In Feng Shui it is said that the way we enter our homes is crucial. It should be as impressive as possible. Large double doors and lots of light helps bring prosperity into your home. An auspicious beginning to your home sets the stage for good things to flow on in bringing success, health, money, friends, and a happy marriage with it. But sometimes a house doesn’t have an auspicious entry. That’s especially true of an ocean view house which puts all its energy toward the back of the house where the view is. Our house has a very unfortunate entry. It was designed to have a full apartment downstairs with a separate entry if we should ever want to rent it out. A cold, beige, tiled entry is the way to allow for separate entrances through the shared entry hall. The characterless entry is only 3’x 6′ with stairs leading down the ground floor apartment and a door leading to the upstairs foyer. The entry has all the charm of a cheap apartment building without the glamour.
On the plus side:
There is a half-moon door light with beveled glass
The entry has vaulted ceilings
There is a skylight
There is a stone mural of the view from the house
There is room for a line of coat hooks
There is a lot of wall space in the stairwell
I used Lulworth Blue on the wall and doors. I cut down some flat trim to make the pickets and painted them in semi-gloss Navajo White (Benjamin Moore). I used acrylic paint for the crows on the wall. It’s only paint. If I grow tired of it, it’s easy to paint over.
Next time: Adding a Wallpaper Mural in the Stairwell (wait till you see this one!)