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12 Jul 2010

Vestibule: Lighting

Our front door will be 10 feet tall. There’s a good chance it will swing too wide to allow for a pendant light in the entrance. But I’m hoping we can squeeze in one of these glass fixtures.

Below: Niche Modern Solitaire Pendant and Bell Jar Modern Pendant Light. Lovely!
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Below: One Pendant designed by Maria Bernsten for Holmegaard. Avaialble at the Scandinavian Design Center.
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Below: Disc Pendant by Alison Berger Glassworks for Holly Hunt. The entire collection is really stunning.
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Below: Source unknown – but it’s simple enough, I’d hope to be able to track one of these down.
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8 Jul 2010

Vestibule: Furniture

We’ll need a bench, a mirror, and somewhere to put our keys in the front entrance. I’d be pretty excited to be greeted by any one of these pieces:

Below: Benches by Henry Built
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Below: Barber and Osgerby bench
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Below: Perry Bench from Room in NYC
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Below: Photo by Roger Davies
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Below: Argon bench designed by Arik Levy for Bernhardt Design
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Below: Toronto-based Bookhou makes some really lovely products. I love the random lines on this steam bent ash wood bench
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Below: Photo from Robert Stilin Interior Design
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I love the BDDW Captain’s Mirror along with their Lake Drawer, as seen below. Pulltab Design also makes a great all-in-one option with their Entry Mirror. Bottom photo from J.Weiss Design.
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Finally, this last photo barely shows a glimpse of the vestibule, but I do really like the wall-mounted drawer featured in the entrance.
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7 Jul 2010

Make an Entrance

I think I’m going through a real nesting phase. I’m about 2 weeks away from my due date and I’m feeling the need to have as much sorted out with the house as possible. There are still so many decisions to come, but it gives me some satisfaction to work through each room bit by bit.

I’ve weeded my way through most of the main floor – living room, library, kitchen, dining room, powder room (sort of). What’s left? Well, the place where I probably should have started…the vestibule or front entrance.

We don’t have a big space so it’s likely not going to be entirely enclosed. But there will be some sort of divider to separate space and keep cold air out in the winter. Plus, I’ve learned, we need a wall to run ducts up…so we don’t really have a choice about that wall anyway.

I hope we have room for a bench and some sort of built-in piece to put our keys. Whether we buy or build is up for grabs, but here are some room shots to get the vibe going:

Below: The entranceway in Michael Kors’ NYC apartment. I apologize, but I can’t remember where I found this photo.
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Below: Photo by Eric Roth
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Below: DIY hallway care of Remodelista
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Below: Designer Colleen McGill of the McGill Design Group brings a relaxed elegance to her work. I just want to curl up in one of her rooms.
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Below: I really like all of these rooms. I’ve been clipping images for so long, that sadly (again), I don’t know where these ones are from…
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