Homearama 2016: Foyer & Lounge

The next stop of our tour of Homearama 2016: Foyer & Lounge. The Foyer of the home is the opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the house and make that lasting first impression with your guests. Fortunately, we had a huge opportunity to impress with this Foyer open to the Dining Room.  The homeowners told us they were not “Formal Dining Room people”, so we decided to create a space where entertaining could be effortless as well as charming.

With only an opening separating the foyer & lounge, the two spaces need to be able to stand alone as well as act as one. To do this, we focused first on the lighting and then the walls.

01_Foyer---Detail---Chandelier

Chandeliers

These two chandeliers are absolutely show-stoppers.  Did we mention that this house won best lighting?  The lantern type chandelier in the Foyer was installed on an exposed beam.

02_Lounge---Detail---Chandelier

The Lounge chandelier was hung lower than normal to adjust for the lower coffee table as opposed to a full height dining table.

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Wallpaper

We added a wallpaper with a vintage feel to the Foyer to serve as the feature wall for the whole space – and pulled our paint colors from there.  Quietude by Sherwin-Williams (SW6212) is on the painted portions of the Foyer walls, as well on the Hallway that wraps along the other exposed side of the Lounge.

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For the Dining Room, we used Halcyon Green (SW6213) to pull out the more green color from our wallpaper.

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This particular wallpaper coordinates so well with the old scroll color of this great architectural print of a New Orleans train station.

01_Foyer---Detail---Bench

Family Heirloom

The wooden bench, a family heirloom, is just perfect, and looks like it came straight from a train station itself!

01_Foyer---Detail---Pillows

Textured navy thread pillows with white welting softly bring out the same muted navy in the wallpaper.

01_Foyer---Detail---Floor

The light trickling through the front door shows the beautiful texture of the hand-scrapped, chain-whipped hickory floors that run throughout the house.

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In order to create some variety between these two spaces, we added a touch of orange to the Lounge while still using those soft green/blues to tie back to the Foyer.

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Our cozy club chair seating area is perfect for our homeowners’ casual entertaining style. We even added a bright teal buffet for serving drinks!

02_Lounge---Detail---Buffet

Natural light along the front facade creates a beautiful glow on all the glass accessories.  We purposefully included a mix of textures and hues with orange shaker vases and both clear and orange glasswork.

02_Lounge---Detail---Curtain

The fabric for our custom window treatments complements the wallpaper and adds a vibrant pattern to the Lounge.

Converting the Dining Room to a Lounge worked perfectly for these homeowners’ lifestyle. No one loves a beautiful Dining Room more than me.  However, your spaces need to be functional for your family as well. If you do not need a formal dining area, then figure out what you do need.  Do you need an additional seating area or space to put an office? Thank you for touring our Homearama 2016: Foyer & Lounge. Next stop…The Study!

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