The foyer presented a design challenge for Brady. “We really had no mudroom. This was the primary entrance into the home, so I needed it to be inviting but also very useful,” he says. A cabinet and bench system helps perform the functions of a mudroom, while the wall lamps, textured pillows, and worn rug soften the space and play well with the lines of the logs. The work of art by Robert Glisson, Thinking of Inness, No. 2, was purchased in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The midseventeenth- century delft tiles below it were purchased from a small shop in Amsterdam. “We tend to buy art when we travel. We also have several pieces by Maine artists in our home,” says Brady.