Grand Entrances – 15 Designer Foyers

Today for our design inspiration, we have a collection showcasing 15 Designer Foyers.  These grand entrance halls were created in fabulous homes by some of the top interior designers in the business.  This collection includes something for most everyone’s taste.  We have formal classic and elegant traditional as well as sleek and contemporary.  These designer foyers offer styling ideas for both large and small entrance spaces for they come from grand mansions as well as urban apartments.  The element they all have in common is their ability to make a statement.

The foyer is your home’s first impression and should speak of you and what is to come.  Allow these images to inspire you with new ways of putting together your own unique collections that express you and your taste.  Give your home’s entrance your personal brand of wow.  Make it a lasting impression that your visitors rush home to duplicate.

The opening photo comes from an exceptional villa in Qatar created by London-based interior designer Katharine Pooley.  This grand foyer features a bespoke designed Swarovski chandelier cascading the full double-height of the solid brass and glass balustrade.


Here we have the vast designer foyer from a grand French-inspired Beverly Park Chateau in California by architect Richard Landry with interior design by Joan Behnke. A dome skylight crowns the soaring double-height ceiling from which a 19th-century lantern suspends.  The wrought-iron double doors open into a rich and ornate space that gives way in every direction.


This photo shows a closer view of one perspective within the above foyer.  Here we see a pair of vases by Herve van der Straeten and a Bernar Venet sculpture displayed on two glass-topped tables with 18th-century French bases.  Photo here, above, and below by Erhard Pfeiffer.


We have another massive designer foyer by architect Richard Landry and interior designer Joan Behnke.  This one comes from an old world Italian-inspired estate overlooking a lake in Southern California.   We have a 28-foot-high rustic stone and timber entrance hall with a skylight.  A hand-forged iron chandelier by Gregorius Pineo, along with multiple wall sconces and lanterns provide dramatic illumination in this warm and inviting space.


Here we have a supremely refined and elegant designer foyer from a French-style Palm Beach residence completed by interior designer William R Eubanks– a favored classicist.  The paneled formal entrance hall displays an array of very fine 18th-century period antiques: gilded mirrors, bronze mounted Asian porcelain, marquetry with marble top commodes with bronze ormolu mounts, Louis XVI settees, chairs, and consoles and crystal dripping sconces. Exquisite!


This dramatic designer foyer comes from a Fifth-Avenue residence completed by William R Eubanks and David Mitchell Brown.  The designers defined the foyer with inlaid marble floors and painstakingly crafted mill-work.  They furnished the hall with a refined eclectic collection of antiques.


This designer foyer comes from a Palm Beach home again by William R Eubanks and David Mitchell Brown.  Architectural millwork, soft wall glazing, and high-gloss marble floors give the space their signature classical style.   The design duo complete the hall with their signature vignette styling.  This photo, and the two above from Eubanks, by Kim Sargent.


Here we have a formal designer foyer from a luxurious Ohio estate completed by interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield.  The designer filled the grand hall with fabulous antiques and fine art, including Monet’s Falaises et Voiliers Pourville, and sculptures by Fernando Botero and Edgar Degas.


From the same Ohio estate, a pair of 19th-century mahogany daybeds line the walls of this gallery built to house the owner’s objects d’art.  Though the home owners are serious collectors, they still wanted their estate to be a luxury home and not a museum.  This photo and the one above by Scott Frances.


This grand designer foyer comes from the historic “Greystone Mansion” in Beverly Hills completed by interior designer Timothy Corrigan.  The designer is a master with historic properties and traditional design. This foyer comprises a sweeping 3-level space composed of rich, dark carved wood paneling, red Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcovering, and marble flooring. Corrigan juxtaposes the room’s architecture with modern art and effects.  Photo by Grey Crawford.


This designer foyer is from a Contemporary Chicago apartment by the French interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot.  The oak doors are inset with antiqued mirror.  The pendant lights are by Vaughan and the leather-and-forged-iron benches are of bespoke design.


A close up from the same hall above shows a Serge Roche-inspired, mirrored marble-top console by Deniot.  This photo and one above by Miguel Flores-Vianna.


In this Kensington Penthouse in London, we have a sophisticated design approach on decorating the designer foyer with modern art by interior designer Staffan Tollgard.


Here we have a signature glamorously styled designer foyer from the Dallas based interior designer Jan Showers with silver leaf wall coverings, and an Edward Wormley bench topped by a pair of line drawings.  Photo by Jeff McNamara.


Here we have another designer foyer from a Toronto home by Jan Showers with high gloss and high drama.  Included here is a pair of demilune consoles from the designer’s collection, along with custom mirrors and Murano glass lamps.


This designer foyer is from a penthouse apartment on Chicago’s Lakeshore drive by designer Jessica LaGrange.  The table and chandelier were bespoke designed specific for the space by the designer.  Photo by Tony Soluri


Here we have the contemporary designer foyer from a home in South Beach by the Miami based Sojo Design.  The space is bright and open with the chandelier suspending down through the center of the staircase from the upper floor.


This traditional designer foyer is from a Windsor country house by London based designer Louise Bradley, showing a pair of the designers distressed black paint finished “Veronese” consoles.

Designer Foyers Created By Top Interior Designers

This concludes our interior design inspiration for today, my friend! I hope you enjoyed and you found inspiration for your next project.  Be sure to check out all of the award-winning pros listed here for more info on their work.

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