Oh how I love the foyer. It really sets the tone for the whole home, right? When I first came into Client W’s foyer it wasn’t the most welcoming space. The bumpy plaster walls were an unfortunate yellow, a wallpaper border was dating the room and paint sampling had proven unsuccessful.
My clients were down to make a statement, so I suggested tone on tone stripes. We contemplated wallpaper, but with two active boys we decided paint was a more practical route. We went for a taupey- grayish beige. First we had to skim coat the walls to even out the bumpy plaster. Once the stripes went up the room felt so different!
We filled the room with a mix of high and low. The console is from Ballard Designs whereas the rug is stunning antique. The mirror was a steal from Pier 1. The horsey lamps may be my fave.
Next we addressed the radiator and the left side of the room. We built a narrow counter that serves as the “drop zone” and mail center. Above the counter is a collection of black and white family photos.
(See the dining room? I’ll be sharing that next week.)
A little more of that rug. I’m such a sucker for pink and blue!