The unique layout of this floor plan made for an oddly large entryway, but to Calgary designer Aly Velji, this wasn€™t an obstacle€”it was an opportunity. €œWe 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 centrepiece€”a moment of drama that anchors everything€”and here, that's the cheery yellow door. €œFront doors should be more expressive: It's the first thing people see when they come to your home,€ says Velji. €œYellow is unexpected and whimsical, something to make people stop and smile.€