Recently, I was asked by a young couple to decorate a grand two story foyer in their brand new executive style home. A few days ago, I shared their trick for extending the height of their doors in this very same space, click here if you missed it.
They've done an amazing job decorating and furnishing other rooms in their home. They asked me to help them create a warm, welcoming entrance that "rises up" (as Nate would say) to greet them and their guests.
Before we look at the finished space, here is what it looked like when we began...
And here it is now...
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, we started the project by shopping the house. Allison, the homeowner, had this great mirror stashed away. Both the shape and the size were perfect but the finish was too close to the wall color. I took it to my design studio and gave it a new look with an aged creamy white distressed finish.
Their current console table was also the perfect size and shape for the space. We decided instead of replacing it, I'd give it a brand new life with my Potterybarn Black Finish Technique. You may recognize this piece from my You Tube Video tutorial.
Allison also had this huge wire urn packed away in storage. We brought it out and filled it with some of my DIY Moss Balls.
The lamp came from her favorite local boutique. Since we were able to use a lot of items she already had, we justified the splurge. It was totally worth it. It's not only functional but it also serves as a sculptural piece of art.
The monochromatic round rug was a must in this space, it creates an exclamation point upon entering the home.
The armchair and baskets give it a cozy, welcoming feel as well as serve a purpose.
Thank you Ryan, Allison, Kendall and Colin, for inviting me into your beautiful home.
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