MAKING AN ENTRANCE
Taking inspiration from this stunning staircase designed by Andrew Parr from Melbourne's SJB Interiors, let's talk about the entrance to your home.
Much like your physical presence, the entrance to your home sets the tone of what is to come. If you're lucky enough to live in a traditional, period-fronted house that transitions into a modern, open plan living at the rear, mix period pieces with contemporary. If your home is modern, I still suggest mixing antiques or retro furniture, art and accessories with modern pieces!
I love runners in a hallway, especially antique Persian runners. Sisal is also beautiful for a more casual feel. A runner softens a timber or tiled floor and introduces texture. A statement mirror over a console will enlarge the space, similarly, a piece of art will add character. Some form of decorative lighting is a must. Here I have chosen a pendant, but perhaps you create mood with wall lights or a table lamp.
Your collection of pieces gives an insight into what your house guest can expect to discover throughout rest of your home. Eclectic is best, be bold!
1. Sculpture - Milestone, Ash by Benoit Averly (France), 2. Mirror - Adam Style Italian Mirror from Lorfords Antiques (UK), 3. Pendant - Brass & Glass Chandelier from Lorfords Antiques (UK), 4. Planter - Anduze Urn in Traditional Copper Rust from Outdoor Emporium (Aus), 5. Runner - Oriental Rug from Persian Rugs Australia (Aus), 6. Console - Roxbury Console by Kelly Wearstler from Becker Minty (Aus).