How to Transform Your Entryway With This One Thing

When you first enter Paola Mathé's home in Austin, Texas, I'm going to bet the last word that'll enter your mind is "boring." She tells me her eclectic, maximalist style is heavily influenced by her Haitian heritage, and I'll also add that her taste in fashion is just as fun as her taste in décor.

Every inch of her home is informed by her taste in art and her heritage, so I was excited to see how she'd take on the challenge of redecorating her narrow (and awkward, as she describes it) entryway using pieces from Pottery Barn's new apartment collection, which was specifically designed for those who are challenged with space. The result, in my opinion, is inviting and functional—but I'll let you decide for yourself…