I always tell my clients that your foyer is the handshake of your house. Its a glimpse about the person and what lies beneath the surface… How your entryway is designed sets the personality for your home and piques visitors interest as to what is beyond.
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J Randall Powers
Some of the elements that I always include as part of the foyer’s design are:
- Chair, or a bench, it can be small; it provides a place where your guest can sit down to put their shoes on or take them off. Or it serves as a place to set a purse down while your guest puts their coat on.
- A table, chest, console to place fresh or silk flowers, a lamp (I love coming home to lamp light, there is something very welcoming and cozy about walking into a house that has a lamp on specifically for you (I have mine on timers). Framed artwork or pictures, a tray for keys, mail, Blackberry.
- A mirror, again this can be a small if you lack space but you need it to do a onceover before you open the door for guests or head out for the day. It also provides guests a place check their outfit after they remove their coat and ready themselves before leaving.