Designer Jeff Troyer moved the front door from the living room to this central area, allowing the space to function as a sitting room, music room and foyer for the family. A brown L-shaped sofa is tucked into one corner of the room, while a set of three nesting tables is positioned on top of a gray area rug.
An inlaid border on the marble floors delineates the entry in this showstopping seaside home. The space offers a peek into all the main-floor rooms, which flow well together but maintain unique functions. Window treatment and upholstery fabrics are by Kravet and give the space additional style.
Opt for hide rugs in high-traffic areas, like foyers and hallways, because they can stand up to the hustle and bustle. “I love to use hide rugs in foyers and hallways. Since hides are natural animal skin, the material is incredibly durable and cleanable. Hides can be made into rugs in a variety of patterns that include checked, striped, chevron and even circular patterns. This striped hide rug was an ideal choice for this large, central hallway. We custom made it to size and only included white and gray colors which gives the rug some variety, but still allows it to have a neutral and soft effect, says Claire Paquin of Clean Design Partners.
In the foyer, the ceiling stretches up over two stories high to create a soaring space. The brown wallpaper in the formal dining room matches the front door and pulls visitors into the rest of the house.
Herringbone hardwood floors, fine antiques and sculptural wall details are among the standout features in this transitional foyer. The dark floors form a stark, pleasing contrast with the white walls. Meanwhile, natural wood beams overhead draw the eye to the stepped ceiling and wrought-iron chandelier. A grandfather clock is a stately and unexpected touch.
A crisp, classic black and white color palette in the foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home, which also boasts traditional color pairings. The blue and white blown glass chandelier is an unexpected choice that adds some whimsy to the entryway.
This inviting foyer features a round wooden table with a white orchid centerpiece. A lantern pendant light hangs above and matches a pair of sconces that flank a doorway. Neutral floral wall paper and a natural woven area rug add finishing touches.
This vestibule combines warm finishes with rich textiles and artwork to create an intimate space. The custom-designed double doors pocket carefully into back-lit niches and offer a dramatic entrance to the art studio, which sits at the back of the house like a hidden gem.
This powder blue foyer features traditional wainscoting paired with a blend of hardwood floors and gray-blue floor tiles. A white table lamp and green vase of flowers sit atop a dresser that serves as a console table, while a chandelier illuminates the stained glass window. A staircase leads the way to the upstairs area.
A striking Gothic staircase leads upstairs from this neutral foyer. An 18th century bronze and leather side chair adds to the medieval charm while a limed oak arts and crafts Cerusier table from David Iatesta complements the woodwork.