I was absolutely thrilled to finally have an entryway when we remodeled this past summer, but I still haven't gotten around to decorating it yet. With all of the work going on upstairs right now I will probably only be picking up things here and there. I haven't even decided on the style yet, but I know the bare look is not it!
Then, I saw this gray ikat rug from Ballard Designs. Perfect! I love that it can go with both traditional and casual furniture since I'm not sure which direction I'm going in yet.
The best part is that it's an indoor/outdoor rug, so it's kid and puppy proof. This little guy may be cute, but his messes...not so much. Doesn't he just look guilty?
It's not like the typical plastic, shiny indoor/outdoor rugs I've seen in stores. It looks and feels more like a cotton mat. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the competing pattern of the office rug. Thankfully, the doors to the office stay closed most of the time so it's not too much of an issue.
There's still a lot that needs to be done-new front door, new console, art, lighting, accessories, etc. Despite that daunting list, I love that it feels so much warmer and welcoming when I walk through the door now. Isn't it amazing that one simple fix can make such an impact?