This won't work in our current space, but I love this sort of entry transition. Add a vestibule. If your front door opens directly into your living space, consider building a small vestibule. A petite glassed-in version,.
Home Design Collections: DIY::How to Paint Stair Rails Like A Pro (Excellent Tutorial) Wished I had bare stairs with no carpet on them. Wonder what is under my carpeted stairs? This is a great idea though.
Beautiful foyer and stairway Gorgeous fretwork banister. Love the softer grey and white diamond tile floor rather than typical black and white! Lovely gallery of white framed mirrors and prints on the wall. Notice the pale blue ceiling, too.