June 15, 2007

Inspiring Entrances

We finally get started. We have an architect and he might look into my posts - hopefully ;-) That's why I will post some inspiring pictures I have collected recently.
So, let's start today with the entrance - the 'calling card' of a house.

Above hallway is from 'Beach Studios' via Absolutely Beautiful Things blog.
I like the entrance in white - it is simple and clean.
Actually, I mirrored the picture, so it looks more like our entrance.

This is a hallway I discovered via Decor8 blog.
It is similar to ours, but much bigger, wider.
I still like white better. And of course some mirror (Venetian style, if we can find and afford) over a commode/chest.


And on the right is our modest reality. The entrance is photographed from the first floor. So white colour and a big mirror will lighten it up.

Maybe even a glass door with a second iron grid door in front. I saw that at a neighbours house.

Although a wooden door is classy...

(Last three pictures are taken in Pizzo, my copyright)


  1. I love the white of the first foyer / entry. I love white with chocolate floors and banister. I imagine you will get fantastic light there in Italy! I wonder what colours are traditionally used on walls? Mediterranean colours / colors? Hmmm.

  2. I think I have to go with the first one. The white is amazing if you can keep it that way!

  3. When I think of all the houses I have been in Italy, in the North and South, of family and friends, they all have white walls. Some have 'spatulato' technique wall finish. It produces a slightly shiny and soft surface.
    For the floor they like to use teak/chocolate colour wooden floors.
    And the interiors are 'eclectic', a mix of mostly antique furniture with some modern design pieces, modern design lamps, Murano glass vases in bold colour, family pictures in silver frames, silver bowls with sweets for unexpected visitors, Alessi acessories in the kitchen ...
    Mostly classy and simply elegant, even at the seaside.
    That's my impression.

  4. You are going to have so much fun, and interesting adventures with the decoration of this beautiful house! I wish you much delight in the process!

  5. P.S. I am a big fan of white interiors, at least the architecture or "permanent" things. Then you can change the colors when your mood desires!