Our next reveal may not be typical but still a space worthy of sharing with you! This is a small entryway and hallway that leads to our guest rooms and up to my office space. While it’s not an official room, it takes you to multiple spaces, so I wanted to share some fun ways you can add impact into a hallway or entryway like this…
Details have been a big part of this project, and this area is no exception. It’s a transitional space that goes from downstairs to upstairs and from cozy spaces (guest bedrooms) to active spaces (kitchen and living room). Rather than keeping the stairs in all wood, we tied in the top and bottom floors with the terrazzo floor on the top of stair treads. The brass railings weave from the bottom to top for a consistent flow that leads your eyes up as you enter.
A Place to Land
Entryways usually have one of these things: a small entryway table (to place keys and other small belongings), a bench (to sit on), or an area to hang coats/jackets/purses. For this space, we have a bench as the main piece of furniture to be able to sit on when putting on or taking off shoes (since we are a shoeless house).
Art and Seating
Often entryways don’t get as much focus in terms of art because they are a pass-through to main rooms. But, it can be a great place to add art that you’d want to welcome guests (or you) as you enter. The sculptural mirror by Robert Sukrachand (two photos above) adds a fun dimensional touch to the entry and doubles as a functional piece of artwork. Any unused corners make a great place for a plant or a spot if you have extra seats from a dining table that sometimes need to get moved around.
Find Other Moments to Pause
Especially near or under a stairwell, there are often insets, alcoves, or moments to create pause. In this case, we created a mini set-in bench under the stairwell to add upholstered cushions and another art prints. While this may not be a main seating area, it gives another moment of visual and physical pause and feels so much more special than a plain white wall.
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Reveal photos: Bethany Nauert
Progress photos: Lily Glass
Design: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus and Joy Cho
Styling: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus and Jonas Bergkvist
Architecture: Project M Plus
Construction: Boswell Construction
My outfit: Zara blouse (past season) and Celia B skirt (past season)
All furniture and materials sources noted within captions below photos. *Indicates an item that was designer discounted or gifted to us in exchange for coverage on Oh Joy. All opinions are my own. Please leave a comment if we missed anything you would like to know the source of!