Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Foyer Updates and Additions... and a Survey!

#1 - The Mirror:

When I bought the mirrors to go over the foyer table they weren't exactly what I wanted - but just after the return period expired (of course), I found the perfect mirrors!  So I had to get them, and I must admit that I really like them so much better!



What do you think? Better After?  Would you believe that the new mirrors were only 1/2 the price of the first ones?

#2 - The Lighting:

When we were working on the foyer I purchased one chandelier for the light closest to the front door.

We have a low ceiling, so no beautiful dramatic welcoming foyer for me!  I wanted to turn the second light (another fantastic boob light) in the entry hallway into a recessed can, so you got the light, but it didn't interfere with the chandelier.

One year later...skip to - still no recessed can.  So I thought I should get a second chandelier while Overstock still has it! 

After about an hour of grumpy grunting, and some drywall modification, I have a second chandelier!

It is a bit more dramatic, and I think I like it.  I better like it - I was told that it isn't coming down (after all that grumpy groaning...)
What do you think? Better After?

#3 - The Rug:

Here is my same 'ol same 'ol rug from Steinmart that I have used in every home.  I think I need a more modern change.  But, this rug is just about the perfect size, somewhere in between a 4' x 6' and a 5' x 7'.  It has black and gold tones.

But...I REALLY want a chevron rug in there!  I bought one a while back but it was cheap and had rounded corners - yuck!

I found two on 

I think I am leaning towards this one, but it is a little smaller than the other choice, 4ft x 5ft 7in.  I like the cleaner white color with what I have going on in the two rooms right off the entry - the Guest Room and the Living Room.

This one is a little larger, a 4ft x 6ft.  This one also has a more earthly cream color mixed with the black - which would show less wear and dirt.  But I don't know how I feel about the earthiness....maybe not clean and crisp enough??

I am going to try this new twist on your opinion, with a survey!  Let me know what you think!


Linking to:
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savy Southern Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
French Cupboard
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense


  1. Mirror and chandeliers look amazing! Do tell where you got the mirrors?

  2. Wow! Your mirrors look great! And the chandy was just the icing on the cake! You are soooo good!!

  3. New mirror looks great. Love the two chandies and I think I would go with the last rug. The white will get dirty and have to be cleaned. Love buying rugs from Overstock.

  4. It's all coming together so beautifully! The after mirror is my favorite, I've always loved gold, so happy it's back! I voted. :)

  5. It looks great!! I can also see the stripes on the guest room bathroom, can't wait to see finished pictures. Wait, that wasn't painted when I was there was it?
    I would pick the 2nd rug if it was me, but pick the one you think you like best, you'll never settle if it doesn't match the picture in your head.

  6. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog a few days ago and my question is, how hard was it to paint all of your trim and base boards? I too have the wood trim and would love to have white but with over 2000sq feet and a lot of doors I just think it would take forever! Did you paint it all or replace some? I think I read where you used Behr paint. Did you use the kind with the primer in it? I think your home is just beautiful!

  7. Thank you everybody! I got the new mirrors at HomeGoods, my go to place for almost everything! They were only $25 each!

  8. Your entryway looks amazing!! Great job!

  9. Your entryway is beautiful and I love the two chandeliers! The mirror is fabulous too. Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week.

  10. Your foyer is gorgeous! I vote for the last rug.

  11. your entry looks warm and welcoming
    and those chandys add just the right amount
    of drama to the space

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  12. I think either of the chevrons would look great and you should give the existing one to me. LOL!!!
    I love your home - so beautiful. What did you do with the old mirrors?? They are so beautiful!

  13. I'm always looking for new ideas for re-decorating my home and your blog fits the bill! Thanks for the inspiration - I will be your newest follower - love it if you followed back :)

  14. I'm always looking for new and creative ideas to re-decorate my home...and your blog fits the bill.
    Following you in a round-about-way :) from Keepin' Co. Thursday...hope you will follow back

  15. LOVE those two chandeliers in your entry!!! Seriously so fabulous and chic and the mirrors are gorgeous over the table. Thanks for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week Liz!

  16. I love those lights:) And that mirror is simply gorgeous! Your foyer is coming along nicely, wish I could say the same about mine...every time I come into the house I want to scream!

  17. Huge YES to the new mirror!!! And the chevron will look great with the lighting-both are chic! Can't wait to see what you decide :)

  18. Love the chandeliers and the gold mirrors are awesome! The survey is such great idea. I voted for #3.

  19. I love your entry way black table! Where did you get it?

  20. What is the paint color in your foyer? Thanks