June 7, 2012

Small Space – Big Thinking

It is no secret that I am totally, 100% in love with small foyers (mostly – because that’s what I’ve got).  But I happen to know for a fact that I’m not the only one who A) has a small foyer, B) needs a place to put stuff when they walk in the door and C) loves great design that incorporates beautiful form and great function.  So…here’s just a few more small entryway inspiration pics to ogle.

First up is this fantastic display that designer, Sarah M. Dorsey created on a landing in the home she is renting.  The ombre 1/2 table is genius and paired with the thoughtful details, including rods and baskets from Ikea, the function of this space goes through the roof.

This beautiful small space is more of the linear type rather than vertical and the shallow floating shelf with intalled Forhoja shelves (also from Ikea) is an amazing way to utilize such a small space for such a big impact.

(via notebookmagazine but additional photos by Scott Hawkins found here)

On an even more brilliantly simple note, take a look at this entryway in the home of Annette Joseph as seen on Design*Sponge.  The photo below is a bit difficult to understand until you realize that the white frame is of a mirror showing the opposite side of the hallway which features more hanging storage. (I may or may not have been tricked into thinking it was a doorway into a separate room).  The chalkboard paint is a whimsical way for guests to leave their mark and the mirror really opens up the space, while keeping everything very simply stylized.

Lastly, I only just recently discovered this beautiful, London Mudwall storage unit.  It certainly packs a great deal of storage options into a very small space and is a wonderful solution for those of us in the small-foyer-space-big-storage-needs boat.

One Response to “Small Space – Big Thinking”

  1. Jon King Says:
    June 8th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    As a parent one of my favorite mantras is “if you want to see how creative your kids are…quite buying them stuff”…this is applicable to this post too…do more with what you have.