Home Tour: My Entryway

I’ve said it many times–I didn’t want a blue house. I told myself, I told Santiago and I told my interior designer, Celia. But alas, I have blue shutters, blue wallpaper and blue furniture. The house came out cute so we’re going to let it slide.

When Santiago and I bought our house in 2018, we each knew one thing for certain–he wanted to use JAO Arquitectos and I wanted to use LID by Celia Domenech. It was a deal. The process of creating our home was so fun and so much more work that I ever imagined. I didn’t know what I liked or even how to express what I was into, but Celia stepped in and gave me options and guidance on everything–from door handles to wall trimmings, paint colors to floors. Whatever is in my house, she helped me pick. This house was a complete labor of love and I am so happy and proud we are 99.9% finished!

My house has a lot of natural light and the entire back side has French doors with glass that lead to the backyard. Because of this, I knew very early on that I wanted a wooden door. I didn’t want anything with glass where people could peek in because I wanted to have privacy. So, we bought a beautiful oak door which looks incredible, but it also makes the entryway a little darker. Therefore, the lights of the entryway are always on and Santiago is always complaining about the electricity bill. Talk about a win-win.

Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries, Como Silk II (color–Coast)

Ottoman: Restoration Hardware, Louis Bench 

Fabric for Ottoman: Christopher Farr, Peonies (color–pale blue)

Art Piece/Mirror Above Ottoman: Made Goods, Adeera 

Entryway Table: Wisteria (unfortunately this store closed during the pandemic. Lots of my pieces are from here) alternative 1, alternative 2, alternative 3

Light Fixture Above Painting: Circa Lighting, Cosmopolitan 18” Picture Light

All of the beautiful accessories were purchased at Country French Boutique in South Miami, FL.

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