Designer Showcase: 30+ Foyers and Entryways You'll Wanna See

A well-designed entryway sets the tone for your entire home. See how top designers create a welcoming and stunning foyer.

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November 25, 2014

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Neutral Traditional Foyer With Two Staircases

Make a sweeping entrance down the grand stairway of this foyer, Scarlett O'Hara-style! Matching mirrored cabinets reflect the intricate inlaid floor and gorgeous Oriental rug.
From: Kelly Hinchman

Gray Contemporary Foyer With Sofa

In a smaller space, try graphic patterned wallpaper on the walls and ceiling. It can give the room a cozy, intimate feel as seen in this contemporary foyer.

Contemporary Foyer With Pocket Door

A frosted glass pocket door separates the small foyer of this loft from the great room. Prized art sits on display in a contemporary wooden case with a mirrored back.

Contemporary Entryway Features Bright Orange Accents

Bright orange accents add pizzazz to this contemporary foyer. A vintage fiberglass table centers the room, and a stunning crystal chandelier hangs above. On one side of the space, a wallcovering with gray polka dots and orange damask stretches from the wall to the ceiling. A vintage orange bicycle and a large self-portrait complete the snazzy design.

Neutral Foyer With Sparking Chandelier & Brown Bench

Gradations of monochrome interwoven with splashes of gold, pattern and texture dress up this foyer on display in the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. A modular bench keeps a low profile beneath a sparking chandelier, while making room for guests in the entryway.

Contemporary Spanish Style Staircase And Foyer

A lantern pendant light hanging from the wood beam ceiling gives the foyer a homey, rustic vibe. Classic iron railing looks fresh and clean with a contemporary pattern.

Ornamental Grand Entryway

Wrought iron railing climbs along a set of twin staircases leading up to balconies overlooking the grand foyer. Light floods in from the back of the house through the entryway.

Blue and White Eclectic Entry With Striped Floors

Walk into this incredible penthouse apartment and you're instantly in an artistic wonderland. Black and white striped floors set a dramatic tone underfoot, while the walls are covered in rich patterns and textured.

Classical Black and White Entryway is Elegant, Luxe

A serene black and white color scheme sets the mood for this luxurious classical entryway. Intricate ceiling detail, a stunning chandelier, delicate archways and a grand staircase complete the look, giving this entryway an overall elegant finish.

Blue Modern Foyer With Black and White Striped Floor

The dramatic blue wallpaper in this modern foyer turns the whole space into a dynamic painting. The finishing touch to this memorable space? The high-gloss black-and-white striped floor.

Elegant Entry With Arched Mahogany Door, Hardwood Floor & Stairs

The entrance to the home exudes elegance. An arched mahogany front door matches with the hardwood floor and winding staircase. A pair of candelabra chandeliers and a piano nestled in the corner completes the timeless design.

Stylish Loft Entryway

The entryway of this loft apartment exudes style with a lucite console table, contemporary wall art and a vase of flowers. The adjacent living room was subdivided to create a bedroom, and a floating staircase was added to the newly extended second floor.

Loft Living Room With Floating Staircase

This living room was subdivided to create a bedroom, and a floating staircase was added to the newly extended second floor.

Traditional Foyer With Pretty Green Wallpaper

Green patterned walls greet guests upon entering this home, creating a pleasant atmosphere. Classic white French doors lead into the adjacent living room.

Modern Staircase With Glass Steps Wrapped Around Artistic Shower-Like Feature Falling Into Indoor Pond

A glass staircase creates a very open feel for the modern design. The see through steps wind around a gorgeous modern shower-like fixture that falls down into a pond space below the base of the stairs.

Foyer With Mirrored Dresser and Family Photo Gallery Wall

A gorgeous mirror tiled dresser with a silver frame is a statement piece against the neutral walls in this foyer. A starburst mirror complements the dresser. The steps are topped with a gray carpet runner. Photo canvases decorate the staircase wall above the white wainscoting.

