Green patterned walls, a graceful chandelier and framed artwork ensure this traditional foyer is anything but boring. A lovely beige settee offers sophisticated seating, and a classic wood staircase leads upstairs.
Arched French Doors Open to Create Continuous Space Between Garden, Entry
Architect Julia Morgan, whose original design is seen in the curved detail of the front entry and doors in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, often placed an emphasis on an interplay between exterior and interior spaces. The French doors seen here open wide to create a continuous gathering area between the front garden and entry.
Clever shoe storage tucked beneath the stairway maximizes space in this traditional Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse. Dark-stained stair treads and a dark handrail offer pleasing contrast against the crisp bright white trim.
Clear globe fixtures light up the traditional hallway, where classic moldings and wainscoting bring architectural detail to the space. An entryway antique dresser is topped with an ornate mirror and pretty accessories for an elegant vignette.
Burnt Orange Loveseat Finds Home Against Stairwell in Townhome
Orienting a love seat next to a stairwell makes use of an underutilized spot, especially when space is at a premium as it is in this Brooklyn townhome. The bright, burnt orange upholstery adds a fun pop against the white walls while relating to the warm wood banister.
A pale color palette and ample natural light form the backdrop for a streamlined, traditional entry hall filled with unique pieces. A sturdy marble table holds an inlaid box and a pair of whimsical porcelain dogs. Upholstered benches provide spots for guests to sit or for homeowners to perch on their way in or out of the house.