Deep colours are bang on-trend but need contrast to shine. If you have a black fireplace, try pairing it with reflective textures, such as glowing bronze metallics and warm copper, and some jewel tones with flowers. Add a few different floral displays, too.
Embrace the ever-present pile in your hallway by creating coloured cubbies for everyone's trainers and boots. The hanging bins make stowing shoes nearly as easy as kicking them into a corner. Get the tutorial at Thea's Mania » - countryliving.co.uk
Manoir Style, Art Nouveau Home in the Paris region of France by Hector Guimard - dates from 1904. 6 bedrooms + housekeepers separate quarters. The home contains its' original architectural features such as fireplaces, moldings, floors, fenestrations etc.
Piles near your doorway are just a fact of life. Don't underestimate the power of a cute umbrella holder and shoe tray to make everything feel tidier and fancier. See more at The Curtis Casa » - CountryLiving.com