A downright handsome piece by Joel Dupras, sweeping with hand-glazed segments of natural wood. The Howard Desk with a glass top from Huppe balances fascinatingly between a discrete personality and
Make an Entrance
The front hall is the first impression of your home. One of the fundamental principles that can take a room from good to great has to do with establishing the right focal point. The more obvious focal points are architectural features such as a large window, but if space doesn’t allow, a fabulous piece of artwork or unique furniture piece will work perfectly. A paint with an eggshell or satin finish will be easier to keep clean in this high traffic area.
Closed storage (like closets and armoires) hides items not needed everyday. Accessible open storage should only hold items needed on a regular basis; use hooks, hall trees and small wall shelves.
A console table, bench, demi-lune table or a narrow shelf mounted to the wall can provide a place to set down keys, a purse, spare change and the mail. Place small vessels, like bowls, baskets or trays, on top.
Mirrors are great for a quick appearance check on the way out, and they also reflect light and visually expand spaces.
Hang a decorative pendant whose style sets the tone of your house. Incorporate a secondary light source, like a lamp on a table.
A handy seat, which acts as a place to don shoes, can serve double–duty: A bench with a hinged top acts as a storage, a stool serves as a catchall tabletop surface, and folding chairs hung on a wall make an interesting visual display.
Author: Sklar Furnishings