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The very first picture that I added to my now giant inspiration folder was this one:

Photo Foyer February 3 Radiator Dark Trim

Everything about it feels right: cosy, comforting, fun, but classic. And, it’s just a hallway. I love the contrasting colours, black and white tiles, dark trim, bold wallpaper and artwork. It has me thinking about our entryway. I want it to be warm and welcoming, but also practical with spots for coats, keys and mail, and a chair to take shoes on and off, or, more realistically, for the cat to sit on and watch us take shoes on and off.

This one hits all the right notes:

Photo Foyer February 3 Green Chair Bulletin Board

With the configuration of our stairs, I think a citrusy-coloured circular rug would complete the space, as in the house below. And, while this hall would normally be a bit too country for my tastes (and is twice the size of ours), this is how I hope ours will feel. And, according to fellow H&H blogger Michael Penney, country is back!

Photo Foyer February 3 Rug Door

Anthropologie has a great circular area rug that would fit the bill. Sold!

Photo Foyer February 3 Anthropologie Rug

Every entryway needs a great piece of furniture. We purposefully kept the wall under our stairs so we will have a spot for a great console and a mirror. If only my bike looked so effortlessly cool sitting right at the door.

Photo Foyer February 3 Console Table

Just add some fantastic light fixtures and we’re done. But, I’ll tell you more about those another time....

Read more about Decorating An Entryway.

Photo credits:
1. Living Etc
2. Living Etc
3. design*sponge
4. Isola Bella Rug, Anthropologie
5. Living Etc

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