Liv Tyler's narrow entryway is a masterclass in small-space design – and it's as elegant as you'd expect

The monochromatic space offers a lesson in small-space styling that creates immediate impact – and it's a favorite among design experts

Liv Tyler
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Liv Tyler may be synonymous with West Village living (the New York native has called the neighborhood home for two decades, after all) – but when it comes to her entryway – her London townhouse takes center stage. 

The actress, best known for Armageddon and Stealing Beauty, shared a glimpse inside her West London property (reportedly worth approximately $13.4 million), located near Ladbroke Grove, close to the Bechkham's property. And, like most urban homes – it exhibits a narrow entryway that is compact in size but big in style. 

'Sometimes you just gotta work a doorway,' Liv says as she poses in her doorway (below). Liv's entryway offers a masterclass in styling narrow spaces – from the light-hued painted walls to the monochromatic tiled flooring surrounding the staircase. In terms of key accessories, Liv has added a circular mirror that reflects the light from the (somewhat) unconventional chandelier (featuring model parrots, nonetheless). 

Working with narrow or small entryways can be a challenge – especially when in an urban environment where you may be contending with open-plan living – or there is no space to rebuild or renovate. However, with the right color ideas and accessories (such as Liv's), you can create a lasting first impression for all the right reasons. 

According to Valspar's senior brand manager, Sarah Lloyd, your choice of paint is one of the most impactful ways to accentuate a narrow entryway – and, of course, Liv Tyler's is the perfect example to follow.

'Darker paint highlights outlines and shadows, drawing the eye into the corners of the room and giving the impression of a smaller, cozier space,' Sarah says. However, 'brighter walls are reflective and create an airy, open vibe – soft whites and creamy colors such as Valspar's Moon Shot are the perfect paint palette to maximize your space, and going lighter on wall trims and moldings makes the walls appear further away.'

Sarah Lloyd
Sarah Lloyd

Color and paint expert Sarah Lloyd is a senior brand manager at Valspar and has worked for the paint brand over the last 3 years.

Plus, even with her entryway colors aside, Liv Tyler has accentuated space through her decor – not least her black framed circular mirror above her mirrored console table – that further reflects the light paint and the chandelier. 

'Reflective surfaces and mirrors are a fantastic way to create the illusion of a bigger room – they reflect light and bounce back into the room to keep it bright, and reflecting the view tricks the eye into seeing a larger space than there really is,' Sarah says.

Liv Tyler

(Image credit: GettyImages)

With an entryway this elegant, we're refreshing Liv Tyler's feed for more urban living inspiration until further notice. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.