Client Project~Foyer~Before and After

 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.
  

(After)


  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...



 (Before)



(Before)





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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18 comments:

  1. What a welcoming entry! I love it. Awesome rug - I am on the hunt for one myself! So pretty.

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  2. I love it, Sarah! The whole feel of the space is so cohesive now - I want that!! Great round rug.

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  3. That last image is amazing! Such a transformation!


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  4. Beautiful! I love how that console table looks like a totally different piece of furniture.

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  5. Another great transformation and I love that you were able to reinvent and use what the homeowner already had.

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  6. what a difference! that round rug is perfect!

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  7. I love what you did in this entry! The one thing that would take it up a notch would be to paint out the stair case in an almost black color - just the newel posts and handrail portion. I've done that several times lately with clients, with fabulous results. Again, lovely styling :)

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  8. You do such beautiful work! I love your distressing work on your furniture. I just can't figure out how to get all the white primer off from the edges! I am working on a piece and it's looking great except for the bit of white at the edges and the more I try to sand it off, the more of the furniture I have to sand and I still end up with white primer showing!!

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  9. Everthing looks fabulous. My favorite addition is that rug! Yum!

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  10. I love all the green. It is seriously so fresh. I love what you did! And I had to laugh at the "big mossy balls" comment on your prior post! :)

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  11. Looks great! I love how the piece they had already hanging on the wall up the stairs stands out more! It almost seemed out of place to too grand for the space before the update. But now with the larger scale pieces down on the main floor, it completely fits!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  12. Fabulous work, it's great that you can work with what the client already own.
    I love your blog, xo

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  13. Great work! And I absolutely love how you reuse items the client already owns...wish I lived near you so you could restyle me house. :)

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  14. The foyer is everything it should be...welcoming, functional, and fresh. Great job! Would you consider even the tiniest hint as to where one might find a rug such as the one pictured? Please?

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  15. Hello, Great job! Where is the rug from, it's gorgeous!

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