Hi all! How are you? Personally, I feel swamped in workload… and I’m in such a bad need for a getaway. You, too? Unfortunately, can’t do much about the workload or the getaway for that matter. I can however, share with you some great inspiration. Today’s post is about something I envy in other people’s homes but can’t have in mine (grrrrh!) – the entryway table! I absolutely love it when homes have an entryway or foyer before going into the den and so on. An entry way obviously welcomes guests and predisposes them about the home’s owner style. Ready to get inspired?
The entryway used to have a real purpose to it, mainly to prevent immediate exposure of the home’s interior with the front door and cold weather, acting like a buffer zone, separating the heated areas. The entry table was an addition for all the last second necessities. But, for those who’re lucky enough to have one, it is so much more than that. It anchors the foyer and as a focal point it initiates the guests’ engagement with the home’s interior. But, is it out of fashion? Not really, if you ask me. Sure, there’s a tendency for downsizing homes that translates into eliminating a foyer altogether. However, it’s not a space wasted and if size is not an issue then a foyer is a keeper.
Some entry ways are tiny, others are roomy enough to add more furniture like an armchair or a bench. Whatever the case, the important thing to keep in mind is to maintain it “clutter-free.” Obviously, it’s the best place to drop the keys and mail. Therefore, allow for a box-hold-all these necessities to keep them out of sight. Personally, I also like the informality of a bench instead of a console table. In some cases, it is a great alternative.
And if all you have is a wide corridor and no entry way? No worries! An entry table is still a great addition and yet another chance to me a design style statement.
Gosh, I wish I had either an entry way, or a corridor or even just a wall for that matter – instead I have an open floor plan space. 🙁 Anyway, I’m sure you noticed the round mirror trend running in these images, but a photo print or an original artwork will work equally well. A notable, elegant entry always changes a guest’s perspective. What about yours? Do you fancy any of these styles? Do you have an entryway? Share the details in the comment section below.