Friday, April 1, 2011

Foyer fabulosity Part II

Good morning......hope all is well. I must say I am not making much of an effort to get to Target as I am not hearing such great things about this highly touted Calypso line, so when I get there,I get there, but it sounds underwhelming at best. Anyone like it out there? I am going to be taking some pictures at the house today, bathrooms are moving along fast and furious so there with will plenty of bathroom pics, and beams are being chopped and antiqued which is kind of fascinating to watch so will get that too. Stairs is being installed and I must say its coming along beautifully, everyone on the site is amazed at the staircase, its like a work of art, they are amazed at the curve and the workmanship. I will share picture updates tomorrow. 

As promised earlier, here is part II of my foyer fabulosity post. Foyers make the first and hopefully a lasting statement about the feeling and personality of your home. Whether your look is casually rustic, charmingly coastal, minimalist modern or elegantly traditional, the accessories, pieces of furniture, lighting and flooring you choose in your foyer sets the tone for what is to come. You can choose to keep it low key and minimalist or go all out for a serious wow factor. It is an easy room to infuse your own personality or taste have fun with it. Here is a continuation of more glorious foyers, each with its own distinct personality and style.......each very beautiful. What is your style? Do you have any tried and true tips that you like to infuse into a foyer? Do you have a favorite here?

Small hints of black such as the railing, lantern and beautiful door against all the stone are timeless elegance at its finest
This is farmhouse fresh! William Waldron
Scott Snyder chose blues and whites to accent the soft neutral tones in this Hamptons home
Beautiful soft green glazed walls with rich paneling offer an old world feel to this foyer, Bacco
KA Design group designed this dramatic foyer in this sleek Manhattan apartment
Simple and elegant, James Michael Howard
Stunning formal foyer featuring marble floors and elegant Corinthian columns makes a  fabulously grand statement in this foyer
A beautiful old Persian rug and a pretty antique secretary were all that was needed for this lovely understated foyer, Rick Gary
Robert Stern designed this beautiful and dramatic foyer
Even the smallest foyer can be pretty! Done in soft gray by Sara Richardson
Mariette Himes Gomez chose soft creamy walls and simple warm woods for this elegant foyer
Love the checkerboard floors in this home....the touches of soft yellow are perfect!
A pretty covered table flanked by two French chairs with with those gorgeous floors makes for a stunning foyer, Southern Accents
Love how the outside is carried in with natural elements like the stone walls and the liberal use of woods, beautiful! John O'Hagan
Rinfret designed this gorgeous beautiful foyer, complete with gorgeous blue and white jars
Stephen Knollenberg used carriage doors for front doors and black accents for this charming foyer
Love the patterned floors, the leopard carpet runner and that black much impact! Howards Store
Lauren Rubenstein chose a very bold floor and complimented it with an equally bold wall, therefore its best to scale down with the furnishings
Understated elegance at this stunning lake house foyer, Robert Stern
I love the aged colors here, they feel awash in a soft patina and its very soothing, Bill Ingram
Elegant space by Gwen Driscoll, always like seeing a large collection of prints or art on a tall wall
Amy Morris used a beautiful velvet settee and a pair of beautiful urn stands in this elegant and pared down the addition of the tall orchids and oil painting grouping
Grand foyer in the most elegant way possible...stunning hand painted walls complete this glorious this is a foyer! Grady Cooley
Sometimes as seen in this NYC apt. if you have an important piece of art..that's enough to create the wow factor as seen in this foyer
Gorgeous glazed creamy walls don't need much! Rose Anne De Pampelonne
There is something about a wall chock full of pictures and art that really warms up a home, Mark Maresca
I like the casual but elegant feel of this Nantucket foyer, Nancy Serafini
Michael Dale painted this foyer pale green and filled it with many interesting art objects
Isabelle Higgins painted this foyer a color to resemble a sunset...beautiful
Suzanne Kasler used blue and white beautifully as a contrast to the warm rich woods in this large scaled sunlit foyer
Renea Abbot goes on the wild side for this small foyers stairhall with the zebra runner
Love this foyer/hallway...mixing the old with the new, perfect!
James Huniford kept the furnishings minimal and light to keep the focus on the dramatic the light of this foyer
Gorgeous symmetry works so well in this beautiful space with the antique Persian rug, Timothy Corrigan design
Joe Nahem and Tom Fox for  this beach house foyer, had the  interesting chandelier and two over sized pieces of art become the focal points in this dramatic two story foyer
Gorgeous door and rich warm green walls are the perfect backdrop to this small center table and large dramatic flower arrangement
David Jiminez went bold with this geometric wallpaper and bright yellow garden stools
The late Greg Jordan kept this foyer simple and classic in keeping with the gorgeous architecture
Grand entry hall with orange and warm wood accents ala Mary Mcdonald
Rich, gorgeous floors and metallic chinoiserie grace this regal look foyer, Rinfret
Regal and grand foyer in limestone and marble needs little the doors!
Suzanne Kasler chose to give this foyer a pop of color with the turquoise glass collection
Grand limestone foyer with fabulously dramatic staircase are all this foyer needs
Pretty tones of brown and cream look so warm in this pretty apartments foyer, Decorpad
Sumptuous elegant foyer in creamy tones with black accents..perfection, Robert Stern
Beautifully and elegantly country foyer with rich warm woods...Beverly Ellsley
Dramatic floors and dark walls create a formal and elegant feel to this foyer, Paris Luxe
Interesting floor and lots of reflective pieces create a dramatic foyer for this Texas home
Gorgeous dark, rich colors are beautifully understated in this elegant space, Rinfret
Doesn't get any more elegant than this, fabulous wood paneled foyer is simply exquisite, Timothy Corrigan
Less is more...M.Elle designed this lovely small foyer with a beautiful table and a few interesting accessories to give some warmth but not overpower the space
 Michael S Smith gave this foyer an interesting eclectic mix of objects and seating
This amazing foyer features a front to back to take full advantage of the ocean that beckons
When there are great architectural qualities in a home, sometimes the simplest decorating application is the most appropriate, Timothy Corrigan
Persimmon accents brighten up this lively and elegant foyer, Suzanne Kasler
Front to back foyers are my personal favorite, particularly if they have an incredible view to take advantage of as they do elegant
This certainly has the wow factor! Love the soft muted black used here.....
Sherill Canet designed this elegant understated foyer, love the grouping of prints on the wall..really creates an interesting space and "cozies" it up!
Love the light, the colors, the elegance.... perfection! Southern Accents know I love to know what you think and if you have a favorite! What do you think is a winning combination when decorating a foyer? Do tell....... Hope you have an enchanting day!