Our house was built in the late 60's and is one of the iconic pieces of local architecture from that decade. I was drawn to it quaint-ness, as well as the massive olive tree in the front yard. We live on the top floor of an apartment block , but the block has been designed in consecutive 'L' shapes which ensures each unit has an equal and unobstructed view of the ocean - and next to no common walls!
The resulting interior also means we have a 3 x 2 m 'entry way' as you come through the front door. Not big enough to be considered its own wall, but wider and deeper than a simple hallway entry.
Previously I'd filled it with a glass desk which we used as a "bar" - but the aesthetic began to remind me of the shitty apartments I decorated in my first years out of home (where we'd leave our bottle where they could be seen simply because it made us feel like grown ups). I'm sorry to say, but bottles of cheap scotch and off brand vodka , do not a sophisticated first impression make; so it was time for a change!
I wanted a space where it wouldn't be detrimental for us to "unpack" as we came through the door; a space that felt functional as well as cosy and homely.
I have had a long standing love affair with wide brimmed hats, and Reece has started to follow suite, so we also wanted somewhere to store/display our collection.The hats hang from hooks and are easily re-arranged or stacked to make room for jackets (or you know, gold crowns) if we're expecting company .
The second, and only other thing I collect besides hats, are skulls. We've currently only got 3 in our collection after parting with a much loved rams head earlier this year, but I have plans to find more and fill the upper portion of the wall with them,
The entry way is always where we keep Pia's kennel and hang her lead, jumpers and harness. Such a spoilt dog with her name in lights!
Lambswool Throw: Kmart
Wooden Bench: Empire Furniture
Woven Basket & Greenery : Freedom Furniture
Light Up Letters: Typo
Home Banner: Typo
Persian Rug: IKEA