First impressions last long and that’s why you should never underestimate the power of entryways. To help us make sense of it all, we are giving you the insights of some of our favorite interior designers. Have a look and discover how to create a welcoming, memorable hallway!
In a stylish Hamptons home devised by Deborah Berke and decorated by Thomas O’Brien, the latter’s pendant lights from Aero join an Alexandre Noll sculpture (far end) and a Donald Baechler painting (right) in the entrance hall; an Alexander Calder lithograph is mounted at the bottom of the staircase.
Speaking of first impressions. How would you feel if you walked into a house that looked like this one? This eye-catching and luxurious entryway will charm anyone who enters this home. Brought to you by Nina Magon Studio.
Multi-award-winning Australian designer Greg Natale is known for his masterly use of pattern and color, and his bold application of both in creating tailored, curated and sophisticated spaces. The blue color of the walls that is spread within the whole house creates a consistent design. Moreover, it is also strengthened through the matching entryway furniture.
With a unique signature style and over 40 years of experience, Kelly Hoppen is surely an icon and one of the most celebrated interior designers in the world. For this entryway, a hint of sophistication was brought through framed paintings, a concrete console table, and luxury lamps.
In the baronial entry hall of Tommy Hilfiger’s Connecticut estate, an antique iron chandelier hangs over an 1840s Gothic Revival library table and Martyn Lawrence Bullard–designed stools, which are dressed in a Robert Kime print with a Samuel & Sons fringe trim.
In the entrance hall of a Minneapolis mansion, designer Michael S. Smith employed a painting by Jacob Kassay, Qing-dynasty vessels, and a tabletop sculpture by Anish Kapoor; the custom-painted fretwork pattern over the dining room doorway is by Gracie.
Joseph Dirand has been sharpening his eye since childhood, he knows how to see, a rare quality indeed. He sees the space and perspective of a place. He is sensitive to the way light plays on relief and flat surfaces, he analyses structure, notices the tiniest of details, observes a material’s abundance of features and appreciates the rightness of a color.
At the Hudson Valley home of designer Sara Story, a painting by Yayoi Kusama commands a wall in the entrance hall/gallery, which is paved with Carrara, Bleu de Savoie, and Nero Marquina marble in a graphic pattern. Vintage settee upholstered in a woven fabric from ALT for Living.
Black-and-white floor tiles by Clé provide a graphic welcome at the Manhattan duplex apartment of Naomi Watts; the interiors were designed by the firm Ashe + Leandro. The entrance hall’s pendant light is by Ralph Lauren Home, the 19th-century shell-back chairs are from KRB, and the painting in the stairway is by Harland Miller.
An internationally recognized product and interior designer, Kelly Wearstler never fails to amaze with her works, and this entryway design is no exclusion. Artistic and creative, it simply makes you fall in love with it.
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