Monday, March 4, 2013

Making A Grand Entrance

The very first impression of a home is of the entrance and or foyer.  If you are trying to sell your home this is where you have to kick it up a few most people make an opinion of a home in the first 20 seconds... Home Stagers always pay particular attention to the entrance of your home.

If you are not selling your home your entrance way should  say, welcome home when you walk through the front door....  I have included 7 entrance ways  that I choose as my favorite designs from House Beautiful.  Let me know which one is yours among these Fabulous Designer Foyers


Foyer with Garden Wallpaper

 Designer Miles Redd uses an exuberant variation on classic de Gournay wallpaper in the foyer for a dramatic entrance to this Manhattan apartment.


Quiet Power

In this foyer, designed by Kay Douglass, the juxtaposition of an oversize honey-colored antique table and pale walls against dark bluestone floors has a quiet power.

A Chocolate Brown Entryway

In this entryway designed by Ned Marshall, the hot pink sofa is a knockout against walls painted Benjamin Moore's Bittersweet Chocolate. Marshall painted the floors in a tone-on-tone gray marbleized plaid.

A Rustic Entryway

All the antique American hooked rugs in this house designed by Barbara Westbrook, including those in this entryway, are from Rubs by Robinson.


A Neoclassical Foyer

Designer J. Randall Powers used creamy marble floors and a pair of antique Italian commodes topped by marble urns, which are centered by a noble Zodiac light.

A Classic Entrance

Designer William Hodgins said, "I felt like this wide walkway needed strong symmetry and strong furniture." To that end, he placed a pair of large Sheraton consoles against one wall. Foyer floors are faux-painted marble tile.


An Elegant Foyer

"The floor in this entrance hall was black and lifeless. It needed a shot in the arm. I had it painted to look like marquetry, which is elegant without being too fancy," says designer Ashley Whittaker.

Posted: by Harmonizing Homes, LLC
Source: House Beautiful

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