Today we are talking entry foyers and we are talking entry foyers in black and white.
I am sure you will remember Nicole's lovely Hamptons renovation in blue and white, Her open plan kitchen/ family room, was a completely new addition to the house and called for a more modern style of furnishing. Her entry foyer, by contrast, is part of the original 1920's house and was given a more traditional treatment. Nicole loves contrast in her decorating and I believe one of the most affective ways to achieve that, is in the use of black and white and I think she's nailed it here.
The black furniture provides clear definition against the white walls and creates an impression of space. The high ceilings with beautiful lantern style lighting draws your eye up, which adds to the spacious feeling of the foyer. The gold accents add interest and yet another contrasting layer. When I entered the foyer for the first time, I immediately knew I was in for a treat and it created excitement and stimulated thoughts of what other treasures would unfold, as I viewed the house. It lifted my expectations and made a fabulous first impression.
Even the shiny black door was impressive and gave a hint of what was to come in terms of colour and style.
Black and white can look great in a small area as well. My mother has a small foyer which is furnished in black and white. I did a 10 minute hall stand make over for her the other day and I think the declutter improved the look of the room.
My mother, collects many things and this hall stand is evidence of that. There are 4 collections laid out right here, hats, walking sticks, miniature houses and an art gallery of period houses.
I cleared everything off the hat stand and only put back the essentials. As you know my forte is working with what I have. It's easy on the budget and is kind to the environment. The red roses had to go and they were replaced with a beautiful silver bowl of white roses, which compliment the gorgeous chequered floor tiles.
The miniature houses were replaced with some silver framed vintage family photographs and some sweet little silver ashtrays my mother picked up on her way through Egypt in the 1950's.
I put back several of the walking sticks, one umbrella and a straw hat.
And I think the results speak for themselves. It's amazing how reducing some of the clutter is so liberating and can so easily improve your surrounds
Here at the Beach House we do not have a foyer but I love black and white at the entrance to a home, so that is the way I am going on my ever so slow, snails pace deck redo project.
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