Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Entree Vous

Entry foyers say a lot. They set the stage for the rest of the home and serve as a first impression. They also sometimes reflect the personality of the homeowner. They should always be inviting which to me means a chair or bench to set your bag and a table to drop your keys. Not all of these photos are entry foyers but I think the consoles and tablescapes would look inviting to any guest! Enjoy!

Mary McDonald

Jonathan Berger

Ned Marshall

Frank Roop

Domino

Jonathan Adler

Markham Roberts

Ashley Whittaker

Amanda Nisbet

Ned Marshall

Markham Roberts

Miles Redd

Rita Konig

Domino

David Netto

Markham Roberts

Amanda Nisbet

Windsor Smith

Studio Sofield for Tom Ford

Nina Griscom

Nate Berkus

Susan Ferrier

Windsor Smith

Todd Romano

Heather Clawson

34 comments:

susan said so said...

Very nice group of images! I especially like the blue door. Wouldn't that be nice to see in your comings and goings?!

xox,
Susan

confessionsofasineater.blogspot.com

Paula Grace Designs said...

Yes, foyers do make the first impression. Its amazing to see so many styles in one place. Great inspiration post. I saw a couple with pink ~ Sarah Klassen and I posted on pink today. Love the last one :)

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

I LOVE that you posted about foyers. I think that is the toughest part of the house to decorate. Thanks for all the ideas!

Lyn said...

Hi Heather,
I always make time to read your blog its so chic!
As for the entry points I like how many of your images widen the space by placing chairs and artwork either side if the main vignette.
I like the slick Ned Marshall pic!
x
Lyn
linihome.blogspot.com

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i'm loving almost every single image in this post! wow. especially love those with the pop of color.
xox

Ms Smart said...

Great set of images, nice variety HC. (HC = Heather Clawson & Habitually Chic)

nice habit you have there.

:)

I totally agree with your concept of entry way, reflective of self, inviting.

Rebecca June said...

Purely lovely.

xoxo

Rebecca June

Cherish said...

Heather, I totally agree with you. An inviting entry says "welcome" and sets the tone for the home. I particularly love the Windsor Smith with orange accents, what a lovely invitation to come inside.

chair up said...

I LOVE that Ned Marshall image...the striped walls, large urn, ornate mirror, occasional chairs...everything, just lovely.
Angex

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Heather~

If I am correct in believing the LAST PIC is from YOUR OWN HOME, you "win"... hands down kiddo!!! So simple~ so stunning! (And, have always meant to tell you that!)

Best,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Greet said...

Heather,
What a lot of inspirational entry halls you showed here!
Thank you for that! A really great post!

Greet

Marina said...

They are all so gorgeous ... great first impressions indeed!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Love yours! It looks fabulous, great job!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Just added about half of these to my archives! Love them all. The Windsor Smith shot from House Beautiful will always be a favorite. And of course your shot from the bachelor pad project is the perfect finish! So handsome!
XX Kate

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Great collection of images! I'm actually just planning a redo of our hallway, so this was perfect timing! :)

Missy said...

Heather! I just love your blog. It truly is the best out there. Thanks!

Kitty said...

i love the pink one - and all the chinoiserie touches in many of these pictures. thanks! xo kitty

Red Door Home said...

Wonderful collection of pictures. I won't even attempt to pick a favorite!

le style et la matière said...

I really like the ones that show they hold up to shoes and bags and books being dropped off! You are right - the entry should be the first impression you WANT to give but it it definitely has to be practical if it is to be welcoming.

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

I just love a painted door - like the turquoise one from Domino. It's so welcoming. And the brown and hot pink foyer from the Ned Marshall photo is striking.

Where is the lamp in your entryway from? I absolutely love that style and know I've seen it somewhere. Macy's? Bloomingdales?

Karena said...

I love that you have included a variety from traditional to contemporary, subtle, gilded, and bright, Such great choices Heather!

La Maison Fou said...

Love all of these ideas, I agree it is the window to the soul of the home.
Leslie

Fabulously french said...

Adore them all, especially the one with the chocolate walls and pink canape.

Leeann

Red Lipstick Style said...

I adore them. I really like the one with the orange in the picture and the coordinating orange accessories.

honey living said...

lovely post. and i like your picture the best :)

Alice Olive said...

I usually love all white - the spareness of it is perfect. However, I LOVE the chocolate and pink and yours at the end as well! The warmth of the brown and the soft lift is very welcoming.

Olivia said...

Since I am at a stage in my life where I only live in tiny apartments, I have been in love with Rita Konig's tiny foyer since I saw it published in Domino. Love, love, love this post! ! !

Sweetdeesignz.com said...

OMG they were all so awesome. They made me jealous and swoon at the same time.

Sweetdeesignz.com

jandosto said...

These entrances are so inspiring. The colors and welcoming atmospheres would make me curious about the owners and their other rooms. Wonderful!

Summer said...

H.C.-by far your best post yet (and they just keep getting better)!
Foyers are like delicious little design labs for all your best ideas, and a great place to take risks with intense paint or wallpaper...which is why I always love to see images of them.

Hermione said...

Wow, some of those are really fantastic. I've always loved the idea of a bold color for entrances, to really give the sense that you didn't just arrive in some office, but in a h o m e. Lovely post!

Shannon said...

I could definitely use some sprucing up in my foyer. I love Adler's style.

Sunshine said...

Could you give the name of the paint used in the last photo- is that your personal foyer!?

Habitually Chic said...

Sunshine - It is the foyer I did for a client. The color is Benjamin Moore Middlebury Brown HC-68. A lot of designers like Bittersweet Chocolate too. Hope this helps!

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