One of the areas of our home I rarely mention here is the foyer. The last time I tagged it in a post was way back here when we finally hung a new light (4.5 years after moving in). Things move slowly in this zone of the house for some reason...
Which is funny because it is one of my favorites, despite being completely neglected and only partially renovated. I've decided to focus on giving this area a vibe that meshes well with the rest of the house. The little tweaks other areas have undergone as far as more modern/minimalist tones in the past year never seem to translate in here. So we are starting somewhat fresh.
Here is one of the recent 'befores' of this area, and actually this dresser has also moved out of here and the metal one was the last piece of furniture to live here. But of course I got carried away and started rearranging before I thought to take a photo!
My only *new* purchase was a Ribba Frame from Ikea (meaning the Ikea desk, Target lamp and vintage chair came from CottageK, but yes, they are technically new as well)
Don't let my beautiful model distract you! But yes, the stairs are yet to be finished (we finally got our new railings just this Thursday!!! Now I have to prime and paint them and we can get them and the rest of the wood installed)
I wanted clean lines, all white furniture (to avoid competing with the wall of water paintings) and modern items to also contrast the paintings.
A couple baskets add a little texture and storage for quick access to scarves and mitts.
(big, striped basket from HomeSense, smaller woven basket is here at Ikea)
To add some impact I moved my $10 gallery painting from the talented Sarah Swanson over here and layered it over this graphic from TaraPhotoGraphics. This was so much more affordable than ordering a print large enough, the graphic was $5 to download and only $4.33 to have printed off at Staples!
I am really happy with how much lighter is is in here, with summer just around the corner.
Are you brightening up any of your spaces to get ready for warmer days?