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As visually interesting as it is unassuming, an antique French Louis XVI–style semainier—found on 1stDibs—is used to house gloves and hats. A pair of René Prou verdigris iron chairs, circa 1940, and a vintage Barovier e Toso Murano glass chandelier were all acquired through 1stDibs, while the mirror was a favorite piece from the client’s previous home. The hand-antiqued diagonal checkerboard patterned floor tiles are from Paris Ceramics.
For the entry, the client requested a place to put her keys and mail down and a seating option. “I came across the concept of a gossip chair, which is a midcentury chair/table combination meant for sitting to talk on a telephone,” Hoffman says. “That was a fun way to bring in an interesting design element, but also have the practicality of both a place to sit and a little surface area.” The chair has been reupholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric. The Oushak Turkish rug is from Etsy, and the brass w
Although the front door of this Connecticut home designed by Thom Filicia is here in this entryway, the homeowners have adopted a side entrance as their more regular access point, leaving this area to serve as a connector to the various first-floor living spaces. “While it’s an important space in terms of the flow of the house, it serves as more of a great hall,” Filicia says.
“When a house is properly layered, all you need are flowers and the dog,” declares decorating doyen Veere Grenney. The William Kent sideboard is from Adam Calvert Bentley. The mirror, circa 1770, is from James Graham Stewart Ltd., and the antique bronze wall lanterns are from Carlton Davidson. The carpet is by Crucial Trading.