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Designer Alykhan Velji shows that the colour of your front door can add a lot of drama inside, too.
The unique layout of this floor plan made for an oddly large entryway, but to Calgary designer Aly Velji, this wasnt an obstacleit was an opportunity. We treated it like its own room and created zones to ensure the space still looked cohesive, inviting and fun, he says. Areas were defined for storage (like a mid-century inspired coat rack), taking off shoes and tossing keys and mail; floor to ceiling ripple-fold linen curtains were hung to create some intimacy and softness. But any great room needs a centrepiecea moment of drama that anchors everythingand here, that's the cheery yellow door. Front doors should be more expressive: It's the first thing people see when they come to your home, says Velji. Yellow is unexpected and whimsical, something to make people stop and smile.
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