I shared with you the other day my sources of inspiration for our entry hall and corridor and today it is time for the big reveal!
You would think that decorating a hall wouldn’t take that long, right? Coat hanger, shoe storage, boom, done! Well, I wish it would have been the case. We had made very good progress back in January after I completed our black wall. We had furniture, the room was painted, and then… We spent MONTHS looking for the right mirror. Yep, we have been delayed by a bloody mirror…
But not any mirror, a hexagonal mirror. I developed an obsession for a six-sided piece after watching Kate La Vie dreamy house tour. This West Elm mirror was EVERYTHING. I needed it in my life ASAP. And because I am a very lucky person West Elm decided to discontinue it in the UK just when I was about to place my order. Great. Guess what though? It then came back on their website at a significantly higher price… How could I justify paying north of £200 for it? Well, I couldn’t, so I went on a six-months hunt to find a cheaper yet as good looking alternative, and eventually did find one.
Enough talking about first world problems though, and welcome to the first room you will see when entering our house!
I really wanted a Nordic vibe for this room. It rains a lot in London and temperatures are never really high, so I want to feel like I am entering a warm cocoon when I go through the door.
When you first enter the space, you will find this beautiful Heal’s storage bench where all our shoes live. It is pricey but we wanted something organic yet modern which we could also sit on.
Our house has close to no storage so we needed something big to fit all our footwear, and only something like a blanket box could do. I styled it with an Ikea sheepskin to give a Nordic cosy feel to the room. It is all about the hygge people!
Move forward into the space and here it is! The (not hexagonal but octagonal) MIRROR! Isn’t it beautiful? It lives on a black-brown Ikea chest of drawers with so much storage that even my pyjamas are in there!
I found this mirror at Maison du Monde, it isn’t brass like the West Elm one, but it is a lot cheaper! Plus, I can always sand the wood frame and paint it brass if I fancy it. I have bad news though… Maison du Monde seems to have now discontinued it too! It is a geometrical curse!
I kept the accessories on the chest of drawer to a minimum as I wanted to make sure we always have space to drop a bag or some groceries on it without knocking something over.
In front of the mirror, I have a trinket dish from Joy (old collection).
Facing the mirror, I hung a print of Strasbourg’s cathedral (my hometown) merged with Big Ben (London is Andrew’s hometown) in a Habitat oak frame.
We got the copper pendant light shades from B&Q. It was surprisingly difficult to find just the shades and not have to replace the whole light fitting, but these are perfect and really good value.
Finally, our corridor ends with our black wall which doesn’t need any more introductions.
Here you go guys! I hope you like my Scandinavian-inspired entry hall!