HGTV Dream Home 2013: Entry Hall Pictures
A sisal-style hall rug — elegant yet hard-working — protects strand-carbonized bamboo flooring from heavy foot traffic. The entry's pairing of rustic and elegant hints at the home's overall design scheme.
A place to stop and store shoes or stretch out and take a nap, the built-in bench with storage cubbies stands in as the entry's focal point.
The bamboo-clad staircase with sustainable mahogany-topped railing leads to second-floor living spaces. A fun feast for the eyes, artwork located at the landing hints at the vibrant color palette in the adjacent kids' bunk niche.
In keeping with clean-lined, Zen home design, ornate wall trim and chair rails are eliminated. The rug's subtle geometric print pops against neutral surfaces.
With the look of an aged nature study, an oversized glicee commands attention and hints at a subtle coral theme repeated throughout home interiors.
Textures, layered in the entry's napping niche, lend visual appeal. A ribbed pillow, fashioned from abaca fibers, resembles tree bark.
An antique-style mirror, framed in sandblasted, unfinished pine, and flanked by two antique-reproduction mirrored glass sconces, lend permanence to otherwise modern, Zen interiors.
Furnishings in the entry set the stage for the great room design scheme, where bleached wood furnishings, neutral fabrics and touches of vibrant green are at once casual and sophisticated.