Two Story Cottage

Fanciful Foyer Factoids

Dear Friends,

I enjoyed my first-ever blogging vacation but by the weekend my fingers were a little twitchy for the keyboard.  School finished a week ago Friday and we were out the door prison-break style Saturday morning, headed to Kiawah Island, SC.   We ran head-first into summer and I can’t stop smiling.  I’ll leave the details for a Friday post but suffice it to say I’m a fan of Kiawah.  I now understand the hype.

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Today, you can find a snippet of my foyer at CNN.com  They are doing weekly features on different rooms via CNN Living. Because I get a handful of questions weekly on the rug and wallpaper, I figured I’d put it all in one spot where people can find it.

This is the spot.  And that was my Monday dose of sarcasm.

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One way to design a room is to choose a focal idea and build around it.  In this case, the wallpaper was my building block.  As soon as it went up I had a vision for the space.   So many of us have open floorplans now and it can be hard to define walk-through spaces like the foyer.  I felt like the wallpaper created a true space to highlight.

If you are interested in wallpaper, I highly recommend browsing through the books at Sherwin Williams.  They have more than you can possibly look through in an afternoon.   Wallpaper is like fabric – it is much better to see it and touch it than to try and make a choice via the computer screen.

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The hopscotch rug is from CB2 and was a lucky find.  I spotted it and immediately alerted Mr. C to Christmas present potential. FYI, it does go on sale from time to time.

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The demilune is an antique passed down from my husband’s grandmother.  It is without question the nicest piece of furniture in our house.  I’m a sucker for the shape. The curtain serves to stop the eye from going up and up and up.  I’m not a huge fan of the mile-long two story foyer and the row of hooks helps to ground it all.

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Not only is the foyer tall but it is long.  Like sometimes I think I could hold a 50 meter dash from the door to the family room.  With the hopscotch included, I could host a mini-Olympics.  Take your mark, people.  Except there is no hopscotch in the Olympics. Sigh.  I guess I’ll have to stick with curling.

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Didn’t you know that dogs can play hopscotch?  Buddy is known for stealing the hopscotch “rock” that is really a nerf ball.

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Usually, he naps on the rug in the afternoon when the sun comes in.  I can never seem to sneak a picture when he is asleep. My footsteps are treat-potential I suppose.

The Nitty Gritty: 

*The wallpaper brand is Candice Olsen for York.  The pattern is DE8866.

*The wall color is Natural Choice by Sherwin Williams.

*The clock is a Pier One find from last year.  (The chair was a HomeGoods steal. But I paid. )

*The rug is CB2 .

Next week I’m going to do an update on the dining room because I’ve made quite a few changes.  It coordinates with the foyer so consider it a package deal.

Oh, and you can find the frames from above here. And the original hopscotch rug post here.

Is your foyer a conversation starter? Do tell.

-Erin

 

 

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