Prior to Heather's makeover, this space had a huge bookcase but no place to put down a bag or drop some keys.
"To make the area more welcoming, I paired a large vintage burl wood console from Pieces in Atlanta with French style chairs and antique framed engravings with dramatic brown walls," says New York interior designer Heather Clawson, author of the popular Habitually Chic blog. "The best part is that perfectly reflects my friend—It looks like he might have collected everything on his travels. It’s important that my work feels personal to the owner."
See more of Clawson's favourite interiors in our photo gallery.