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by habituallychic

11 . 18 . 09

Entry foyers say a lot. They set the stage for the rest of the home and serve as a first impression. They also sometimes reflect the personality of the homeowner. They should always be inviting which to me means a chair or bench to set your bag and a table to drop your keys. Not all of these photos are entry foyers but I think the consoles and tablescapes would look inviting to any guest! Enjoy!

Mary McDonald

Jonathan Berger

Ned Marshall

Frank Roop


Jonathan Adler

Markham Roberts

Ashley Whittaker

Amanda Nisbet
Ned Marshall

Markham Roberts

Miles Redd

Rita Konig


David Netto

Markham Roberts

Amanda Nisbet

Windsor Smith

Studio Sofield for Tom Ford

Nina Griscom

Nate Berkus

Susan Ferrier

Windsor Smith

Todd Romano

Heather Clawson

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  1. susan said so November 18, 2009 | 3:54 am

    Very nice group of images! I especially like the blue door. Wouldn’t that be nice to see in your comings and goings?!



  2. Paula Grace Designs November 18, 2009 | 3:56 am

    Yes, foyers do make the first impression. Its amazing to see so many styles in one place. Great inspiration post. I saw a couple with pink ~ Sarah Klassen and I posted on pink today. Love the last one 🙂

  3. 3StinkyBoysAndMe November 18, 2009 | 4:04 am

    I LOVE that you posted about foyers. I think that is the toughest part of the house to decorate. Thanks for all the ideas!

  4. Lyn November 18, 2009 | 4:29 am

    Hi Heather,
    I always make time to read your blog its so chic!
    As for the entry points I like how many of your images widen the space by placing chairs and artwork either side if the main vignette.
    I like the slick Ned Marshall pic!

  5. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou November 18, 2009 | 4:54 am

    i’m loving almost every single image in this post! wow. especially love those with the pop of color.

  6. Ms Smart November 18, 2009 | 5:21 am

    Great set of images, nice variety HC. (HC = Heather Clawson & Habitually Chic)

    nice habit you have there.


    I totally agree with your concept of entry way, reflective of self, inviting.

  7. Rebecca June November 18, 2009 | 5:45 am

    Purely lovely.


    Rebecca June

  8. Cherish November 18, 2009 | 6:41 am

    Heather, I totally agree with you. An inviting entry says “welcome” and sets the tone for the home. I particularly love the Windsor Smith with orange accents, what a lovely invitation to come inside.

  9. chair up November 18, 2009 | 7:39 am

    I LOVE that Ned Marshall image…the striped walls, large urn, ornate mirror, occasional chairs…everything, just lovely.

  10. Linda/"Mom" November 18, 2009 | 9:43 am

    * Heather~

    If I am correct in believing the LAST PIC is from YOUR OWN HOME, you “win”… hands down kiddo!!! So simple~ so stunning! (And, have always meant to tell you that!)

    Linda in AZ *

  11. Greet November 18, 2009 | 10:12 am

    What a lot of inspirational entry halls you showed here!
    Thank you for that! A really great post!


  12. Marina November 18, 2009 | 12:06 pm

    They are all so gorgeous … great first impressions indeed!

  13. Laura Casey Interiors November 18, 2009 | 12:23 pm

    Love yours! It looks fabulous, great job!

  14. the NEO-traditionalist November 18, 2009 | 12:25 pm

    Just added about half of these to my archives! Love them all. The Windsor Smith shot from House Beautiful will always be a favorite. And of course your shot from the bachelor pad project is the perfect finish! So handsome!
    XX Kate

  15. Dagny @ Beautiful Living November 18, 2009 | 12:49 pm

    Great collection of images! I’m actually just planning a redo of our hallway, so this was perfect timing! 🙂

  16. Missy November 18, 2009 | 1:19 pm

    Heather! I just love your blog. It truly is the best out there. Thanks!

  17. Kitty November 18, 2009 | 1:30 pm

    i love the pink one – and all the chinoiserie touches in many of these pictures. thanks! xo kitty

  18. Red Door Home November 18, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    Wonderful collection of pictures. I won’t even attempt to pick a favorite!

  19. le style et la matière November 18, 2009 | 2:16 pm

    I really like the ones that show they hold up to shoes and bags and books being dropped off! You are right – the entry should be the first impression you WANT to give but it it definitely has to be practical if it is to be welcoming.

  20. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself November 18, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    I just love a painted door – like the turquoise one from Domino. It’s so welcoming. And the brown and hot pink foyer from the Ned Marshall photo is striking.

    Where is the lamp in your entryway from? I absolutely love that style and know I’ve seen it somewhere. Macy’s? Bloomingdales?

  21. Karena November 18, 2009 | 4:02 pm

    I love that you have included a variety from traditional to contemporary, subtle, gilded, and bright, Such great choices Heather!

  22. La Maison Fou November 18, 2009 | 4:28 pm

    Love all of these ideas, I agree it is the window to the soul of the home.

  23. Fabulously french November 18, 2009 | 5:06 pm

    Adore them all, especially the one with the chocolate walls and pink canape.


  24. Red Lipstick Style November 18, 2009 | 7:28 pm

    I adore them. I really like the one with the orange in the picture and the coordinating orange accessories.

  25. honey living November 18, 2009 | 7:40 pm

    lovely post. and i like your picture the best 🙂

  26. Alice Olive November 18, 2009 | 8:44 pm

    I usually love all white – the spareness of it is perfect. However, I LOVE the chocolate and pink and yours at the end as well! The warmth of the brown and the soft lift is very welcoming.

  27. Olivia November 19, 2009 | 2:45 am

    Since I am at a stage in my life where I only live in tiny apartments, I have been in love with Rita Konig’s tiny foyer since I saw it published in Domino. Love, love, love this post! ! !

  28. Sweetdeesignz.com November 19, 2009 | 4:11 pm

    OMG they were all so awesome. They made me jealous and swoon at the same time.


  29. jandosto November 19, 2009 | 5:00 pm

    These entrances are so inspiring. The colors and welcoming atmospheres would make me curious about the owners and their other rooms. Wonderful!

  30. Summer November 19, 2009 | 7:49 pm

    H.C.-by far your best post yet (and they just keep getting better)!
    Foyers are like delicious little design labs for all your best ideas, and a great place to take risks with intense paint or wallpaper…which is why I always love to see images of them.

  31. Hermione November 22, 2009 | 10:47 pm

    Wow, some of those are really fantastic. I’ve always loved the idea of a bold color for entrances, to really give the sense that you didn’t just arrive in some office, but in a h o m e. Lovely post!

  32. Shannon November 26, 2009 | 9:12 am

    I could definitely use some sprucing up in my foyer. I love Adler’s style.

  33. Sunshine December 17, 2009 | 7:28 pm

    Could you give the name of the paint used in the last photo- is that your personal foyer!?

  34. Habitually Chic December 17, 2009 | 9:38 pm

    Sunshine – It is the foyer I did for a client. The color is Benjamin Moore Middlebury Brown HC-68. A lot of designers like Bittersweet Chocolate too. Hope this helps!