Attention to detailsTraditional Entry, Chicago
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Avoid pairing white wainscoting with white walls. If you prefer lighter neutrals instead of lots of color, choose different shades for the wainscoting versus the wall, even if they vary only slightly. When everything is all white, the beauty of wainscoting doesn’t get a chance to stand on its own.
If you want to set the entry floor apart but don't want to use a different material, here's a nice idea. The wood is set in a herringbone pattern in the entry and then switches to a straight pattern at the hallway.