What becomes a home most? The entrance is that first impression, that indication of what is to come. In a grand space, you need a grand entrance, something that is harmonious and sets the tone for the rest of the home. What creates a grand entrance is not necessarily the size of the space but it is how it is designed, lit, and dressed. These are the components of a memorable entry.
Whether it be traditional or contemporary, the foyer or entry is the first “hello” and welcome for guests. This image is from a project we completed at UN Plaza in Manhattan, the apartment is a stunning duplex with panoramic views of the East River and United Nations compound on the east side of Manhattan. The client had specific ideas about the home’s aesthetic and what he would like to see come to fruition. This entry is Contemporary in feel and works symbiotically with the elliptical staircase, industrial fireplace and the Living Area.
A bright colored, contemporary carpet warms and saturates the space and creates contrast from the floor and walls, the table in wood also warms the space and the accent piece is artistic and unobtrusive
When a home is on such a large scale, the entry must neither detract or distract from the overall feeling of the home. Objects and accent pieces are carefully placed and it is a nice addition to bring some nature inside to create a homey and warm atmosphere.
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