Updates to Our Entryway

Thank you for all the sweet and supportive comments the last couple of days regarding my upcoming venture into the health and fitness arena– I really appreciate it.  I’ve been writing and photographing a lot lately, and hope to have the blog live soon.  In the meantime, my house got an update to the entry way recently.  
I’d had my eye out forever for a large leaning mirror.  I wrote about it back in July 2011, when our entry looked like this (and we had no dining room drapes or rug yet)!
A leaning mirror from Restoration Hardware finally won out.  It’s huge (43 inches wide x 90 inches tall).  I love the subtle curves (kind of reminds me of a headboard), natural wood, and how it opens the space and reflects the staircase from this angle. 
After living with our new rug for a few weeks, I really like it.  It shed a bit at first but seems to have stopped now.  It’s the Moroccan-style Beni Ourian rug from Pottery Barn.

The smaller, rectangular mirror opposite the leaning mirror will be replaced with a piece of art, but I’ve just started looking and haven’t found the piece yet. 
My favorite part of the entry way is the DIY LOVE art though.  Go HERE to see how I did it.  (The picture below is with our previous rug- an indoor/outdoor rug from Home Decorators).
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Also, I wanted to let you know about exciting news from one of my favorite interior design teams, Casey Grace Design.  You probably know one of the designers, Courtney, from her beautiful blog, A Thoughtful Place.  

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In addition to their regular design services, Casey Grace Design is now offering two new services:  
(1) Just 4 Things- where they will recommend four items to revamp your room (perfect for when you just want to change up a few things for a whole new look); and 
(2) Spruce Our Space- where they will provide you with a virtual consultation.  You just email them some photos of your room, and within three days they will email you back with a written description of how to arrange your furniture, ways to incorporate color and pattern and suggestions on accessorizing the space with decorative items and wall art. 
Go check out Casey Grace Design– you will fall in l o v e !



    • September 25, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks Cara! I really like how the builder framed the door with the molding.

  1. September 25, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    The mirror is perfect! I love how it reflects the staircase.

  2. September 25, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    The mirror is gorgeous. Amazing what a little sprucing can do. Nice work!

  3. September 25, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    You should frame the LOVE it would look amazing. I have always wanted a leaning mirror but am so afraid it will fall over. Do you have it anchored?

    • September 25, 2012 / 2:28 pm

      Yes, it came with anchors already attached to the back of the mirror.

  4. September 25, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    I love the white pumpkins! Where are those from? You have a beautiful home.

  5. September 25, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    I love those white pumpkins with the gold leaves. Where are they from? You have a beautiful home.

  6. September 25, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    That mirror is perfect for that space. I'm sure it's functional, too. Love the rug, too!

  7. September 25, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Great choice on the mirror! Have to tell you, I feel like we would be BFF's! So fun to read a blogger with a little man about the same age as mine. Love your blog! I'm just starting mine and I get so much inspiration from you (and Courtney). Thanks!

  8. Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    September 25, 2012 / 11:31 am

    The mirror was an excellent choice!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  9. natasha {schue love}
    September 25, 2012 / 11:43 am

    Wow…that mirror is a stunner!! Love the updates! And excited about the new additions to CG! Courtney is the best! XO

  10. September 25, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    OHHH I love it!! Such a pretty entry way! Your white pumpkins are super cute too!

  11. Casey @ Classic with a Pop
    September 25, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    I love that mirror! So perfect for your space! The best pieces are always worth the wait to find 🙂

    • September 25, 2012 / 2:29 pm

      I agree!

  12. September 25, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    I just LOVE this all so much! I especially like the LOVE sign. I wish I could move right into your beautiful home lol.

  13. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    September 25, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    That mirror is sick!!! So perfect for that space…your entrance hall makes my heart palpitate! Seriously, like a magazine!

    And whoop whoop for courtney!

  14. September 25, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    That mirror is a definite show stopper! Your entry way is SO beautiful – I want to hang out in there and enjoy a glass of wine 🙂

  15. Emily
    September 25, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Love the look! What a fun rug! Oh, and that mirror is HUGE! I'd be so terrified that my crazy toddler would knock it over (although I'm sure it weighs a ton and I am just a paranoid mama)! 🙂

  16. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    September 25, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    That mirror is stunning and so is your entire entry. The doors are so beautiful. I love the pink hydrangeas and the cream pumpkins. And holy smokes, how sweet are you for that amazing shout out. Wow! You rock. Thank you so much, Megan!!

  17. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    September 25, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    That mirror is stunning – so gorgeous in your entry!

  18. September 25, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    What a gorgeous mirror! It's ah-mazing and perfect for the entry. Definitely added the wow factor!! Love what you've done.

  19. Mrs. DeVore
    September 25, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    It looks awesome! Love the new mirror!

  20. September 26, 2012 / 2:01 am

    Beautiful! Where are your dining room curtains from?

  21. September 26, 2012 / 4:37 am

    Beautiful mirror Megan! Love it!

  22. Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    Wow! Your house is just beautiful. I just love everything you do!


  23. September 26, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    I am so loving that mirror! I love how it reflects you beautiful staircase.

  24. Allison
    September 26, 2012 / 4:33 pm

    That mirror is gorgeous! What a lovely entryway. You have a really beautiful home Megan. I'm so happy for Courtney's business!

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