How an entrance to a home is designed is the beginning of a process that makes it truly hospitable. This entrance designed by James Michael Howard has formidable scale and a 1920’s sensibility.
The staircase floats and your eye winds along with the stair. The glass lantern, with a touch of the orient, is the perfect scale and gives the foyer history. Using the traditional marble flooring as the anchor, the designer has cleverly linked the cross pattern to the colours used in the space.
The white turned balusters are slender and airy. Using dark wood on the banister and treads give you lovely contrast against the crisp white skirting and ceiling.
I enjoy the idea that after sliding down the banister you have some where kind to sit and gather your thoughts. Fun is essential in design and I love the African print carpet bounding down the stair. What an entrance.
Mirrors always look fantastic in an entrance. They can give a small hallway that illusion of space and are always helpful when checking your lippy on the way out.