Get the Look! A Vibrant and Welcoming Entry

The entry is by far one of the most important parts of your home. It's a first impression and the last thing that your guests will see when they leave. Unfortunately, the entry is one space that is often forgotten when designing a home.

While currently searching for some entry ideas for a client, I decided to build a fun and vibrant entryway that you can replicate in your home, based off this adorable pink entry inspiration photo! 

I love the idea of hanging a mirror in an entryway so that you and your guests can have it to check their lipstick, put on coats or check hair when leaving or entering your house. Lamps create warmth to the space and either a beautiful rug or piece of upholstery (or both!) help to make the room cozy. A fabulous chandelier is a perfect way to give a little drama to the space but also, a traditional lantern is another option (which I adore!) 

Treat the entryway like another room in the house. Layer it, love it, and make it your own! Below are some of my favorite suggestions to create this look, which can be modified to fit your style! Be sure to click on the photo to get more details. 





Introducing: Lauren Messina Interior Design!

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~William Shakespeare

Oh... but a name can mean so very much (and look how it turned out for Romeo and Juliet...Star-crossed lovers who could never be together all because of a name!) Names are important and while they don't define who we are, they can tell a beautiful story if we let them. 

Lauren M. Creative, the name I gave my business many years ago, has served me well. It has been a business that has served many clients and at one time brides well too! However, just as change, and learn through experiences, my business has too. I have had the pleasure of designing some amazing homes recently and it has opened up a world of opportunity for me to be able to build my brand. This has made me take a step back and a hard look at my business name and I have come to realize that I want my name, Lauren Messina, to be a part of this brand. 

Anyone who has their full name in their business can probably agree when I say that this puts a little more pressure on a business owner when it's your name on everything you do. However, I am up for the challenge and now is the time to take that leap and continue moving forward. 

So it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you my new name, Lauren Messina Interior Design. 

I am absolutely thrilled at where this is going to lead my interior design business and I can't wait to share with you some exciting collaborations, and plans in the works! 

LMID is growing, and with that, you will not only see a new look, but a lot more social media interaction, blog posts and a new emphasis on entertaining and travel (as well as a main focus on design of course). 

I want to thank all of my friends, family and clients who support me every day. I am so grateful! I love the projects that I am designing right now and my clients are amazing! They are the reason I want to continue to grow and expand! Feel free to peruse my updated website and don't forget to subscribe to my blog posts where you will be the first to hear of all that is going on with Lauren Messina Interior Design!