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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
“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
Give One Year of 5280 for just $16.
2. Logan Trays
“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
“No, this won’t protect you from COVID-19, but it will remove allergens and dust particles for cleaner air.” Molekule, $499
“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
“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
“Attach a carabiner so you can easily hook this onto your purse or belt loop.” KeySmart, $25