You know that saying about first impressions? Well the same is true for your home. I’m a huge fan of fabulous entryways because they set the stage for the rest of your abode. And they’re the perfect place to show off those little details that make your home uniquely yours. Here are some of my favorite entryways along with some helpful tips for creating a grand entrance in your own home.
This entry is simplistic in style but dynamic in details. We wanted the console table to be the star in the entry so we selected a dark starburst mirror to tie in with the handrail on the stairs as well as the warm espresso hardwood floors. My client loved turquoise so instead of going bold, we used subtle variations of the color with the storage box accessories and graphic lampshades.
On the other end of the spectrum is this beauty. I love all of the over the top details, sparkle and drama of this entry. We began layering the space with this gorgeous Radnor wallpaper from Osborne & Little . The subtle yet traditional pattern became instantly chic because we selected the metallic finish. A black lacquered console helped to ground the space and also worked perfectly with the dark hardwood floors.
The details came together beautifully and the overall look is a perfect blend of modern glam that we were after. Sometimes you just have to roll with pieces you love and as you begin to layer the space, you edit…edit…edit until it feels right visually. If you really take a good look at this console, you will see how simplistic the overall design really is.
The Elexis lamps help to brighten up the dark console table and tie in with the wall color used throughout the rest of the home. We grounded the space with another neutral element…the rug! I love the contrast of the graphic pattern and how it really does tie in with the overall feel.
The starburst mirror is bold and doesn’t take away from the wallpaper, but helps to bounce a bit of light around in the dark entry. The x benches have to be one of my favorite elements. We had the made with a custom silver leafed finish from JC’s Upholstery and the tops are upholstered in Schumacher’s Glimmer in Mineral fabric to keep the glitz going! But you can find a few options HERE and HERE.