Designer Elissa Russo creates this hallway focal point with a photograph in a burled wood frame to connect visually to the antique chest beneath. Alone, the photo would have been too small, floating in space above the heavy piece of furniture. But the trim and the carefully placed objects on the trunk create an eye-catching tableau.
Designer Marie Burgos uses an intricately carved wall decor, a carved statue of the Hindu god, Vishnu, and a portrait of Gandhi to create a calm and peaceful entryway. Neutral walls illuminate the details of the elaborate wooden focal point.