With a bold mix of new and old finds, the entry nook in this Charlottesville, Virginia home welcomes guests with ease and serves as a handy spot for mail and keys.
The warm colors and dark grout make a glamorous statement in this simple Covington, Louisiana space.
The heart-pine floorboards throughout were salvaged from dismantled structures. The crown and trim are finished in Hi-Gloss paint, reflecting light back into the rooms, and lending an air of formality to this Senoia, Georgia home.
A 1960’s vibe gives this front entry in Scottsdale, Arizona personality. Brilliant blue and lime green walls create a dramatic backdrop for art, a wall unit, and a retro chandelier.
A large painted canvas gives this formal entryway a splash of contemporary color and personality.
A striped, slipcovered settee is the perfect size for this adorable gent. The photo display is a montage of family shots copied onto wooden plates and hung on the wall with simple hooks creating a personalized, welcoming work of art.
A group of plant prints creates a focal point in this entryway. Complete the neat look with a few coffee table books and a large hurricane vase filled with fresh clippings. For added structure, try putting a pleated skirt over a console table.
This homeowner combined a burled-mahogany, bow-front chest with a faux-bois patterned rug to mix modern touches with beloved antiques to create an inviting, yet fresh entryway.
A unique bamboo coat and umbrella rack makes this foyer the perfect place for guests to hang their belongings.
A lack of storage space inspired this homeowner to display her china collection on the wall above a console in her bedroom. The monochromatic palette gives the display cohesion.
A festive swag of rosemary on the front door sends a gardener’s greeting of Christmas cheer. Secure cut ends of branches with florist wire; tie with a ribbon.
Because it’s used by both guests and family, the foyer in the Seattle, Washington, home needed to blend formality with practicality. A pair of 48-inch-high partitions separates the living room from the dining room. The craftsman influence comes through in the columns atop the partitions, which conceal load-bearing posts. One side of the hall has a built-in bench opposite cubbies for shoes.
Teach kids to keep this entry neat and clean. If shoes have a certain shelf, show them where it is. Keep storage for kids' toys and clothes low to the ground so they can contribute, and reward them for being tidy.
A modern Lucite table disappears beneath an abstract Richard Casey Painting, antique Vietnamese candlesticks, and stylized leaves that fill an old iron cachepot. A French provincial arm chair adds another international element to this mixed-media foyer.
From the entry to the living room, java stone floors give way to herringbone-patterned antique oak hardwood from antique building products. Entry fabrics by Dedar soften the space.
Architect Bill Ingram’s lakeside retreat was designed to be a refined, authentic house with American detailing that looks as though it has been there for ages. From first step, you are welcomed with a chandelier of mussel shells and a view of the guest bedroom, which was designed to evoke a sleeping porch.