Each year I start with our front door on my festive journey into transforming our home into a Winter Wonderland or like a Christmas gift shop at the local mall…. Either way I delight each year in conjuring up a theme for our “Front Door” – this year I am “theme-less” so I am frantically scouring one of my favorite sites for new inspiration. www.houzz.com So please join me as I try to discover my “Front Door” theme for this year!
Inspirational Entrance Number Uno.
I love this Front Door decor from Hydrangea Home because the use of simple items to create an inviting elegant entrance. The Cedar and Evergreen cuttings with the ornaments resting together in the wire planter stand – create a simple look that did not require much money or time – and with the whimsical Snowman Sleigh you have a grand entrance that welcomes all your guests this Christmas Season!
Traditional Exterior design by New York Furniture And Accessories Hydrangea Home
Inspirational Entrance Number Due.
So what if you don’t live where there’s snow or Evergreen free for the clipping….
Try something different like shown here by Other Metro Home.
The traditional Red and Green are exchanged for Turquoise and Dusty Salmon – the look is still FESTIVE & FUN!
Gives me ideas of mixing Evergreen Clippings with other colors this year…..
Tropical Entry design by Other Metro Home Staging suzanne pignato
Inspirational Entrance Number Trois
Again – Simple elements create a Grand Entrance! A Great Theme can be carried through-out the entire home effortlessly. So easy to pull the lite Garland through-out the house; stair handrails, mantels, above cabinetry….
The Angel theme can work in every room of the home with such softness that you might just keep them out all year…
And the Poinsettias are perfect as center pieces but don’t forget guest bedrooms and baths for these beautiful reminders of the season. A great take home gift for your visitors.
Traditional Porch design by Austin Interior Designer Dawn Hearn Interior Design
Well I have some great ideas brewing for this year’s Front Door Theme…. I now have too many!
You have your new island, peninsula, breakfast nook or getaway!
You have bookmarked thousands of bar stools sites and pinned all the bar stools in the universe but you just can’t seem to make a decision on the right stool for your space.
Well I have compiled some tips and pictures to help you a little with the decision making process!
First and foremost three things: You will probably repurchase stools before other furniture; consider the space itself and the users of the space! Bar stools tend to take more abuse than any other sitting furniture in the home so don’t be alarmed if you find yourself wanting new stools – sooner after the purchase than expected!
Depending on your space and users you might even want to mix materials and heights to create a space that works for all that use your space but also is your style alone!
Mixing Heights is a great Way to add Interest & allows more people to use your kitchen space! Counter & Table Height Shown Here
Tip #1: To ensure just the right bar stools begin by measuring the height of your counter, bar, or table.
Tip #2: Allow between 10 to 12 inches between the bar stool seat and the bottom of the counter or bar.
This will ensure that your bar stool fits under the counter, bar or table and leaves you with plenty of leg room.
Tip #3: Stool & Bar Heights Guide
24-inch Bar Stool:24″ stools are the perfect height for a 36″ bar.
26-inch Bar Stool:26″ stools are the perfect height for a 38″ bar.
30-inch Bar Stool: 30″ stools are the perfect height for the standard 42″ bar/counter top.
There should be about 26-30 inches between the centers of each bar stool.
This gives people enough personal space. When you factor this in with the length of your island, peninsula or table, you will know how many bar stools you can have in that space.
It is also important to think about all the activities that will be occurring in this space!
SPACE is so IMPORTANT!
Material Types of Bar Stools
Wood bar stools –(buy wood touch up)
Metal (Steel, brushed steel, chrome, iron) bar stools
Leather, Suede, Vinyl, Micro-fiber, Stain-Resistant Fabrics or non-upholstered (How do you clean?)
Back or Back-less bar stools
Arm or arm-less bar stools
Adjustable, swivel, tilt or fixed bar stools (Do you need child friendly?)
So many types of materials to choose from remember to first consider the style of your space and where the bar stools will be used.
When it comes to the style of your space – just one simple question:
Do you want the stools to complement the space? or Stand Alone?
Remember bar stools can be great accent furniture pieces not just a place to sit!