How to Design an Entry That Keeps Your Winter Mess at Bay

The entrance to your home — or your mudroom, if you’re lucky enough to have one — has a hard job.

It has to welcome you and your guests with an inviting appearance. It also has to withstand whatever weather you track in — and provide a place to stow the mounds of coats, boots, hats and umbrellas that come with you in the winter.

“Especially in climates with snow, it’s mandatory to have a transition spot between outside and inside,” said Jean Stoffer, an interior designer in Grand Rapids, Mich. But while functionality is paramount, she added, “it’s always possible to make it look good, too.”

Designing a space that won’t be overwhelmed by all that paraphernalia isn’t easy. But there are plenty of tricks that can help, even if you’re dealing with a tiny hallway leading into an apartment.

Especially in a small space, what’s required is

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London Bay Homes’ Carmela model sells in Mediterra

Inspiring its new homeowner with fresh architectural style, a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces, and stunning interiors, London Bay Homes’ lake-view Carmela model sold this month in Mediterra’s Caminetto neighborhood.

The livability of the Carmela home design, which offers three bathrooms, three full baths and two half-baths in 3,836 air-conditioned square feet, was elevated by a masterful blend of textures and finishes conceived by Romanza Interior Design.

The sophisticated Carmela home design features a gallery space that segues into the light-filled great room showcasing views of the custom pool and spa. A master vestibule and hallway create an elegant transition to a truly private owner’s retreat that offers dual walk-in closets, a bath with a graceful freestanding tub, and access to the pool area. Two guest suites provide comfortable accommodations for visiting family and friends. The outdoor living area features ample room for dining and lounging, along

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WRJ Design Named Top Wyoming Designers by “Business of Home” 50 States Project

Klaus Baer and Rush Jenkins’ passion for the Mountain West led them to Jackson Hole, where they have grown WRJ Design to a nationally recognized interior design firm.

I saw that we could offer an international perspective that the luxury residential [category] in the Jackson area was missing.

Business of Home, the respected must-read media for interior designers across the U.S., completed its yearlong “50 States Project” in Wyoming, selecting Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, co-founders of WRJ Design, to represent the state. In her interview with the duo, BOH Editor in Chief Kaitlin Petersen discusses Jenkins and Baer’s “very different” but entirely complementary skill sets, as well as the growth of WRJ, which moved west from New York, opening its Jackson, Wyoming, showroom as a two-man operation in 2010. Ten years later, fresh off a successful book

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5 fresh interior design and home decor trends for 2021



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Singapore – Last year, we spent a lot more time in our homes than we planned to, thanks to the pandemic, but it made us realize that home is truly where the action happens. We sleep, eat, relax and now work in our homes, so they’d better be comfortable, set-up to suit our needs and be a reflection of our personalities.

Practical yet comfortable upgrades, multi-purpose furniture, designs that call to mind distant lands and expressions of joy are only some of the interior design and home decor trends that experts say will be buzzing this 2021.

Distant lands and global travel



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Image credits: This Moroccan-inspired layout will certainly soothe no-travel blues/Noelia Martinez Facebook

The pandemic has kept us home-bound, and it’s no secret that we long for a life of freedom, where we can travel and explore at our leisure. The

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