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This space looks homey. I like the wood bureau with old fashioned bottles. The lantern light fixture and the runner add to the warm feel of this entry.
The white console with pussy willows and candles add a an element of charm to this entry.
Here, the staircase is the focal point, so the modest table and chair are appropriate. Anything else might detract from the beautiy the staircase provides.
Decorating entries need not break the bank. If you cannot afford expensive artwork, use a mirror. Not only does it brighten the space, but it can also make it appear larger.
The chandelier is absolutely breathtaking. The console along the wall with a vase filled with pussy willows adds dimension. The runner and chair give this entry a more formal look.
The enormous mirror makes the space look larger. The antique clock ties in the victorian theme of the console and chandelier.
The baskets next to the door add a textured element to this crisp, clean look. The mirror flanked between the orchid and the topiary brightens the space.
Two chairs and a table offer a place to sit. Using chairs offers flexibility to the space. They can be moved anywhere to re-decorate for holidays (to place a Christmas tree here, for example).