Wikipedia describes the foyer as follows: A foyer in a house is usually a small entry area or room by the front door. Other public rooms such as the living room, dining room, and family room typically attach to it, along with any main stairway.
I generally refer to that particular space as the entry. It probably doesn’t matter but foyer sounds so much nicer, doesn’t it?
I’ve seen some beautiful, grand foyers via the blog sites I visit and I’ve also seen some amazing foyers in some of my friend’s homes. Bottom line, I really find this space to be an important first impression for me when entering a home. Granted, the exterior front entry and overall curb appeal counts, but once you’re inside the house, I look around and delight in a creative use of space for the foyer.
I don’t think you have to have a large space for the room to have the wow factor. In fact, some of the smallest entry settings are some of the most intriguing and inviting.
Some of the best foyer images I’ve seen have come from talented blogger’s own homes, or those that they’ve designed for…
for the love of a house (below)
the adventures of tartanscot (below)
via Cath Muscat Interiors
I sometimes wish I had a mudroom, I wouldn’t want the relentless rain that causes the mud, but a mud room entry would be nice.
and since I don’t have a mud room, I guess I’ll have to line my boots up like this homeowner…
I love the use of space in the image below. The little portrait painting and side table creates a welcoming vignette.
And for the streamlined, simple lines, uncluttered fan…
via Notebook Magazine
What do you like to see when you enter someone’s home? Do you utilize this space in a particular way? I’d love to hear from you! Happy November.