Thursday, January 6, 2011

Enticing Entries

Your Entry is the first thing your guests will see as they enter your home.  These rooms make that important first impression. What does your entry say? Is it bold, inviting, relaxed, or formal? Here are some of our favorites that cover all ends of the spectrum.

First, here's a picture of an entryway we just completed for one of our clients. Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's a detail of the pair of antique Swedish chairs that flank the antique Italian commode. We reupholstered the chairs in yummy silk fabrics, centering the floral motif on the chair backs.

Love the large scale mirror, the Swedish clock, and the pale wooden floors. Very serene and inviting. 

We love the animal print going up the stairs, the seagrass runners, the custom tableskirt console, and the gilt mirror.

Ashley Whittaker designed this entry using pops of the classic color combo: blue & white.

The Sunburst mirror brings your eye up the stairwell. This double height entry is so open and inviting.
Susan Ferrier The subtle splash of pink and the "antiqued" mirror make this a romantic entry .  We love the pale pink silk shades and the art layered over the mirror.

This is a classic entry hall complete with a gorgeous buffet, antique chairs, and a grandfather clock.

A hot pink upholstered settee greets you as you enter this home.

This entry is far from stuffy. The pale walls, the stone floor, the worn round wooden table, the linen slipcovered slipper chair help make this foyer feel relaxed. 
 A crisp and clean octagonal tableskirt is the main attraction in this entryway. Notice the fireplace too.

It's hard to see (sorry, this is a scanned image!) but we believe the walls are upholstered in a china seas fabric. We love the x-stools that are nestled under the mirrored console. The queen anne bench and the bamboo gilt mirror are probably vintage finds. The owl umbrella holder and the zebra rug add some whimsy.

Miles Redd designed a dramatic entryway for this apartment. Love the chevron floors with the de Gournay-ish like pattern on the walls (notice that the door covered in the same pattern, so it almost disappears!)

The walls in this entry are painted in Benjamen Moore's color Razzle Dazzle. Need we say more?

This is of Windor Smith's entry. The round settee is unexpected, yet inviting.

Here's a bird's eye view of her same entry.

 The pops of red are a wonderful contrast against what would be an otherwise neutral palette.

Who wouldn't love walk into a home with fresh flowers ready to greet you? What is more inviting than that! 

Alison Womack Jowers fabricated this entry in a Michael Devine fabric. Love that the ceiling is painted a shade of green. 

What a great bench- love the kelly green!  And the framed botanicals make such a great statement on the horizontal wooden creamy walls!


We love the zebra stair runner mixed with the black and white photography.


Brooke & Meg

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