An entryway sets the tone for a home, so it's worth considering how elements like paint color choices, furniture, art, lighting, and rugs work together to reflect your aesthetic. See this roundup of 15 well-designed entryways that are full of decorating inspiration.
A black and white entryway in a Chicago home is full of bold design choices, including a large piece of artwork by Chicagoan Francine Turk and custom black and white marble tiles. The dark grasscloth wall covering, a French Empire table, as well as a brass-legged stool topped with opulent velvet, add to the dramatic look.
The foyer of a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival house in Beverly Hills features an antique Spanish-style chest, a David Cressey lamp and ceramic horse from JF Chen, an antler chandelier from CBS Showroom, and a Christopher Farr rug.
For a Park City weekend retreat, interior designer Nicole Davis opted to expose Wyoming stone on the interior walls for an “old vestibule feel.” A gallery wall of art and sleek sconces complete the design.
An entryway of an Upper West Side residence features a Nickey Kehoe chair, a Chinese vase, a photograph by Christopher Bucklow, and a mosaic floor that's original to the apartment.
In the foyer of a French duplex apartment, designer Christian Astuguevieille placed a marble-topped console, a Bunch of Grass rope sculpture, and a selection of his own artworks. The cement floor tiles are circa 1890.
For the long entrance hall of a Paris apartment, designers Anne Geistdoerfer and Flora de Gastines of incorporated framed panels of Hicks' Hexagon wallpaper with striking black trim. The Copper Shade pendants are by .
In the entry hall of a Mercer Island, Washington home designed by , the light fixture is vintage, and the stone sculpture is from ; the walls are painted in Glidden's Onyx Black, the floor is patterned with three different marbles, and on the ceiling is a wall covering by SJW Studios.
In the Greenwich, Connecticut, weekend retreat of a Manhattan couple with young children, placed round mirrors set in contemporary steel frames by above eagle-base consoles of Filicia's own design; the upholstered bench is by .
A collection of portraits covers an entry wall at jeweler and retailer Federico de Vera's weekend retreat, a former railway station in Amenia, New York. Gilt-bronze candlesticks from Italy, France, and Mexico stand on a 19th-century Chinese altar table; the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's and the door is in Vermilion. The light fixture is from , and the floors are original.
The antique bench and console in this entrance are Chinese. The ceiling fixtures are by , and the Venetian mirror is from . The ceiling is papered with a custom-made stripe, the wallpaper is by , and the floors are painted in a high-gloss custom color by Fine Paints of Europe.
Encaustic tiles are inset into wood planks to form a "rug" in the entry hall of the Bedford, New York, home of photographer and his wife, Andrea Raisfeld, which they designed with architect Holly Ross. The wallpaper is by .
For a Harlem brownstone, designer sheathed the entry hall in a wallcovering; the bust is of Napoleon, and the sisal stair runner is by .
For the foyer of this Upper East Side apartment, designer covered the walls with scratchcoat plaster. The center hall table is by , the spoon-back chairs are by Saladino Furniture, the weathered oak doors are Louis XVI, and the portrait is by Ellen Emmet Rand.
A pair of 1940s Gilbert Poillerat lanterns hang in the entry of a Paris pied-à-terre designed by Jean-Louis Deniot; a console is draped with linen embroidered and painted by , the mirror is a custom design, and the sheep sculpture is by François-Xavier Lalanne.
At the 18th-century manor house in the Bordeaux wine region shared by brothers Laurent and Renaud Momméja of the dynasty, Paris-based designers Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac created a marble checkerboard and sunburst pattern for the entrance-hall floor. The doors are painted in a custom color based on an 18th-century hue. The 19th-century lantern is in the style of Louis XVI.