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Old 02-25-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Hi, I have a large entry foyer. Its 13x13 and I don't know how to decorate it. As you walk in the house, directly across from the front door is the staircase to upstairs. To the right of the staircase on one wall is a double closet that houses my washer/dryer. Next to that is a little hall that leads to the basement. On the other wall is the door to the garage, and on the wall next to that is a closet. Next to the wall where the entry door is there's a window.

I put a decorative rug in there and curtains, but it looks so cold and uninviting. I can't put a table in the center of the foyer because the horses I live with would just knock it over. Any ideas for making it more inviting? I was thinking maybe adding built in bookshelves?

eta.. the horses that I mention are not the 4 legged kind but are klutzy husband and kids.

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Picture please...
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I can't put a table in the center of the foyer because the horses I live with would just knock it over. Any ideas for making it more inviting? I was thinking maybe adding built in bookshelves?
You have decorative rug, curtains and thinking about bookshelves but you live with the horses in your house?

Not sure how to understand that....
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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sorry.. the horses I live with are husband and 3 sons..

and I'll take a pic and post it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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do you have paint on the walls? perhaps warm paint tone would help a bit
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Pictures and mirrors usually looks great
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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sorry.. the horses I live with are husband and 3 sons..

and I'll take a pic and post it.
LOL. I knew exactly what you meant. I refer to mine as bears. Post some pics if you can.

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Old 03-18-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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you need to send pics. I recommend a round table with a bouquet of tall flowers
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