removed the feet, flipped it on its side and then used super strength brackets to mount it to the wall.

My hand knitted and felted woollen bowl is perfect for protecting the wooden surface from keys.

The coat rack was also positioned behind the door, so when you open the door to visitors it is out of sight.

I already had artwork on the wall upstairs and although they are more floral than botanical, they have stayed.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Downstairs, the mirror and stained glass are quite big pieces of interest, so to add balance in two areas I have hung groups of small frames with a different collection of artwork for each.

And when you put it all together, hopefully there’s a warm welcome to be had.

---------------------------------------------------------------

Our Hallway – The Inspiration Small Space – Infatuations with Linen

I don’t know where to start… it is absolutely stunning! I love the different textures – the wooden storage, metal coat rack, plant, painted floor along with the colours. Just beautiful. Have you used the same colour on the ballastrade and internal door? What colour is it please? Thanks.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Such kind words – thank you! The stairs and banisters are painted the same colour, Farrow & Ball Railings. The two downstairs dark doors are painted in Valspar Empirical Grey, which matches the paint colour in those rooms. Claire =)

Beautiful…I wish I could experience your home in person. Lovely lovely!

…and I wish I could experience your home in person! A long drive, flanked with blossoming ornamental pear trees is something I can only dream of ????

Gorgeous, where is your coat rack from?

Thanks Ali. Our coat rack was from MADE.com – I just had a look online and they no longer have it in stock, but they have a smaller version of it. Cheerio Claire =)

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Wow, such a stunning hallway! Your front door is so beautiful and what I’m dreaming of for our own home. Any tips on how we could create something similar? Sadly I don’t think I could do my own stained glass! Louise

Thanks for your compliment Louise! As for ideas aside from stained glass, our neighbours have used full sheets of textured coloured glass. Also bevelled glass is lovely or etched glass. There are lots of decorative window films, which would be budget friendly. When we were doing our front door, I drove around looking at different things I liked. One time, I even knocked and asked if I could take a close up photo of their glass ???? Hope you find something you like. Cheerio Claire

The floating shelf was a brilliant idea. I cant believe that my husband is putting together a shoe rack as I type. If I had seen this before, I might have gone for this!

Hi Tameha, that’s always the way isn’t it! I hope you like your shoe rack ???? Cheerio Claire

Your home is truly inspiring! I have been having a few decorating plateaus lately and you have come to the rescue. I feel ready to take on some deco challenges . Love your creativity!!

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

Thanks so much Lana. I hope you have fun tackling your decorative challenges and get the results you’re after. Cheerio Claire

Just pop your email address in the box to be notified of the latest news.

Botanical Influences in an Entrance Hallway

In my post ‘Our Hallway – The Inspiration’ I showed you our hallway when we moved in. It was in quite a state! Over the past few years I’ve tried a few things but never did get it right. Then one day while I was walking our dog, Humphrey, in our local park I became inspired by the old Victorian winter garden/glasshouse I see along my way. My idea for our hallway was to include botanicals and glass, which would create interesting reflections depending on where you stand and the time of day. I couldn’t progress very far until I finished making the stained glass panels for the front entrance, which I finished right before Christmas.

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