Following are a few examples of foyers that I had in my files that I’ve always admired.
The first one: if Susan had more of a square foyer, I would tell her to go for a nice skirted round table. I love that skirt, with the books and the Benjamin Franklin bust on top. Also, it appears they have a nice huge mirror, and that, of course, opens up the room. And, I love the chairs. Susan may ask why I even brought this one out of my files, but, if she does a long table, then she can do a symmetrical look with the some antique or vintage chairs--Susan is more of a traditional type girl.
Images from House Beautiful - Designer Tom Scheerer - Photograph by Christopher Baker
The second foyer is by Michael Smith. I’ve always loved this look--light and airy--and I love the silk curtains, but Susan doesn’t have a window in her foyer. I had better keep looking!
Image from Michael Smith's Elements of Style
Now we are getting closer–I love this foyer, and there is the art work that I’m talking about, along with the bench and a nice long runner.
Image from Traditional Home Designer's Mary Ames & Mark Ashby Photograph by John Granen
Here is a foyer just like my buddy’s--so she could do something similar. I’m not too crazy about the red mirror, but I’ll find her a good one! I do like glass lamps and if Susan chooses more traditional pieces, then the glass lamps are a great way to update her setting. So I will keep looking , but I do have a few ideas on what she can do, and a few places she can go, so she won’t have to mortgage her house to dress up her foyer!
Image from Domino Dec/Jan 2007 issue
I think we can squeeze Susan in a coat rack as well! And I'm going to tell Susan to cut some of her beautiful Hydrangeas; they will add a lot!