please, do come in.

foyers are weird little spaces in our homes that greet our guests and welcome them inside our private domains, often for the first time. so, they shouldn’t be overlooked, right? i mean, first impressions and all, are reportedly quite important, so don’t mess around with what could be your guests first glance at your humble abode. striking artwork, dramatic mirrors, or an eclectic collection of your favorite books and treasures displayed on a great credenza is a sure-fire way to share a bit of your personality, and invite your guests to get to know you better. here’s a few looks i love.

daily mirror, via bright.bazaar; domino magazine; and nuevo estilo.

home of Anna Zethraeus, via emma’s design blog.


lonny magazine.

pink wallpaper.

lonny magazine; and remodelista.

studio violet; knack studio and lonny magazine.

roger davies.

photo problem.

• top image via uydurrukcu.

18 Responses to “please, do come in.”
  1. Amy says:

    I have always wanted a foyer in my home and now I have one I feel the same way, it tells a quick story of how the rest of the home lives.
    Love all of these layouts.

  2. It sure is important when you have guests over, but it’s also a good way to feel home as soon as you open your door. It creates the perfect partition between the outside world and your home sweet home. I love every one of those looks but the one from remodelista is my favorite.

  3. victoria says:

    Bénédicte – excellent point! :)

  4. Cez says:

    i feel home as soon as i open the door…. just like Benedicte said….i already had a foyer in my house, and i don’t have now, but my home is still a “home sweet home”….btw, i love the 3rd one and the frame is just amazing!!!! Great post Vic!!!!

  5. Hungrigyrl says:

    Love this post – my entry way needs some serious work and I got some great ideas. Thanks!

  6. these are all amazing. thanks for sharing these. my entry way (if i can even call it that bc its so tiny) is in much need of a makeover. but these are all very inspiring! love the yoko john print! xo, Claudia

  7. lark + linen says:

    I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for my new teeny tiny foyer (seriously, the thing is like 10 sf). Thanks for the ideas!

  8. Beautiful photos, beautiful decor! Thanks for some ideas for me too. We have two framed photos. That’s it. Time for some serious sprucing up.

  9. mlleparadis says:

    love EVERYTHING in this post.

  10. Not only is this a fantastic post, you’ve really got me thinking about what to do with my entry stairwell.

  11. Lori Plyler says:

    Ooh! Total inspiration. I’ve been noticing my foyer a lot lately and it is terribly boring! (Bad when you’re trying to sell a house) I shall peruse your pics a little more. Thanks.

  12. Sarah says:

    Love this post! So many great pics, definitely given me a few ideas :)

  13. You have one of the best eyes out there… These are just amazing images. Adore Studio Violet and those last two shots are perfection. Pruxxx

  14. victoria says:

    thanks so much you guys – i’m glad you found some inspiration!

    prudence – thank you – that is so kind to say!

  15. Awesome post.. thanks for sharing this..

  16. Simple..just what I needed today!
    Thank you for sharing!

  17. knack says:

    What a beautiful post, and great words on an inviting foyer.

    Thank you so much for including my dresser amidst all of this beauty….


  18. jen says:

    We are in the process of building and our foyer has caused us a lot of grief! Originally, we had a decorative niche in the foyer. We had no idea what to do with it, but it was a nice touch. But once the house was drywalled, we realized that there would be no room for a bench for guests to remove their shoes–the number one function of a foyer, in our opinion.

    I’m thrilled with what our builder came up with: he lowered the niche and made it into a bench! I’ve never seen this before, maybe it will work for others who read this post.

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