October 21, 2011

Look for Less: Elegant Entryway

Much like fashion, I am most drawn to monochromatic looks. This entryway, designed by fabulous interior designer Jennifer Ferreira of Ferreira Design, shows why it is so appealing. Jennifer’s mix of textures and her use of black make this room unexpected as well as elegant.

Black is often overlooked as a wall color. However an entryway, especially a smaller one, is the perfect place to make bold color choices. Just look at how the walls help showcase the white elements in the space, especially the molding.

Graham & Brown offers a lovely black damask print wallpaper (pictured below) that has the classic feel you need to pull off this room. If you’re not a fan of wallpaper, paint is an easy alternative. Ralph Lauren Paint in Bone Black or Galvanized are both gorgeous options.

I am a huge fan of lacquer. The high gloss finish of the entryway furnishings complements the room’s traditional wallpaper. ZGallerie’s Angelique Mirror has the antique silhouette and contemporary finish needed to achieve this look.

If you want to achieve a more contemporary look, West Elm’s Convex Mirror in black is perfect. West Elm’s option has less intricate detail which puts its shiny black finish in the spotlight. I must admit, I never shy away from a DIY project. If you share love of a good craft project, try covering an antique mirror with a few coats of Rust-Oleum Gloss Black Lacquer Spray.

Photo Credits: via 2.bp; Graham & Brown Black Damask Print Wallpaper

Last but not least, every entryway needs a great table to greet visitors with pretty things. Target’s East End Avenue Console Table offers a modern option for fans of clean lines. For those who are drawn more to the traditional feel of this room, Sears Antique Black Console Table is a better choice. Add some white accessories or flowers and you’ll have a monochromatic entryway to die for in no time!

Get more of Marche's tips on interior design, fashion and more at her fabulous blog, EyeCandy. And, remember to look for her interior design column here on Young Sophisticates!


  1. Dramatic and fabulous! Hard to go past the sheer luxe of black, white & gold, especially in a small space like this.