Saturday, October 22, 2011

Please come in ...

There is nothing I enjoy more that inviting guests into my home. In a perfect world, I'd have a grand foyer to create a sense of welcome and warmth at our entry.

Image via Elle Decor.

It would be so nice to have lots of space to include a hall of some proportion at the front entrance, like those entry foyers shown above and below.

Image via Emulty.

But, we all work with what we have to create an inviting space (albeit sometimes small) to greet visitors.

Image via Casa Sugar.

Just because it's not a voluminous space doesn't mean the entry can't have character. It's a great space to introduce personal touches that communicate your individual aesthetic.

Image via Willow Decor.

I'm particularly fond of the way country cottage charm is related in an entry. Rustic elements seem so at home in a foyer. In the photos above and below, farm implements and worn, wooden occasional pieces feel genuinely welcoming.

Image via Zeo Spot.
And, if the entry opens directly into a living room, well-placed furnishings tie them together beautifully.

Image via Country Living.


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