Thursday, June 3, 2010

Always know how to make an entrance.

Or a reappearance! With a new computer in tow and a laundry list of topics, I am finally back in action. And what better way to kick things off again than the topic of entryways.

Typically overlooked, the entryway is probably the most important part to a home. It's the first impression, summarizes the home's style and the space that, once you step into it, confirms you are in fact home. 

FAKE IT: That said, even if you don't have a foyer, still make sure to section off an area for people to gather. Section off according to room size and available space. If you are extremely low on available space (like me), one suggestion would be to angle the couch so that it provides a sense of direction. 

The space should be inviting and contain some key items: coat rack (or closet), shoe mat and key holder. If you have the space, it's always nice to hang a mirror so you can give yourself the once-over before leaving and your guests can do the same before coming in. It's also nice to display some sort of signature piece whether it be furniture or artwork, that signifies your personal style. Here are some great foyers and entryways for inspiration.

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