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An Inviting Entry

I loved watching the last season of Sarah’s House on HGTV Canada. She designed my dream farm house. The colors and fabrics she chose made my heart go pitter patter. Just look at this entry.


I love everything about it. I love the paisley curtains, the striped rug, the chippy old furniture, comfy pillows, wicker basket, and THE DOOR! I LOVE THE RED DOOR. I BIG, FAT, HEART THAT RED DOOR! I strive to make my entry as warm and inviting as Sarah Richardson’s.


The changes to my entry have been coming slowly over the past few weeks. Over the weekend, I decided to add my chippy red bench from the backyard. I would have loved to paint the doors in my house, but I don’t think my hubby would approve of that idea. So, instead, I added the red in the form of this chipped paint bench that has served me well for about 10 years now. I also added a fall basket with some of those wonderful smelling pine cones.


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If you look carefully, you can see that Sarah adds hats and coats to the entry. We all know she doesn’t actually wear those straw and woven hats out in the garden. It’s all for show and to add a little texture. My attempt at adding texture is my woven bag and a jacket. That way my guests know that the hooks really are strong enough to hold their jackets. The bench will serve as a nice place to put a handbag too.




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The kids’ coat rack and freshly painted basket offer one more place to hang your things.

The warm pillows and blanket add a touch that I think is Sarah-worthy.

You can’t go wrong with fresh flowers from the yard.

Now all I need is a striped rug and those paisley curtains.


If you are not familiar with The Inspired Room blog. You should really go check it out. She recently posted about Sarah’s farmhouse entry. I think she must be my soul mate in decorating. Everything she has posted about this month describes my vision perfectly. Oh, and she lives somewhere in the Seattle area too. We are practically neighbors and BFF’s.

Happy decorating!

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  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    October 18, 2010

    I loved watching Sarah's show also as she redid her farm house and her half/back. Both of these places are sheer joy to see. Love her style. Your entry looks wonderful. I think you are creating the look perfectly. Love the use of the bench and the hooks. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  • Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas
    October 18, 2010

    LOVE LOVE Sarah's House!! Your entry looks GREAT!! Warm and inviting and I love the red bench!

    Lou Cinda 🙂

  • Leanne
    October 18, 2010

    Hi Becca! I love the updates you've added to your entry. I've been having problems with my blog and being able to leave comments on other blogs. I think it's finally fixed now. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I hope you're having a great Fall season.

  • gina3
    October 18, 2010

    I drooled over that house too and have contemplated painting my door red as well. I haven't but I do have a couple of black doors that look great. That would be my dream to have Sarah R decorate a room in my house.

  • Heather@Chaotic Bliss
    October 19, 2010

    Oh yes, your closet door needs to be painted red. Get a little flat trim wood and finish it to be like the one in the picture. You can do this! Perhaps trim out around the red door with some white trim… add your paisley curtains and ta-da! It would be just the same!! Do it do it do it!!

  • Mama Sue
    October 19, 2010

    That's my favorite too! I am about to re-do my entry in red and I am so excited. Working on hubby about the door:)

  • Denise
    October 19, 2010

    I love that farmhouse transformation too. I think the kitchen was my favorite, but everything in that house is fab. Your entry way is looking great!

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2012

    Where can I buy those curtains?