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Dramatic entryways

A round up of some of the top foyers we’ve featured in the magazine

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Since we have a special décor feature on entryways in our upcoming Spring Issue (out March 18) that will showcase some gorgeous spaces designed by local interior consultants, I thought it would be fun to post photos of some of the best foyers we’ve featured in the magazine over the years.

First up is this gorgeous foyer of the home featured in our current Winter Issue. Halifax homeowners Catherine Clark and Edward Mowbray have been building their collection of artwork for decades. The walls of their 1890s-era row house are like a gallery for this art-savvy couple, including in the foyer, which features work by Acadian artist Romeo Savoie over a rustic Chinese altar (Read the story on their fabulous home). Photo by Steve Jess.


I love the grand entrance of Heather Waugh Pitts’ Georgian-style home in Dartmouth (from our Winter 2008 issue). Framed by a dramatic transom, the door leads into an elegant central hall. I love the heavy brass décor in this space. Heather’s husband, Tom, restored the floors of the hallway and the stairs himself. In the second photo, you can see into the living room—that’s a dramatic painting (Heather’s own) over the mantel. Photos by Mike Dembeck.

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We head to Admiral’s Cove, Newfoundland next, and the renovated chapel that is home to artist Nicky Hawkins and Andy Perlis (featured in our Winter 2009 issue). I love the entryway of the tower, a five-by-five metre addition to the main building that boasts two-metre high gothic windows. The beach stones underfoot give such a unique texture in the space. Photos by Brian Ricks.


For the final foyer, it’s back to Nova Scotia and a row house in downtown Halifax we featured in our Fall 2012 issue. I like how homeowners Laurie Messenger and Chris Gillis painted this narrow space white and kept the décor minimal (the moulding and drop pendant light here are lovely)—it really opens up the space. Photos by James Ingram.


Which space do you like best? I can’t wait to show off the entryways coming up in our Spring Issue. Stay tuned for some sneak peeks of these spaces soon.


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