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Emerging Entryway Trends

Entryway Trends – Beauty and Functionality

The front entry is a place to make a good first impression on guests, but it also needs to function for homeowners. Designer Lisa Furey successfully mixed beauty and functionality in this entry area. There’s a mirror for checking your appearance before heading out the door and a spot to drop keys and mail on the way in.  The stone-topped console table with rustic wood base, the large arched mirror and the organic touches such as the wreath and branch make this entry truly welcoming.

Entryway Trends – Eye-Catching Front Doors

This stunning entry by Kingswood Custom Homes has a set of beautiful arched glass doors. The long, narrow volume of the space extends high to an eye-catching groin ceiling, and a combination of stones and woods makes it feel warm and inviting.  The console table provides a landing zone, while a large painting complements the natural materials and soft color palette. The large lanterns highlight the beautiful architecture of the ceiling.  In this entry by Lauren Nelson Design, the front door is a work of art. And she incorporated another important functional piece in the space: a bench for putting on and taking off shoes. Along with the door, the rustic wood of the bench, soft sheepskin, crystal chandelier, juju hat, patterned rug and gallery wall make a strong first impression on visitors.  The elegant chest in this Virginia entry can conceal bags, gloves, scarves and shoes. Houzz users were also drawn to the sea-inspired tones in the area rug, the lovely banister and the divided sidelights on the front door.

Entryway Trends –  Framed Views

The designers at Big House Little House created an entry area for this Brisbane, Australia, home that provides lovely views from inside and out. For those approaching the front door, there’s a view straight through the house to the backyard. And for those heading out, there’s a framed, forced-perspective view up the sidewalk to the street and a framed view of the sky above it.  The view from the front door of this Texas Hill Country house extends all the way through the house to the yard. And the front door and the wall of doors seen here create a breezeway when all the doors are open. This is a wonderful way to help air circulate through a house in a warm climate.  The architects at Bevan + Associates set up this entry for an easy traffic flow and to frame the expansive views through the house out to the Napa Valley landscape. The green shiplap complements the colors of the foliage outside. And the designers incorporated hooks for coats and bags and baskets for corralling shoes.

Entryway Trends –  Hardworking Casual Entries

The most popular entry photos weren’t all about formality. Houzz users are saving lots of photos to their ideabooks that feature hardworking casual entries. A dark wood door with glass panes at the top, brick floor and scads of built-in storage for coats, bags, shoes and other gear made this photo a favorite.  Casual entries are also a great place to keep the family organized. In this Glen Ellyn, Illinois, home, family members can leave messages and keep track of their schedules in the mudroom entry area. And the rustic floor tiles can stand up to snowy boots.  A chalkboard in this back entry by Designstorms serves a similar purpose, while a geometric tile enlivens the floor. Clever built-ins meet all the family’s entry storage needs and include benches, cubbies, drawers and cabinets.

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