This house has definitely challenged me on the design front. The foyer is an area where I have struggled with the arrangement of things. It is long and narrow much like the family room which makes it difficult for benches or chairs. The original gallery wall was a good bet but it just didn’t gel with the very busy dining room. The curse of an open floor-plan I suppose.
Anyway, I have divided it into two parts and the first is ready to show!
Height was a big issue. We have the vaulted ceiling and a very tall pair of French doors that lead to the study. All of my paintings seemed too small next to the tall doors. I needed something substantial. Next time, I’ll get the doors (to the right) in the picture. They are currently closing off the mess.
I bought a mirror at HomeGoods and painted it with chalkboard paint to make the statement piece above the demilune table. The hooks were a HomeGoods find as well. Those were intended for the laundry room but they wandered over to the foyer instead.
I already owned the curtain panel from a previous house.
I’m going to talk more about chalkboard paint on Friday, now that I have done three chalkboards using two different types of paint! I picked up a few tips along the way.
I can tell when I’m happy with something because I’m not tempted to change it . So far, so good! The curtain panel is a little unorthodox but it works.
*I’m linking up with Wendy at The Shabby Nest, Donna at Funky Junk Interiors, and Amanda at Serenity Now.
Edited to add: Read more about the chalkboard painting process here.
P.S. The chalkboard paint was tinted Dior Gray by Benjamin Moore.