HGTV star Hilary Farr
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Snag Hilary Farr's Design For A Stunning Entrance Without A Foyer
For homes with no foyer, HGTV’s Hilary Farr believes a built-in wood slat room divider can be a stylish and modern solution for setting the tone at the entryway to your home.
In Season 19, Episode 9 of "Love It or List It," Farr brings a hundred-year-old home into the 21st century with a graceful entryway sporting just such a room divider.
The room divider also has an open bench for storage, helping the homeowners create an aesthetically pleasing partition for their home's otherwise open-concept ground level.
"It gives us exactly what we need," Farr says in the episode. "It defines the space, but because it actually has light coming through it, it doesn't take up visual space."
The designer used two tones of wood for the entryway: a rich mahogany for the rectangular bench — perfect for storing shoes — and a natural birch tone for the vertical slats.
Farr left a few inches of space between slats to let the light in, with each wooden slat extending from the floor to the ceiling or from the top of the bench to the ceiling.
This way, the divider acts as a room partition but not a solid wall. It is a minimalist modern touch that's easily accessible for those seeking to recreate the look.