Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BEFORE AND AFTER OF THE FOYER



My install went great on Monday.  

Seriously..... you have this vision in your head and hope it translates after you place everything in the room.

Fingers crossed.  You have to like it and so do they.

My clients are having guest this week and I wanted their space to really shine.....even though we are not entirely finished with the plan.

Here are pictures of the foyer. 

Before. 


We first added the wallpaper and a new light fixture.  

This shot is standing in the dining room...so the front door is to the right.
The back of the bookshelves were painted and accessorized.  The biggest impact for me was how much the color of the grasscloth added warmth and texture to the space. 

Here is a before shot standing in the den.


The door is painted a dark gray.
This is a shot from the front door.


I see that the table and rug aren't centered.....I was so tired I just did not have the energy to even notice:)  She wanted to keep the table and rug so I added a little blue with the paint behind the bookshelves.

Bookshelves before

And after.  I only added the books, the 2 glass bottles, the twine ball, and the basket on the top shelf.  I absolutely love going to flea markets looking for small pieces that help give a curated look.  And of course Target and HG's help me out also:)

2nd bookshelf

When she took all of the accessories out of the rooms and bookcases....I asked her to make an area of things that had to be used.... with meaning to their family.  I always  try and showcase what is important to them whether it is a picture or art from travels.

On this shelf I added the books, galvanized ball, 2 bottles, greenery, magnifying glass, and small black box. 

 I love this little stool I found in the office....perfect for this space.
I rehung their art so we can start a gallery wall.....

It's great when clients are open to my suggestions....they didn't blink when I mentioned painting the front door....

As you can see this is a large space....and it needed to be warmed up.  

I am tickled pink with how it turned out and they are too!  That  makes it all worth it.

I love my job so much....

I will try to get the rest of the pictures edited for Friday so you can see the main living area....

Like I said....if you live in Atlanta you have yellow snot.

I do.

Have the best Wednesday ever....and if I don't say it enough....thank you for reading my blog and taking the time to comment.

Shagratful.





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68 comments :

Nancy Elizabeth Carey said...

Looks GREAT!! xo nancyelizabeth

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Sherika!! That looks so beautiful! I love love love the wallpaper and the lighting. You are amazing. :)

Brandi said...

Sherry, it's just stunning. The new foyer is so warm and welcoming. Most of all I love the grass-cloth. Congrats on a job well done! I can’t wait to see what you do next.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Gorgeous! I love grasscloth, no matter what.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

WOW! What a huge impact the wallpaper and paint made and of course your masterful stylin'. The entry way is stunning!

StagerLinda said...

Sherri, this is a masterpiece! The broad strokes of the wallpaper, chandelier and painting the door are great statements. Love your perfect staging of the shelves. Pop the champagne and enjoy!

Calypso In The Country said...

Stunning transformation! Love the black door with the grasscloth!
-Shelley

Cathy Wall said...

That grasscloth is absolutely to die for! I love how you used the items important to your client and made them work so well, you are a master my friend!!!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it! Especially the grasscloth! Take care, Caroline

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You rocked it girl, as always. That grasscloth and lantern make it. Genius.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love grasscloth so much and would love to add it somewhere. I wish I didn't have the huge two story foyer. What a great space and you need to come do my shelves. I always have trouble with those.

Jessica Plattner said...

Beautiful! I love the grasscloth. I'm thinking about using grasscloth in my entry so it was great to see these pictures!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

You had me at the grasscloth wallpaper. My heart literally skipped a beat. I soooo loves that stuff. Love it more when clients trust us! Happy they agreed to paint that door. Looks fab lady.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The grassclocth wallpaper makes a world of difference! Wow
And of course, I love the front door change...
The entire space is fantastic!

Meg said...

It's ridiculous how awesome you are. And how awesome that grasscloth is. Nice job!

Abby M. said...

Simply stunning. I love when clients actually do what you recommend. Your work really shines and this space has the wow factor! AMAZING job! (as always)

Thanks for sharing with us!
always inspired by you,
abby

Fran said...

Just amazing!! Love it all. Wow, your style is so infectious. Every time I see your work I leave saying, "I want to do that to my home!"

René said...

This foyer could not be any more gorgeous! I'm totally putting moss in my lanterns now - brilliant!

Dana Frieling said...

I could stare at these images all day. Gorgeous!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my GOSH Sherry, I can never get over how your tweaking totally changes a space. The bookshelves look so great, and the grasscloth? I NEED it. Love love love. Wish you could do my whole house! Thank you for sharing….I'm off to pin like a crazy person.

pam {simple details} said...

You are the BEST!! Love the timeless character, and how all the little details standout now!

Debra Phillips said...

GASP!
stunning sherry, wow!
debra

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Aw Sherry it is gorgeous...warm and so well curated. Love the grass cloth and the dark gray door. The shelves are so well styled as only the queen of bookcase styling can do. Lucky client!

martha mary said...

Excellent! You took a nondescript entry and turned it into a stunning space. Well done! Very inspiring. Orders for grass cloth just doubled!

Jen Gilday said...

I love it!! Looks so great. So warm and inviting!

Jen
athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

Holly said...

It's like a big hug now when you walk in the door - you worked your Sherry magic. And you introducing some new shapes and textures to those bookcases really makes such a big impact. High fives!

Jessie said...

