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 -


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