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entry door and small foyer

Functionally and aesthetically an entrance is a starting point. It is also the public face of a private domain, a chance to make a clear declaration of personal style to the world at large. Perhaps most importantly, it is a zone of welcome, a physical space that should greet visitors with cheer, and every member of the household with a sense of warmth and security on a daily basis.

On a functional level, a front door must offer privacy and security. Once those requirements have been met, however, you can afford to get creative. This is offer, as your public face, the feature that gives visitors and passersby their first impression of the house and its occupants.

Our featured apartment this week is located in Gulshan. The owner wanted something different for her door, a smart entry point that catches the eye. The first impression is the most important introduction to the rest of the house. We selected a custom-made door for her, one that is different from the doors in other apartments, but matches the other doors in this flat. In a geometric triangular design, the door is made of Burma teak wood and has an ornamental beat.

Though it is an entry-point, we decided to do something dramatic. That's why we arranged two slim pillars and a Cornish, which is also made of Burma teak wood and super teak venire board. The sleek section space between the door and the lift was fitted with super teak board, with a nicely placed calling bell switch for conveniences.

The total entry door designed on the basis of a "line." All molding beats are in a symmetrical line. Line defines space. Vertical line implies strength, dignity and formality. A good example is a classical column, which always appears stately and strong. That's why we also placed two side columns beside the entry door.

In some house the sense of transition is aided by an entrance hall or foyer. Essentially it serves as a holding place in which residents or visitors can literally rid themselves of the coat, umbrellas, car keys and shoes before proceeding into the body of the house.

A spacious foyer is an excellent spot to try your décor skills. But if you don't have spacious area, don't get upset. The featured house is sufficiently big, but lacks the provision of an individual foyer anyway.

We decided to create a small partition behind the entry door. This is a really good barrier for the open dining area. The partition is 5 feet high. It is made of Burma teak wood and Burma teak board. We also used some white glass etching work in the partition. The L shaped partition is really a functional element for privacy. This silk partition is also movable, which is a Godsend if you need to move any heavy-duty furniture. We also placed two long flower vases at the corner of the foyer. The long strings and dry flowers look really gorgeous. Outside the entry we also provide wooden artwork. A beautiful wall light is also placed at the top of the painting. Plants and pottery are always there to give us refreshment. So, we placed some small plants on both sides of the entry.

Foyers can also be an ideal spot to display cherished paintings or interesting artwork. Touches like these make your entry warmer and more inviting.

By Nazneen Haque Mimi
Interior Consultant
E-mail: journeym@citechco.net
Special thanks to Farzana Azim
Photo: Hasan Saifuddin Chandan



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