Day 149: Foyers!

by MJ Gourd


Day 149 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

The more formal entrance to your home is known as the foyer. It should say “Welcome Home” to whomever enters. You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. So, make sure the area has clean walls, a rug to catch muck from wet shoes or boots, a small table to collect keys or mail and mirror to check yourself before you leave the house.

Here are a few foyers we have had the pleasure of designing… What’s in your foyer?

 Leather wrapped mirror over the small mahogany sideboard are just a few extras in this bright foyer.

Leather wrapped mirror over the small mahogany sideboard are just a few extras in this bright foyer.

 We picked Benjamin Moore’s Bold Blue (a color found in the rug) for the inside of the door. It’s a nice contrast to the grass cloth on the walls.

We picked Benjamin Moore’s Bold Blue (a color found in the rug) for the inside of the door. It’s a nice contrast to the grass cloth on the walls.

 Adjacent to the front door shown above, there is a cozy love seat and pinch pleat drapes to warm up the space.

Adjacent to the front door shown above, there is a cozy love seat and pinch pleat drapes to warm up the space.

 There wasn’t much space here, but we could fit this antique side table next to the door. It’s just enough space to drop the mail or your keys. The trim color (Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal) is a nice contrast to the walls and helps to define this cozy space.

There wasn’t much space here, but we could fit this antique side table next to the door. It’s just enough space to drop the mail or your keys. The trim color (Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal) is a nice contrast to the walls and helps to define this cozy space.

 This large foyer has a separate mud room complete with a bench and pegs. The walls are v-grove panels painted the same color as the foyer, Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Grey. The difference in texture adds visual interest.

This large foyer has a separate mud room complete with a bench and pegs. The walls are v-grove panels painted the same color as the foyer, Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Grey. The difference in texture adds visual interest.

 There is beauty in the simplicity of this foyer. The reclaimed antique brick floor can handle the elements brought into the house. The antique ogee framed mirror and antique bench complement the space.

There is beauty in the simplicity of this foyer. The reclaimed antique brick floor can handle the elements brought into the house. The antique ogee framed mirror and antique bench complement the space.