Thursday, February 25, 2010

First Impressions

Actually, your home's curb appeal is responsible for the first first impression that people get from your little piece of heaven here on earth. For the sake of this post, let's pretend the car is parked, your guest is at the front door and you've greeted them into your abode.

The following pictures are some more of my favorite things; foyers/entryways from which I would be more than eager to embrace friends and family into. All in all, regardless of how grand or how simple your foyer is, or the rest of your house for that matter, the most important element in your house is your heart. That's what makes it home.

Love all the contrasts going on here. 

 Tradition with a dash of wild.

College Bohemian  All Grown Up.

Foyer schmoyer. This is a room. A large one. 

Just plain cool.

I like shiny things.

I don't care that my ceilings are only 9ish ft high and my colors are deep orange, red, gold and green. I'm getting one of those chandeliers if it kills me. Just to have it.

So, what kinds of foyers draw you in and make you want to stay awhile?


A Different Karen said...

Hi Karen!


The entry way/foyer either has to smell good or not smell at all !! HUGE first impression!! No doggie smells or "So, you had fish for dinner last night?" lingering odors....

In a foyer I like some room for hugs & hellos, a rug to quash the guilt over muddy shoes, a bench to get the boots off and a mirror to do a quick "Just how bad is my hair?" check...

And a warm greeting from the hosts is the very best!

"Yeah, that works..!" said...

Yes - a welcoming smell is SO important. So glad you brought that up. I always feel good when one of my hubby's friends comes over because he always steps in, takes a deep breath and says it smells like his grandma was cooking all day! (I hope his grandma was a good cook!)

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