You may recall this post on moving our vintage black and white desk…
Which solved a problem in the kitchen, but left our entry hall sad and lonely. UNTIL I recalled one of my favorite Biscuit pieces, a console that nonsensically hadn’t sold yet. No matter, it was meant to come live with us!
The former piece wasn’t very wide and didn’t give us a lot of surface area to catch all of our entry hall comings and goings, and was too deep giving the door just barely enough clearance to swing open. The console is the perfect size, wide enough to fill the space with just enough room on either side for our coat rack and an umbrella stand, but only 14″ deep so the door swings clear now. Once I decided to move the console in here everything else came together naturally.
Measuring out the height above the console, I realized that the Sarah Ashley Longshore painting Pete gave me from my birthday would fit snugly above it. The painting was hanging in our sad hallway, but you couldn’t really appreciate it properly. You can definitely see it here, it makes a major statement when you walk up to the front door- but I love that it gives our tiny entry some major impact. And I can’t believe how perfectly the colors in our China Rose fabric/the green paint on the console go perfectly with the colors in the painting. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect combination if I had planned on using them together.
Not to mention the colors flow naturally with the rest of our house. The green from the kitchen, orange/gold in the living room, and pink in the dining room.
While I loved the little kilim ruglet we had in there, it was too small for the space and when I found this stunner on 1st Dibs it was an easy decision to relocate it.
As a reminder…
We are still considering a new light fixture, maybe this one from Biscuit.
And we need some items to zhush up the console, but all in all much better, no?