1 Entry Console Styled 3 Ways
We’ve been rolling out a TON of project reveals lately. But in honor of the new year and all things “Tidying Up”, we wanted to share some inspiration to switch things up in your entryway without having to do a full-on overhaul. So today, we’re styling one entryway, three ways in our Park Cottage Project. We kept the same console table (currently 25% off and under $250!) for all three versions, but mixed up the accessories, artwork and styling.
An entryway should serve two main purposes: to create a focal point to welcome guests into your home and to act as a “catchall” for the crap the gets dumped on the floor if you don’t have a well put together entryway.
For each of the three designs, we kept these two focuses in mind. Each entryway acts as a catcall for keys, wallets, and mail. By using baskets, decorative boxes and pretty trays everything has a proper home while maintaining a beautiful welcome as you walk in the door.
OPTION 1: Timeless But Modern
This entryway design is bold and natural with it’s geometric hairpin legs. We anchored the entryway with a pretty blue floral rug (similar vintage version here). Remember that in an entryway, rugs will take a lot of wear and tear, so opt for something sturdy like a vintage version or a synthetic fiber that can easily be cleaned. With the addition of our favorite leather poof, there’s a comfortable place to take shoes off or catch a backpack on your way in.
Next, we framed the space with an abstract landscape. To keep things casual, we left it leaning against the wall instead of hanging it. We layered this black vase with loads of eucalyptus which smell amazing as you walk by. Trim the stems and switch the water every 5 days and eucalyptus will last a month in your entry! If you’d prefer something low maintenance, here is our favorite faux version.
To add useful storage, we stacked these black and white boxes (currently 20% off!) to store wallets, keys and sunglasses. Beautiful, convenient storage options are a must on a console table - you’ll never lose your keys if they always have a home!
We finished off the look with something sculptural to add dimension and a pair of blue vases did just the trick. Overall, this look is layered and welcoming, while still incorporating functional design elements.
OPTION 2: Textured and Organic
Option two focuses on bigger storage options and alllll the natural layers. We played up the wood tones by removing the runner and added two woven baskets for storage. One corrals unruly shoes as they are dumped by the door, the other acts as a market bag for fresh produce from the store as you head out to run errands.
To add height, we trimmed olive branches from the yard (snag the faux option here) for their silvery green leaves and vertical shape and put them in a white ceramic vase. Instead of opting for one large piece of artwork, we layered a black and white cactus print with a natural landscape.
Another catchall box for keys pairs perfectly with this cute trio of carved wood vases for balance. When pairing all these items together, keep the eye moving by positioning the items in “peaks and valleys”. The ceramic vase with foliage on the left is a peak, and the artwork on the right is a peak. Between them, a valley where the accessories are lower give the eye a place to rest.
OPTION 3: Tranquil Boho Vibes
The final option is a more modern version centered around this awesome print. We layered our favorite swim print (seen in our Mulholland Drive Project and our Valley Village Revival) but this time we opted for a smaller scale. The blue in the print picks up the color in the rug, keeping the color balanced in this entryway. Playing off the two frames, we used a large round black vessel to hold eucalyptus branches grouped with a smaller accent vase. For storage, we opted for our favorite jute basket which tucks neatly under the console when not in use.