From Kids to QuietTraditional Entry, Boston
On the site of an old family summer cottage, nestled on a lake in upstate New York, rests this newly constructed year round residence. The house is designed for two, yet provides plenty of space for adult children and grandchildren to come and visit. The serenity of the lake is captured with an open floor plan, anchored by fireplaces to cozy up to. The public side of the house presents a subdued presence with a courtyard enclosed by three wings of the house.
Photo Credit: David Lamb
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1. Always Have an Umbrella HandyEven if your umbrella can’t carry you high above the London skyline like Mary Poppins’ can, having a few of the non-magical variety on hand near the door in case of bad weather is always wise. Not only is stocking your entryway with umbrellas a great way to keep soggy family members and pets from dripping throughout the house, it also sends a thoughtful message to housemates and guests that you, as a homeowner, have their backs.Shop umbrella stands and coatracks
A custom-made storage unit was built for this smaller entry, providing much of the functionality in the previous example on a pared-down scale: hooks for coats, hats and bags; a bar that holds umbrellas in place; and a recessed area at the base in which to prop shoes. To assess the best solutions for your entry, notice which items are consistently brought into and carried out of the house during each season of the year. This will help you identify the furniture and accessories that will support the patterns of your household.