Adding layers to an entry

With fall in full swing and winter soon to follow, our homes seem to need some sprucing to make them feel warmer and more inviting.  With the holidays coming up, guests will be stopping by and the entry is the first place that your guests will see and sometimes the only place they will see. Making this space welcoming and inviting is important.

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Placing a mirror above your console will make a small entry appear larger and lighter. Adding a lamp or candles will create a soft glow in the evening hours that makes a space feel more inviting.


Layered art leaned in front of a mirror adds depth and shows off who you are. When choosing art, select something that you love, a piece that shows where you've been, or just a piece that speaks to your soul.

Benjamin Dhong (Designer), Corin Frost (Homeowner), San Francisco, Entry Hall

Build forward. Once you have your layered art and lamps, build forward with accessories. A stack of books, a hurricane, or a little tschotske collected from a favorite vacation make great entry console accessories.


Adding in layers doesn't have to be limited to the top of a console. If the bottom is open and leggy, add an ottoman or two for some softness and temporary seating to pull on your winter boots. Adding layers isn't just for your cold weather wardrobe, take risks and experiment adding layers to your entry vignette. Your guests are sure to feel the warmth as soon as they enter.

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