Sunday, November 20, 2011

Front Halls, Foyers and Entry Ways

Last week my sister-in-law, recently relocated to Texas, asked for some lighting ideas for the front hall of her new home, and suggested a post on entrance halls. Transplanted from Brookline, Massachusetts to a house in a different style compared to her former New England setting, it sounds like the opportunity to try something new. And even if you aren't in the midst of big changes, something as easy as switching a light fixture can make a dramatic difference in a room without a lot of effort or expense.

From House Beautiful's website I culled a few photos of  front halls, foyers and entry ways, decorated in different styles, and followed them up with potential fixtures from Circa Lighting - one of my favorite resources for hanging lights.

In an open, square entry...

House Beautiful

A long, narrow hall...

House Beautiful


A more contemporary look...

House Beautiful

And to recreate a little New England wherever you are...

 House Beautiful

Lastly, a few ideas for styling your hall whether you have a console, chest of drawers or center table...

Photos House Beautiful

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