I can’t believe it’s already 2019 and almost two months since I first shared our Westwood Wonder Dining Room renovation. I don’t know where the time went, but I’m so excited to show you another room from this gorgeous home!
Right outside of the dining room is the foyer. Being that it is the very first room you enter in the home, you not only want your foyer to feel welcoming and inviting, but it should serve as a “meet and greet” for the rest of the home.
The thing I love about the homeowners is that they have the coolest style. We were able to keep the midcentury style of the home, add some cool bohemian touches, and keep some traditional sophistication, all while not being afraid of color. I’m so proud of how it all came together!
We added the chair rail throughout the entry and hallway which instantly added architecture, and by painting it white, we lightened and brightened the otherwise dark space. Can we just talk for a second about the amazing front door with the knob in the center?!? We wanted to give it even more impact, so we duplicated the simple molding detail that appears on the exterior side of the door on the inside and painted it the perfect shade of navy.
Just because you have low ceilings doesn't mean you HAVE to succumb to the “boob light”. If you don't know what I’m talking about, call me, I’ll explain it. There is a whole world of lights out there that you won't knock your head on but will add not just better style but also better lighting to your low ceiling spaces. We love the new pair of black semi-flush lights that draw your eyes right in from the second you walk in the door. In a room that requires very little like the foyer, you want every piece that makes the cut to be something that makes a statement, and these fit the bill perfectly.
To balance out the modern lights, we just had to find the perfect vintage turkish rug. Going this route was going to solve two common foyer problems. The first being the awkward size of the space. Vintage rugs come in so many different sizes compared to new rugs that typically only come in standard (2x8, 5x8, 8x10, 9x12) sizes that just wouldn't have worked here. Vintage rugs also have such great textures, colors, and patterns that make them perfect for this high traffic area. The cherry on top? IT’S GORGEOUS!
We love a console table and mirror at our front door whenever we can, and this piece is one of my favorites. The wood finish of the cabinet is perfection, and the round mirror in gold helps break up all of the straight lines for a moment.
Come back next week for a peek at the living room!