Guest Picks: Kips Bay 2012 Entry Hall Takeaways
I present some affordable takeaway ideas from the entry hall that you can perhaps use in your home. No need to recreate the whole space (unless you want to), but maybe just take away a fabulous piece of it. — Valorie from The Visual Vamp
I changed the color palette to green and black. This affordable pillow from Dwell Studio is the start.
There is no substitution for the Scalamandre wallpaper, but I chose to use green. If your entry hall is small enough, then you could afford to do one accent wall.
If you just need to have that red, get this cute tote from Scalamandre.
The designer room has a cute little black tray table. I love this one.
There are fresh flowers on the tray table. Why not use a pretty green Moroccan tea glass as a vase?
A bench is tucked into the entry hall. I like this one with its Chinoiserie lines, and I think the black is a perfect color.
This cute green bench would work in the space and it has a Chinoserie motif, something that was used in the designer room.
A tiger print pillow goes on the bench.
There is a striped pillow on the bench, and I found one with green and black stripes to go with our color scheme.
Artwork in a small round black frame hangs over the bench. A small mirror with a black frame is the takeaway.
There is a tall and impressive arrangement of cherry blossoms in a Chinese porcelain vase. My takeaway is an umbrella stand, perhaps more useful when not filled with branches.
Cherry blossoms have a short season, so these faux ones would look wonderful in the room.
If pink is not to your liking, white cherry blossoms would look good with the green and black colors we are using in the space.
An expensive Chinese screen would be a grand takeaway, but why not infuse some wit using this screen with a large photograph of zebras on it?
The showhouse room has some wonderful Chinese art. I love this painting of a green peony to play back to our colors.
Here's a Chinese flower painting that would look great in any room, and inspired by the Kips Bay entry hall.
If you would like to take away a more modern interpretation of Chinese art, then this print by Anne Harwell is fab.
I am loving the over-dyed rug, and this one would be perfect in our entry hall.
The cutest thing in the Bryant Keller entry hall is the red handbag. Since we are using green, I love this one!
And here's the scarf to toss on the bag!More from the event:Rooms Delight at 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show HouseTwo Apartments Enthrall at 2012 Kips Bay Show House