Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Grand Entrance

There is something so elegant about a classic black and white checked flooring for an entry foyer.  The pattern really has to be set at a diagonal to look right.  I think it's because a foyer is not a place of stasis.  Rather it is a space to pass through. I think if you were to lay the tiles in a square configuration, the floor would seem too static for this type of space.

  I also love an entry with plants...maybe because it's a transitional space, it feels like it should have a bit of the outside in.  I don't do a lot of these kind of entrances... they are a bit more formal than most of my clients seem to want, but I really do like the look.  And when you add a plant or two, it's timeless.


Richard Gillette Canadian House and Home

Brook Giannetti

Katherine Newman AD

Andrew Skurman

Suzanne Kasler 


  1. Love these foyers. Please feel free to link back to us at

    Thanks so much,

    Seema Persaud
    H&H Web Promotions Editor

    1. Thanks Seema, I'll edit the post to include the link.