1. Foyer

416,573 Foyer Design Photos

Entry Storage
Entry Storage
The Organized Home
Drop zone - The Organized Home
Exteriors | Facades
Exteriors | Facades
SoCal Contractor
Lori Dennis Interior Design SoCal Contractor Construction Mark Tanner Photography
Rosslyn Cabin
Rosslyn Cabin
Studio Miel
Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Los Altos New Residence
Los Altos New Residence
Klopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture and Outer space Landscape Architects designed a new warm, modern, open, indoor-outdoor home in Los Altos, California. Inspired by mid-century modern homes but looking for something completely new and custom, the owners, a couple with two children, bought an older ranch style home with the intention of replacing it. Created on a grid, the house is designed to be at rest with differentiated spaces for activities; living, playing, cooking, dining and a piano space. The low-sloping gable roof over the great room brings a grand feeling to the space. The clerestory windows at the high sloping roof make the grand space light and airy. Upon entering the house, an open atrium entry in the middle of the house provides light and nature to the great room. The Heath tile wall at the back of the atrium blocks direct view of the rear yard from the entry door for privacy. The bedrooms, bathrooms, play room and the sitting room are under flat wing-like roofs that balance on either side of the low sloping gable roof of the main space. Large sliding glass panels and pocketing glass doors foster openness to the front and back yards. In the front there is a fenced-in play space connected to the play room, creating an indoor-outdoor play space that could change in use over the years. The play room can also be closed off from the great room with a large pocketing door. In the rear, everything opens up to a deck overlooking a pool where the family can come together outdoors. Wood siding travels from exterior to interior, accentuating the indoor-outdoor nature of the house. Where the exterior siding doesn’t come inside, a palette of white oak floors, white walls, walnut cabinetry, and dark window frames ties all the spaces together to create a uniform feeling and flow throughout the house. The custom cabinetry matches the minimal joinery of the rest of the house, a trim-less, minimal appearance. Wood siding was mitered in the corners, including where siding meets the interior drywall. Wall materials were held up off the floor with a minimal reveal. This tight detailing gives a sense of cleanliness to the house. The garage door of the house is completely flush and of the same material as the garage wall, de-emphasizing the garage door and making the street presentation of the house kinder to the neighborhood. The house is akin to a custom, modern-day Eichler home in many ways. Inspired by mid-century modern homes with today’s materials, approaches, standards, and technologies. The goals were to create an indoor-outdoor home that was energy-efficient, light and flexible for young children to grow. This 3,000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom new house is located in Los Altos in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, and Chuang-Ming Liu 
Landscape Architect: Outer space Landscape Architects 
Structural Engineer: ZFA Structural Engineers 
Staging: Da Lusso Design 
Photography ©2018 Mariko Reed 
Location: Los Altos, CA
 Year completed: 2017
Amazing Centreville Front Entry Makeover
Amazing Centreville Front Entry Makeover
A shocking upgrade in quality and appearance - with a modest investment and a good designer. The old concrete stoop was re-surfaced with natural stone facing and patterned flagstone.
The Decorator, LLC
Behind the glass front door is an Iron Works console table that sets the tone for the design of the home.
Brooktree / Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern
Brooktree / Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern
Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern / photo: Karyn R Millet
Your foyer – also known as a vestibule – is the first (and last) room people see when entering your home, so creating a welcoming space is key. It should reflect the overall style of your home, and create a single point in which all other rooms flow. Start your entry off right by choosing a front door that is style appropriate yet interesting. Next, consider how you will use the space and include the required furniture items or storage solutions, such as a key rack or umbrella stand, to ensure it remains organised.

How do I make my entry stand out?

Your front door is the first impression guests will have of your home, so make sure it is a good one. A door that looks rundown will imply what lies beneath is in need of a desperate makeover. The overall architectural style of your home should be reflected in your door, but you can experiment with size and shape, and also mix things up with paint colours and quirky hardware. If your entrance is set back from the facade of your home, consider using a brighter colour palette and adding potted plants and a welcome mat to help make it stand out. Wall sconces or hanging lights will also showcase your door and decor.

How do I organise my foyer?

To avoid turning your entry into a dumping zone, install smart storage solutions to minimise clutter. First, think about what you do when you first walk into your home. If you have a tendency to misplace your keys, leave your umbrella or kick off your shoes at the front door, consider including wall hooks, an umbrella stand and a shoe rack at the entry. Built-in joinery will further offer invaluable storage, while a console or hall table look great in bigger spaces.

How do I decorate my foyer?

In this small space, less is definitely more. But that’s not to say you can’t inject some fun into your entry. Experiment with the little details – hooks, bowls and storage bins – by using different materials, colours and textures, such as wood tones and metallics. If you have open wall space, add artwork or photographs that make you happy or have conversation-starting potential. Additionally, fresh flowers and well curated knickknacks on a table or shelf are always a welcoming touch.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a foyer renovation or are building a designer foyer from scratch, Houzz has 416,573 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including THE KING'S MASONS and Three Sparrows Interior Design. Look through foyer photos in different colours and styles and when you find a foyer design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful foyer ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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