Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A dresser in the foyer

I love how functional and practical it is to have a dresser in a foyer....I'm a huge fan! For example, the bottom drawer of our dresser houses all my kiddies hats, gloves and mittens. In the summer, I keep all of their summer hats in the dresser, along with a small tote that contains sunscreen, bug spray, wipes, etc. It is very easy for my daughter to pull open the bottom drawer and get her stuff out or put it back in.  This is one piece of furniture that is used daily throughout the year in our home.  This is our foyer.
Dresser: ABC Carpet & Home, Wire basket: Fortunoff, Artwork: original artwork by www.buttsketch.com, Coat rack: www.zgallerie.com,  


24 comments:

bridecowzilla said...

Very cool idea, and it helps that the dresser is so chic!

Karena said...

Lisa, I adore this chest!! It is perfect for an entryway. Great choice. Come see who was here to visit!

Karena
Art by Karena

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Love this! What a pretty entry!

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

It's a fabulous idea! It's practical and stylish. And yours is stunning!

The Zhush said...

Such a great idea! Love that coat rack in the background too!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love it, and hey, who can't use extra storage space.
*kisses* HH

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I recently re-painted a medium sized french dresser that we're using as a console table. The extra storage is fantastic!

Kathysue said...

Love your entry and that dresser is to die for!! Black striped my favorite design element. Great advice, I have never thought of it that way. Thank you so much for your visits to my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment,I love reading them,Happy Wednesday!! Kathysue

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

What a great piece! And, very handy (although in our house we never use the front door). Love the coat rack and art as well!

FrenchBlue said...

Your so good! Love it and that charcol sketch is the perfect touch~
XO

Deborah said...

Love the wire basket.

ashlina said...

wow. thats fantastic. i really love it.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

So clever, why haven't I thought of that! (It is yummy, too.)

M.A.the2nd said...

I love that dresser and the lamp as well! Is it yours Lisa? That actually is a great idea as I know that I am always running to pack sunscreen, hats etc. and if it is already done and ready to go in the hallway or foyer you are already a step ahead of the game. Great idea!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Very clever. Thats a great chest and everyone can use more storage!

Hamptontoes said...

Blogger buddies,
Thank you for your comments and for stopping by to visit!

M.A.the2nd...yes, the photos are of my foyer.

TheZhush...the coat rack happens to one of my favorite elements in our home! It is very functional, as well as striking when not in use.

French-Kissed said...

Love your foyer dresser, love your blog, love your style and have thoroughly enjoyed my first visit here. So happy you stopped by FK and left a comment for it led me here. And how adorable was that party for your precious little ballerina. So many delightful details. Inspiration and creativity abound here! I will return. ~jermaine~

Cashon&Co said...

I love the black & blonde stripe in the chest. it's like a modern day version of beidermeier! and a great idea to use it because of the drawers! i wish our entry was big enough to hold some kind of piece of furntiture like this. :)

Traci Giles said...

Hi Lisa, I'm so glad you did a blog about this--but my favorite part of the foyer is the artwork! It's such an fun story, tell more! :)

Hamptontoes said...

Traci,
I will do a post about the artwork. It is a fun story. That will be next week.

Maria Killam said...

I agree and I love yours!

hello gorgeous said...

I'm waiting on a chest from Craigslist that I was thinking about using at the beach in the entry. Thanks for confirming it's okay.

hello gorgeous said...

It's funny, I just noticed the coat rack and P. Barn has a black one like it that I was eyeing for the same entryway. Two points for me! :-)

Nelson said...

Very cool idea, and it helps that the dresser is so chic!