Highlands Foyer + Dining Room
We shared the Living Room of this Highlands home with you last week, and now it is time for the Foyer and Dining Room. As you recall, we flipped the Living and Dining Rooms to make a better flow for entertaining. The Foyer is a large space so we added a sleek console with a marble top and flanked it with two shaped chairs that can also serve as dining chairs. We added a lovely hand knotted rug at the double front door that sets the color palette for the entire Main Floor. In the Dining Room, we went with a 54″ round table with a leaf. We updated the fireplace surround with a smokey carrara marble while retaining the original mantle. We added marble consoles in the recessed areas flanking the fireplace for display. My favorite piece in the room is the china hutch with antiqued glass back and leather clad drawers. There is a Sunroom off of the Dining Room that also serves as an Office. For privacy, we added functioning drapery panels that can easily hide things when entertaining. For a bit of drama, we painted the walls Sherwin Williams’ Moth Wing (SW9174).
We wanted to preserve the original features of these spaces – rich hardwood floors, antique lighting, and ornate mantle – while updating the furnishings in both style and function. All of the spaces work well together – whether it is a quiet night at home or pre-Derby party. Enjoy!