We've all heard the saying before that you can only make one first impression. Well, that got me thinking when I picked up the latest copy of Veranda magazine (feb issue). The foyer on the cover is so welcoming and beautiful and inviting .. I don’t have much of a foyer or entrance in my home. I’ve tried to make the best first impression by adding two really large rectangular mirrors on one wall ,in hopes of making the space seem larger and on the other wall I’ve added my photo grid of black and white pictures of my adorable sons with Pottery barn frames . If you’re lucky enough to have a foyer or if you have only a small space, why not make it a space that’s inviting and makes that amazing first impression. Clear out the clutter and add a fabulous table ,some amazing artwork or something that speaks to you...what ever it may be…Here are some of my favorite entrances….And speaking of first impressions, you have all made such an amazing first impression on me (and second and third, and so on). Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I started this a year ago as a way to have fun and share some ideas…Your comments make me so happy . Thank you, thank you, thank you….you’ve made such an impression…xo, kelly
house beautiful, Stephen Knollenberg,Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold, coastal living, coastal living, house beautiful, coastal living, house beautiful, country home, veranda; meredith hutchinson, kelly mcguill home
A designer,stylist, wife and mother shares her love of design.
Since I can remember, I've always had an eye for design --- and an obsessive compulsive personality. One day, I was sitting at the kitchen table playing Monopoly with my nephew Jack. He was focused on accumulating money and I was straightening my houses oh so perfectly, aligning each hotel within the colored section of my property, and collecting my money in a neat and symmetrical order. At one point he looked at me and said, “And you say I’m O so D.” He might have had the letters wrong but he totally understood me as a designer and a Monopoly player!