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Make an entrance!

Written by Hayley southwood


Posted on May 16 2019

I think the entrance to your house is pretty important, first impressions and all that. I want our friends and guests to feel really welcome as soon as they approach our home.

When we viewed the house we were impressed by the approach but it looked pretty unloved to be really honest. There was a patch of grass right outside the front of the house which actually just created a very muddy exit from your car to the front door. We are huge lovers of green space so we thought long and hard about removing the grass from the front of the house.

Thankfully it looks great and we have dressed the front of the house with gorgeous plants pots and benches to add a bit of interest. No more negotiating an awkward muddy pathway to the front door.

We couldn't afford to replace the front door just yet so decided to freshen it up with paint instead. We used a Zoffany paint called Half Empire Grey on the exterior, it is a very pale grey with beige tones.

As you enter the house you are greeted with an original mid-century parquet floor, not to everyone's taste but I fell for it instantly. I would love to get it sanded down to remove the yellow stain but that is way down the list at the moment.

I wanted the entrance to be light and bright so we just freshened it up with white walls. The interior of the front door has been updated with a beautiful Farrow and Ball shade called Setting Plaster. I think it is incredible how effective paint can be, it can make a huge difference. I have put together a collection called Hallway on our website where you can shop our accessories. 





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