Thursday, May 7, 2015

Foyer Update Week 6

foyer reflections

Today is the big reveal for the One Room Challenge at Calling It Home. While I didn’t quite finish everything on my list, I am happy with everything that I was able to accomplish.

entry table before

The photo above shows the “before” of my foyer. Nothing was wrong with it, I was just ready for a little freshening up after 28 years!

foyer reflection 2

I chose Thibaut wallpaper in the Royal pattern. The colorway is metallic pewter. (I had previously used this paper in my powder room update which you can see here.)

new finish on mirror

tabletop vignette

While it was time consuming removing the old wallpaper, preparing the walls, hanging new paper, and painting all of the spindles and trim, everything was cosmetic so I didn’t have to work around the schedule of a contractor.

looking toward the front door

new planter

I found this new planter at TJMaxx. I am using the same plant stand that I already had.

new plant and planter

I also added a fresh plant to the planter. At Christmas, I move the planter to another location and put the big tree here in the curve of the stairs.

new rug 2

I purchased this vintage rug on Etsy. You can read about that purchase in this post.

new rug new wallpaper

new rug

old rug

The old rug is still in great condition but the orangey gold colors and the pattern clashed with the new wallpaper.

old rug new wallpaper

In the photo above you can see the clash between the old rug and the new wallpaper.

settee with new fabric

I love the new fabric on the settee.

settee before

The old fabric was looking really tired.

big wall with new wallpaper

The new wallpaper makes a big impact on the stairwell wall. It is a huge wall to decorate if left painted!

stairwell before 2

The photo above shows the stairwell wall before the update.

foyer reflections

I’m still shopping for a new light fixture for the top of the foyer as the crystal chandelier over the door is staying. I didn’t get the new sheers done for the palladian window in the upper foyer area but those will be done soon since I did purchase the fabric. I am so pleased with how everything turned out.

If you missed the previous posts on this project you can see them here: Week 1, Week 2Week 3Week 4,  and Week 5.

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