This traditional foyer offers a light and bright feel with a cream wall color and white trim accents. The dark wood console provides a beautiful contrast to the pin parquet flooring, while also allowing for storage of small necessities.
Every good entry makes a statement, setting the tone for the rest of the home. The basic builder-grade staircase in this entry has been updated with traditional paneling, and the basic square post is wrapped with crown molding and base trim detailing.
An antique Chinese chest welcomes visitors in this entrance hall. An antique Chinese ceramic pillow is made into a lamp. Orchids are reflected in the contemporary metallic framed mirror. Beyond, in the living room, stylish armchairs beckon.
Capiz mosaic tile shimmers on the stair risers, adding a coastal look to this traditional foyer. White paneling and a crystal chandelier give the space a classic elegance. Wrought iron balustrades echo the Mediterranean style of the exterior.
An oversized chandelier crowns this traditional foyer with flair to keep the formal room feeling more casual. The beautiful wood floors of this home are stained with a custom blend of walnut and dark oak stain to let the grain of the white oak shine through. The wood carries up a winding staircase, creating a cohesive space.
This view is of the front hall from the entry door toward the family room, which has glass doors - currently opened. The staircase was pushed to the side so as not to call too much attention.
At 11,000 square feet, the challenge was to create spaces that were gracious, but not overwhelming. This home is large, but each room feels personal, and the residents do not feel dwarfed by the space.
This foyer posed a design challenge because of its long, narrow shape. A pendant light brightens the space and gives off a beautiful patterned glow on the ceiling. Those patterns are picked up by the wallpaper. Two commissioned paintings by artist Gina Hurry depict the family's two daughters.
Marble tile floor surrounds a decorative circular floor panel with deep green tile adding color to the neutral foyer design. Support columns create a solid frame for the space leading out into the house and down the open hallway. A curved staircase is based in the foyer further connecting the enchanting space to the house beyond.