tour of the foyer

The foyer is one of the reasons I fell in love with this house.  I just love having a separate entry area for greeting guests.

Here is the view from the living room.

Some of you may have noticed that the piano is gone.  I managed to move it out on one of my all nighter binges.  ;)  I did leave the piano bench in here for now.  I would like to replace the bench with an upholstered, tufted one that has rolled arms.  I’m envisioning placing it on the opposite wall under the window, and putting a slim console table under the gallery wall.   We’ll see if  reality lives up to the vision.

I knew I wanted a basket, but I got the idea to use this picnic basket after seeing A Place 2 Call Home’s foyer tour.  I won the pillow from Wendy at Herballistic Garden.  It has five different embellishments that can easily be changed out with each season.

I still want to play around with accessorizing the bench and basket; perhaps a throw casually laying across the bench and something peeking out of the picnic basket.  Lord knows, I’ll try 20 different looks before I settle on one that will only stay put for about a week; two tops.

I made the shades a few years back.  The color, pattern and style were all inspired by a BHG book filled with window treatment ideas.

I’m funny about putting stuff on the window ledge, but I do love this lantern from WUSLU sitting in the corner.

This area is a segway between the foyer and the living room.

I didn’t get any pictures of the arch in this photo shoot.  Let me check the archives to see if I can find a picture with the arch.

Here we go.  Not only does this picture show the arch, it shows how the decor has changed.  This look was so last summer. ;)

I have plans to change the flush mount ceiling light for a pendant fixture…perhaps with a lantern, carriage light or old school house style light.

Until next time,

Sharon

I’m linking to:

Addicts (not so) Anonymous @ Addicted 2 Decorating

Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living

Cowgirl Up @ 1 party at 4 blogs: Cedar Hill Ranch, The Farmhouse Porch, The Ivy Cottage, and Craft Texas Girls

Riverton Housewives Roundup @ The Real Housewives of Riverton

Take it on Tuesday @ Romance on a Dime

Comments

  1. Oh Sharon! I’m so glad you are using the pillow! I thought maybe you were just being kind by entering my giveaway…Thanks so much! Your foyer is wonderful! I wish I had the room for a bench in mine! xo wendy

  2. Sharon, Your foyer is lovely. I love the architecture and the wonderful windows. I don’t know what WUSLU is. Is that a store or a thrift store? Anyway I am glad you found that lantern. It looks great on the ledge.
    Do I see a doggie bed and perhaps a little friend in the pic of the arch?
    xo Ginger

  3. Sharon, the foyer turned out fantastic!…So light and airy…I really love how you can place rather large items on the window sill…a great area to “scape”!!

  4. Sharon … just love that big foyer. Everything looks so organized and fresh. I need to organize mine and remove a lot of stuff and maybe it would seem bigger.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. Wendy,Yes! I love the pillow. I really wanted to win and was so excited when I did. I wasn’t being kind when I entered the giveaway: I was being selfish! LOL!

  6. I love the architecture, too, Ginger. WUSLU is an online discount store kind of like One Kings Lane, but more affordable. You can sign up to receive emails fo their daily deals. We have a gray tabby cat, named Blackie. He’s like a part of the family.

  7. Shirley, I need your “scaping” talent for that window sill. Glad you like the foyer.

  8. Thank you, Audrey. I do love the size of the foyer. I love that it feels like a separate space in the house. I’m glad you like it, too.

  9. We are always changing aren’t we? Love the new look…love the old look. I have a foyer also (a first for me) and have enjoyed every second of it. I put in a flush mount light 13 years ago and have been meaning to change it ever since but…simply haven’t gotten to it. Maybe someday.

  10. Always! Wonder how long it will take before the new look becomes the old look? Maybe we’ll both replace our flush mounts sooner than later…;)

  11. Pretty! I love all the windows. Really, what a wonderful foyer. Little Bit

  12. Your foyer is lovely! Love the big window, and your touches make it very homey!

  13. Thanks, Deb! I have some more touches to add, but I do enjoy this space. Glad you like it.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  14. That is a lovely entry! My favorite part is the first picture showing the frame collage!
    Thanks for linking it up!
    –Katie
    @ Creatively Living

  15. I am so glad you like it. I really like the frame collage too. happy to join in the party…thanks for hosting.

  16. I love your foyer. The pillow on the bench is adorable but what I really love is the window and curtain. The fringe treatment is beautiful.

  17. I love your foyer! So lovely. I especially like the picnic basket and bicycle pillow! I featured this today on Take it on Tuesday! Grab a feature button!

    Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime!!

  18. Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. I really appreciate the feedback.

  19. Thank you for both the compliment and the feature. A feature is the ultimate compliment. I’ll be sure to grab your featured button.

  20. You have a lovely foyer Sharon. So unusual to see a nice big window in a foyer to give so much natural light. Bet you could raise a live plant in there. A bench is nice for guests to lay a coat, hat or purse and having a narrow console, harvest table or hutch to decorate for the seasons is very warm and welcoming. You will go through several changes but will get it were it pleases you. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I have been working on mine since before Thanksgiving and hope to get it finished soon. Long story and a lot of work, but it is paying off.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

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