Get the Look: Small Foyer

by Tina on March 12, 2014

in Decor, DIY, our home

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This small foyer has been my evil nemesis every since moving into our house because it is so tiny that it is hard to make the space very useful.  In the mornings or when we have guests come over there is always a bit of a dance as someone tries to squeeze out the door while another tries to put their shoes on.  Since putting this smaller table here, the space is so much more usable and the door opens easily.  Originally when this house was built in the 1800′s the stairwell would have been a public hallway with each floor being owned by a different family, so it makes sense that this space is not very big.

We have a separate space where we can hang more coats and store shoes, so this little space is a spot for a coat or two, the keys, and boxes with gloves for the winter.  I think this is the only house where we have ever had to separate our entry, but sometimes when you live in a quirky space you just have to make the best use of your space and work with what you have.

Most of the items in our space are flea markets finds, like the clock and the wallpapered table, but here is a little breakdown of our small foyer in case you see something you would like to have in your own entry or mudroom: traveling mama small foyer 1. Architectural Shelf: Pottery Barn

2. Cuckoo Clock, Amazon

3. Kassett Boxes, Ikea

4. Grundtal Mirror, Ikea

5. Mid Century Night Stand, West Elm (or vintage record table found at Goodwill)

6. Pink Coat, Selected

7. True Feelings Candleholders, Normann Copenhagen

8. Flower Hook, Anthropologie

9. Turquoise Hook, Anthropologie

10. Vintage Pink Bowl, Etsy


 Photography, Top Photo: Tina Fussell

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kelleyn March 13, 2014 at 2:53 am

The mirror is a great idea because it appears to bring more light to the space and looks like it creates an illusion of maybe more space!


Tina March 23, 2014 at 12:42 am

You’re right! It’s nice to have somewhere to straighten the scarf on the way out but in such a tiny space it also adds light and the perception of space.


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