Monday, October 26, 2009

Leave your shoes at the door...

It seems inevitable that especially in Spring and Fall, around the entrance a row of boots will begin to appear. Often neatly tucked in a row, descending in size like a chain of elephants and sometimes growing to create little cityscapes with boot skyscrapers in the area around the door. This accidental decorating fixture can be so revealing, adding a suble personal
touch to your space.

You can often immediately tell the inhabitants of a home - see the evidence of Jenna Lyon's son Beckett with the tiny sneakers and flame rubber boots.

A very sophisticated line-up for Sophia Coppola.

Perhaps the perfect excuse to get beautiful shoes, they double as art in decor?

A little entrance vignette by the ever charming Emersonmade (love that cheetah print coat!)


Eddie Ross' country home


Right now there is a pair of wellies, some ballet flats and a few of Mr M's ski-like boots at our front door. Which shoes are fixtures in your entrance?


{P.S. A whole week of lovely shoe posts including a little contribution from myself
at Mustard Seed Collective}


{Photos: 1-LivingEtc, 2-SofiaCoppolaforLV,3-JohanCarlsonforSkonaHem,4-Emersonmade,
5-FrancoiseHalard, 6-PatrickClineforLonny, 7-SimonBrownPhotography}

20 comments:

captivate me. said...

that print coat with the oversized flower...perfection!! great post :-)

A Life More Fabulous said...

Thanks Tanya - I was rather captivated by the coat too ;)

vintagelaundress said...

What wonderful images! Especially for those of us with "shoe-fetish" issues - I'm diggin' the cheetah print coat, too!

I'm so happy to have found your blog and I look forward to future visits. Thanks also for stopping by m blog and leaving your sweet comments!

Her name was Lola said...

I want {need} that cheetah print coat! Such gorgeous entrance-making inspiration.

Cheers.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I looove these entrance images! you can only find kids sneakers at mine :( not so charming. have a lovely day!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Oh I don't know Caroline, I think kid's sneakers have a lot of charm too! You'll miss them when they morph into giant clunky shoes!

Sarah Klassen said...

These are lovely images -- the first being my favorite! So cute -- I almost wish that I could do this, but I have a mud room with built-in shelves and benches. But this is so cute!

Have a wonderful Monday :)

A Life More Fabulous said...

Thanks Sarah! A mud room with built-ins sounds like organizational heaven! Definitely not a bad trade off for a pile of shoes.

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

great idea to have the little tray to put boots on. we all know how muddy/wet/salty those get come winter.

Francine Gardner said...

I dream of a mud room where I could leave assortment of wellingtons, garden clogs, flip flop etc...... unaccessible to my mutt's discerning teeth....they are especially very fond of my YSL which they just had for (almost supper)

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

How freakin awesome is that first entryway???? LOVE IT!

Melissa said...

wow! I've always tried to hide our shoes in our coat closet! thanks so much for posting this, as it offered many lovely entryway ideas!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

One thing I was always enamored with in an English home or manor was the inevitable mud room. You are so right..the shoes and coats told an entire story of the inhabitants within from the ever changing seasons to the age of the people crossing the threshold. They all seem to be aligned so neatly...now if only I could get everyone here to follow suit!
Thanks for visiting my blog...I'll be back! I've so enjoyed viewing all your inspirational posts!

Maria said...

I LOVE this post!! Ironcially when we lived in Japan where eveyone takes their shoes off before entering, we did not in our embrace this concept in our home. But now that were back stateside in a brand new home we most certainly do!! I absolutely love how they even contribute to the impression of the entrance, great images!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

I LOVE this post! There is something about a home entrance or mudroom that sets the tone for the rest of the house and tells so much about the way the owner's live!

Simply Mel said...

Great post! Leave it to Sophia Coppola to have the chicest line-up!

Kellie Collis said...

I wish my shoes were that neat! You have given me some serious inspiration! x

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

ADORABLE!!! We always have at least one pair of Chuck Taylors, flipflops and gardening boots sitting by our door.

Jaime said...

Stunning selection- love the cheetah coat too!

Love your blog- I am follower now :)

Household 6 said...

Oh gosh, what a cool post! Being from a part of the world where flipflops and sand are a main staple, I've carried over this habit of taking off our shoes when we walk in the house, but seeing shoes at the front entry drives me insane. Especially because my daughters will leave 8 million pairs of sneakers there until they run out of shoes. The main staple at our door is probably my slippers. It's cold here in WA, ya know! lol
p.s. thanks for the visit! My creepy whisper box won't tell a soul about your dream :)

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