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How to make a Grand Entrance – Regardless of how Grand your Entrance is.
By: Kate Davidson – August 17 2016
Whether you have a home with a large stately foyer or one where your front door opens up into your living room, give your entrance some flair since it sets the first impression as you walk inside your home.
Start by thinking of practicality – Is this your main entrance you use everyday? Do you have young children and require additional storage for shoes and bags? At KDDI we know how important it is to create a space that is practical and stylish at the same time. Find a fabulous fabric to upholster your bench seat with, put a colourful print above your bench or console. When selecting a bench or console make sure it has good storage capacity to provide you with extra storage for keys, phones, hats & mitts and whatever else you need to store.
Throw down a rug. Please don’t be safe and select one that blends with your floor. Select a rug that has colour and pattern that will pull together the space. Once you have decided on the rug you can then select the fabric for your bench seat, artwork, and accessories to ensure your colours and style connect.
And the final touch is hanging a fabulous fixture over head. If you have grand ceilings, then go big! Does your foyer have 12’ or higher ceilings? Is there a window from the second floor to the street? Is it tall and narrow or square or round? When selecting a fixture it is important to keep in mind the scale of your space and how low the fixture will hang as well as its view from the exterior as well as interior. If your ceilings are only 8’ then I suggest a smaller hanging hurricane light or a semi-flush light is best to leave ample headroom.
So don’t skimp on adding style and personality to your foyer – it is one of the most important rooms of your home.
Accredited Designer Kate Davidson is the Principal of Kate Davidson Design inc. The firm is a multi disciplinary interior design firm. Provides complete design, renovating and decorating services for residential & commercial clients throughout the GTA. The firm focuses on creating stylish livable spaces as unique as their clients www.katedavidsondesign.com @KateDavidson_