The Entranceway: Your entranceway offers visitors a first impression of your home, a grand statement to say; this is a collection that represents who I am, what I love and where I can’t wait to come home to each and every day. It must scream, “helloooo, this is moi, welcome!!” So, what’s your preference? Linear and Modern, Glamorous and Glitz, Neoclassical, Traditional, Eclectic or Contemporary… The list of styles can go on and on and I love them all– so long as it’s done right.
There are of course, essential pieces: a simple mirror to check your makeup in as you run out the door, a dish to stash your keys, a glass vase for seasonal blooms. But also consider thinking about these entranceway essentials in another light; transform your space into the beguiling first act of your future guests’ visit. How can it call you back home from a tiring workday or a long excursion away? Here’s a quick test, when you’ve been on a trip and you walk through the door, what’s your first thought? Is it “ahhhh, I love my home – so happy to be back,” or is it “oh gawd, I gotta do something about this place!!!”? True, balancing these elements of the entranceway’s design is no simple feat, but Oben Shops makes it easy. Just take a look at some of our pieces in this month’s Edit after the jump!