For Kerrick, this home is filled with memories. As a child, when it was a second home for him, and this entryway would be the first thing he’d see coming into the house and the last thing he’d encounter as he left. Now, with TaLaya’s help, the couple has brought new life to the small space. Light gray paint gives the entry an airy and relaxing feel, while a floating credenza adds storage as well as style. The entryway also serves as the starting point for the home’s love affair with African fabrics and patterns, a story told several times throughout the house. The drapes and rug are both designed in the Malian bogolanfini or mud cloth tradition, while the planter displays an ikat pattern similar to those seen in Indonesia or along the Ivory Coast.
Eighteenth-century stone pedestals hold luminaries strung with bamboo and seedpods rather than crystals, while an antique Murano glass chandelier hangs overhead in the entrance to this eclectic living room. The blue-green Fortuny draperies, overpainted with gold, add metallic gleam to the space.
So many cool things happening in this sophisticated entry: The custom art piece was made for the homeowner from his first beloved bicycle. A plaid rug and forest green sofa (with built-in planter!) bring in more intriguing pattern and color.
"Having fresh flowers on display to greet guests when they walk in the door is an instant mood-uplifter. Not only does it add a wonderful fragrance, it adds a touch of color and natural beauty like nothing else can." -Marisa Marcantonio, Stylebeat
The family wanted to showcase their personal style and spunk, so designers added statement pieces to the entryway of this home. Unique artwork hangs on the walls of the space, while the floor is adorned with a large, butterfly rug. The dresser in the foyer is an antique English dresser that has been upcycled to include the lyrics of the song, "Imagine," to showcase the family's unique values.