You guys have been troopers holding out this long for the final reveal of the foyer. I was waiting on a few pieces that I had ordered, and over the weekend they finally arrived. I hurriedly styled and took pictures of the space, and this is the result…
It is so fresh + updated. I’m thrilled with the result and it wasn’t a lot of work.
A new greige paint color + wide horizontal stripes + a gold dresser + a few added accents = A revamped foyer that makes a statement
Let me take a step back and show the evolution of the space over that past few years. When we moved in a little less than 4 years ago, the space was dark and the complete opposite of inviting. The mouldings were wood, the floor was a dark teal ceramic, and the space looked dated. Actually this picture (from 2011) shows it better than when we moved in with the walls painted and the chevron sisal rug.
A lot of tone-on-tone cream hues. Not really my style. Hence the 2013 revamp!
Let’s take a tour of the new space…
This is the main “feature” wall of the foyer. It’s a fairly small space, with a lot going on. The foyer, office, and dining room/kitchen are all off of the foyer space, as well as the entry to the garage, the coat closet / pantry, and the laundry. A lot. As much as the space needs to be pretty, it also had to be super functional and not cluttered. It’s a high traffic area with our family coming and going throughout the day.
On the main wall is where I decided to add wide horizontal stripes in contrasting colors – a light greige with a dark charcoal (all the details can be found in this post). The wide stripes visually create a taller space and fools the eye to think the space is long. The stripes pull you in.
Even though the foyer is not a huge space, it does allow room for a piece of furniture. I found this gold “gorgeousness” dresser that is super amazing. It had me at first sight! As much as it’s beautiful, it also is wonderfully functional. The 4 drawers allow plenty of storage for the kids shoes and other misc items that never seem to have a home.
Next to the dresser, I added a beautiful upholstered ottoman – perfect for sitting and putting on shoes – as well as my favorite garden stool. A few added pillows (from other rooms in the house) + some fun accessories for the dresser, complete the space!
The rug is a recent purchase from One Kings Lane and was handmade in India. I love the pattern, as well as the two blue hues. Since I have multiple blue paint colors throughout my home, it really ties it all together.
Here’s a view coming down the stair…
For the walls above the dresser, I decided to bring the outdoors in by framing nature. The new “art” above my dresser are dried ferns and wild flowers —> for tutorial Click Here. They were super easy to create and are so meaningful to our home since they came right from the backyard.
Look who hopped in the photo session… My little kitten Samson. He’s never an arms length away.
Welcome, as you come through the front door, this is the view. The light greige color was continued around the room, but the darker charcoal stripe was only added to the main wall.
To continue the deep charcoal color in the space, I also used it on the back of the front door. Now the space completely flows since the color is used in multiple places. And just to point out, the stair railing is also a taupe / gray color, so it’s all cohesive.
It’s a great space to come home to now. It’s absolutely an inviting, welcoming spot to enter. Something that it wasn’t before…
Thanks for taking a tour of my recently finished foyer revamp! This space has had quite the transformation over the years. I hope you enjoyed! If you want to see more spaces in my home, click on over to my House Tour.