High/Low: Outdoor-inspired entryway
Can you tell the difference?
- COAT RACK Chrome Tree coat rack, Structube, $119.
- SCONCE Hand-worked iron Brooklyn sconce, Universal Lamp, $385.
- MIRROR Small metal Maritime mirror, Fresh Home & Garden, $225.
- TOTE Augustine Leather Goods handstitched leather Whisky tote, Coal Miner’s Daughter, $200.
- SCULPTURE DwellStudio glazed ceramic Horse sculpture, Mi Casa, $39.
- VASE Porcelain Cold Mountain vase, Mi Casa, $130.
- VASE Sarah Cihat Dirt porcelain Claw vase, Bluebird, $140.
- DHURRIE Wool/cotton Bazaar dhurrie in Ochre, 8' x 10', West Elm, $659.
- SIDEBOARD Claesson Koivisto Rune for Asplund oak Vass sideboard, Mjölk, $3,980.
- COAT RACK Aluminum Knippe coat rack, IKEA, $30.
- SCONCE Portfolio galvanized steel outdoor wall sconce (painted black), Lowe’s, $27.
- MIRROR Style Selections plastic round framed mirror, Lowe’s, $30 (per set of 5 different sizes).
- TOTE Vinyl tote, Winners, $30.
- SCULPTURE Hand-carved wood Dala sculpture, Mjölk, $25.
- VASE White ceramic Nordic vase, Mi Casa, $65.
- VASE Opaque glass vase, Mi Casa, $18.
- RUG Polyester rug, 5' x 7', HomeSense, $150.
- SIDEBOARD Lacquered wood Dumont sideboard, West Elm, $839.
Whether they actually belong outdoors or they’re just made to look that way, we love these stunning sconces for their industrial edge that’s just as fitting under our ceilings as it is under the stars.
1 Powder-coated metal caged farm-style, The Door Store, $345.
2 Circa 1910collection small hand-forged iron and cast iron, $245.
3 Hand-worked iron Brooklyn, Universal Lamp, $385.
4 Hammered aluminum-and-steel Essen, Universal Lamp, $125.
5 Portfolio galvanized steel Outdoor Wall, Lowe’s, $27. (Recognize this? It’s the same sconce we used in our “low” set, left au naturel instead of painted black).
6 Small metal Nautical, Lowe’s, $34.
These bud vases look the same from a distance, but get a little closer and you’ll notice the differences: The high features underglazed porcelain and delicate detailing done by a Brooklyn-based artisan; the low is an old faithful – a staple you should always have on hand – made of inexpensive opaque glass, yet still full of class.
HIGH Sarah Cihat Dirt porcelain Claw, Bluebird, $140.
LOW Opaque glass, Mi Casa, $18.
Hooks and coat racks
Make the most of a small entryway sans a coat closet with rustic and animal-inspired hooks and branch-like coat racks. The shapely hooks shown above add a wink of wilderness while being wildly useful for hanging keys, coats, hats, leashes, scarves and shopping bags. Also as functional as they are sculptural, the coat racks shown below infuse an artistic element that looks like a stylized tree. The big and chunky ones are better for a large space, whereas the slimmer-profile ones are unobtrusive in a narrower entryway. We love them because they not only make a spot to store outerwear but also bring a notion of the outdoors in.
Featuring the classic combination that pits stark white against natural wood, these sideboards vary in look from contemporary and mid-century modern to scandichic and polished, but each would be a fresh and neutral addition to any space. though the low lacks a built-in wooden element, a selection of accessories on top would work just as well.
HIGHEST 1 Claesson Koivisto Rune for Asplund oak Vass, Mjölk, $3,980.
2 Walnut-and-lacquered-MDF Wilson, Stylegarage, $1,595.
3 Lacquered wood Alba, CB2, $699.
LOWEST 4 Lacquered MDF Moby, Structube, $659.
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