When it comes to creating high impact design in a home, it all begins in the entryway. I often refer to the entry as the face of an apartment. It is the first thing people see when they enter, and it really set the tone.
Most of my design clients live in apartments, whether they rent or own, they usually face a similar challenge, creating a grand entrance in a small entry.
As I often say, space may be limited but design doesn’t have to be. Here are three small entryways I designed, that offer high impact and consume minimal space. They are both functional and beautiful.
Wallpaper is one of my favorite ways to set an entry apart from the space it flows into. Wallpaper helps to define the space while providing great impact. If you are renting or just afraid to commit, there are plenty of temporary solutions. Some more temporary than others. This Beige and gold peony wallpaper, pictured above, is peel and stick. And the black and white trellis wallpaper below is self-adhering and easily strippable.
If floor space is limited in an entry, use wall space instead. Floating shelves offer a place to throw keys and mail as you enter, without taking up precious floor space. Hooks for keys, coats and handbags, help keep you organized in tight quarters
I have been passionate about Interior Design and Styling since before I understood it could be a career. Riffling through fabric samples, and swatching paint colors brings me more joy and satisfaction than it should. Designing homes and businesses that reflect my client’s style and leaves them satisfied is such a fulfilling feeling.
As of May 1st 2017 I am self-employed, I am absolutely excited and hopeful about what this decision will bring into my life. I am also completely terrified, leaving a ‘guaranteed income source’ and entering the freelance world is a big risk, but one I have to take if I am ever going to find out if I can, in
fact be this girlboss, business woman, shentrepreneur I have always thought I am.
I have struggled to carve out time to focus on building my interior design business and brand. My 9-5 was quickly becoming my life. Hours were getting longer and longer. Demands becoming greater and greater, as was the stress. While I consider myself resilient and motivated, it is difficult to continually pour yourself into something you are not passionate about.
I am looking forward to working around the clock on projects that matter, spending time with inspiring people and finally putting my passion front and center. I am sure the work will be difficult, but I am certain it will be worth it every step of the way.
They say to live a good life you have to do what you love. So here I am.