Foyer Pictures From Blog Cabin 2014

With bamboo flooring and craftsman-style doorways, the foyer establishes the home's warm, welcoming and open design approach.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jason Kisner ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

With a spacious open floor plan, the foyer is illuminated with Florida sunshine and invites all who enter to enjoy the lake views. A Craftsman-style aesthetic captures the "overall look of the home's era," says project manager Dylan Eastman. "We wanted this foyer to be its own room, yet still feel a part of the rest of the house."

Foyer storage

A mudroom-inspired storage system keeps clutter and outside elements from coming into the home. A few wise words painted on distressed wood is a suitable design statement for the lucky winner of Blog Cabin 2014.

Detail-leaded glass

DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2014. Pictured is the foyer.

Front doors

The classic-craft American style front door complements the bungalow architecture, and is one of the many ways the home has saved a piece of the past.

Detail-flooring

During the Blog Cabin's People's Choice voting period, online voters selected a custom-designed welcome mat at the front entrance. The rich hues balance the light and dark shades of the bamboo flooring found throughout the house.

Relaxing neutral tones of the foyer continue into the living room and family room, creating a comfortable and inviting environment.

Hat rack

Keeping a house dry can be a challenge when it rains. A coat and umbrella stand for hats, dripping clothes, and soaked umbrellas is an essential storage solution to free up closet space.

Detail-storage

From muddy shoes to jackets, everything has a place in this storage system. If shoes are in cubbies, coats are on hooks, and bags are stashed away, there is no excuse for a mess.

Detail-transom window

Impressive 9-foot ceilings allow interior entrances to emulate 1920s design. Transoms over the doorways fill the rooms with natural light and tell a story of the home's era.

Entry to living room

With one look around, you'll notice a common theme inspired by the relaxing lakeside atmosphere. A custom-built bookcase is designed to look like a rowboat. It's a functional and fun way to display charming accessories, from vintage books to an old life preserver.

Washroom faucet

Space under the staircase is often a missed design opportunity. Here, a petite powder room is conveniently tucked away in the living room.

Washroom commode

A mix of vintage and contemporary, this cozy powder room makes a sophisticated design statement, starting with the custom-built vanity and Art Deco mirror.

Eclectic washroom

Bold and unexpected, the powder room walls are covered with sophisticated floral wallpaper. Polished chrome fixtures play off the surrounding gray hues and a bright red hand towel adds a pop of color.

Door with transom window

The foyer serves as a passageway from the front door to into the living room, family room and upstairs master bedroom.

Staircase

An updated oak staircase leads to the second-floor sitting room and master suite, which was once a designated widow's walk.

An area of the home that borrowed from the original dining room, the foyer now functions as drop zone and welcoming entryway with a simplistic design approach suitable for living at the lake.