How to: Make an entrance

You know that saying, ”You only get one chance to make a first impression?"

While it is true of people, it is also true of your home.

Let’s try an experiment.

Put your device down and walk to your front door. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Walk in as if you were a guest in your own home.

What do you see immediately upon entering? Is it warm and welcoming? Do the color and decor represent you? Does the foyer represent what we will be seeing in the rooms beyond? Your foyer is the first opportunity to show guests who you are and what your style is.

Do you have architectural interest to play up or do you need to create some? Like any room in the house, you want to create a focal point, tell a fully layered story. Have room for a mirror? Hang one.  Want to take a seat? Add a bench. Create a vignette on a chest or a table with a collection of personal items. Perhaps, a wallpapered or painted accent wall? A “dash of drama” would definitely befit this unique area in your home. 

Your entrance should not be an after thought. It is an integral part of the design plan. Consider it carefully. You want to grab people at hello.



About Carrie Leskowitz

For more than 12 years, Carrie Leskowitz has been creating some of the most stylish rooms in the Philadelphia region. Once a fashion and prop stylist, Carrie is now a renowned interior designer, and owner of a successful interior design business, Carrie Leskowitz Interiors. Leskowitz has created a style all her own, centered around luxe, organic, natural design with a dash of glamour. With a great eye for fashion, Carrie consults on residential and commercial projects in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and DC areas. For more information about Leskowitz visit or her blog, Carrie’s Design Musings