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Hello, everyone! I’m Mari from Arcadian Home blog, a wonderful online place to find lots of decor inspirations. I’m so happy to be visiting Angel + Blume today to share a guest post about lovely entrance halls. In these spaces you can, with a Torchiere Lamp here, a treasured painting there or a collection of treasured found objects prominently displayed, make sure visitors can catch a glimpse of your style vision brought to life—of what’s to come.

Whether you choose to call them foyers, entryways or entrances halls, large or small, they’re spaces just inside the front door of homes and apartments around the world. No matter their size, grand or humble, these “rooms” offer the opportunity to welcome guests in your own personal way.

For your inspiration, here are eight very diverse eclectic spaces we hope you’ll love. Please enjoy!

Entrance Hall

(Via Decor Arts Now)
A foyer corner filled to overflowing with vintage furnishings and found objects offers an appealing first look at what decorating delights are to be seen within the walls of this well-loved home.

Entrance Hall

(Via Parkdale Ave.)
Grays and muted golds make for a lovely mix in this small but stylish traditional entrance hall. Foyer lighting in the form of bell jar pendants and shapely black metal wall sconces seems perfect for this chic space.

Entrance Hall
(Via MacKenzie Horan)
This eclectic vignette atop a long table would be perfect for a narrow entrance hall. It’s a beautiful merging of glam and nature.

Entrance Hall

(Via Easy Living)
Spacious and curved, this pale hall is at once chic and inviting for guests. White framed family photographs add warmth and charm to the space.

Entrance Hall

(Via Inspiring Interiors)
A single foyer light—a grand chandelier—is stunning as the focal point of this beautiful entrance hall. Twin black and white kittens as decorative accessories? How cute they are!

Entrance Hall
(Via My Design Chic)
What a wonderful wide entrance hall this is. With refined restraint, each carefully chosen piece has its proper place. The pretty white, yellow and gray rug pulls the entire design together beautifully.

Entrance Hall
(Via Chinoiserie Chic)
A contemporary rug, Ikat pillows and touches of Chinoiserie—all work beautifully in this traditional entry.

Entrance Hall

(Via Little Green Notebook)
An eclectic gallery wall is a great way to add interest to a slightly drab foyer. Opposing stripes on the settee and floor covering are a bold choice that works here. 

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What do you think makes entrance halls lovely? Leave us your thoughts below, and be sure to visit our website for more home decor, lighting fixtures, and interior inspirations!

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Reviewed by Nicola Sanders

Whether or not stylist Sibella Court’s latest book appeals to you will depend a great deal on your style sensibility – there is no middle ground here. Chaotic, detailed, rough-hewn styling ideas, drenched in colour and steeped in texture, are the mainstays of her work and here, these elements are grounded in advice on how to draw inspiration from your travels.

Of course, Sibella’s travels are rather glamorous – Japan, Syria, Mexico, among others – and it seems that her whole existence is a carefully curated stage set on which all things exciting occur; the results are distilled here into a cleverly executed collection of inspirational images spanning both room sets and arrangements of objects.

Underpinning each chapter is Sibella’s rather interesting approach to colour; using her trademark 10-colour palette (supported by a neutral ‘foundation’ colour), she sets herself a framework within which to ‘play with the mood of a room or house’. Exquisite chinoiserie-style wallpaper jostles against piles of delicately detailed handmade ceramics; elsewhere, a white, tasselled hamman towel hangs over a long table dressed with bowls in hand-carved wood and palest eau de nil enamel, brown glass and handmade soaps. If you are the sort of person who enjoys creating vignettes in your home – playing with details, tweaking combinations of much-loved possessions – Nomad will provide a rich source of style inspiration, even if your travels are only from your armchair.

(Nomad by Sibella Court is published by Murdoch Books; £25)

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Guest post by Kate Wood of Manon Interiors

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Decorating a nursery can be a real challenge. It’s important to find a scheme to keep both kids and parents happy with without going down the route of twee childish patterns and colours.  So we asked Kate Wood from Manon Interiors to put together her top nursery picks.

Kate explains “When I became pregnant and the time came to decorate my son’s room the only thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t really a fan of the themed duvet/wallpaper/rug scene that the high street seems to want most nurseries to look like nowadays and how on earth I was going to get the cot I had fallen in love with in Paris home without my husband noticing.”

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“Hardly taxing I know but add to that the fact that we were paying two mortgages at the time, running a busy shop and it had to be done quickly and on budget and I became somewhat of an expert at getting that casual chic look I love so much for a nursery too. To be honest, most of my nursery finds were items that I would happily have in any area of the house. Our bunny lamp seems to move from kitchen to office to Wilfies room regularly and I have long been a fan of Dandy Star’s graphic  prints (above).”

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“I started as you would every other room in the house and chose a shade of paint that both Wilfie and I could live with. Initially I opted for Farrow and Ball’s Powder Blue but have recently graduated to Downpipe on one wall (above) and Clunch on the others as I found the blue a bit cold…and my son went crayon crazy one afternoon so it was time!”

“I truly believe that you don’t have to spend lots of  money on items that your children will quickly grow out of. This is where IKEA is indispensable and you can find some classic nursery staples there that may well see them through to University.”

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“Sprinkle the rest of the room generously with bunting (Bought or homemade), a colourful print (like the Marcus Walter print above) and cute bedside lamp and you are on your way to a stylish nursery that will look individual to you and your home and, more importantly, that your child will love. A trip to Columbia Road in East london will prove a goldmine for children’s accessories as they have some great independent shops there. The flowers are worth it alone but I would also recommend Bob + Blossom for bits and bobs.”

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Image credits:

Manon Interiors  www.manoninteriors.co.uk

Marcus Walters www.marcuswalters.co.uk

Dandy Star www.dandystar.com

Farrow and Ball www.farrow-ball.com

Bob and Blossom www.bobandblossom.co.uk

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