First Impressions

The entry of the home is an often overlooked design opportunity.  It is the very first chance you have to make an impression on your guests as well as a wonderful way to welcome yourself home from a long day at work!  Therefore, use it as an opportunity to make an impact and illustrate your personal aesthetic!  Whether you have a monstrous foyer or room for a tiny table next to your door, there is ample space for style.  Your home may be formal, or guests may enter through the side door.  Either way, you can make your entry memorable!  Here are a few of my very favorite entryways!

Traditional Glam

Don’t you just adore this?  The wainscoting is just perfect paired with the incredible, high-gloss navy paint!  The chest/secretary is simply stunning, and who doesn’t love a giant octopus?  It’s both quirky and traditional all rolled into one.

Collected & Graphic

I love everything about this entry.  The bright, graphic wallpaper paired with an impactful abstract art piece makes a big statement.  They are grounded by the warmth of the rustic console and worn oushak rug.  And, who could miss the fabulous cobalt door and lamps?  What an elegant balance of pizazz and tradition.

Farmhouse Chic

When I recently saw this foyer in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, I almost squealed.  The herringbone floors and the rich, velvet settee are so inviting.  I just want to help myself right on in to whomever’s home this is!  Every single detail is attended to and then some.

Mudroom for Dog Lovers

This mudroom is such a comfortable way to greet not only your two-legged friends, but your four-legged ones as well.  The built-in bed and shoe shelves make for a well-organized and casual welcome.

Dressed Up Cottage

This relaxed entry is not only functional, but it also has beautiful architectural details.  The paneled walls and built-in bench really pop off of the rough stone floors.  I wouldn’t mind shedding my boots and jacket here on a daily basis.

Fresh & Functional

Wow.  What a well put-together entry.  The grey cabinets are so fresh and illustrate that this mudroom was not an afterthought.  The seamless color from cabinets to window trimmings, make the space feel even bigger.

I hope these inspire you to create a personal and stylish entry in your own home.  If you need assistance selecting furnishings, rugs, lighting, or accessories we, at Nandina Home & Design would love to help you.

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1 Comment

  1. Posted by Jon Sam

    Pile on the pillows, and don’t shy away from mixing patterns. Combine large prints with small ones, florals with geometrics.

    Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Reply

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