Looks wonderful! The grasscloth wallpaper and the painted door made a huge difference!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a stunning mural wallpaper(worth up to $500!) if you like!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/04/giveaway-murals-wallpaper-worth-up-to.html

Jessie
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Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Oh my. I love what you have created. Their new space is so warm and personal.

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Sherry, this is absolutely STUNNING! I can't believe it's the same space as the before pics. Great job!

pam said...

sherry, this is stunning! the grasscloth is gorgeous! (i added grasscloth to my utility hallway and it made such an impact.) and that lantern is superb. you are so talented.

Anonymous said...

I am painting my front door pronto! You are the best!

A Perfect Gray said...

please. you KILL me with your talent. it looks so darn good. the grasscloth and gray door totally do it.

I am tearing my hair out just trying to put together my husband's new lobby area. seriously. dying. how do you do this???

you rock! donna

Cindy said...

!!!!! That is INCREDIBLE! What a Wonderful makeover... unbelievable difference. I love the color of the grasscloth you chose.

Cindy

Jennifer Dennis said...

Absolutely amazing! So many people are afraid of painting the door also, they'll appreciate not seeing finger prints and scuff marks any longer also!

Kat said...

Man, Sherry. Well done. It really looks warm and inviting--the best first impression upon entering a home. Good call on painting the backs of those built-ins:)

Pat@BPM said...

I love the grass cloth! The foyer looks beautiful. Great work, Sherry.

Emily A. Clark said...

I WANT some grasscloth in my house! My kids would probably pick it off the walls but I just love this so much.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Fabulous!!! Especially the dark door and seagrass. Warm, dramatic and gracious!! Love the symmetry of this foyer.

stephanie said...

Love the finished space with the grasscloth. Looks so good --- your talent amazes me -- you always know what to do in a space! congrats!!!

Kathysue said...

Another HOME RUN!!! Love the addition of the grasscloth, good call! All of your touches are evident, texture, interest and warmth!
Love it, great job!
Kathysue

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful....love the grasscloth, looks so fabulous and makes such a huge difference!!

Junell said...

Holy Mother of Gouda ~ what a home run. You knocked it outta' the ball park, Sparky! WTG GF ~ Love it all!!!

Anonymous said...

Sherry,
You are really talented and I adore this foyer. Love the lantern and especially your knack for styling all the treasures of the homeowner.
The dark grey paint on the door is soft yet very impactful. What's the color you used?
Another great post! You're on a roll.
Betsy Gordon

shirley said...

Just beautiful. Love everything about this room. So inviting!

Kim said...

Simply ... MAGNIFICENT!! Way to go ... xo

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

That wallpaper is flat out amazing! You did so good! I'm in love!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

A BIG HIGH FIVE, CUTIE!!!

Acquired Objects said...

Sherri the entry looks fabulous! The grasscloth looks like the Phillip Jeffries cloth I just bought...love it!

Hugs!
Debra

Victoria said...

What a transformation, Sherry. The lantern, grasscloth and front door paint make a dramatic change. Kudos to you.
Best...Victoria

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wow, I love it all but man, what a difference that grasscloth makes. And I think the gallery wall will be fabulous. Congrats!

Joann Kandrac said...

Amazing transformation!!

Joyce said...

I don't like it- I LOVE it!!!! xo

Deserae said...

So amazing....love it all!!!!
~Des

My Smart Hands - Boise said...

can I have those colors? The grasscloth and the blue/gray paint in the bookcases? They are both going in my dining room immediately.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

You had me at wallpaper! Looks super!

Amanda said...

holy shit!!! (im not normally a potty mouth-but come on!!!) THIS is awesome!! That grasscloth took that space from builder-grade boring to "hello I have a designer show house!" I hope she peed in per pants when she saw that! or at least did a cartwheel!

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is a great transformation! I too have been only a stalker of your blog, but today I felt compelled to comment. You are so talented. I love your blog not only for the decor eye candy, but I love your sense of humor. You totally crack me up and I find myself laughing out loud. Keep up the great work!!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Dang, girlfriend! Your are good! The light, black door painting shelf interior and wall paper. Talk about bang for your buck! Perfection!
Barbara at The Treasured Home

mom23 said...

This is amazing! The grass wallpaper, the door and the chandelier just make it for me! The door looks black but you said it's dark grey. Any chance you can share the name of that paint color? You are amazing!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love the grass-cloth...it gives it the texture it needs...looks great!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

So now I want to slather grasscloth over 90% of my house. Thanks for that. ;-) Looks amazing!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow, amazing! I absolutely love the color of that grasscloth. Perfect choice for the foyer! I also love that lantern. Beautiful work, as always! :) Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love the new light fixture, the blue in the shelves, and the new front door color. Most of all, I LOVE the warmth and sophistication that the grasscloth brings. Do you mind sharing which specific wallpaper you used? The color is perfect.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Looks fantastic. The grasscloth made such a huge change and I love it.

Nancy said...

Can't believe that awesome grass cloth and lantern! FABULOUS Sherry. they must be so thrilled.
Xo Nancy
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Staci -A Saltbox said...

So Gorgeous! You did an amazing job!

vreelandroad said...

GORGEOUS! The blue inside the bookshelves is GENIUS!

xo
Jen

aimee {sixteen fourteen} said...

I love the bookcases! Painting the backs blue made such a HUGE difference.