Foyer Design Scheme
I've been working this weekend on the foyer. Our foyer plan is to create a sitting area for friends who wander by to stop in, and share a glass of wine. Seating four comfortably, and creating a good conversation area is a must. The challenge lies in the space; the foyer bump out is where the sitting area needs to be housed, 13 feet by 7 feet. Did I hear " are you kidding me?", no I'm not, tiny space, big task. After much soul searching I've decided to shuffle the keeping room furniture to the foyer. I want to use as much as I can of what I have; a round table, and an antique sewing machine cabinet will be relocated to the foyer, then dressed in something new.
Considering the small space, and five large French windows; keeping the color scheme neutral will provide visual space, making the room feel larger. Bronze colored straight panels, hung from simple rods, and nickel rings will frame each window. A natural grass rug on the floor will add texture. The graphic print chairs will be the focal points, pairing them with silver ceramic garden stools as side tables will add a little reflection. The sewing table will be dressed in a rustic, black finish. The round table will receive a pale gold drape. An ottoman, covered in faux croc will add more texture, while creating a space where friends can rest their feet with no concern for the fabric. The punctuation will be a black and white architectural photograph, I took a few years past in New Orleans.
Design scheme drawn up, tasks at hand; painting, sewing, and antiquing for the next few days. Laborious task - I'll buck up and get it finished. (Reads more like a list of my favorite things to do.)
Until next time, all the best -