More pictures to come, and frankly, at this point, you may be tired of hearing about this show house, but I wanted to share a great shot of the entry. Front doors and entries are such a great visual opportunity. I love it when they are unexpected, and that was the goal here.
A traditional shingle home with a gracious front porch. We certainly could have made it beautiful by wrapping the columns with greens, hanging multiple wreaths and planting lighted evergreens in the huge iron urns I borrowed… and doing a fabulously adorned door piece. But, I saw a chance to do something much more fun, and we took that chance.
When I saw these reindeer at Mahoney’s I literally gasped! They could look like the cheesiest, tackiest things on earth, if taken seriously. The thought was to have them wandering on the porch in irony, and I think it worked. We even made small signs that read: “Please don’t touch me.”
These giant twig spheres are lighted as well, and look graphic and very nontraditional when placed atop a bed of greens in an urn. Multiples make it even more dramatic. The coolest result was, when the door is open, and you see her entry hall with it’s modern iron lantern and statement piece of art, it all comes together and looks tied in.
Lastly, the Adirondacks needed crisp, graphic dressing. I started with the green striped pillows and that fell flat, so adding the small red felt wreaths in front gave it a much needed punch. As far as the door, the thought was, there is so much happening out here, adorning the door wreath could be overkill, so we left it plain. All in all, a welcoming, warm and humorous entry set for the holidays.