Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Decorate the Entry Hall, No Matter How Small!

Due to some key furniture rearrangements, we now have somewhat of an entry hall in my house.  So far, though, it consists only of a mirror which is looking very, very top heavy without a table or something underneath to balance it out.

In times like these, it's always best to consult the experts first...

"The entrance into a house is like the preface to a book; it should give you a sense of what you are entering, but not tell the whole story....Whether it is a small foyer or a proper entrance hall, it has to have character and poise, and set a tone."
-Libby Cameron

Apartment Therapy

"First of all, be sure there is plenty of light in your hall.  You will probably have there one long table or console, and it you place a lamp at each end you will light it much more pleasantly than by using just the ceiling light alone.  Over this long table is often the best place for the good big mirror every hall needs."
-Dorothy Draper
Jonathan Adler via Apartment Therapy

"You have to have a table in the hall with lamps on it, and a mirror and also something to put your keys on so you never lose them."
-Jane Churchill
Habitually Chic
Apartment Therapy

"The front hall is important because when you open the door of a house, it pulls you in or it doesn't.  It's the first thing you see and it's fun to have a little drama about it."
-Bunny Williams
Habitually Chic
Color Outside the Lines

So what do you say?  Any suggestions for tables and lamps to round out our naked entry hall??

Quotes from Dorothy Draper's, Decorating is Fun, and Susan Bartlett Crater's & Libby Cameron's, Sister Parish Design

1 comment:

  1. You have literally picked some of my favorite entry halls here. The Jonathan Adler one always looks so fresh and happy, makes me smile every time.