(The Washington Post)
Designer and HGTV personality Sarah Richardson believes that the entryway to your home should make a strong first impression and set the tone for the style in the rest of the house. The textile designer and author of “Sarah Style” and “At Home: Sarah Style” says that entryway pieces should be beautiful, but also functional, to create a clutter-free gateway to your home.
Here are her picks.
SPLURGE: Oly Studio pearl round mirror, small ($1,890, shopcandelabra.com ), left. SAVE: Round metal framed mirror, large ($106, wayfair.com ).
(Design Within Reach; Schoolhouse Electric)
SPLURGE: Eames Hang-It-All in white/walnut ($299, dwr.com ), left. SAVE: Mollie hook in natural wood ($88, schoolhouseelectric.com ).
(Horchow; West Elm)
SPLURGE: Daisy console ($1,299, horchow.com ), left. SAVE: Sculpted geo console ($499, westelm.com ).
SPLURGE: Bash vessel, small ($275, lumens.com ), left. SAVE: Stipple bowl, large ($20, cb2.com ).
(The Rug Company; Rugs Direct)
SPLURGE: Refraction Light runner by Paul Smith ($3,548 for 3-by-10-foot rug, therugcompany.com ), left. SAVE: Surya Centennial runner in teal, tan, sage and ivory ($302 for 2½ -by-8-foot rug, rugs-direct.com ).