Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Dramatic Entrance

There may not be a lot to this space, but what there is, we LOVE!  This is a great example of how a few grand gestures can really make a room.  What makes this entry foyer so dramatic?

  • The orange ceiling, of course!  This brave designer has put bright orange grasscloth wallcovering on the ceiling instead of doing the predictable feature wall.
  • The contrast – you will never go wrong with a strong black and white theme mixed in with splash of intense colour, and don't be afraid to mix very dark brown woods with the black, it keeps it rich.
  • Bold pattern – The fabric on these traditional chairs by Marimekko is both modern and large in scale, but the chairs are relatively small...the combination is unexpected and fun.
  • Right size right place – The large mirror and slender furniture is the perfect way to open up the narrow space and make it seem larger.
  • Lighting – Entryways are great place for a statement chandelier.  This one does the added job of  bridging the gap between the modern and traditional themes of the house.
To get the look with Eco Chic, we have a range of great grasscloth wallpaper.  If you want a bright colour not on our site,  just let us know and we will send you some samples.  Our Santa Barbara Console Table has a similar look, but for a really slim console, perfect in a tight space, check out the Shari.  We have some nice, big mirrors as well as black and white artwork.  Our Chloe chairs have striking black and white fabric and are nice and petite,  but we can use that fabric on any of our chairs...just ask!

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