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The One Room Challenge 2016: Week Four

The Office's Entryway Styling Welcomes A Mixture of Textures
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Foyer styling by Waiting on Martha in The One Room Challenge 2016 Upholstered x benches in the entryway, Waiting on MarthaWhite pagoda mirror and blue stone lamp, Waiting on Martha #interiors #styling

This week’s peek at our progress in the ever-exciting 6-week One Room Challenge of designing the WOM office is, as promised in Week 2, another styled vignette.  If you remember, last week I shared scenes from my desk (with a killer light box that I think every person should find a spot for #justsaying) but this week’s vignette it’s all about our newly styled entryway.

When styling an entryway that is functional, but truly makes a statement—which you know I had to do because it’s the WOM office we’re talking about here—I’m a big proponent of variety.  Variety in height, variety in textures, and variety in pieces that are as functional as they are beautiful.  So when deciding on pieces and decorative accents for the entry I went with a less is more attitude (so not like me) and aimed to keep the coloring fairly neutral with a pop of the bluest of blues and a thorough mixture of textures. 

Now when I say textures, I mean rich, intricately detailed textures that bring a little intrigue to a space.  To accomplish that in our entry I chose a faux cowhide rug (we used the golden brown in the entryway and you’ll see the white layered atop a sisal rug in the conference room soon!), a faux ostrich and gold nailhead console table, a very interesting, and just a tad crazy, horse skull to add that hint of masculinity I love and a jagged stone turquoise lamp to add that hint of femininity I crave.  And if that wasn’t enough mixing of textures to top it all off I hung a giant, statement making white bamboo mirror.   I know just like with patterns y’all tend to get a little nervous.  But when mixing textures, don’t hesitate to incorporate pattern and color as well; a single pop of color and any pattern along your original color palette will allow the mixing to work every time.  And can we just stop for a minute and talk about these faux cowhide rugs from Lulu & Georgia.  They look incredibly “real,” but with no guilt or eeew feeling that it was once a living creature, plus the cost is extremely reasonable!  Win win!!

Lastly, I mentioned functionality, which is always key for me in any space.  A few things that are a MUST HAVE for me in any entry way are: a mirror for any last minute zhushing, a trinket tray, in the case the gold hamsa hand, allowing a place for keys, and some sort of bench or ottoman to put on or take off your shoes.   I especially love when the ottomans can easily slide under the console table since many entry ways are narrow and don’t provide a lot of room.  These particular ottomans were designed by yours truly in a gorgeous chinoiserie patterned fabric from Lacefield and brought to life by some of the most skilled workmen in the trade, Westside Custom Upholstery.  

Tell me friends, are you liking how the space is coming together? Truly, MKR

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

AS PICTURED: MIRROR (SIMILAR HERE, HERE AND HERE) | LAMP | X BENCHES (SIMILAR) | CONSOLE TABLE | SKULL (SIMILAR HERE, HERE AND HERE) | FAUX COWHIDE RUG

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE 2016 PARTICIPANTS:

CLAIRE BRODY | THE CURATED HOUSE | DESIGN MANIFEST | DRIVEN BY DECOR | HONEY WE’RE HOME | HUNTED INTERIOR | THE MAKERISTA | MAKING IT LOVELY | MY SWEET SAVANNAH | PENCIL AND PAPER CO. | THE PINK CLUTCH | SAVVY HOME | SIMPLIFIED BEE | SKETCH 42 | JILL SORENSEN | ORLANDO SORIA | THOU SWELL | THE VAULT FILES | WAITING ON MARTHA | THE ZHUSH 

MEDIA PARTNER HOUSE BEAUTIFUL | TM BY CIH 

 

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  • This room looks amazing, especially love the bamboo details on the mirror 🙂

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  • This is stunning, incredible, perfection. I love it all but that mirror is my dream mirror and those little x stools are to die for. Just WOW!

  • The ottomans are gorgeous – the toile fabric and the x-legs! They look great with that bamboo mirror. I think I want something similar. I’ll just have to figure out where I can put any more stuff!

  • Still can’t believe this is an office. Love all of it.

  • Just drooling over what I’m seeing here already! Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  • So pretty! I can’t wait to see the whole space come together!

  • Khrystina C. / 05.06.2016

    I like the idea of breaking the spaces into vignettes & the entryway is gorgeous. I’d love if you posted before pictures to experience the full gravity of the transformation.

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