Style Scheme: Creating a Dramatic Entryway

July 7, 2016

First impressions count, so let your entryway make a real statement. Joshua Alan Carpluk shows us how to create a dramatic entryway, bringing together bold colors, geometric patterns, handcrafted pieces, and organic lighting.


“Chain Link, a luxurious and bold wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries, makes a perfect backdrop. The detail and color tie the furnishings and fixtures together into a cohesive feel. Deep-chocolate trim work and a high-gloss cream color on the ceiling add the final polish.”


(1) Chain Link by Phillip Jeffries, (2) Death by Chocolate, (3) Shiitake, C2-911, by C2 Paint



Turner Credenza
“Finished in high-gloss navy lacquer and appointed with beautiful brass hardware, this chic credenza piece anchors the space and sets a sophisticated tone.” Jonathan Adler, Boston and Chestnut Hill, Mass., (800) 963-0891,

Sturm und Drang Mirror
“This magnificent mirror by Glas Italia is handmade with a Murano glass frame—more of a piece of art than a mirror.” Montage, Boston, (617) 451-9400,


Atlantis Chandelier
“The shimmer of cascading light this remarkable fixture gives off is mesmerizing. Handcrafted by Italian artisans and with almost three miles of chain, it’s a real showstopper.” Terzani, Casa Design, Boston, (617) 654-2974,


Diana Vanity Chair

“This beautiful sculptural chair designed by Thomas Pheasant adds functional seating and interest to any entryway.”
Baker, Boston Design Center, (617) 439-4876,

Baker Chair

Joshua Alan Interiors, Boston, (857) 264- 0223,

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