Thursday, October 28, 2010

Being Centered!

We have all heard of Being Centered in reference to ourselves. Being centered is important in going through life. Today I am not talking about our personal beings. Today I am talking about our homes actually our entry halls.

I have always been attracted to center hall tables. I have not found too many examples of center hall tables. It is probably because our homes are not as grand as they once were or as spacious.

I for one would love to have a center hall table but alas my home is not large enough. Instead of having a center hall table I will just dream and look at images of center hall tables like the following…………..
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This is gorgeous!
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I don’t know about you all, but I feel sooooo centered now!!!
“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Enjoying images of something you love!
Kathysue

24 comments:

vignette design said...

Hi Kathysue,
It's so weird to see this post as I was just admiring the most wonderful center table in the hotel we are staying. I will take a photo and send it to you.
A few years ago, I decided to put a center table in my entry. It lasted for about a year. It seemed to always be in the way and I couldn't keep up with the flower arrangement/display for it. I think my entry isn't quite big enough! Lovely post my dear. Coming home tomorrow night. I need to see a Giants game! xo Delores

Kat said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a grand entryway like these? Of course, some of these halls are half the size of my house! My favorite is the second, I love that space. Great examples Kathysue. Hugs, Kat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathysue, I love that look, too, but mine is too narrow, too. I have seen many done like that on home tours.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathysue! Love these! I immediately thought of the Black Walnut B&B and their hall table...covered with yummy snacks! lol Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I love this look, when house hunting we looked at one home where this could have been done, placed just to the side (so technically not exactly centered, but a wonderful look.) When I think of that house it is what I remember! Janell

Babs said...

I'm like so many who don't have room for a center entry table but do love the look and the way it says "Welcome."

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

That is a great look, Kathysue - though I tried it myself in my wide foyer and it just felt awkward to me, so I moved it.

Kristen White said...

Gorgeous pics!!! Wish mine was big enough for a table too....
Kristen

Anonymous said...

Let's think about how we could change this design element, which is a dreamscape for most of us, to possibility for small spaces? Anyone?

La Dolfina said...

I too have longed to be able to have this look but after seeing your lovely images I feel more centered now too. Thanks sweet friend!
xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I'd love to have an entryway large enough for a table. I've always loved the look and you just gave me more to dream about!!

XO,
Jane

lisaroyhandbags said...

I've always loved these gorgeous tables and wouldn't it be a treat to have the room for one, instead of practically shuffling in sideways past all the coats and boots? :)

sissie said...

Great post Kathysue! I wish my entrance was grand enough for a pretty table.

hugs
Sissie

xinex said...

I am just loveing those pedestal tables, KathySue!..Christine

mydesignchic said...

I think this is such a beautiful look for an entrance foyer...great post!

Pinky said...

I love this look. My foyer is so small I only have room for a bakers rack, and that is a tight fit;):)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kathysue, These photo's are so formal and beautiful. I think that my new house is about the size of these entrenceways! haha! I am hoping an antique tepephone seat will fit in our new entranceway! ( :
I copied your formula for how many lamps we should have in our homes, thank you!
I am glad you got a kick out of my car story! Meals on wheels! LOVE IT!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Marcus Design said...

I think we share a brain Kathysue!! I love the look of a centered round table in an entry, and my dream home would definitely include this look!! Lovely post :)
Nancy xo

pk @ Room Remix said...

I've loved that fifth image from the first time I saw it. No room for a center table at my house either, though...

eddieross said...

We hope you had a wonderful trip! Aren't entry tables so beautiful? Thank you for the sweet comments & we hope you have a Happy Halloween :)

xo
E+J

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I actually have the room for a center hall table, but I always wonder if they are more trouble than they're worth. Everyone has to walk around them after all!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! Love the octagon table the most. Have a glorious weekend, Kellie xx

Struggler said...

I'm not sure I'll ever own a home big enough for a center table in the hall. :)

Privet and Holly said...

Hey gorgeous
and sassy 60-
year young!!
I love this
post as I've
always wanted
to do this....
I do have a
spot that would
work; just need
the courage AND
the right table : )
I'm not a fast
mover, though...
maybe in a few
years???
xx Suzanne