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The Future of Design

8 Essentials for an Inviting (and Germ-Free!) Entryway

These must-have pieces make for the perfect place to leave the stresses of the outside world behind.

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Long live the entryway, which serves as a physical and emotional portal into the home; a place to prepare for an outing or to leave the stresses (and germs!) of the outside world behind. Here, Julee Jordening-Wray, principal of Denver-based design firm Truss Interiors, outfits an inviting foyer with all the things we need right now.

1. Burl Buffet

Photo courtesy of HW Home

“I love the beauty and practicality of a really nice console when you walk in the door. This piece offers lots of great storage space, and the burled wood finish is gorgeous.” HW Home, $3,250

2. Logan Trays

Photo courtesy of Made Goods

“A stylish spot to display candles and vases—or to set keys, mail, and masks— on your entry console.” Made Goods, set of two, to the trade

3. Paddywax Hand Sanitizer 

Photo courtesy of Paddywax

“Each bottle of unscented sanitizer features a humorous little saying to welcome you home.” Neiman Marcus, $6 for 2-ounce bottle

4. Air Mini+ Air Purifier

Photo courtesy of Molekule

“No, this won’t protect you from COVID-19, but it will remove allergens and dust particles for cleaner air.” Molekule, $499

5. Anza Polychrome Rug

Photo courtesy of Ruggable

“Ruggable offers washable solutions that don’t look cheap, yet are completely affordable. And they’re low-pile, which ensures you can still open up your door.” Ruggable, from $149 for 2.5 by 7 feet

6. Brooke Boot Tray in Gold

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

“Shoe cubbies in a mudroom? Yes. In a foyer? Not so much. A pretty boot tray is more elegant solution. Just tuck it under a console or bench—and it’s easy to spray off and wipe down.” Anthropologie, $158

7. Antimicrobial CleanKey

Photo courtesy of Keysmart

“Attach a carabiner so you can easily hook this onto your purse or belt loop.” KeySmart, $25

8. Arminda Mask

Photo courtesy of Joyfolie

“Fun cloth masks to grab on your way out the door.” Joyfolie; set in Canyon Rose & Rust, $25; Star Studded Mask in Deep Navy, $13

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