Here is the magnificent view from the foyer in our house. 🙂 Well, magnificent in my opinion, anyway. I love the mosaic marble flooring that greets you straight from the front door. It is unique to our area in that the color of the floor is a pink/brown rather than the white and blue in other houses. On our first walkthrough of the house, I thought the marble was exceptionally pink, but then we repainted the hallway with a lovely dark tan color (Sherwin Williams Sycamore Tan from their Suburban Modern Collection), and the floor mellowed considerably and really became a symphony of browns and pinks rather than just a pink floor. I also picked the color because, in my newbie decorator opinion, the foyer is rather large and wide and I didn’t want it to be the focal point after you walk through the door. I wanted it to kind of blend into the background so that the eye was drawn into the living room, and the person coming in feels a pull to walk towards the next room rather than lingering in the foyer.
Here is the before shot of the foyer. I know the angles are different, but the new, darker walls of the foyer make it difficult to photograph with the backlighting from the door. I like the color change, and if I decide differently in a few years, I can always repaint it!