Posts tagged ‘Entrances’

March 7, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 381 Kumquats


Yeah….Mum and Dad’s house didn’t drown in the floods! I am not even sure it got wet as the flood was due to water upstream not rain! Excellent news. Back to the blog now.

I saw this sunny image and thought it was such a nice twist on the indoor plant craze that is sweeping the world. I’m going to take a stab and say these are kumquat plants BUT if anyone would like to correct me I would be really relieved! I’m no green thumb peeps.

Anyway, what do we think? Is it too formal? I have a stunning larger than life black and white photograph in the background somewhere to keep it fresh and young. It sure would welcome you home I think.

December 17, 2010

Styling Idea # 89 Benchseat Entrance


Arrrhhh it’s the weekend (nearly) and what happens at the weekend? Well one of two things that involve the entrance of your home.

1) You either arrive home and dump your worries from the week at your front door and put your feet up.

2) You pack yourself a bag of goodies turn on the alarm and head out and about to see the world- either way it starts or finishes in your entrance- so make it pretty.


  • IMPORTANT! Making an impact in this small space is simple – you don’t have to over think it- just make sure you don’t neglect it all together!
  • I love the use of a smart stripe and a floral print to add some personality – if the fabric on the bench seat turns old in years to come you will still love the stripes and can update quickly and easily.
  • One of the best ways to use this idea is if you enter your home into a wide open plan space – creating an entrance area will provide a sense of breaks in the space and allocated areas for each activity.
  • Help keep this clutter free with a hat stand, coat rack or some clever storage boxes- its inevitable that you will place things in this spot so give them a designated home.
  • This bench seat doesn’t have to be very wide so you have a narrow tricky space this will work well.
  • If you are short on storage consider adding some boxes under the bench or use a covered shoe box in the same way.
  • If you don’t want to introduce a patterned seat (which is exactly why I love this shoot- but horses for courses) try a lovely long rustic wooden bench.
  • For those regular readers this is a similar idea as Styling Idea # 11 Shoe Seat – but easier to do today and change tomorrow!

Happy weekend 😉 I hope something wonderful happens