It was a strange feeling seeing so many of my projects get left behind, like the neat Master Bathroom Renovation and the cool White Shutters that I made for that room. But, for the most part, all my projects and furniture came along for the ride. On move in day at the new house, each piece was placed in a new location, but the mantel just didn't have a place. So it sat in a hallway between my garage door and our family room. It was awkward there. Even my sister expressed how much she hated it in the hallway. When my sister says something like that, I know it is time to make a change!
It took me a few days of carting the darn thing all over to figure out where to place it. Then I tried something a little crazy. I added to the master bedroom "foyer" area. It fit perfectly and helped give this tiny pass through space a little presence. I added a few things, like one of my red ladder back dining chairs with a pillow and a vintage #5 jug with a small live plant on the mantel.
It's funny how something that is designed for one location can work in a completely different place. The previous room was pale yellows and whites. Now the mantel is sitting within a very colorful locale. I am sure that I will be re-decorating this spot. But for now, I'm okay with it. I think it works wonderfully. What do you think??
This tiny foyer to the bedroom is just off the White Living Room that I blogged about just a few days ago. I love the transition of fresh whites to bright colors.
It almost beckons one to enter to see what is beyond the doorway.