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Foyer and Reception Area

Foyer and Reception Area

We treated this long and sizable entrance hall as a regular room. Our client wanted the entrance to epitomize a warm and welcoming interior, calling for the display of marine memorabilia, books, and utilitarian furniture such as a table and a desk.  This bestowed a more versatile function to this space.  Oriental watercolors were exhibited on the walls and on stands, creating a touch of bohemian chic.  The light flows in through a tall window, and is reverberated by the yellow Comoglio wall covering.  The suspension is a tole from the fifties.  We decided to keep the floor covering light and neutral, using a honey-colored carpeting to provide a better background for the rugs.

Entrance cum collector's cabinet.

Entrance cum collector’s cabinet.

Since the foyer had no built-in storage space, we designed a large closet to store coats.  Its two tall doors were covered with the same Comoglio fabric to blend them into their environment.  The entrance door was hidden behind a curtain of the same floral fabric.  This gave the appearance that the bright and happy covering wrapped around the entire room.  We added a touch of fantasy by recycling an English horn as a cane stand and spotted leopard skin for a small lampshade.

Entrance closet doors covered with wall fabric.

Entrance closet doors covered with wall fabric.

Entrance door drape with watercolors and leopard lampshade.

Entrance door drape with watercolors and leopard lampshade.

bouquet of canes in entrance.

bouquet of canes in entrance

From the entrance we can take a glimpse of the master bedroom.  We hid the ceiling under a Braquenie creamy fabric, and inlaid its center with an Indienne pattern from which hangs a 1920s pendant Fortuny lamp.

Bedroom ceiling with Fortuny lamp

Bedroom ceiling with Fortuny pendant lamp.

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