These Welcoming Spaces are Anything but Entry Level

We’ve all heard the axiom, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” True, and when it comes to your home’s entryway, exactly what impression are you creating? How does your style welcome your guests?

Entry spaces (like our styles) can be as diverse as the universe itself. Are you a connoisseur of fine art? Then your entryway may welcome guests to a gallery of paintings or objects that convey a well crafted evening or experience awaits them. A light and airy white palette with pieces from nature speak to a livable, breathable style.

Entry 1:
Clean, modern lines, yet warm and light.
From Jenkins Interiors | photo credit: 
Nathan Schroder Photography

Entry 2:
Vintage elements become an artful focus. From Arch and Vault,
Designer Unknown

Entry 3:
Nature on elegant display with this console and framed botanicals.
Amy Morris Interiors

Entry 4:
True transition: graphic and bold against a traditional backdrop.
Design by Suzanne Kassler

Time to Transition

Whether you’re treating guests to an elegant evening affair, or they’re rushing from work to join you for dinner and a movie, your home’s entryway gives the luxury of time for the transition. Practically, it’s a pause for calm, some last minute lipstick, and a chance to hang your jacket. And having taken that “deep breath” mentally, the stage is set, and your guests transition with ease.

Your Space

The same goes for your family. If it’s an aesthetically pleasing entryway or a kid and style savvy mud room, giving yourself the space to switch gears is disarming. It can take the edge off of frantic and give you and your eyes a little room to breathe.