They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When you apply that maxim to decorating, it's all about the entry. The humble passageway often gets overlooked, but with the addition of a few functional and beautiful foundation pieces, it can be a true design showstopper unto itself. Take the gleaming white foyer in a Hamptons house
designed by Eddie Lee: despite its pedigreed elements (bleached floors, lacquered furnishings, stately wall hangings), it is a warm welcome to what promises to be a sophisticatedly homey interior. Read on to see how to get the look for your own space.
with its wide circumference, a simple pedestal table provides ample opportunity for mixing and matching vessels of various floral arrangements.
Avalon Dining Table: $499 ; Crate & Barrel
a tall woven basket can hold anything from umbrellas to walking sticks and muck boots. Large Higbee Round Basket: $179 ; Williams-Sonoma
a swoop-style arm chair adds a dose of crisp modernity—and a place to pull off your shoes at the end of the day.Shantung Swoop Armchair: $297.99 ; All Modern
a serene white and silver wallcovering exudes unexpected warmth.
Darcy Wallpaper: $70/roll ; Graham & Brown
a voluminous vessel acts as a foundation piece on the table, providing height and visual interest when filled with branches or other stalky flora. Recycled glass vase: $119 ; Pottery Barn