This growing family of five (5) loved their Classic Craftsman Home, but it lacked a distinct foyer-the front door opens right into the living area. They wanted to create a formal foyer to match the historic charm of their 1906 Craftsman style home to help keep everything tidy and out of sight.
We began by identifying what would stay in the space and creating the design around it. Hardwood floors, original crown molding, vintage leaded glass windows, and stair spindles were all features that would remain, and help tie the design and time period of the house into the new formal foyer.
This formal entryway now has many specialty details and finishes that make a stunning first impression. A creamy paint color offsets that dark custom crown molding and richly toned cabinets warm this light-filled entryway. Custom Shaker-style cabinetry painted a warm blue-gray offer storage with multiple walls of hooks and storage cubbies. The marble countertop was selected to highlight the cabinets, and wainscoting is a nod to the architecture of the rest of the home. The wood on the benches was stained to match the trim and columns. The new, vintage-looking crystal chandelier helps tie the entire space together.