It’s always surprised me that the entryway is all too often overlooked when styling one’s home. Being the first opportunity to impress guests, your entry way is a peek into your personal style and ultimately the place that welcomes you home, it becomes a pivotal space in your home’s design, and should be treated as such.
While I’ve welcomed a myriad of colors, prints and textiles into my entryway, I opted to keep the walls crisp with just a hint of purple/grey by using Behr’s Lilac Mist and bright white trim. By doing so, I can maximize the natural light and let the rest of the vibrant decor shine.
Influences from far away lands— a feather juju hat, framed tribal garments, and ginger jars, and collected over the years and my deep crimson vintage Turkish rug—are bold, yet effortless, accents that work together to extend the personality of the rest of our home throughout the foyer.
An oversized mirror, bamboo chairs and small rattan stool are just as functional as they are stylish; a perfect time to touch up my pink pout, and a helpful place to set my purse. The chandelier and horse lamp serve as the “jewelry” of the space. Lighting is my favorite way to infuse fun and personality into any space. And I can’t talk about my entryway without addressing our leopard stair runner. Leopard has been and always will be a neutral in my mind, so I was never fearful about making such a bold choice as I knew it would blend with everything. And I’m currently obsessing over the idea of an antelope stair runner as well.
I know not every entryway lends itself to large statements and grand decor due to size. But with a carefully-curated collection of prints and designs, even the smallest of entryways can open up the home. Truly, MKR
P.S. Check out our entryway essentials for more inspiration on styling your own iconic entryway. xo