Our front door will be 10 feet tall. There’s a good chance it will swing too wide to allow for a pendant light in the entrance. But I’m hoping we can squeeze in one of these glass fixtures.
Below: Niche Modern Solitaire Pendant and Bell Jar Modern Pendant Light. Lovely!
Below: One Pendant designed by Maria Bernsten for Holmegaard. Avaialble at the Scandinavian Design Center.
Below: Disc Pendant by Alison Berger Glassworks for Holly Hunt. The entire collection is really stunning.
We’ll need a bench, a mirror, and somewhere to put our keys in the front entrance. I’d be pretty excited to be greeted by any one of these pieces:
Below: Perry Bench from Room in NYC
Below: Photo by Roger Davies
Below: Argon bench designed by Arik Levy for Bernhardt Design
Below: Toronto-based Bookhou makes some really lovely products. I love the random lines on this steam bent ash wood bench
I think I’m going through a real nesting phase. I’m about 2 weeks away from my due date and I’m feeling the need to have as much sorted out with the house as possible. There are still so many decisions to come, but it gives me some satisfaction to work through each room bit by bit.
I’ve weeded my way through most of the main floor – living room, library, kitchen, dining room, powder room (sort of). What’s left? Well, the place where I probably should have started…the vestibule or front entrance.
We don’t have a big space so it’s likely not going to be entirely enclosed. But there will be some sort of divider to separate space and keep cold air out in the winter. Plus, I’ve learned, we need a wall to run ducts up…so we don’t really have a choice about that wall anyway.
I hope we have room for a bench and some sort of built-in piece to put our keys. Whether we buy or build is up for grabs, but here are some room shots to get the vibe going:
Below: Photo by Eric Roth
Below: Designer Colleen McGill of the McGill Design Group brings a relaxed elegance to her work. I just want to curl up in one of her rooms.