Contemporary Foyer with Plaid Rug and Door Surrounded by Windows
Soft tones define the style for this contemporary foyer. Large windows flanking the door bring a lovely light to the space. The lively pops of blue and pink update the traditional motif fabrics and keep the space young and fresh.
Originally a closed staircase but now entirely open, this renovated foyer allows a view of two floors, and its high ceiling is enhanced by warm hardwood floors, geometric light fixtures and modern doors, inventing a truly dramatic and airy-like entrance to a contemporary home.
When the owner of a run-down, century-old row house near D.C.'s Union Market asked Kerra Michele Huerta to help renovate their space, the designer leapt at the chance to get creative. After the construction crew dug out the basement to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a full kitchen for guests, Huerta stepped into the entryway and used remnants of unsalvageable pine floors to design a "welcome mat" inlay in the new foyer. The coat rack was repurposed too; though it seems right at home next to the bright red art, it's actually comprised of old pipes.
Geometric Painting in Entryway Links Home's Past and Present
Seeking to honor the era of architect Julia Morgan, who designed the home which hosted the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, designer Candace Barnes selected a painting inspired by 20th century artist Robert Motherwell. The painting by Myke Reilly mimics the geometric patterns in the rest of Barnes' design.
To make an exciting impression from the moment anyone walks into this apartment, the designer chose wallpaper with a bark-like pattern and a dark jewel-toned color for the ceiling. A shagreen console adds to the layers of texture.