I live on a lovely, little street with houses of different shapes and sizes. What most have in common are beautifully coloured front doors. Except for ours. We have a very dull, bottle green one. I really don't like it but unfortunately, we're not allowed to change it as our tiny estate was built to a specific design and when we signed the contract, we signed to say that we would keep to the colour scheme. And so I roll my eyes when I walk through the front door, happy to shut that awful hue behind me.
After whiling away a minute or ten on Pinterest, a lovely solution leapt out at me. I stumbled across this post from Melissa at The Inspired Room and swooned. Now, I might not have the same space as Melissa, but I can definitely steal a couple of her fantastic ideas to make our entrance that touch grander, first and foremost, a colour other than white (or bottle green) on the inside of the front door ... if I can't paint the outside of the door then the inside is most definitely a good second best.
Here's what my hallway currently looks like ... a vision in beige (you'd swear we'd just moved in, wouldn't you?).
And here are a few items which I have my eye on in order to make it a much more interesting space, similar to Melissa's.
1. & Tradition Flowerpot Pendant - £179
2. Murmur Seagrass Basket (x2) - £37
3. Kinto Couture Plant Pot Knit - £19.95
4. Kinto Couture Flower Vase - £8.95
5. Plantation Rug Company Medina Rug - £125
You might have spotted one little gem in my beige photo and that's the & Tradition Flowerpot Pendant which Houseology kindly sent me in preparation for the big transformation (and also the über cute Kinto Couture Flower Vase in the top image). The flowerpot pendant light was originally designed in the late 1960s by one of Denmark's most influential furniture and interior designers, Verner Panton, and is a true iconic piece. Hopefully, I can transform our front door and hallway to give it the backdrop it deserves.
The boys love the light because when they lie beneath it, it looks like a spaceship. Cool, right?
I've mentioned before that I think one of the great values in sharing furniture and accessories on a blog is that you get to see what things look like in an average house and how they fit in to daily life as opposed to in a showroom or in a simple image or two online. I know that I've dismissed certain items when I've been doing a bit of window shopping on my laptop only to see them in a friend's living room and been amazed at how completely different they look in real life. And the super clever folks at Houseology agree as today they are launching My Houseology.
My Houseology is a fantastic new platform which will allow you to share photos of your recent Houseology purchases. As well as inspiring others with your own interior ideas, it's the perfect opportunity to see how the products you have your eye on are used in real homes (and it's always nice to have a little snoop at what people have been buying and what their homes look like, right?). On top of that, each month, Houseology will choose their favourite image and the winner will receive £500 to spend with them. Amazing!
If you have a few minutes spare, pop on over to My Houseology for a look around ... you might even spot a couple of photographs from someone you know!
This post was written in collaboration with Houseology but all words and opinions are my own.