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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Jill @ The Rozy Home said...

Wow. Just wow. That wallpaper is amazing!! I imagine it was quite the chore but it turned out beautifully!

Deanna said...


Unknown said...

So elegant and chic!! Amazing transformation...well done!!

Sam | Away She Went said...

Wow! It looks amazing! I'm obsessed with that wallpaper! Great job!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Amazing. I love that new mirror and wallpaper. Gorgeous. The pink on that precious chair and beautiful bench is just perfect. What a beautiful entry.

Songthatdoesntend said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Erin @ the-organized-life said...

You did a wonderful job! I just love the new wallpaper.

pam {simple details} said...

Gorgeous, Pat!! Such a fabulous choice for wallpaper, it completely transformed your space and love your pink on the settee!! Beautiful job, friend!

Brenda said...

What a difference that wallpaper makes. It really complements your beautiful stairs. What a beautiful spot for a Christmas tree. What a great job you did.

Decor To Adore said...

Pat your space is just classically elegant. I love the hot pink on the settee. Great job!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Wow, the new wallpaper transformed your space...great choice..I love it!

Unknown said...

Your entry is beautiful!! I love the brightly colored fabric used for the settee and tiny chair.
Great Job


Great job! The new wallpaper was a game changer for sure!

Unknown said...

Lovely! That was an enormous job you must have had removing all that wall paper. But the end result is absolutely beautiful. The carved flowers on the back of the settee popped with the fabulous new upholstery fabric. A truly elegant transformation.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Oh my, talk about the power of wallpaper! This is stunning. I love the new look. I hope you enter your home with a smile every day. Love the pop of pink, too. Great job.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The foyer turned out gorgeous...I love the Thibaut very beautiful....the foyer looks so wonderfully fresh with all of the changes you made...You did an amazing job!!!

Vel Criste said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your foyer is magazine -worthy Pat!!!!!!! In love with the decor you added to the space!!!!

SLP @ Design.Style.Decor said...

Nice work Pat. Love the new rug and wallpaper!

Sharon Williams said...

This is gorgeous, Pat! I love the bright pop of pink you selected to play with the luxurious wallpaper. Well done!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

I just LOVE your wallpaper. I think it totally makes that space! The pink on the settee is just wonderful, too!
Great work! said...

What a great update! Love your new wallpaper - is gives the whole space a lovely refresh! congrats!

Stacey said...

Pat, your foyer is stunning! I absolutely love the wallpaper and that gold mirror together. Also the fabric on the settee is wonderful with that pop of color Great job!!

S H Elliott said...

Love your wallpaper, and vignette. Sheila

Positively Southern said...

The foyer is absolutely stunning now!!! I know you are enjoying the update! Are you going to Haven this year? Would love to see you again!