Vote For House & Home’s Best Entryway Of 2018!
Like to make a good first impression? These 12 homes that graced our pages in 2018 do it in spades, thanks to well considered entries that set the tone for the whole home. Be sure to vote for the one you think delivers the warmest welcome.
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The spacious foyer of owner Bonnie Brooks’s Toronto Victorian home is an apt setting for her collection of art. Here a trio of silvery dancing elephant sculptures cavort near the front doors.
Natural materials abound in this desert holiday home, and the finishes are all easy care. The texture of a rough-hewn table and rustic carving injects tactility, while an oversized glass vessel and cheery striped rug have a beachy look.
Moroccan floor tiles and a discrete arabesque detailing on the top of the closet doors (left) set the scene for this chic boho home. Graphic artwork supplies plenty of impact to visitors, while handy pullout stools offer a spot to perch when removing boots.
Classic checkerboard floors and paneled walls give this Quebec home an injection of character. A vibrant contemporary poster is a foil for an antique credenza and breaks up the room’s traditional elements.
Fans of Sarah Richardson know she loves her blues. In the mudroom of her weekend home she puts those shades to good use, painting doors and trim in darker shades to make the architecture really pop. Radiant floor heating and runners keep the space toasty for people, and pets.
Hardwearing beadboard wainscotting and green-grey limestone flooring can stand up to muddy boots and handprints in this foyer, but the homeowner keeps things pretty with a printed grasscloth paper by Eskayel. Generous glazing on the windowed door lets the sunlight stream in.
Everyone in the family gets their own cubby in the mudroom for coats, hats and shoes, while other outdoor gear is tucked away inside the handsome cupboards above. Heated floors help snowy boots dry quickly in the winter.
A colorful painting of flowers by Montreal artist Lucie Leduc adds drama to this smart front entry. A handy bench tucks underneath a slim console and the stone floor can stand up to salty winter footwear.
In this shingled Bridgehampton, New York, weekend home, there is inadvertently plenty of sand trucked in from the beach. But the owners, Holt Renfrew president Mario Grauso and husband Serkan Sarier, still aim for order, stuffing a basket with Tod’s moccasins to keep the entrance tidy.
The original wood Tudor box paneling was stained a dark black to modernize the entry in this 1920s home. A statement light fixture by Lindsey Adelman updates a traditional Parisian trestle table.
An artwork from Paris leans casually on the floor as a reminder of the many years the homeowners spent living in France. The graphic tiled floor also conveys a European charm.
The homeowner maintained the architectural details in this heritage home’s entry. Turned railings, box panelling and deep moldings are accented by classic bronze sconces and light pendants.