Entrance Vestibule Packs a Punch Reveal

It sounds so pretentious – entrance vestibule.

That’s what the realtor called it and I’m sticking to it!

It’s tiny – so why not add pizazz with dark walls.


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Before – Oh, the Horror!

Mint green front door, red painted tile, peach paint and floral wallpaper – a decorating don’t!



Back to the After!

I just love this cute little room that leads to another door into the foyer.

Welcome – may I take your coat – very Downton Abbey!


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A Target $5 clearance lamp, world’s biggest finial and a thrift shop jar filled with shells found at an estate sale (they guy threw them in for free).


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Hang your hat on a vintage doorknob.


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Every room needs some color – this red Asian chest is just the ticket.


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Found the worlds biggest finial at a store closing sale.


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I drove through the neighborhood trying to decide on a front door style.

Β Here’s what I came up with – love the huge window and the grain of the Spanish cedar.

Mental note – don’t wander around in the buff.


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Fan-shaped marble tiles.


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My dad’s friend gave him this German city sign before I was born.


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A clear glass schoolhouse light looks great against rich brown walls – and ceiling!

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  1. This is such a great little space and your decor touches have made it! That mirror is beautiful, and I’m also a fan of the world’s biggest finial. Nice selection on the door, tile, paint, light fixture…

  2. I am Enchanted! I especially love the little city sign. Gorgeous mirror, clearance? Target? Which one is the ugly item in this room? I love them all!

  3. Kelly,
    We have a side entrance vestibule aka the Siamese sisters sunroom. Trying to decide which feature I like best — the fan tile, that gorgeous front door and hardware, the school house light, the giant finial or something you didn’t mention, THAT mirror! Love ALL of it. Such a wonderful way to welcome your guests.

  4. Not pretentious at all… So practical to not let the outside air into the whole house when you open the front door. We wanted an air-lock or double entry like that in our house, but couldn’t fit it. I LOVE the tile… it takes my breath away. The remodel is wonderful. So elegant, peaceful, and welcoming.

  5. It looks gorgeous! I love, love, love that tile, and your accessories and paint color are just perfect! Oh, and the school house light is adorable! Very nice vestibule indeed!

  6. Definitely “Downton Abbey”-esque! It looks absolutely gorgeous Kelly! I seriously cannot believe it is even the same space as that “before” photo. That was some kind of crazy color combo. LOL! You really did such a wonderful job and all of the details are wonderful. Thanks for sharing it at Inspiration Friday!

  7. I LOVE IT!!! I love everything, the giant finial… the red cabinet… the beautiful mirror…
    I LOVE The schoolhouse lamp!!! Where did you get it? I need two new lights for my hallway, these would look great!
    You did a beautiful job, love the door… Love EVERYTHING!!
    Will become a follower!!!

      1. Hi again, Kelly!!!
        Thank you so much for coming over to visit me!!!
        I really appreciated it!
        Thank you for telling me where to buy the lamps, I am going to check them out right now!!!
        Hard to stop blogging and posting and commenting!!!
        I am going to bed after looking at the lamps, LOL! Passed midnight here!

  8. Kelly, this space looks so RICH! Of course, I expect nothing less from you… you have such exquisite taste. Love the unique tiles on the floor, I’m coveting your school house light and the German sign. I’m very sentimental over German things since my paternal grandfather was German…and my Dad has strong German features.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  9. Oh, loved everything, especially that wall-hanging with the vintage glass doorknob hook thingies πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ That’s really vintage lovely πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather πŸ™‚

  10. Oh I was just having the best time in my mind trying to picture the world’s largest lamp with that finial on top or the world’s biggest curtain rod with that finial and its companion on each end. “Curiouser and curiouser.”

    You did an amazing job on your vestibule! I LOVE all your choices!


  11. What a gorgeous space! I love the flooring so much. It is beautiful. Where did you get that amazing mirror? Megan ~ your newest follower πŸ™‚

  12. Kelly what a lovely space now! I love the tile you chose and your front door is gorgeous!! Love that mirror too! Thanx for joining THT!:) Hope your weekend is a grand one.

  13. I’ve been looking ALL over for a cabinet like that to make into a vanity. The ones i see are way over-priced (I guess that style is hot in California now). I’m going to have to resort to faking one here soon, which will stink. I love that piece and the foyer looks “smashing, darling”

  14. Kelly, it was so hard not to say anything to you last night when we were chatting/commenting, but I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! If you choose to accept the award, you can find the details on my blog.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  15. What a pretty entry! I love that awesome door! There’s just nothing like old doors. The huge finial, mirror, and door knob hanger are super cool!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  16. What a beautiful makeover, Kelly! I love the fan shaped tiles – they are so fun! You have added so much charm with all your personal touches and the front door is gorgeous!

  17. Your vestibule is fabulous (especially the tile!), but I am writing this comment to tell you about your German sign. These signs were hung on the outside of train compartments so when you were on the platform you could tell you were boarding the correct train. The cities listed are all the stops the train would make, so your sign is from a train that started in Dortmund and ended in Munich and stopped in all the towns listed in between. I spent my junior year abroad in France in the 70’s and I remember train signs like that!
    Your home is charming and I’ve really enjoyed looking at your blog!

  18. Hi, I’m loving the fan-shaped tile in your vestibule! Would you be able to tell me the brand name?

  19. Hi,
    I know this post was from ages ago, but can you tell me where you got your fan shaped marble tile for the floor? Or the name of it. I really like it, but there are so many variations out there.


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