A Warm Welcome

Transform your entry into an artful moment.

We pay attention to thresholds, to spaces of transition. As such, the oft-overlooked entry becomes a site of care and curation in our design program, the place where the serenity of home starts. Every piece placed in this pivotal zone thus becomes an opportunity to communicate calm and communion, welcome and warmth, style and seasonality. Consider these components as you build your beautiful prologue of place.

Statement piece

A one-of-a-kind chest or console lends anchoring character to an entry. This antique piece, aged to perfection and featured at Twenty Two Home, sets a warm, textured foundation for further accessorizing.

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirrors embody the transitional nature of an entryway, reflecting natural light and expanding the effect of cozy hospitality. We love sourcing vintage mirrors as portals of personality.

Sculptural arrangement

Add an artful element with an oversized vase filled with branches or flowers. For this entry, we placed a Space Vase by Menu—a favorite at Twenty Two Home—accented by budding branches. Tree clippings, seasonal foliage and grasses would achieve a similar effect—just think big and abundant.

Stop and smell

Signal the interior shift with an olfactory mood-setter: an artisan candle in a graceful vessel appeals to both the eye and nose, lending a hint of hygge. We picked Austin Press’s Forager’s Wood for its evocation of earthy magic.

Go native

Building on the floral moment, an objet d’art—like this native Wyoming antler tipped in silver wire—summons place with subtle sophistication.

Beautiful function

Beyond form, an entry must function as a way station between outside and in. To this end, a leather tray serves as a catchall—elegantly so—for keys and such. Along the same line, a prayer rug in lieu of a mat makes for a worldly, rather than ordinary, welcome.

Perfect perch

Ever contending with burly footwear in Wyoming, a chic stool makes wrestling off your boots a breeze. Leave those muddy treads behind and proceed into the calm of home.

Importance of Contrast

Opposites attract—an axiom among humans—can also be applied to interior finishes. The balance achieved by pairing contrasting textures, styles and silhouettes invites intrigue: how do those two seemingly discordant components work so well together? An adept eye finds harmony in contrast.

Consider the variety of textures deployed in the Family Refuge project: in the living room, a circular hide coffee table framed in metal lends an industrial-luxe edge in contrast to the lush seating schema, defined by a boucle sofa, wool pillows and alpaca throw. The soft angularity of the sofa complements the sleek table.

The alchemy of mixing old and new forever fascinates us. This temporal contrast lay at the core of our Ranch X project: charged with reimagining two existing homestead cabins, we designed an addition suspended over a pristine creek. The result melded the historic and the modern seamlessly, and this sophisticated harmony carried through inside as well, a dynamic epitomized by the primary bath where beloved antiques—a shaker chair, vintage loveseat and century-old Persian rug—juxtapose the sculptural modernity of the freestanding tub and floor-mounted faucet. An elegantly rustic aesthetic pervades the property, thanks to the consistent, coherent use of contrast throughout the home.

Palette presents an opportunity to play with high contrast in small scale, as shown in the Cozy Guest Cabin. Staining the existing log a deep umber, new walls sheathed in warm white shiplap set a blended, transitional tone. Blue, chosen for the kitchen cabinetry and accent furniture, softened the high contrast, as did the invitation of natural light issued by large picture windows. All told, the cabin exudes a sophisticated serenity singular to such a concise space.

Market Distillations

To prepare for the rush of Summer, we spend our Spring at market, sourcing fresh finds from our favorite brands at places like High Point. Before saturation set in, we sketched our thoughts on the throughlines we had observed—currents and concepts that felt new and noteworthy, less trendy, more timeless. We believe these design themes will outlast seasonal flux, setting the tone for further innovations in collections to come. As ever, we look for ways to spark epiphanies of beauty amid the everyday. By introducing one of these pieces—or concepts—into a room, you’ll find your space transformed.

Sculptural Silhouettes     

Image c/o Verellen

Sensuous curves, corners that seem formed by hand, forms with graceful gravitas. No one does sculptural case goods and accent pieces better than Verellen, a brand based in the furniture mecca of High Point, NC and informed by the founders’ Belgian roots. Highlights from the current collection include the Gaston Bed, a richly curved headboard and bedframe that gently arcs back as if exhaling in relaxation; the Bobbio Table Lamp in ash, a study in circular elegance; and two accent stools—the Lou Barstool (also available at counter height) and the Oakley Dining Stool, forms that feel almost figurative in their graceful lines.

Image c/o Verellen

Natural Textures

Image c/o Henry Wilshire

Rope, rattan, woven leather; botanicals as imprint and pattern; hair-on-hide as upholstery. The tacticity of nature, expressed anew in silhouettes as modern as they are meditative. Italian institution Flexform reinvents woven rope as both rustic and delicate in their Echoes, Lee and Tessa armchairs. Drawing on traditional weaving techniques from rural Italy, the seats are made from woven paper rush chord; the effect sits somewhere between a Mediterranean veranda and a Scandinavian living room. Abstract artist Sabine Maes of Belgium lends her immaculate eye for monochromatic texture to a custom collection of collaged sheepskin rugs. The tropical texture of rattan has been reinvented for all climes by exquisite artisans like Alfonso Marina of Mexico City, who makes rattan seem as sublime as it does sensible, a dichotomy best expressed in the Aarhus sofa and chair. Ever attuned to organic texture, Henry Wilshire explores the somatic effect of hand-scraping the sides of the Scraped Cocktail and Console tables, grooves left to invite imaginative pairings in situ. To add a touch of wild, accent pillows made of natural materials, like the Lance Woven leather and Suri Alpaca pillows, introduce a touch of wild amid tamed surroundings.

Image c/o Flexform

Budding Neutral

Green is the new black. Everywhere we turned, we spotted a green accent in lieu of a neutral. All shades and all textures of green seemed on the proverbial table, from avocado to British racing green and everything in between, from loose knits to sleek leather and soft linens. Bedding masterminds at Libeco introduced a fresh shade of hunter green to its Belgian linen lineup. Uni’quity, a favorite for Belgian linen throws and pillows, added a more leafy green to its striped collection of hand towels and napkins. In terms of upholstery, Verellen presented pieces in subtle hues of sage. Translating the trend into our showroom, we’ve placed our limey April Pillows in profusion, and spruced up tabletops with green-laced pieces like hand-painted botanical Jasmin Vase by Astier de Villatte.