Make an Entrance
Often a forgotten space within a home where shoes are tossed and keys are lost, foyers are a unique opportunity to make a bold design statement. Embrace your entrance hall and make a strong first impression.
Words by Kyle Fulton
Go for Symmetry
Symmetry is an easy trick that brings instant order and harmony to a space
Clean lines and high glamour shine with the Savoy Lamp. Finished with glossy bands of metallic gold and topped with a textured linen drum shade, this ceramic lamp adds oomph when two flank a table. jaysonhome.com
The epitome of understated glamour the Achille Lamp shines bright. With a glass bottle base, antiqued brass chain mail finish and hardback linen shade, it provides unique elegance to any entrance when seen in double. jaysonhome.com
Pick a Style
Entranceways are an easy target for clutter and disorder. Keep things tidy by sticking with one style. A unifying motif is an easy way to create an inviting entrance way.
Go modern and edgy with the Gunnar Side Chair. The gold plated stainless steel frame and baffled leather seat make for a bold design declaration that keeps the foyer contemporary. zgallerie.com
If transitional is the style then the sculptural Spindle Chair is ideal. With a nod to both classic and modern design, the solid kiln-dried birch chair is a sweet seat. zgallerie.com
Pick a Palette
Whether achieved with wallpaper or paint, creating consistency with colour tone makes for a pulled-together look.
Brasscloth combines the textural richness of grass-cloth wallcoverings with the sleek finish found in metallics. Available in six colourways, it's a decadent choice that imparts high-style impact. calicowallpaper.com
Inspired by archival NASA space photography, Inverted Spaces is non-repeating wallpaper as original as Mother Nature. calicowallpaper.com
Devine Color Discovery Cards are ideal for determining which colour palette is perfect before you paint. Available in Cayman at althompson.com
Create a Space
If your home architecturally lacks an entrance hall, create one by way of furniture.
Rich, pebbled shagreen combines with an elegant metal frame in the Villette Shagreen Console. Delicately modern in design, it is a stylish way to frame an area. Available in Cayman at designstudio.tc
Mixing modern and classical detail, the Parisian Cornice Console is a dynamic shelving unit to suit many interiors. A versatile piece, it declares its territory. Available in Cayman at designstudio.tc
The deep seat of the 19th century English Wing Setee makes for the perfect perch when slipping shoes on or off, while the tufted wrap-around back provides a beautiful visual barrier to distinguish a space. Available in Cayman at designstudio.tc
Sharp and shapely with small-scale tacks, the Maarten Upholstered Settee is a European interpretation of mid-century style that is a tasteful way to mark out a zone. Available in Cayman at designstudio.tc
Keep design fresh and fun by adding bursts of colour and unconventional finds.
Talk about haute hippie. With twisted jute fibres and clean lines the steel framed High Ball mirror is a natural winner. selamatdesigns.com
Sure to shine in a modern, transitional or classic setting, the Orbit mirror is made from hammered steel. With concentric circles and a gold finish, it rings of good taste. selamatdesigns.com
Embrace Multi-use Items
When space it at a premium, items that can perform double duty keep your home looking pristine
Impose eye-catching order upon the entranceway with a Bolga Basket. As unique as you are, they are handmade using traditional techniques so no two are alike. indegoafrica.org
Pretty to look at and perfect for flipflops, the Pom Pom Banana Leaf Floor Basket sports a charming floppy edge design and good karma as all profits go towards educational training programmes for the women who handcraft the products. indegoafrica.org
Effortlessly performing double duty, the Mid-Century Hall Stand with a solid eucalyptus base, upholstered cushion storage cabinet, mirrored top shelf and coat hooks is a handsome space saver. westelm.com
Get seating and storage in one with the Nailhead Upholstered Storage Bench. Hinged on both sides with a linen weave and antique bronze-finished nailhead trim, it’s a sophisticated neutral that earns its keep. westelm.com
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