The Artsy Home: Entre Vous

29 Feb

OK, who is willing to confess to watching the Red Carpet shows for the Oscars on Sunday?  Some of those celebs just know how to make an entrance! ( Um.. Angeline Jolie’s leg, anyone?! ) Using eye-catching artwork in your home’s entry can create a welcoming impact, giving guests an instant idea of your style.

So let’s see.. are you..

Earthy Mod?

via House Beautiful, designer Thom Filicia

Modern Femme?

via Coastal Living ( photo by Annie Schlechter )

Contemporary Glam?

Interior by Suzanne Kasler

Spirited Minimalist?

via Elle Decor, designed by Richard Found, photographed by Simon Upton

Elegantly Graphic?

via FlourishDesignandStyle.blogspot.com, design by Jennifer Worts Design

Provocative Funk?

via Remodelista.com, designed by Jamie Bush & Co.

Is your entrance making a true “you” statement?

Featured image via Elle Decor, designed by Rafael de Cardenas, photographed by William Waldron.  All image sources can be found by clicking on each image.

11 Responses to “The Artsy Home: Entre Vous”

  1. m.a.tateishi February 29, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    The Oscar fashions are always better than the awards themselves! The hot pink entrance at the very top of the post would be in my winning envelope.

    • Lesley February 29, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      I rarely watch the award shows themselves.. usually just catch the fashion via the internet the next day, since it’s all I really care about! I’m not surprised you love the pink entry, M.A.!😉

  2. shaylatansey February 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Earthy mod all the way! Not suprisingly, given the nature of my work🙂 I’ll admit that I don’t watch the Oscars due to my lack of cable, but I love checking out the dresses in People magazine and celeb blogs!! Great inspiration for new dress styles and what looks hot!

    • Lesley February 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      Love the earthy mod style, too, Shayla!

  3. knotrune March 1, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    My main focus for March is to decorate our entrance hall! Currently what it says about me is that I don’t finish things… (true, but not the impression I want to give!) It is about to become a vibrant colour and I’ve just painted a small gothic framed mirror in a colourful boho style. We need to have coat and shoe storage, so I’m having to think how best to make that pretty or hide it behind a cheerful curtain.

    The trouble with making things look nice is that things which I never used to notice, like the thermostat, become ugly eyesores! I suppose my style is closest to the last one, with bright colours and eclectic unusual objects. I really like that twisty wood table🙂

    • Lesley March 1, 2012 at 8:24 am #

      I love that last image, too! Isn’t that wood table to die for? Sounds like our styles are similar! I have a gothic mirror that was a wedding gift to my parents in 1966.. between my mom first and then me, it has probably been painted 10 different colors over the years.

      You can hide your thermostat by buying a 1-2″ deep canvas or wood plaque to hang over it– or put that canvas/plaque on hinges! I’ve been seeing lots of posts on other blogs just within the last day or so about styling entries, so you should be able to find lots of inspiration.😉

      • knotrune March 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

        Wouldn’t covering it impair the function though? I don’t want my home getting too cold, or too hot, just through vanity! I plan to hide the fuse box behind a curtain. I have seen similar ugly/functional things given really elaborate frames as if to celebrate them, I might try something like that🙂

        • Lesley March 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

          As long as the “cover” fit loosely enough and allowed air to circulate, I think it would be fine. But I love your idea of framing it!

  4. Style Theories March 1, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    Beautiful images! I love the one by suzanne kasler!

    • Lesley March 1, 2012 at 8:24 am #

      Thanks for stopping by!

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