Mediterranean Foyer with Rustic Touch

Mediterranean with a twist, this Spanish Revival house was not meant to look predictable. Traditional Spanish elements like the floor tiles and flowers pair with more rustic themes like exposed wood beams and paneling.

Neutral Foyer With White Columns

Wood inlays in the floor of this impressive foyer create a seamless transition between the sweeping stone staircase and the hardwood floor of the living room. White columns add to the grandeur of the space.

Floating Staircase in Contemporary Foyer

A large floating staircase helps to break up this open-plan entryway and keeps the space from feeling cavernous with such high ceilings. Light wood railings blend with the hardwood floor and neutral walls to create a cohesive, uninterrupted design.

Ornate Sky Ceiling in Elegant Foyer

This foyer rotunda comes to life with a hand-painted ceiling edged in a band of specially-commissioned blown glass, creating a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues. The Italian travertine flooring with gold veining initiates in the foyer. An accent back of Jerusalem Gold travertine, augmented with another band of charcoal glass-tile inserts, mimics the oval architecture of the space.
From: Troy Beasley

Gray Eclectic Foyer With Cloud Pendants

Cloud-shaped pendant lights and a color palette reminiscent of sunny skies give an air of wonder to this eclectic foyer. The arched door and different shaped windows underline the whimsical mood.

Green and White Traditional Foyer With Bench

Step inside the front door and green and white striped wallpaper sets a cheery scene. A built-in bench below the staircase is the perfect place to pull off shoes or set a heavy bag.
From: Michael Donahue

Beach House Foyer With Dark Wood Fixtures

Grasscloth walls and dark wood fixtures give this beach home a contemporary yet tropical look. The neutral palette keeps it comfortable while different patterns and textures give the area more life.

White Cottage Foyer With Bottle Chandelier

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.

Contemporary Foyer in Open Concept Home

The main entrance features two short stairways — one offering access to the main living space and the other offering access to the elevated master bedroom. A wall provides privacy for the master bedroom in the mostly open concept home.

Urban Foyer With Stained Glass Windows

A refurbished pew at the top of the entryway stairs is a cute nod to this gorgeous home's cathedral-like architecture, enhanced by beautiful yellow and green stained-glass windows.

Foyer With Spiral Wood Staircase and Large Chandelier

An oversized chandelier crowns this traditional foyer with flair to keep the formal room feeling more casual. The beautiful wood floors of this home are stained with a custom blend of walnut and dark oak stain to let the grain of the white oak shine through. The wood carries up a winding staircase, creating a cohesive space.

Elegant Country Foyer Boasts Dark Wood Doors & Exposed Beams

The entrance to this elegant home features a country-style foyer with dark wood exposed beams, delicate hanging lanterns and double doors that make quite the statement.

Conversation Pieces in Eclectic Foyer

The family wanted to showcase their personal style and spunk, so designers added statement pieces to the entryway of this home. Unique artwork hangs on the walls of the space, while the floor is adorned with a large, butterfly rug. The dresser in the foyer is an antique English dresser that has been upcycled to include the lyrics of the song, "Imagine," to showcase the family's unique values.

Contemporary White Foyer with Storage Bench and Armoire

The custom built-in bench provided a convenient spot to shed outerwear and boots. The armoire in antiqued natural walnut brought warmth and character into the space and added much needed storage.

Neutral-Hued Foyer Is Elegant, Authentic

A traditional staircase pairs with an upholstered bench and a distressed side table to create an elegant yet inviting atmosphere upon entering this home. A warm color scheme of creamy neutrals and rich browns creates a compelling sense of authenticity.

Eclectic Foyer Features Eastern Influenced Cabinet, Sconce & Striking Spiral Staircase

An Eastern influenced cabinet is a great and functional anchor point for storage and organization in this eclectic foyer. The spiral staircase with patterned carpet and dark wood railing is a striking way to introduce visitors to any home or business and contrasts warmly with a beautiful wood floor. Attention to detail – like an ornate sconce, decorative wool rug and fun oversized candles on a contrasting black table – makes the space immediately fun and inspiring.
From: J. Allen

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