8 amazing entries

We’re about to give our entryway a little love and make some easy, inexpensive changes for some serious impact (can’t wait to show you!) As a result, I’ve been stalking my way through pinterest getting ideas and really, just satisfying my thirst for eye candy in the middle of the night when I’ve been up a million times and can’t get back to sleep.  For me, the entry is the most important room in the house because one, it’s the first room people see and two, it sets the tone of what’s to come in the rest of the house. Here are eight amazing entryways that caught my eye and have me super excited to get our revamp underway!

This entry by Steven Gambrel is, hands down, my all-time favorite (and if I’m being honest, it’s the inspiration behind our little entry revamp!)  The gray-blue walls and trim painted one shade darker, the blue painted doors, the oversize convex mirror and antique table are just divine.  The wicker trunk and sea sponge fingers add texture and just the right amount of a nautical touch:

Formal entries usually aren’t my thing, but I just can’t stop drooling over this one by Carpenter and MacNeille architects.  Another Dutch door, this one with a view to the sea, gorgeous millwork, built-in console tables and blue and white ginger jars is just perfection:

I love layered spaces, but sometimes the simpler the better.  White walls, a wood pedestal table, a round jute rug, fresh greenery and a bench is stunning in its simplicity in this entryway:

This oceanfront home by David Netto is absolutely spectacular but the entryway takes my breath away!  There is so much to love about this space despite the size (it’s bigger than my first apartment!) – that fabulous black Dutch door and ceiling painted to match, the built-in bookcase with orange painted backing and beautiful molding details mixed with more modern and casual elements like a gnarled wood table and a striped dhurrie keep the ginormous space feeling fun and fresh.  The travertine floors keep the space light and airy:

Just because you don’t have a lot of space in your foyer doesn’t mean you can’t make a dramatic impact.  This narrow entryway via Elle Decor gets serious wow factor from contrast: white board and batten walls are so crisp against a high gloss black banister and ebony floors.  Clean, classic and stunning:

It’s all about symmetry (and an amazing ikat settee!) in this entryway by Timothy Whealon, between matching topiary, brass floor lamps and gorgeous millwork.  I love the idea of seating in a foyer – it’s a great way to be functional while also introducing fabulous color and pattern, as well:

Planked walls, a simple console table, eye popping artwork and beautiful slate floors in this entry by designer Scott Sanders are simple but classic.  Another great example of making a big impact in a small space while still being functional:

White and bright is my go-to for entryways, but this high gloss, all black entryway featured in House and Home a few years ago makes my heart skip a beat!  Paired with checkerboard floors, nothing else is necessary  – high drama with just a few simple elements.  Perfection:

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  1. sherry hart on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    That first image has been a favorite for me!!! Love every element!

  2. Kelly Stivers on October 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I will never get tired of that image, Sherry! It's simply the best in all ways!

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