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Thursday, August 21, 2014

{Entrance Hall} Function

Are you guys still with me on this Fabulous Foyer series?! The room has already taken on a new life, with the rug (then another rug!), life and lighting. Now it's time to build in some function.

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to a Fab Foyer

Hi Sugarplum | Entrance Hall Layers (function)

A foyer can be well-decorated, but if there's no where to drop your keys and sunglasses, then it's a wasted opportunity for adding function to the room. Since I'd already bought the rugs and pendant, I decided to shop my house for something to serve as the landing zone. There is only one wall, and the door opens on that side, so I'm limited to something small and narrow.

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

This little stool has lived in every spot of our house, so I tried it out first, along with a large vase. But it doesn't really provide much function, and it's too small for the spot.

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

My great-grandfather's old camel saddle is one of the coolest things we own, so it got a turn in the foyer next.

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

While I think it looks fun here, and I love the warm wood tones, it doesn't provide any function. Unless you're headed out for a camel ride. Even then, I'd probably go with something more comfortable on your tushy.

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

Finally I tried a little antique table my mom gave me during her recent move (don't you love when parents downsize!?).

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

It adds the wood tones I like, and has a flat surface to provide a small drop zone.

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

Plus the narrow profile allows the door to open completely. SOLD!

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

Hi Sugarplum | entrance hall layers (function)

I wish it were a tad taller, but I'm not about to argue with free! The final step is my favorite....adding style, color and personality. How do you feel about the makeover so far?!

{5 Steps to a Fabulous Foyer}
Step 1: The Rug (and The Rug 2.0)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

{Entrance Hall} The Rug 2.0

Okay, so today should be Step 4 in our Fabulous Foyer makeover...after adding the rug, life and lighting. But I wasn't completely happy with the rug, and felt like it needed another layer.

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to a Fab Foyer

Ever since we talked about layering a cowhide over our old Living Room rug (which didn't really work out, so we went this route), I couldn't get the idea out of my head. I just love the look of layered rugs...specifically when layered over a natural fiber rug.

Hi Sugarplum | Layers of an Entrance Hall (style & color)

It was fate when I saw this vintage-style rug, on sale for under $100. I wasn't expecting much, but was blown away when it arrived. This gorgeous Persian is so high-quality, and the colors perfectly tie-in with the surrounding rooms.

Hi Sugarplum | Layers of an Entrance Hall (style & color)

Hi Sugarplum | Layers of an Entrance Hall (style & color)

And even though I ombred the planter basket, covering some of the jute rug helps to further break up the set. It also adds more warmth and color to the room, and helps to balance the weight of the pendant.

Hi Sugarplum | Layers of an Entrance Hall (style & color)

Hi Sugarplum | Layers of an Entrance Hall (style & color)

Hi Sugarplum | Layers of an Entrance Hall (style & color)

Now that I'm happy with the rug situation...next up is adding function! Do you like the look of layered rugs?

{5 Steps to a Fabulous Foyer}
 

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