Nov 20, 2012

before + after: the power of an hour--welcoming foyer

i am excited to share another pinterest board + phone call success story!
here is the before:

this client needed suggestions on how to warm up her existing foyer.
the hardwood floors, and crisp moldings are a great start, but the room definitely needed a few
items to make it feel inviting and welcoming.

here are some of the things we talked about during our consultation:
*adding a rug...something with some texture, pattern or color.
*having a simple, skirted table with trim on the bottom made to hide some storage and add softness.
*adding a lamp for some softer lighting
*putting a bench in the space
*accessorizing the table, and installing a mirror above

the rug really adds a lot here! this is a great example of how some subtle colors in a bold pattern
can create interest and a little drama, but still fee sophisticated and neutral.
the pop of blue in the lamp references the rug, and adds just the right dose of color.

the small details like the trim on the bottom of the tailored table skirt, and the texture of the
top of the bench add dimension and interest to the space. 
(my client liked her foyer so much, she hired me again to work on her master bedroom!)

have a space that needs help? interested in working together
contact me at to set up a consultation!
(the fee for my pinterest board + phone consultations will be going up slightly feburary 1, so let me know if you want to set one up before then.)


  1. That turned out just beautiful! What a difference. Could you share the source for the rug? I just love it!

  2. This is exactly what I was thinking of for my foyer! Glad to see it looks beautiful! And that rug from Ballard is awesome!

  3. Beautiful! I too would love to know where the rug came from.