Creating a great first impression in your foyer is a simple recipe that's part function, part fashion.  Read on for the ingredients to give your entry a chic update that looks pretty and works hard at the same time.  

entry with drop leaf table

image courtesy of Garden & Gun | photography by Brie Williams

Furniture

Choose a furniture piece that looks pretty, but also serves another function at the same time.  A bench for sitting, a Parisian dresser with drawers and shelves for storage, a drop leaf table that can be pressed into service when extra space is needed for a dinner party, a beautiful chair that can be moved into the living room when you need extra seating. 

Shop Vintage Furniture for inspiration.  

To recreate the entry above, try our Folding Oval Table, Nude in Conte Crayonand our collection of beautiful design, travel and art books.  

entry with crystal chandelier

image courtesy of luxe interiors & design

Lighting

Typically, an entry will have a pretty overhead light.  The question is always "is it the right light?"  The hanging fixture in the entry should provide light of course, but it should also set the stage for the design in the rest of the house.  If your aesthetic is modern, then so should the lighting in the entry, and so on.  

I also like to integrate eye level lighting in the entry.  So lamps.  I love the warm glow of a table lamp on a console or a floor lamp next to a bench in an entry.  

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To recreate the entry above, try our Vintage Crystal Chandelier, Vintage Dresser with Butterfly Veneerand our collection of Vintage Stoneware.

entry with black mirror

Something for the Wall

Whether it's a mirror, a piece of art or a coat rack, something on the wall with a bit of soul gives your entry a little personality.  

Shop Vintage Mirrors, Art Galerie, or Coat Racks & Hooks for inspiration

To recreate the entry above, try our Oak Library Console, Vintage Louis Philippe Mirror,  and Big Moroccan Baskets

library cabinet with art

image courtesy of holistic fashionista | photography by  carley page interiors

Something Unexpected

The entry is the perfect spot to gather your favorite collection, showcase something exotic from your travels, or display something that's special to you.  What better way to introduce guests into your home, or to remind yourself of those special things when you come home?  

Shop Sculpture & Hand Made Objects and Etcetera for inspiration.

To recreate then entry above, try our Vintage Sliding Door Vitrine,  Le Portrait de Catherine Nude Oil Painting, and our collection of  Sculpture & Hand Made Objects

For more inspiration see our photo essay

A Warm Welcome | Making An Impression In Your Entry 

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Laurie Furber
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