Before Jason Clifton and Jeremy Bauer of Bauer/Clifton Interiors came along, this entryway didn’t exist. Added as part of an extensive home renovation in Juneau, AK, this small space makes a big impact in its form and function.
1. Achieving a greater separation between the entry and kitchen space was priority number one. We achieved this by relocating the original door opening further away, so it centered between two existing beams in the post and beam structure. The new hardwood flooring frames the inlaid entry tile and creates a visual divide between the entryway and grand kitchen area. The adjoining mudroom was reduced to increase the size of this new entry and permit the addition of a small coat closet for guests. A reeded glass pocket door allows the clients to close off the mudroom from the rest of the house.
2. To achieve a more formalized sense of space, we applied a symmetrical approach. Playing off of existing beams, we incorporated tiled, stone-capped bases to serve as additional seating space for the family’s children to sit, remove shoes, and throw down any school/sports items before entering the home. A grand scaled console and mirror are centered within the room and located directly across from the entry door, while flanked by two sconces.
3. We’ve always felt strongly about flowers and plants’ ability to elevate any interior, so we keep this in mind when designing our interiors to ensure there’s at least a few areas of the home to serve as a great display area of such. In this particular home, the console allows for a larger arrangement to be displayed and appreciated by guests and dwellers constantly passing through. Flowers are also a great way to get people to stop and exist within a space for a bit of appreciation too. As the saying goes, stop and smell the roses!