Today, I’m showing you the petite foyer in our new home!
After getting moved into our new home, we’ve slowly been getting everything unpacked, and the rooms are finally getting decorated.
We moved during the holidays, so I feel like it’s taken longer than usual to pull everything together, but I’m finally ready to start showing you some of the rooms.
Today, I’m showing you our petite foyer and how I’ve decorated it up to this point.
I say this, because I have no doubt that it will go through many transformations before I feel like it’s finished!
This is what the foyer looked like when we viewed the house for the first time.
It’s a small entryway, but still large enough that I can decorate it and make it pretty!
This pretty handpainted “fish” chest was the perfect size to place against the wall in the foyer. It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture.
I purchased this chest almost 20 years ago, so it’s almost “vintage”! I love the colors, of course, but my favorite part is the turtle feet. Can you see them?
The braided jute rug is from Ballard Designs. I found it on closeout for a really good price and it’s a such a nice thickness. I love it so much that I went back to buy another one and unfortunately, they were completely sold out.
I adore this chair! I found a pair of these antique Louis XVI chairs at an antique market months ago.
They had been completely deconstructed down to their original burlap undergarments. I left them as found for a long time, and then I found this amazing turquoise cut velvet fabric in a coral pattern, and immediately fell in love.
Only one of the two chairs has been reupholstered so far, but I have plans to tackle the second one soon. I love the look of it sitting in the foyer, though I do move it around to different places.
The carved French mirror came from my favorite monthly estate sale.
It was a really good price because a bit of the carving at the top was missing, but to me, it doesn’t detract from the beauty.
On each side of the mirror, are a pair of French metal sconces in a pretty torchiere design. They are actually for sale in our online shop, but I’m enjoying them here until they sell!
On top of the chest, I placed a trio of framed intaglios.
I’ve become a bit obsessed with intaglios lately, and I love how they look in a grouping or hanging on the wall.
My old urn filled with white coral takes center stage on the chest with my marble angel on one side.
I found this amazing marble angel years ago at an antique market in Missouri. I had looked for one for years, but could never find one that wasn’t exorbitant in price.
She’s solid marble and extremely heavy, so much so, that I can’t move her.
Every time I need her moved to another location, hubby has to move her. She’s one of my favorite finds.
The angel is usually always adorned with a crown, and a special rosary that my son gifted me many years ago.
For Spring, I draped a petite boxwood wreath over her hand.
On the other side is a small architectural fragment lamp sitting on a stack of French books.
It’s so nice to have a small light in the foyer at night.
At the top of the mirror is a rare twin Fontanini angel bust that belonged to my mother.
It was made in Italy, and she adored it, as she did all angels. I think that’s probably why I love them so much.
The ceilings are so high in this home, that a lot of our furniture looks dwarfed in comparison.
I’m learning that when decorating, I’m having to take the displays up higher thank I normally do. That has taken some getting used to!
Our home was built in 1998 and all of the light fixtures reflect that era. I’m planning on updating the ceiling fixture in the foyer with something else when I find the right piece.
When we moved in, there was a pleated paper shade in the arched window above the door (you can see it in the second photo).
I removed it to let the light in, and I like it so much better without the shade.
As you can see, I am using more color in my decorating this year.
I think I’m over the all neutral look, and I’m ready to add a little more color this year.
I’m planning on repainting the walls, but I haven’t decided what color I want to go with.
In our last home, we painted all of the walls in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, and it is such a great color.
I’m leaning toward using it again, but we shall see.
To the left of the door is the dining room, and upon entering our home, you will see a beautiful pair architectural columns.
This view is looking toward the foyer from the dining room.
We love the hardwood floors throughout the house. They add so much warmth to all of the rooms.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the petite foyer in our new home. The house is finally coming together and I’m sure there will be lots of tweaking along the way, so stay tuned!