As they say, there’s no second chance to make a first impression, and a foyer sets the tone for a home. It’s the space where you get to welcome guests and create the entire house’s design story. Whether you’re working with a grand space with a chandelier or a simple country house entryway, it’s an opportunity to set the stage — no pressure, of course.

With that in mind, we pulled together some of our favorite standout entryways and foyers from top designers and architects as inspiration. Browse through our picks and find ideas for your next foyer renovation today.

  • With its enfilade of arches and handmade terracotta tiles, the entry gallery of this California hacienda is a gracious throughway and a perfect backdrop for antiques, including a late 18th century Spanish armchair. Design by Tucker & Marks.

    Matthew Millman


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October 20, 2020

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.