First impressions are important and we wanted the entryway to say “welcome home” in the most inviting way, because there’s just nothing like coming home to a space that feels like home sweet home. While the house had “good bones”, there were a few things that needed to be done in order to accomplish a fresh and modern entryway.
We extended the front entry of the home forward five feet and created an open two-story great room for a high-impact entry with plenty of sunshine. Maximizing the natural light was one of the priorities for us during the design process to create a modern entryway.
We changed the size of the window and raised the header height to give ample sight lines from the front to the back. We also increased the front door from a single to a double, which meant the coat closets had to go.
We weren’t in Florida anymore, so we knew a coat closet was still a necessity. Therefore, we utilized the space under the staircase and obscured it with nickel-joint planks. It made for the perfect hidden storage space.
Natural fibers, textures & patterns were key in incorporating the outdoors. The natural wood branches of the chandelier cast the most beautiful shadows when lit, and the relaxed geometric stubby linen was the perfect choice to upholster the over-sized ottoman tucked below the library table. Altogether, it created the visually powerful first impression we were going for!