The millwork and the stair design warrant their own very thorough posts, but today is just a “simple,” “effortless,” and what we think is a beautiful, entry. To speak in terms that I understand, it’s the real “coming out of the limo shot” and whether or not we will get a first impression rose is determined on the initial reaction of this entry. We went with an 8-foot traditional paneled door with a four-panel glass window which lets in SO much light.
For those of you who want more privacy, a simple shade on the back will do nicely, but the light that this lets into the house is amazing (especially since the front is a covered patio) and it feels very welcoming. Well, thanks to you and the powers of social media, you requested it be stained, which my brother was psyched about and I couldn’t be happier about how it turned out. The doorbell has an HD camera in it and has 24/7 streaming that you can review anytime straight on your phone.
This is awesome for knowing who’s at your door without getting up to go check, monitoring activity at the front of your house and being informed of when packages are delivered. The camera can detect a person over 50 feet away and alert you with a picture on your phone, so you can ensure that you and your home are safe. The tile is from Clé, a black terracotta brick that we laid down in a herringbone pattern that is honestly GORGEOUS. It has this amazing texture that feels so classic, high end and timeless.
I will say installing the tile in the herringbone tripled the labor cost, so while I’m SO glad that my brother didn’t stop that from happening, as far as maximizing the profit on selling this house, that could have been somewhere we could have saved. The tile in the master shower of the mountain house took ONE WEEK to install because it’s so intricate (that post is coming soon, FYI).
We kept the vibe of the entry elegant and simple, letting the architecture and natural light be the stars, so we needed very little in the furniture and decor department. I have pinned like 30 pieces of their beautiful furniture for the mountain house (and I already waxed poetic on my long-standing love of the brand in the living room reveal) because it’s heirloom-quality, classic and timeless. Moser as I am, they were so generous and are extending a discount to all of our readers with code EMILY18, which applies to all items on their site. We went with unlacquered brass with a lot of handblown glass to keep it feeling light and elegant (and more modern).
The stairs were designed in conjunction with Base Modern, and we worked with Metrie on the paneling, but again, more on that later in a dedicated post. I learned so much, made some mistakes along the way that we had to pay to fix and ultimately I feel so much more secure in the stair design arena now.
Per usual, ask any questions in the comments…and stay tuned for the moulding and stairs process post. ***Design and styling by Emily Henderson and Brady Tolbert (and team).
JP Macy of Sierra Custom Homes (who I seriously can’t say enough good things about) was the General Contractor, and Annie Usher was the architect.