With a bold mix of new and old finds, the entry nook in this Charlottesville, Virginia home welcomes guests with ease and serves as a handy spot for mail and keys.
The warm colors and dark grout make a glamorous statement in this simple Covington, Louisiana space.
The heart-pine floorboards throughout were salvaged from dismantled structures. The crown and trim are finished in Hi-Gloss paint, reflecting light back into the rooms, and lending an air of formality to this Senoia, Georgia home.
A 1960’s vibe gives this front entry in Scottsdale, Arizona personality. Brilliant blue and lime green walls create a dramatic backdrop for art, a wall unit, and a retro chandelier.
A large painted canvas gives this formal entryway a splash of contemporary color and personality.
A striped, slipcovered settee is the perfect size for this adorable gent. The photo display is a montage of family shots copied onto wooden plates and hung on the wall with simple hooks creating a personalized, welcoming work of art.
A group of plant prints creates a focal point in this entryway. Complete the neat look with a few coffee table books and a large hurricane vase filled with fresh clippings. For added structure, try putting a pleated skirt over a console table.
Create this sweet spot in a living room or entryway with a few key furniture pieces and a bundle of pussy willow branches.
This chic, simple entryway is packed with texture and personality. A soft turquoise enamel table lamp and a lavender enamel vase create pops of color against the brown wallpaper and armchair fabric.
Family never uses the front door, so pay special attention to your back entry. A coat rack, umbrella stand, and doormat are easy additions to this functional space, but don't be afraid to mix in an area rug and a few easy chairs for comfort.
This homeowner combined a burled-mahogany, bow-front chest with a faux-bois patterned rug to mix modern touches with beloved antiques to create an inviting, yet fresh entryway.
This lush entryway welcomes visitors with natural ease. A canopy of date palms shades a small collection of subtropical plants and helps cool the space in the summer.
A unique bamboo coat and umbrella rack makes this foyer the perfect place for guests to hang their belongings.
A lack of storage space inspired this homeowner to display her china collection on the wall above a console in her bedroom. The monochromatic palette gives the display cohesion.
Two dramatic Gothic arches make up the base of this creative console table. Outfitted with minimal trinkets, the table becomes the central focus.
Offer guests a place to sit and take off their boots or place belongings when they enter your home with an antique, green bench. Link the indoors with the garden outside by grouping butterfly prints above a sitting area.
A festive swag of rosemary on the front door sends a gardener’s greeting of Christmas cheer. Secure cut ends of branches with florist wire; tie with a ribbon.
Because it’s used by both guests and family, the foyer in the Seattle, Washington, home needed to blend formality with practicality. A pair of 48-inch-high partitions separates the living room from the dining room. The craftsman influence comes through in the columns atop the partitions, which conceal load-bearing posts. One side of the hall has a built-in bench opposite cubbies for shoes.
Teach kids to keep this entry neat and clean. If shoes have a certain shelf, show them where it is. Keep storage for kids' toys and clothes low to the ground so they can contribute, and reward them for being tidy.
A modern Lucite table disappears beneath an abstract Richard Casey Painting, antique Vietnamese candlesticks, and stylized leaves that fill an old iron cachepot. A French provincial arm chair adds another international element to this mixed-media foyer.
This home's entry from the beach makes a functional space fun with the diamond-patterned floor, an over-sized chalkboard, and closet doors made of recycled shutters.
From the entry to the living room, java stone floors give way to herringbone-patterned antique oak hardwood from antique building products. Entry fabrics by Dedar soften the space.
Architect Bill Ingram’s lakeside retreat was designed to be a refined, authentic house with American detailing that looks as though it has been there for ages. From first step, you are welcomed with a chandelier of mussel shells and a view of the guest bedroom, which was designed to evoke a sleeping porch.
A two-story, screened stair hall adds drama to a formal entry and introduces materials such as concrete and metal, which are used throughout the house.
A blue gingham wallpaper print envelops this entryway. Small nautical knots form the pattern on the stair runner. Light blue floors decked out with sailboats, whale wall art, and a decorative oar finish off this quintessentially coastal foyer.