Coastal Entry Refresh

2 Hours
You guys, I keep changing everything. Constantly. It’s how I am…it’s who I am. And lately, I’ve been crazy for design. I love so many styles. But one thing is constant…I love the coastal, beachy style. Not just because of the bright whites and soft colors. Mostly because I love the beach and summer and all the things reminiscent of carefree summers gone by. I didn’t grow up by the beach or even in a beach state. But something about the beach seems to set me free and reaches into my dark little heart and sets me free.

Since I’m landlocked, I have to bring those carefree summers back into my house.  And, sadly, summer is nearing the end.  So for one last plea for summer to stay just a little bit longer, I added a few things to my entry.

My entry has transformed several times this year (Like I said before, I keep changing everything!) It started out rustic.  Then I painted my French doors and moved the table out and left it blank for a while.  I loved the focus it brought to the beautiful doors and how wide the entry felt without the table there.

Then I added an impressionistic painting I did and rested it on the little shelf.  But it was missing something.  A bench, maybe?  My husband always wanted a bench in the entry–a place for people to take off their shoes and whatnot.  So I searched around and found this cute little bench from Target.

I got the bench and added a few pillows and moved the plant over.  Then I bought the basket, which I have been coveting for a long, long time.  It’s a great place for people to throw the pillows when they want to sit down or to store things like shoes or scarves or mittens or whatever.  However, the bench opens up for even more storage for those things.
Honeybear Lane
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  • Helen Moore Helen Moore on Apr 08, 2017
    Is your painting for sale????

  • Judyms9 Judyms9 on Apr 08, 2017
    Love the bench. Where is it available?

  • Giselle Giselle on Apr 09, 2017
    Where did you get the basket? I absolutely love your foyer!

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  • This is EXACTLY what I would want my house to look like! How did you read my mind? I feel so lucky to be able to take my dogs to the beach, only 45 minutes away. I know the feeling you describe. Clears out all the cobwebs in your head. Awesome share, thank you! 😎

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Apr 08, 2017
    Beautiful look, LOVE your painting