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Robert A.M. Stern

 

 From an evening gown to a perfect floral arrangement, an entrance is sort of like a first impression: You only get one chance to make it.

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Donald Lococo Architect

 

 A round table is one of our favorite ways to make a statement in the foyer.

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Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

Paired with the perfect flowers — and, of course, the right statement lighting — it’s a piece that is as versatile as it is lovely.

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Ken Gemes Interiors

 

 In a pinch, we love the idea of pulling chairs up to an entrance hall table for extra seating at a dinner party.

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Donald Lococo Architect

 

 You know we always love decorating with books. The entrance hall table is no exception!

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Catalano Architect and Interiors

 

 Beyond that crucial table, so many other elements can absolutely make an entrance. The right rug…Woodwork for miles…

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Historical Concepts

 

And, of course, a show-stopping chandelier.

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LDa Architecture

 

 And if you have a spectacular view? Don’t forget to flaunt it!

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LIsa Sherry Interiors

 

 Something a little bit unexpected can certainly make an entrance pop — whether it’s cozy furniture or a bold paint choice.

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Anne Decker ArchitectGordon Beall Photography

 

 And a fun pattern on the floor adds instant interest, as does a fabulous arch!

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Lisa Sherry Interiors

 

Cool art is instantly eye-catching and we love a seagrass rug for creating a less dressy feel.

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Symmetry isn’t required for making an entrance, but a special pair can take a foyer up a notch.

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Eric Piasecki

 

 And, sometimes, the loudest statements are the simplest of all.

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Ralph Lauren

 

 Tables and lighting, accessories and flooring are all great ways to make an entrance. But nothing says, “welcome” quite like filling your home with things (and people) you love! And if you have puppies, so much the better!

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope it’s a wonderful one!


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