Friday, September 22, 2017

Using Less Rather Than More

Last week one of my favorite decorating bloggers, Marty at
A Stroll Thru Life, challenged us to consider using less rather than more in our entrance area.

I was due a change and decided to take her up on her challenge.
My entry way is small and only accommodates a narrow table.  Right after moving in ten plus years ago, I repainted this area a deep red simply because I thought it set the mood and color theme for the rest of the house.  I still like it and don't anticipate changing it any time soon.
These abstract prints by Lin Leger introduce the colors I use throughout my house, and hang opposite the table in the foyer.
 This was my table arrangement for spring and summer and you will see that I didn't make a big change for fall.
In fact, I left the table runner because the gold with deep red stitching and edging is still perfect for fall.  I also left the tall arrangement on the left simply because I like it and it also is appropriate for the upcoming season.

 So, playing off the colors of the vase and lamp and items in the arrangement, I cleaned up the space by adding my beautiful bowl, made especially for me by California potter Susan Bass.  I wrote about her and my bowl HERE.  I absolutely love the colors that she masterfully created in this
one-of-a-kind piece.  You may also notice the fleur de lis she added to the side.
I added to the bowl an assortment of decorative balls that played off the ones in the floral arrangement,
then topped them off with a few faux pumpkins that are in a similar design.
 I like this combination for fall.
 And that is all the change I made.
I have to agree that using less rather than more was a good idea and exactly what I needed in the foyer.  So, thank you Marty for the challenge.
Do you also need to be challenged to do something fresh or different for the season change?
I would love to hear what you have done.

Linking to Celebrate and Decorate


  1. I like your entry table both ways! The red on the walls is wonderful especially with the wood flooring. Just beautiful.

  2. Warm and inviting... just like the rest of your beautifully appointed home!

  3. I love the new look! I try not to have so many items on my decorator tables that they fight each other, but sure that I could probably have less. :o)) Happy weekend!

  4. I'm not very good at less is more but that is a goal of mine. I love what you did.....


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