My husband, an architect, talks a lot about the importance of a dignified entryway. People want to feel like they are entering a special place when they come to a building - a beautiful, thoughtful entrance sets the tone for the life inside that building. My husband deplores buildings where entries are hard to find or grimly functional, especially homes where all entrances are through an attached garage.
But the foyer needs more than the paint we slapped on. My husband has plans for tiled floor and walls. (We own a 3-unit house and live in first unit, so our foyer is a common foyer.)
here. And I will add, in this post, that you must walk differently on a floor cloth than a rug. A floor cloth rumples more easily, even with all those towels I put in it. But it's so easy to wash and shake out and we love how it looks.
Seems like things need to be next to the door to make it out the door at our house. How do you handle the in and out of objects in your house?
I made this post for Like Mother, Like Daughter's linky party "A Reasonably Clean Welcome!"