Whenever I think of foyers or entryways, I always think of a beautiful staircase that lands in a curve with a round table. That is exactly what I wanted to recreate!
This foyer design by Marie Flanigan inspired my design. I’ve been seeing vintage print tapestry everywhere recently, especially on Anthropologie, but the one in this design made me fall in love. Often when someone says tapestry, I think of a colorful bohemian pattern, but they do not stop there. Vintage design and patterned tapestries are becoming more and more popular in interior design.
The Color Palette
Foyers are supposed to awe your guests and the space should be extraordinary, but you shouldn’t be putting all your eggs in one basket. Therefore, I chose to go with a much simpler color palette of just 3 colors. Because the space is very bright with white walls, light-colored floors, and a ton of natural light, I wanted to balance that brightness with darker colors: enter dark green and black.
The Furniture and Décor
For the same reason above, I chose not to go over the top with this design in terms of furniture and décor. I think it’s best for a foyer to be decorated with minimal objects. When you have a foyer decorated to the nines with never-ending accents it can be a little overwhelming for guests. I love for there to be a couple of eye-catching accents rather than a ton that will have your guests overwhelmed and not knowing what to look at first.
My favorite part of this design is the tapestry from Anthropologie. I love the texture of this piece; it looks like it’s a 100-year-old vintage one of a kind when in reality, its not. The texture gives some much-needed character to this space. The fact that this piece is top-rated and back-ordered for months does not surprise me.
If you know me, you know I love mixing different styles together. This pedestal table was the perfect addition to this space! Its simple design was perfect next to the extraordinary tapestry. This table keeps from stealing the tapestry’s thunder and further highlights its beauty.
I purposely chose to add similar flowers to the ones in the tapestry to the vase. I didn’t want there to be too much going on with the use of different types of flowers and I was also aiming to keep the design uniform and on the simpler side. I love these faux camellia roses from Afloral, they look so natural and are beautiful, you can’t go wrong with them!
Because I wanted to add a touch more color to the design, I added a small green and black vase on the bench. This vase was a perfect addition and matched the tapestry seamlessly.
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Until next time!