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Foyer Design

Tips for designing the perfect hallway

Hallways can be a tricky space to design.  They are often narrow with no natural light, but never fear,  there are loads of ways to make your hallways come to life.

Create a focal point.  Highlight the back of the front door with paint or trim, install an accent light over your favorite piece of artwork, or simply display your most unusual accessory as a statement piece.

Lighting is key. Utilize as much natural light as possible by placing a mirror opposite a window. Sconces, ceiling lights and lamps on a table cast a soft glow.

Anchor the hallway with a runner.  A bold splash of color or a neutral pattern will add a touch of softness to the space.

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A place to seat in the foyer...

The foyer being the first space that you see when entering a home, it is important to make it inviting.

According to Feng Shui, The entrance of your home is also the "mouth of Chi", which is the entrance for good energy. This energy nourishes all your home, your goals and dreams. You want to make sure that your entrance allows the most good energy to come in your space with some great Feng Shui tips for your home entrance.

Here are some great examples of design for a welcoming and elegant foyer.

Let me know which one is your favorite...

A mirror in the entrance is a great way to enhance the good energy and double the luck!

All the Feng Shui natural elements are represented in the entrance. Water with the mirror, earth with the coral accent and ceramic vase, wood with the 3 stools and green plant, metal with the metal Buddha accent and the white console, Fire with the abundance of wood items that nourishes the fire.

Love this well lit entrance. This is really creating a great energy .

Foyer design- Woodson & Rummerfield

Beautiful mirror and lots of great Feng shui elements with the Asian figurines and the gracious orchids.

Love the ikat style fabric on this sofette. The wall medalion is very vintage and elegant.

A very balanced and chic foyer. The dark wood lacquered console is one of my favorite piece. The simplicity of this classic style foyer is very pleasing.

Which one of these foyer is your favorite?

Let me know by leaving me a comment on the blog. Thank you.

For more information about interior design and Feng Shui, please email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Designing around the Globe...

Love this staircases look! The colorful world maps nicely framed are just a step away from discovering new countries and horizons...

Properly framed, lit, and displayed antique maps can be a part of almost any successful design scheme. World Globes are always a great addition to infuse a sense of world travel experience and culture to any interior.

Here are some great interior images where maps and globes are showcased to give a sense of grandeur to the space.

Here, the antique world Globe is paired with amazing artisanal pieces, books and a large painting illustrating the arrival of boats to the Americas. This creates a well lived in historical atmosphere and gives a very vintage look to this foyer. I love it!

The map can also have a more modern look and add an education piece to your teenagers room. It is fun and useful!

A living room with a lot of character showcasing a world globe by Designer Moises Esquenazi

Love this antique map from Paris! Anyone wants to travel with me?

Family Room Design with world Globe

Colorful and unexpected the  elements of this living space come together beautifully. The world globe is a great accent.

The store has decided to showcase their worldly style with this whole wall map. This is a great choice!

Which interior do you like best? Let me know by leaving me a comment on the blog. Thank you!

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui, email me at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com