In most homes, guests arrive to the front door and love to be delighted by a gracious entry. In my current house in Greenwich, because our driveway stops at the front, but also extends all the way back past the rear part of our house, people often enter through our kitchen. That is not always desirable, especially after a meal or when I’ve got papers or kids homework strewn about the kitchen counters! Though we do have a pretty double entry (with the aforementioned doors to both the front and back of the house – our foyer extends the entire depth of our house with four sets of doorways allowing guests to pass in all directions of the home – built in 1912, it’s truly a huge “center” foyer! You rarely see this layout anymore and I think I set a record placing a wallpaper order with Scalamandre for the entry hall that extends and continues all the way up to the 2nd floor! In total the foyer hall has four sets of double french doors, a fireplace, a large coat closet, a bathroom, a rear 100+ year old mahogany door transom, a powder room, an original carved stairway and even a passageway to the kitchen. It’s pretty unique and one of these days I’ll do a blog entry on my foyer.) Since it’s an important passageway for every home, I’ve selected a few favorite foyer images for you to enjoy. Take a look- whether incorporating hand painted wallpaper, a unique piece of lighting, a custom stairway or unique conversation pieces — there are many ways to create a foyer that reflects your style. Which is your favorite?
Round tables are often seen in foyers. They are a great place to put eye-catching decorative objects, a pretty flower arrangement or potted orchid (as below) or some favorite hardcover coffee table books.