Most older homes had a special entry foyer to hang coats, or leave shoes and umbrellas before entering the living area. One of the previous owners removed the original foyer wall and doorway. The open look wasn't terrible, but looked very cheap, and not well thought out. We felt this little old house needed its special little entryway back. We extended the wall back out to somewhat separate the living room from the entryway, but didn't make the door opening as small as it used to be. Just enough to add separation. After we finished adding the wall back in, it looked nicer not to see the front door, the coat rack, and the entryway table and seating. The hand made iron chandelier was saved from a curbside brush collection! We rescued it, re-wired and hung it in it's deserving location. The foyer became its own special space to set down the mail, take off the shoes and come inside our house.
Photo Credit: San Antonio Board of Realtors/ Sunny Harris