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I love our foyer. Yes, I do. However, it has been a little bit of a catch all for everything we had in our foyer at our previous home combined with random new purchases that didn’t work elsewhere. It looks great but I have a lot of fun projects you will get to join me for in the very near future. What a hint? Let’s just say galleries, triangles and quite a few random pints of paint!
In an effort to share all of the details of our foyer projects and products, I broke it down for you into three posts…
Welcome Home gave you a little introduction to our home buying and renovating plus paint colors and lighting sources.
Stairway to Ombre Heaven is a great tutorial for our ombre staircase with sources and paint colors.
Now, I’d like to share the full tour!
As I mentioned before, this chandelier was one of the first pieces I purchased for our new home. In fact, I actually had bought it before we even had a house to hang it in! Thank goodness for the two story foyer! 😉 The turquoise stone beads were my inspiration for the main accent color in our home. I knew I wanted it to POP so I chose a light grey wall color to really set it off. I always tell my clients to find that one piece to get the ball rolling on a design project and this was it for me!
Design Tip: Play With Scale!
The driftwood sconces were also another drool worthy piece for me. I love when you can find pieces for your home that have meaning and these always remind me of my favorite place in the USA, Oregon. Seeing the huge driftwood trees along the beaches is one of my favorite memories from my yearly visits to the Washington and Oregon coast. I also absolutely love the scale of these pieces. They are almost 4′ tall and really make a statement in this large room. Scale would be my second biggest design tip. Of course don’t be afraid of color and definitely don’t be afraid to play with scale, especially in a large room. Sometimes smaller pieces end up looking lost in a room like this.
The moss covered letters were hanging in our previous foyer as well but I love them placed on our door frame. My husband had actually gotten out the ladder one evening to hang them, set them down on the molding and I loved the look!
Design Tip: Add A Touch of the Unexpected!
A little fun and humor goes a long way, even in a room design. I found this bull head at Home Goods and I HAD to have it! We live on a farm, minus the animals, so the oxymoron was perfect for our entryway.
Design Tip: Wall Decor Doesn’t HAVE To Be “Wall Décor”
Everything seen here was in our previous foyer as well. The frames are a fun POP of color from a company that is no longer in business. The “bowl” I purchased from Pier One Imports and I just love the dimension it adds to the space. Finally, the lion head was from a trip to Charleston, SC quite a few years ago and it serves as our “protector” in the foyer. My husband and I absolutely love Charleston so it’s a great memory piece from the Downtown Market.
Iron “Bowl”: Pier One Imports
Creating “nooks” is one of my absolute favorite parts of the design process! I love finding fun furniture pieces and accessorizes to really complete a space. The last 5-10% of any design project can sometimes mean everything. Although I am not technically finished with this area, I will go ahead and share it with you. This distressed gray bookcase was a beautiful piece I found at a local antique store in Madison, GA (sources listed below). After several books were ripped to shreds by my little one, I decided to keep it nice and empty for now. For the tabletop accessories, I arranged everything by height to coordinate with the stair step of the railing. It creates a nice flow and balance. The hot pink chair, which I LOVE, was originally purchased for my dining room but it found it’s way into this cute little spot! I tried arranging it on the other side of the table but it stuck out too far and looked kind of awkward. The pillow on the chair was custom made with a baby blanket I purchased online. I was so obsessed with the watercolor print, I purchased three blankets and had them cut down to make several pillows.
Thanks for touring our foyer!
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XOXO, Brittany Hayes