The Allen fam was confined to our house this weekend. We all came down with the same nasty cold and I was as sick as I had been in a long time. Luckily the weather didn’t make us feel like venturing out too far, and we got to snuggle in and be cozy. I was able to finish a bunch of projects that I’ve been wanting to get done for awhile from the comfort of my couch.
I have been scouring craigslist for a mid century style desk for my entryway for over 6 months. Let me just say i’s brutal out there, if you don’t respond within one hour you don’t have a chance, secondly people will steal a desk from you. I had one guy holding a desk for me until I got off work and the next thing I knew I was getting a call saying “oops he sold it.” So I finally found this solid-walnut gem. I enquired about the post from my couch, and had it delivered to my house (via a semi-drunk old guy).
Long story short: I love having a desk in this space. It is really an awkward space and making it pretty and functional is a double bonus.
Check out these drawer pulls, it was love at first sight.
Now that I had my desk I had to finish a few things, one of them being this granny square pillow. I had a few squares left over from Elsa’s blanket, and I needed a reverse side. So I spent a good part of a day finishing off the front and back of the pillow and stitching it together. I am so happy with how it turned out. The pillow has made friends with my Eames chair, and everything is looking good.
The reverside of the pillow. One giant granny square.
Here’s what my house looks like from the entry way. Through the mirrored door you’ll find the kitchen and straight ahead you’ll see my blue living room, and back in the corner is the hint of my dining room. I am so happy with how things are coming together. I’ve spent so much time this summer focusing on the garden that I neglected the interior. Just a few photos on the wall makes all the difference.
Now looking from the other direction, here is the entire entry way. I hope you can understand my difficulties with this space. There is a stair case, a window that is hard to dress, a radiator with a beautiful but large builit-in bench to cover it, and lastly a lack of useable wall space. This old house has got me stumped. I threw up some fabric bunting across the window, I’m not sure it’s going to stay but I felt like I needed to do something to the window, the bench seat is daunting, don’t know if I should throw a cushion or some pillows on it to make it feel more comfy, however I do feel the new addition of the desk helps to fill wall space in a funtional manner and give the room some purpose.
And lastly here is a close up of the pennant bunting, and guess what? I made my own bias tape! Hooray.