The Final Reveal is finally here for the One Room Challenge. For those of you just joining me, I chose my foyer as my room in this fun six-week event hosted by Linda of Calling It Home. I have been in my home for sixteen years and it was time to glam up the entry.
I had my coat closet, stair treads and stair rails painted glossy black. It made such a difference! Brass handles popped on the doors vs. the former wood handles that just blended in. I replaced our 1980’s smoked glass chandelier with a gold leaf one that I absolutely love.
The Berber stair runner was replaced with a gorgeous New Zealand wool leopard runner. Our brass stair rods were polished and looks so rich against the carpet and black treads.
I needed a new entry rug. I have been looking for months. I was limited to a 1/2″ pile thickness so my door would easily glide over it. This was not an easy find! Neutral rugs did nothing for me. My dining room to the right of the entry is a mustard yellow; my den to the left of the entry is red. This rug not only pulled the three rooms together, it also brightened the foyer immensely.
Two items haven’t arrived yet but I can’t let that get in the way of my excitement to have the room 90% finished! More about that later in the post.
Welcome to my new foyer.
Details Details Details
As soon as I saw a picture of this chandelier on-line, I knew it was the one I wanted. I struggled to find one that was a semi flush fixture. Our ceiling height isn’t very tall so I had to find one that wouldn’t hang too low for our tall guests.
The black paint accentuated the architectural details of the doors. The darker doors added depth and a touch of elegance to the room. I searched high and low for solid brass rings for door knobs. We love the look of the doors.
I was thrilled when I finally came across this New Zealand wool leopard carpet that I had custom-made for my stair runner. We polished our brass rods and it completed the look I was going for.
Before & After Foyer Pictures
Here are pictures showing the before and after pictures of the foyer.
Party No Shows
Unfortunately my gold bar cart has not arrived and will be late to the party. The bar cart was supposed to be here this past Monday and when I called to follow-up I found out it hadn’t even shipped yet!
The bar cart will be placed under the mirror in my foyer and simply accessorized with flowers and a few other accessories. When entertaining, it can then turn into a portable bar or serving piece.
I would love some feedback from you. Do you like the addition of black or do you prefer the natural oak wood? How about the entry rug? Do you like the pop of color?
What room in your home would you like to redo?
If you are new to my blog, you can click the following links for the previous five weeks of the One Room Challenge to see my progress.
You can also check out the other 97 participants in this One Room Challenge linking event by clicking here and the 20 main participants by clicking here. I can’t wait to go through each site to see the before and after pictures. Thank you Linda of Calling it Home … it has been a fun ride!