Without a doubt, the entry hallway is truly the core of decorator Whitney Jones’ home. Not only does every guest pass through it upon coming inside, but it leads to a corridor that connects every room in her New Orleans, LA house. Even though it’s an integral part of her space, unfortunately, it went ignored for years while Whitney focused on redoing other areas of her home.
Its days of playing second fiddle are over though, as it recently got a refresh courtesy of Whitney’s big-and-bold Maximalist style. To give the space a new look, she’s paired her love for mixing patterns and colors with pieces that nod to her African heritage, creating a deeply personal design in an area often forgotten when people decorate their homes. I highly doubt anyone will be able to stroll down her entry hallway now without stopping. It’s extremely eye-catching given its hand-stenciled walls and colorful accessories. Keep scrolling to learn how she crafted the look and cleverly made Maximalist style work in a tight space. Enjoy! —Garrett
Photography by Britt Smith
Image above: The quaint entry taught Whitney how to infuse a smaller space with Maximalism style without overwhelming it. “I didn’t want it to feel cluttered or dysfunctional,” she says.
Behr “Limousine Leather”
Behr “Park Avenue”
Sherwin-Williams “Garden Gate”
Decor & Furniture
Stencil – Royal Design Studio “African Tribal Batik”
Juju hat – Wayfair
Batik art – NOVICA by National Geographic
Console table – ZuoMod