beach entryways

Isn't it funny how much we love entryways? A non room.  But it is the first impression of the home.
With summer approaching, here are some beach inspired entry ways for a lighter, sunnier season.
I love the above photo for it's simplicity.

This starfish encrusted mirror is stunning, to say the least.
Most of us would have added a few around the frame of a mirror and stopped there, but this is spectacular!

Dream Design Live
A simple worktable makes this space on an outdoor porch a perfect mudroom with a chalkboard, space for muddy boots, and old crates for handy storage.
Coastal Living
I love the tin chalkboard and the exterior-as-interior use of space.

This photo makes me want to rip out our closet underneath our stairs just so I can have a reading nook like this!  I think it would turn into the favorite spot in the house!  
By transforming the useless space under the stairs, new purpose is given to this once wasted space. Keep the fabrics interesting by mixing patterns in the same shade.
Southern Living
This is such a welcoming area- love the diamond pane door, the white paneled walls, the wooden stairs covered in a sisal runner, the wicker chairs...and the built in shelves.  So much more interesting as a 3D gallery! 
Staircase Display
Coastal Living

I hope these inspiration photos have you geared up for a lighter and brighter season!


  1. This is a great post...I now want to paint everything in my house white white white!!

  2. Great summer entry inspiration photos! I have that last one in my files as the dark railing in a neutral space.

  3. Loving that mirror- my goodness how gorgeous! :)

  4. I'm loving the simple bench in the first photo and the chalkboard! I'm definitely in the mood for a lighter and brighter season!!

  5. These entry ways are just dreamy
    Best Carolyn

  6. Hi There, I am your newest follower! Love the images, especially since I basically have a non entry and have always wanted one! I found you through my dear friend Michelle @ Emerald Cove. Love your blog, would love for you to come by and say hi.
    Have a great day.


  7. I saw that you had feautured Michelle & I had to pop over....I just love her :)

    SO glad I did! I do love a clean looking entry! I always try to keep mine clean because you are right...first impressions :)

    THese are way cute & very refreshing! I am longing for the beach today!!!

  8. You had me at the first image!! Simply perfect. These are great entry ways. I so wish I had a light and airy entryway like these, right now it is a dog/laundry/coat room.
    I hope that you are doing well Denise and had a wonderful Mothers Day!!


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