Make an Entrance

I played around yesterday with a few concepts for the Barn entrance hall.  I think this is my favourite concept.  The room is not enormous; it has a flagstone floor and quite a lot of wood;  wood beams, a solid oak door and a rather handsome chunky wood staircase.  I wanted to avoid the obvious oak country furnishings and instead create something altogether more glamorous.

I think the silver tones are a good antidote to the brown, and the oversized mirror creates quite a statement as well as being practical.  I chose this console table because it echos both the curvy French furniture of the master bedroom and the metal touches in the lounge.  The coat hooks are a bit ‘hunting lodge’ and the skulls (yes, again!) are just a bit of fun.

It’s good to have something unexpected in an interior scheme, don’t you think?

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    Niki, unifiedspace

    October 4, 2012

    You have pulled a great collection together here as they all sit so well together. I’m just about to go and explore the rest of your blog now 🙂

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    Modern Country Style

    October 4, 2012

    This is so completely up my street design-eise. I LOVE it!


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    Natalie Canning

    October 4, 2012

    Hi Carole, looks very glam. I noticed you have also included some shiny gold. This seems to be creeping into a lot of designs at the moment. Very luxurious. Natalie

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    October 4, 2012

    Carole… I’m loving the whole glamorous style for the Barn… the console table and Mirror are just so perfect… the silver tones are great.

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    October 4, 2012

    Those stag hooks are on offer in TK Maxx right now. Single hooks are only about £8!