Photo By: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Lisa Bakamis
Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Ann Lowengart
Photo By: Paisley McDonald
Photo By: Lindsey Runyon Design
Stunning Transitional Foyer With Patterned Hardwood Floors
Though recently renovated, this foyer still has all the hallmarks of a historic home: tall ceilings with crown molding, patterned hardwood floors, a grand staircase, etc. By outfitting the space with artwork and accents in teal and coral hues, the designers were able to update the interior without compromising its character.
Designers wanted to make sure the family had plenty of fun spaces to hang out together, so they added this fun, bright bar area. Textured wallpaper and rich wood combine with the natural light of the large windows to bring a funky, outdoor feel right into the interior space. To add even more eclectic color, designers hung bright wall plates and covered the barstools with bold fabrics to ensure that the family could enjoy this colorful space in style and comfort.
Natural light reflects off of crisp, white walls and a whitewashed wood ceiling in this bright, cottage sun room. An eclectic assortment of pillows sit atop a white and black bench with a furry throw. Magazines are kept nearby in a wooden bowl for lazy weekend reading.
That bright red door swings open to reveal an entryway with high ceilings and exposed brick walls. A stained glass window serves as an eye-catching focal point and gives the home a sense of history, too.
Black and White Eclectic Foyer Features Lucite Benches
Midcentury influenced lucite benches bring a whimsical texture to the foyer, while black and white wallpaper and a white console table add a geometric and symmetrical statement, creating a sleek and elegant entrance for visitors. An oriental rug brings balance to the room and the splash of red helps keep the flow grounded.
The entryway of this Hawaiian stunner features an arched doorway with an intricate, carved wood transom and iron-laced doors. A warm faux finish on the walls gives the space a cozy, homey feel despite its grand dimensions. A covered portico protects arriving guests from the elements, whether sun or rain.
Small Dining Area Combining Danish Table and Eames Chairs
A combination of modern Danish table and Eames chairs forms the heart of this intimate eating and gathering place. Window shades control the window light and a nearby hutch provides ample storage. Designer Jil Sonia McDonald incorporated the client’s own Scandinavian dining table into the design. The end result is a perfectly inviting dining area with natural light shining from the large window that sits at the center of the room.
The second home for a couple based in L.A., this two-story penthouse in Seattle easily reflects their edgy tastes. In the entry hall, for example, 5’ long chainmaille chandeliers make quite the impact, while a photo set of Bob Marley offers a glimpse of the rare art that's featured across the home.
Eclectic Foyer Features Eastern Accents & Spiral Staircase
Oversized candles on a contrasting table, Eastern influenced pendant lighting, striking wood floors, a spiral staircase and decorative wool rug create an exciting entry point to this home demonstrating how the foyer – a most often forgotten home component – can create a great first impression.