A Grand Entrance

The entry of a home is so important.  It sets the tone for what is to come in the rest of the house.  Even if your house is a chaotic mess,  cleaning up and dressing up the entry sets a nice tone for when you walk in the door.  How about these for inviting rooms to great guests?

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These floors are gorgeous!

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My dream is to someday have an "entrance hall" big enough for a table in the center like this. I already have the table, just waiting for the spot.

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The simplicity of the color scheme here is beautiful.

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I love everything about this one; moulding, table, color, wallpaper, everything!

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So welcoming to have a nice little chair in your entry.

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I thought this one was a bit more realistic, a little cluttered, but still designed well. This definitely sets the tone of this house, colorful, whimsical and a little bit out of control.

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About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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2 Responses to A Grand Entrance

  1. Raina says:

    The floor in that first photo is something else.

  2. Beautiful spaces, all very inviting. What I would give to have an entryway like that first pic!

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