Entry Ideas with Anthropologie
I was recently looking through the latest Anthropologie catalog. And guys, it is SO good! I know, you are probably like “obviously, Ashley!” But this is a whole catalog dedicated to interiors (as opposed to a few pages in the back of their normal catalog) and the styling is something we can actually apply to our homes! I love the outdoor crazy editorial shoots they sometimes do, but a bed on the side of the lake is just not as inspirational for me.
I am always on a quest to make my home more beautiful and become a better stylist, so when they interviewed Kendra Smoot (an amazing stylist- she has clients like Restoration Hardware, Real Simple magazine, Kate Spade), I was all ears. Here are her tips on making an entrance with your entry.
-a beautiful bench
-a vase with branches
-a small plant
-a console as a focal point
-something that makes you smile when you walk in the door
-a beautiful rug (that’s also durable)
-mirrors (so you can check your lipstick)
“Perhaps more than any other these to-fro spaces befuddle us, requiring some mysterious combination of form and function that never feels quite balanced.” Here are some functional tips- figure out your needs and then find ways to accommodate them.
-if you have a dog, put up a hook (or basket) for the leash
-in wet climates, a place to stash umbrellas is key
-kids need a spot for backpacks
-a dumping ground for purses and unwanted mail
-have an arm chair or daybed if you have people take their shoes off
-a bowl or hook for keys and sunglasses
“make it feel intentional and welcoming.” Here are styling tricks (things I gathered from the photos, but she did not mentioned above). These are things you might want to do when taking pictures for Instagram.
-show evidence that a person was just there
-scarf draped beautifully
-hat hanging from a hook on the wall
-shoes casually on the floor
-a cute bag
-a mug on a napkin
-design books stacked
My entry still hasn’t been touched, but one day! I have some new ideas up my sleeve, but first we are working on our deck (which I’ll share with you later this week). Have a wonderful day!