Entryway is a word that allows for a bit of flexibility. And thank goodness. While it might connote for some the existence of an actual room, or at the least, a hallway, the word itself is simply defined as “a way in to somewhere or something.” Sounds so inviting, doesn’t it? No matter if all you have in the way of architecture is a door and a bit of wall space, an entryway you still have.
I have a little piece up on the West Elm blog Front + Main today: a few tips for creating a welcoming entryway, even in an apartment where one steps immediately into a space used equally as dining room, living room, and home office. In preparation for the post, West Elm gave me a few things to help gussy up the place. I added a new mirror to reflect light into a dark corner, a wire basket to wrangle winter hats, a picture ledge-turned-shelf for stashing keys and outgoing mail, and an apple crate for catching the shoes currently in rotation. All of the other bits and bobs are what we already had.