Having an appealing spot to drop coats, shoes and other accessories as you come in the door will keep your space looking organized. Here, a cozy bench is perfect for slipping on your shoes, a coat rack holds hats, jackets and more, and baskets underneath the bench are perfect for stowing away other items.
To make this foyer as open and inviting as possible, walls were kept basic and neutral accented by delicate glass pendants. The space is anchored by a sturdy console table and mirror. Wall paint color: Sherwin-Williams Narce SW6154
A straw hat, venting bucket hat, leather messenger bag, and leather travel bag hang on the satin nickel hooks flanking the bench. A wood wall home organizer with fabric pinboard and wooden push pins above the hooks includes Cincinnati postcards for local flavor and two cubbies for storage of daily mail.
The enchanting entry features an antique foyer table, a high-backed settee and a collection of all-white earthenware. Dark hardwood floors are topped with a knobbed area rug, while the whitewashed walls have a smooth adobe finish.
The vision for the space was to create a livable, functional space for the homeowners. Their love for modern design paired perfectly with the quaint cottage architecture and geography of the home. By removing the one wall in the space that used to define the kitchen, the designers were able to open the floor plan up and maximize the square footage and natural lighting.
Replacing an existing window that was smaller, a new insulated double hung window with white trim over the bench with relaxed roman shades brings lots of natural light into the entry. Two adjustable industrial-style wall sconces with a polished nickel finish help illuminate the space.
Blue glass bottles make a unique and beautiful chandelier in this beach cottage's foyer, especially when lit by the sunshine pouring in from the high window. The aqua front door adds another fun splash of color.
Cottage-style Neutral Foyer with Refinished Wood Floors
Removing the louvered windows above the shelves, and opening up the entry to the dining room, redefined the look and feel of this front room. Refinished wood floors and fresh paint in a warm gray help to both soften and brighten the room, that now serves as a large, contiguous entertaining space.