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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Marble Entry!!

When I posted my guest bathroom many of you mentioned that you would like to see the rest of the entry hall. I thought I should show you my entry. So here is a little peek of what you are about to see!!
I am such a tease!! I promise there is more to be seen. I am also going to join Emily Clark for a “Reader participation Post” on, you guessed it!!
Entry Halls
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I would like to thank Emily Clark for doing a, “Reader Participation Post” on Entry Halls today. Be sure and visit her blog to see more of her readers entries. You will love Emily’s blog it is one of my daily reads. Shall we begin the tour of my entry?

Welcome to my home. As you step up to my porch you will see a full glass French door with sidelights. I had to convince both hubby and my contractor that this would look great and give me the look I wanted. I Won!!  Come on in!
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As you enter you will be stepping into my entry hall. It is not very large 6x12, but plenty big for a little California suburban ranch. You will be stepping onto a Carrera marble and absolute black granite floor. I waited for over 20 years for this floor and it was well worth the wait. I chose to border the floor with the granite and add only a few diamonds to add a little drama.
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In this image you can see the door and the wainscoting done by my hubby. Since it is a little California Ranch I wanted to add some character with molding and wainscoting. As you look straight ahead you will see the hall closet. The future plans for this door is to put mirror on a French door to mimic the front door. This is on my someday list!!
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If you make a left you will see the guest bathroom where I did a black and white checked floor, a real dream come true for me.
entry hall to guest bath
You can see in this picture how the floors join and why I chose to use a border to tie it all together.
entry hall
This is the entry looking from the step-down living room. In this picture you get a clear view of the floor and all the moulding work my hubby has done for me.
In this picture you also get a good view of the hall table. It is an antique French piece with a black marble top that has veins of gold and white. I was told by my marble man that it is no longer quarried and it is pretty valuable . He offered me 3 times the price I paid for the whole table. It has an iron base with metal decorations that have bits of old paint still showing. It is a favorite of mine.
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You can see the table top in this image. The hall mirror is also an antique.
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This is a close up of the corbels and moulding from the living room side. I picked up the sage green color of the wallpaper and put it on the ceiling. The walls are French vanilla and the moulding is Swiss coffee white.
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We added the ceiling medallion and a light fixture that resembles something from the forties.
This is taken at night I love the way the floors glow.
(sorry for the blurry picture)
Future Plans are:

  • change overhead lighting and add sconces to the side of the mirror.

  • New wallpaper (shhh! Hubby does not know about my plans yet)

  • Mirrored French door for the hall closet
So you can see with some planning and waiting you can get what you want, eventually!! It only took me twenty years!!

I hope that you have :
“Enjoyed the process” Of:
Touring my entry hall