New Home Inspiration: Foyer and Office

Next up on our home inspiration tour, I’d like to show you some of the plans for the front of the house, specifically the entryway/foyer and the office.

Last week, I hinted at the fact that we’d purchased a desktop for the office. While I’m still not ready to share the actual desktop, I can tell you that it is only a desktop — meaning we (Troy) will be installing the legs of the desk, and we (me) will need to find a comfy chair to go with the finished product.

Right now, we’re pretty set on going a bit industrial and using metal pipes for the legs of the desk.

TableReveal-copy-691x1024via Vin’yet Etc.

Using pipes for the legs of the desk is really a make-or-break part of how I’d like to decorate in several aspects of the house. I can’t say I was expecting us to make all of our own furniture, but if the desk works out like we plan, I’d love to also do a bookshelf in that room as well.

FileItem-204630-IMG_4124via Whitney Gaylord

Moving into the foyer, I could also see a console table in this same vein.

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Remember that bar cart I wanted? Why not make one with pipes?

Life Designed 16via Life: Designed

Ok, ok, maybe I am getting a little carried away with the pipe thing. However, outside of the desk and the bookshelf, none of these pieces would be in the same room, and I kind of like the idea of having a furniture theme throughout the first floor. Plus, there is a reclaimed wood market down the street from my office that I think could make some really beautiful pieces.

Outside of my new-found obsession with plumbing supplies, I love the trend of built-in entryway organizers. If you look at our floor plan, there is a small space near the door to the basement where we had the option of adding a built-in organizer. The builder wanted to charge us a couple thousand (really?!), which seems to silly when we could make this for a fraction of the price.

entry-storage-bench-hooks-basket-bins1Follow the link for full DIY instructions! / via House Updated

This is one of those low-priority projects, though, so in the meantime I am hoping to do something a little more simple with just a bench, coat hooks, and a little shoe storage. This caught my eye one day on the IKEA website and I really like the look of it all.

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We don’t have quite this much space in our little nook, but the bench and mounted “hallway gallery,” as they call it, would fit perfectly in that spot.

Finally, a quick update from the house: as of Monday night, all of our windows were installed, as well as another section of shingles. It’s pretty chilly again today, but hopefully the guys are powering through. I love progress!


3 thoughts on “New Home Inspiration: Foyer and Office

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