HGTV Dream Home 2013: Entry Hall Pictures

Stripped of ornamentation and Zen in aesthetic, the home's humble entry hall hints at a rustic-meets-chic, beachy design scheme.

  • 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.

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