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The entry's hand-blocked wallpaper is Claremont's Palm Stripe. -

Playing With the Past

Painted metal palms add whimsy to the foyer. Chippendale fan chairs, Circa Who. Mirrors, the Raj Company. Ginger jars, Two's Company. Jute rug, Serena & Lily. -

A Bright and Airy Bahamas House

To create a light, airy feel in the entry of his West Hollywood house, visual merchandiser Mark D. Sikes painted the walls New Linen by Kelly-Moore and whitewashed the floors. For a dramatic "Dorothy Draper moment," he used Benjamin Moore's high-gloss Black on the door. -

Traditional Designer Rooms

In the entry of a Charlotte, North Carolina, house, designed by Lindsey Coral Harper, walls in Phillip Jeffries's Moroccan on Manila Hemp grass cloth are grounded by the brown wainscoting. -

Traditional Designer Rooms

In a Houston house with Georgian bones and siren allure, the drama begins in a foyer swathed in Phillip Jeffries's Lacquered Walls in Eyeliner — a long-lasting vinyl that mimics lacquer and "fools everyone," designer Rob Southern says. For theatrical contrast, the shield-back English hall chairs are painted Benjamin Moore's White Dove. "If you're living in a neutral house and you have one black room, that room can anchor everything," he says. "Here, the black foyer and white stairwell allow you to live with all this color, all this pattern, without it feeling like a big confetti box." -

How To Decorate With Black-and-White

"I'm a traditionalist at heart, and this is my David Adler foyer," says Windsor Smith, who chose statuary marble and Bateig Blue limestone for the floor of her Los Angeles house. The Entry Round Settee, from Windsor Smith Home, is upholstered in a Rogers & Goffigon silk. An old Venetian lantern and a new Venetian mirror add a glint of silver. The paint on the walls is Benjamin Moore's Titanium. -

How To Decorate With Black-and-White

In the 2013 Designer Visions Showhouse, Jamie Drake took cues from the geometric patterns and bold spirit of the building's lobby, covering foyer walls in Clarence House's Neisha Crosland Zebra. Rose console, Hudson Furniture. Nairobi mirror, Flair Home Collection. Bai jade vases, Robert Kuo. -

How To Decorate With Black-and-White

Graphic patterns extend from the foyer in a Washington, D.C. town house through to the kitchen. "We both like snappy architectural solutions — like the patterned floor and striped wallpaper — that give black-tie panache to small spaces," designer Jeff Lincoln says of the house he designed with Hillary Thomas. The black and white of Montgomery 1 marble floor tiles by Ann Sacks and Block Print Stripe wallpaper by Farrow & Ball is reminiscent of Dorothy Draper. -

How To Decorate With Black-and-White

The Anti-Floral Print Guide to Spring Decorating -

The Anti-Floral Print Guide to Spring Decorating

An airy hallway with white portieres

15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

White and antique foyers with French pen-and-inks.

15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

Can you believe this home was made from a shipping container?

This Bright and Cheery Home Is Made From A... Shipping Container?

This Spanish Colonial Revival exudes warmth and romance.

Tour a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival House

Vivid colors and patterns — from Quadrille's Nomad fabric on the walls and ceiling to the silk shades of custom lamps by Blanche P. Field to an upholstered patent leather door — make a bold statement in the foyer.

Inside a Happy Family Home With Vivid Colors

By painting both the walls and trim in Benjamin Moore's Lavender Mist, McGee bathed the entrance hall in the favorite color of her client.

Tour a House That's Eye Candy For The Purple-Obsessed

45 ways to decorate your entryway.

Fabulous Foyers

Blue and white AND an adorable pup? This room has it all!

Fabulous Foyers

How do you decorate your entry? Here are a few designer ideas to inspire.

Fabulous Foyers

45 gorgeous foyers that will impress your guests.

Fabulous Foyers

40+ fabulous designer foyers.

Fabulous Foyers

For a dramatic statement in the foyer and stairwell, Harper covered the walls in Jim Thompson's Duquetterie linen.

Inside a North Carolina House Where Bold Colors Are Mixed Effortlessly

Sam Allen gave the tiny entry pizzazz by using large-scale pieces, like a pair of ginger jars, a vintage mirror, and a Christopher Spitzmiller lamp. Walls in Farrow & Ball's Light Gray.

7 Classic Decorating Lessons That Will Transform Any House

Warhol and Twombly in a New York Entrance Hall

Small and Urbane

The 25-acre, $195 million "Palazzo di Amore," located in Beverly Hills, is a Frankenstein's monster of luxury housing.