Sprucing up the Foyer

My latest personal project has been doing a little updating to our front entry foyer. DSC_0073I’ve been on the hunt for a small scale settee for our foyer for some time now but hadn’t had any luck. One day I was checking out the latest Craigslist postings (I’ve been known to do that …), and I came across a great settee that was the perfect size for our smallish foyer. I bought it the same day it was posted and paid full asking price (something I’m not normally known to do), because I knew it would be perfect. It had great lines and was the perfect size, but it had the original upholstery and needed to have the down cushion reinforced. Here’s a “before” shot with some of my fabric selections laid out.


Let me tell you, I had the hardest time picking a fabric! So, I needed some teamwork and had my talented mom weigh in on the final selection. She liked the black and white gingham the best, and so did I, so that’s what I selected. I’m really happy with how it turned out – definitely adds some interest to the space but doesn’t compete with the runner and reads as more of a neutral in the space.


DSC_0049 DSC_0050I love the tone of the wood and how it plays against the black and white gingham.

DSC_0074 Next to the settee, I updated the lamps and shades, moved the mirror from the family room to the foyer, and picked up the blue and white vases to bring out the blue in the rug and pillow. The spring wreath is from Target. Opposite this wall, I hung a grouping of botanical prints (that were pretty hard to photograph – I did my best!).


I kept the same dresser and arrangement to the left of the front door – I like the white dresser with the gingham print of the settee. The whole space feels brighter and fresher to me – just in time for spring. 🙂

DSC_0069DSC_0061Thanks for reading!

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