Finally there’s the foyer, the forgotten room. More and more, it seems we enter our home through the garage or a side door. Floor plans are becoming more open. (And over the years much bigger.) Where has the celebration of arrival gone?
Maybe I’m a bit old fashioned, but I like foyers. I like the celebration of Arrival! I like a place where one can pause, take a deep breath and say to oneself, “I’m home”. Or as a guest, being able to step into a room that is intimate and comfortable, where I can pause, look round and get my bearings before moving on. I love being teased with a glimpse into an adjacent room or the center hall. It’s so much more fun!