12 Feb A Grand Entrance
“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard
BEFORE | FRONT ENTRY
The entrance to a home is the first thing people see, including the homeowner. It should be an area to take pause and relish in before making your way into other rooms. Our clients were ready to makeover their newly acquired home as it hadn’t been touched in several decades. What better place to start then in the heart of the home!
AFTER | FRONT ENTRY
The original moldings and carved framing details are the star of the show and given new life with fresh high gloss paint. Removing the carpet was a must, and allowed for us to stain the stairs and railings to match the new deep ebony stain of the wood floor. A modern update while still keeping with the vintage charm of the architectural details of the house. A chandelier made of jute and recycled glass from Ro Sham Beaux pulls the seafoam tones out of the rug and silk lampshade. Needing a place to rest that doesn’t interrupt the flow of the entrance makes this bone inlay stool a perfect choice.
We found an antique sewing machine table hiding in another room of the house that has sentimental value to the family. Perfect in size and height, we brought it front and center to the entry. A vintage marble lamp and fresh flowers add a punch to a neutral area when set atop a stunning tray. You should feel good each time you open the door into your home. Simple changes have dramatic effects…stay tuned for their dining room makeover.