It’s the first thing people see when you greet them at the door. The Main Entrance to your home should offer guests a little taste of what’s to come. Do you like bold color, antiques, or textiles? Are you preppy, classic or bohemian? And on top of expressing your style, it should also offer a bit of utility – baskets for shoes, a mirror for a last glance before you head out the door, and a resting place to put down a cup of coffee or drop your keys. Mudrooms are taking over with a lot of our day to day heavy lifting, but a well styled Entrance truly welcomes your guests. Below are a few of our KT2 favorites and guidelines to what gives them their character.
- Custom Nauset Lantern Sconces – This is one of our favorite sources for Exterior Sconces. These add ambiance and the copper weathers beautifully.
- Custom Arch Top Mahogany Door with Sidelights – In addition to introducing architectural arches throughout the house, the addition of airy sidelights adds to the openness and symmetry of this doorway.
- Adirondack Chairs – Here we add a splash of color and offer an inviting note to the Entrance, also it lets us know that we aren’t taking the symmetry too seriously.
- Large Bull’s Eye Mirror with Wood Frame – This is a perfect place for a last glance.
- Narrow Console – Adds a bit of storage and a beautiful wood finish.
- Original Antique Artwork – A seascape is neutral yet still adds a touch of color and character.
- Throw Pillows – These add comfort and texture to a wood bench – a great spot to slip shoes on and off.
- Natural Stepping Stone – A solid step found while excavating for the foundation adds to the organic appeal of this home.
- Hanging Baskets – A great way to add some color and symmetry.
- Front Door/Back Door – A pass through from the Front Door to the Back Door adds to the openness of this Entry.
- Antique Corbels – A unique flea market find these were originally from a row house in Baltimore – by adding a narrow shelf this became a size appropriate piece for the Foyer – not to mention a great conversation starter.
- Side Chair – Take a load off on this antique side chair – a great place to add a little texture to the space.
- Painted Stripes – By adding a few painted stripes onto the back of the door we added character to an often neglected surface.
All photos by Michael J. Lee.