We’ve been making some updates around the house. A few rooms needed a refresh, in part because we’ve refined our style since buying our home five years ago, and in part because we have a baby pulling up on everything now! We also had a few areas that we just never gave appropriate attention to and needed to be decorated. The entryway was one of those places that really needed help. When guests walk through the front door, we wanted the entry to give a good first impression and reflect the vibe of our home: light and airy, with art that pops.
Speaking of art, we’d fallen in love with some modern interpretations of barns that we spotted at two art fairs in the past year, but those pieces were way out of our price range. So I almost fell out of my chair when I discovered this print by Robin Ott on Minted.com–it’s so similar! Plus, Minted now offers really big sizes, so a 30″ x 40″ print became the solution our entry was begging for. I love that this simple statement piece represents the Midwest and the farmland just a mile down the road. It also reminds me of the Albert Camus quote, “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” Art like this makes me think of summertime, and I like that it will impart a relaxed, colorful vibe year round, which is especially appealing given the long winters here.
Given the boldness and scale of the big piece, I toned things down on the opposite wall with a gallery of prints in a monochromatic color palette. Yet another thing I love about using Minted? You can get artists’ prints framed so they arrive ready to hang. Done and done. I ordered the small prints in white frames so they almost blend into the walls, which we just repainted a warm white. I anchored the space with a jute rug that has nice earthy texture, and rounded it out with some simple benches and a large basket. I love the way our entry feels now! It’s warm and inviting, and while nothing is too precious, it feels polished. And of course, it flows so well into the rest of our home.
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