I posted yesterday about doing something interesting to the walls in my small front hallway. Whilst I would love for my front door to open into a much larger hallway or, even better, into an entry foyer, you’ve gotta work with what you’ve got, right? My little hall has a door opening off it in all four directions (including the front door), and at the moment is painted a pale grey by Taubman’s called ‘Pebble Bay’. It’s a gorgeous colour but, because it takes only a fraction of a second to pass through the hall, you don’t notice the colour and it’s kind of a ‘nothing’ space. I’ve been toying with the idea of wallpaper or dark paint for the walls to give it some ‘wow’ when you come in. It’s got me thinking about entryways and what you can do with them.
This is a classic look that I adore (above). The blue/grey/white scheme on the walls is subtle but interesting and the antique table is beautiful.
windsor smith in house beautiful
My dream entryway is Windsor Smith’s. There’s nothing I don’t love: glossy black doors, chequered floors, amazing staircase and the circular grey seat that she designed. The colours, furniture and architecture are all perfection!
via apartment therapy
Even a tiny corner like this one (above) can function as an entryway and make you feel that you’ve ‘arrived’. The wallpaper is key and really makes the space feel like a separate room of its own. The drawers that function as a storage unit for keys etc. are small but because the scale is in proportion to the mirror and light, it makes the space feel taller and larger. Love it!
Maybe in my future dream home I could have an entryway like this (above). I dream of those doors, an arched entry and that staircase (literally). Love the white floors and the blue french chair – and the cute owl umbrella stand.
Again, you don’t need a lot of space to have a welcoming entry area. Doesn’t the shape of the mirror above go well with the geometric wallpaper?
I couldn’t tell you how many times I have looked at this image from domino (above). Love the combination of antique furniture with modern accessories.
This is one of my fave pics (above) because it shows how you can have an ‘entryway’ even if your front door opens directly into a room. The long floor rug delineates the ‘hallway’ space, and having the sofa with its back to the door creates a dividing-wall effect. The dark floor here really anchors the space, and the architectural column also helps to define the two areas.
bear hill interiors
You can hardly see the wallpaper in this entryway (above), but the turquoise lamp and painting highlight its colours. It’s a luxury to have room for a sofa in the front hall, and in my house would be a great dumping-ground for shoes and school bags!