Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome Home

Ahhh, the entry or more formally referred to as the foyer..It's the last room you {whether it be you or a guest} see before departing and the first room you are greeted with upon arriving. The foyer should set the tone for your entire home both functionally and aesthetically. So let's look at what most of these spaces have in common.

1. A place to momentarily drop your keys and mail {the key word being momentarily - be weary of the clutter bug}
2. A mirror of some sort, looking glasses are good for two reasons. For one, they visually expand the space, but more importantly mirrors allow for a quick glimpse of your pretty face.
3. A seat! The perfect spot to take shoes off and put shoes on.
4. Lighting, whether it be a table lamp, ceiling mounted fixture, a sconce or all three; good lighting is crucial. {and remember layered light is the most appealing}
5. A beautiful table-scape or a "moment" for flowers, found objects, artwork, comfy pillows...there are countless creative options.
6. Storage for the necessities of life!

A thank you to Ivy Lane. I knew Tom Scheerer's work but hadn't visited his site in a while, see her blog for a recent post on the designer.
Images from top to bottom: Tom Scheerer, Nate Berkus, Tom Scheerer, Taylor Howes, Mary McDonald, Martha Stewart, Miles Redd, Mark Lund, Barrie Benson - Domino, Celerie Kemble - Domino, via decorpad, Annie Schlecter, Amanda Nisbet, Ashley Whittaker


Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Love foyers! A beautiful first impression of your home for guests to see too!
Love your blog! Thanks for posting the inspirational quote recently! It made my day!


mb said...

Thanks for a great post. It got me going this morning.

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I'm so happy to hear your comments.
My goal is really to share the amazing images I run across on a daily basis, inspire, educate and spread cheer. {hope that doesn't sound too sappy} Thank goodness for the array of talented people in the world, they make this blog possible...along with my wonderful readers of course!!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I don't have a huge entry way, but I'm happy report I do have all the crucial elements that you posted about.

LindsB said...

I love these pictures! I've been meaning to give my entry area a little makeover but have not gotten around to it, these pics are going to get my butt in gear- thanks!

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Even small entrances can be both beautiful and functional...

MFAMB said...

i am a sucker for a foyer post. thanks!!

Ivy Lane said...

Julie, Thanks so much for the mention! Tom Scheerer is so inspirational to me..glad he was to you too! LOVE your blog! :)

Rebecca June | Sea Island Drive said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I cant wait to see what is next!


Rebecca June


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