Home Tour: The Foyer

We’ve been continuing to work on various projects around the house! Next week I am finally going to share our master bathroom renovation (I have a few pictures I still need to take), but in the meantime I thought it would be fun to share a smaller project we knocked out recently — the foyer! Thankfully we didn’t have too much to do in this space since the majority of the renovation happened during the staircase makeover.

Anyway, let’s take a look at the transformation…

This was how our space looked when we purchased the home.

Before we moved in we did a major facelift by refinishing the hardwoods, painting the room and painting the banister! You can read all about the staircase project here.

Time to decorate! After several failed rug attempts we finally found the one! The previous failed rugs were either too small, too colorful or too big.  So finally we mapped out ALL the sizes on the floor in painters tape and were quickly able to visualize various rug sizes which was a tremendous help.

For most of our home furnishings I try to wait until a major sale to make my purchase. So when Rugs USA ran their 20% off 4th of July sale I jumped on it and ordered the Flatweave Cotton Sparkling Moroccan Tribal Trellis Rug. I was a little worried this rug wasn’t going to work because several reviews mentioned how sparkly it is in person. One review even likened it to a disco ball! Yikes! I am definitely NOT a sparkle person — not in the slightest! But I crossed my fingers and hoped it would be subtle enough to work.

Is it sparkly? Yes, but it is definitely subtle as I had hoped! I LOVE IT. And the black print ties the room together so perfectly with the banister.

The next item to tackle was this gorgeous 90’s foyer pendant. I know you’re dying for a close up so here ya go…
So I absolutely fell in deep deep love with the Darlana Lantern, but I wanted to stay married so I began my hunt for a more affordable dupe! After a lot of searching I finally found the beautiful  Varnum 4-Light Foyer Pendant which could not have been more perfect. Despite months of waiting on restock alerts and multiple backorders it finally arrived. And let me just say IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!

 Also, I wasn’t expecting this but the foyer lighting has actually helped add a lot of light to our family room too!

How our foyer actually looks in real life.

Sources: Rug // Foyer Pendant (size large, color bronze)

   Other Rooms in Our Home Tour: Breakfast Nook + Laundry Room | Thomas’ Room | Staircase Makeover + Refinished Hardwoods | The Play Room



  1. Annie
    July 10, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Looks awesome! Love that lantern!

  2. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures
    July 10, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    The foyer looks great- the paint color and rug are perfect!!xo, Kristina

  3. LHWinstead
    July 10, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Looks fantastic! What a smart idea to measure the rug space with tape – noting that 😉

  4. Julie @ Just the Joy's
    July 10, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Looks fantastic! We recently did a remodel and used tape to measure out lots of things on the floor! So helpful!

  5. Hanging with the Hirsts
    July 10, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Love!! Your new light looks amazing!!!

  6. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    July 10, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Gorgeous space my friend x

  7. sara [at] journey of doing
    July 10, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Perfect dupe on the lighting fixture (why oh why are they so expensive?!) I really love the gray and how it looks in your house! gorgeous!!

  8. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    July 11, 2017 / 12:46 am

    It looks SO great! Obsessed with the wall color and the banister makeover!!

  9. Tracy Lyons
    July 11, 2017 / 1:55 am

    This looks amazing!! We ordered the same light fixture… only in gold for our foyer at the new heezy. So happy to hear how much you love it! The floors look amazing btw.

  10. Jen
    July 11, 2017 / 2:25 am

    Love everything — it looks great! What size lantern did you get? We were looking at the same one, and your foyer looks similar to ours!

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    July 12, 2017 / 7:21 am

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  12. rox
    July 17, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, LOVE everything!

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