Friday, May 16, 2014

MY FOYER REVEAL




Can you believe I made such a fuss over this small space?  Dragged it out like a mini ORC......

I know y'all remember when I pleaded on this blog for Schumacher to donate that Celerie Kemble wallpaper for my cause.....to deaf ears as they say.

After eliminating all of the other choices and going back to my first love I decided to stop fretting about it and just order it.  

I have to say the day it went up I knew that for once I had made the right decision.  Like the Hollyhock....I love it madly.


Isn't it so pretty?


It is such a small room and with my limited photography skills I am going to bore you with every darn angle :)


You can see on the ceiling up in the corner I finally installed the light fixture from my room at the Inspiration Showhouse a year and a half ago!


It's probably just me but I love the door painted that color...Don't you think white would have been boring?  
 


I've had this sunburst mirror for about 12 years.  It is hand carved out of wood and how ironic that I bought it at a Schumacher sample sale......


Even though it's been finished for about a month I still feel giddy every time I walk through the front door.

Sources:
Wallpaper: Schumacher Celerie Kimble
Door Color: BM Palladian Blue HC 144
Wall Color: BM White Dove
Console Table: Scott's [years ago]
Light Fixture: Circa Lighting Basil Flush Mount
Sunburst Mirror: Schumacher
Rug: To the trade [similar at Myers Carpet]

It has been a little like Christmas around here with the DR and now the foyer.  I have been in this house 20 years and for the first time I have actually done 2 rooms start to finish.....with a plan...in a timely manner.  

Kind of like when you use a designer:)

It's the last weekend of the ASO Decorators Showhouse....if you need a reason why you should go you can see some gorgeous pictures here

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48 comments :

Cathy Wall said...

Just lovely! You and "your designer" did a great job on that space, start to finish! The paper was worth every cent and BM Palladian blue is one of my all time fave colors.

Kathysue said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Love the wallpaper and you were so wise to get it. I think you will live with this for years, it is so versatile. It always feels so good to finish a project which for we designers seems to never happen in our own homes, LOL. Enjoy all of your hard work, it really is spectacular,
Kathysue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love every inch of this, Sherry. The wallpaper is absolutely gorgeous and I love the "unexpected" color of the door.

As usual your work is incredible!

A Perfect Gray said...

just the right combos, sherry. door is beautiful, too.

Brandi said...

Gorgeous, Sherry! I'm in love with your wallpaper choice. Your accessories are spot on!

Fran said...

Beautiful Sherry!! The wallpaper takes your entry to the next level. Just gorgeous!!!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Is it wrong to say I am choked up? I LOVE beauty in a home, and this to me is beyond all that. So, so gorgeous Sherry. I would be giddy forever. And what a great compliment to the foyer. And yes, the blue was the only way to go.

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I meant compliment to the dining room. Told you I was choked up lol

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Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love it, such a smashing entry! Have a great weekend! xo Nancy

Jessie said...

Your foyer looks fabulous. I love the wallpaper and door color!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

That Palladian Blue door made it for me! I'd love to walk in to that every day :)

Sheila S said...

I love the way the frosted glass in the light fixture seems to reflect the color of the door. Lovely little jewel box of a space!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Beyond pretty! Elegant, fresh and a total surprise for this small jewel box! You already know I'm your fan - Loi

Stacey {steward of design} said...

It looks so so good Sherry! I love that door color. I'd be giddy with that entry too!

making it in the mountains said...

Absolutely stunning! LOVE the table and the texture that the wallpaper and wood add to the walls! I am super excited to share it with my Favorite Finds this week! Have a lovely weekend!!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

That would make me so happy, too! It looks fantastic!! I've been planning to do planked walls in my side entry, and this might be the kick in the butt I need to actually get started on it. Great job as usual :)

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Of course it's perfect!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

freaking love it lady! It's amazing and makes me want to rethink my dining room and copy this!

Doreen said...

Beautiful!! Love everything.

Melissa W. said...

100% perfection!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes - more people need to paint their front doors in contrasting colors -makes all the difference! I did in my own apartment (williamsburg blue). LOVE the wallpaper and the light fixture - dramatic transformation to such a small but important space.

Sara Lorton said...

So good, from top to bottom! That wallpaper is gorgeous, it definitely makes a statement :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It is gorgeous Sherry!!!!! Is there anything you do that is not awesome? I've yet to see a space you've designed that I don't want for myself! The paper is so pretty and I love the planking and the color of the door!

Jill Hinson said...

I don't think I have ever loved so little square footage any more than I love this! Perfection!
xo~Jill

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

I LOVE IT. Plus your photography is really great.

CaitWaite said...

Oh my word... I adore this.... It looks so good! I think your blog is so inspiring... Thank you for taking so much time to share all of the fun things you are up to!

My Interior Life said...

I adore that wallpaper and it looks just perfect in your entry. Just what the doctor ordered. Or the designer actually!

xo
Kathy

Vel Criste said...

I had my doubts of this room getting any prettier at the start but man, you are genius, it's so darn GREAT!!! Love the wallpaper you chose!!!!!!! Enjoy!

Jacque Lloyd said...

I Love it...ALL of it from top to bottom, but in all seriousness, you can do no wrong in my book!! Once again, you've somehow taken Fabulous and made it even More Fabulous! Kudos to you and your mad design skills!

Jacque Lloyd said...

I Love it...ALL of it from top to bottom, but in all seriousness, you can do no wrong in my book!! Once again, you've somehow taken Fabulous and made it even More Fabulous! Kudos to you and your mad design skills!

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

It's perfection. Love the wallpaper and especially with the gold touches.
Another stunning makeover!

Betsy

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Sherry it is fantastic...like keep it like that forever fantastic. LOVE it.

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

Beautiful!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Right outta the park, Girl! I love it.

pam {simple details} said...

I have an idea, how about I just invite myself over to sit in your incredibly gorgeous home to take it all in in person?! :)

shirley said...

So stinkin fab!! WoW! Makes a great first impression.. High Five to your designer!! She definitely earned her money.....

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

So beautiful, Sherry! Glad you're getting to enjoy it!

Stephanie said...

I think your new foyer looks beautiful! I love the wallpaper & the Palladian Blue door is perfect.

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, Great reveal!!! Love this small space, so fresh and charming, the wall paper really makes a statement! Congrats!
Holly

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Shazam is right. The blue is simply perfect with that gorgeous paper. I could move right in!

therelishedroost said...

I knew I would love it and I have that same Basil light in my powder room!! You know I love your style!!!

StagerLinda said...

Every last element of this room is over-the-top gorgeous! You have THE best taste and manner of putting design elements and colors together. Glad you splurged on the wallpaper. You are SO worth it.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

So happy you went with this paper! It was love at first sight for me and the added texture of the grass cloth is fantastic. Looks gorgeous Sherry!

Anonymous said...

Love this!
Melissa

michele said...

i bow to you. i think you are wayyyyy more fabulous than you think you are. i would like to lick that wallpaper. git down, sherr, git down. and call me when you get to chicago whenevr.

michele

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Well, SHERIKA, I've been reading for years, and I think this is my favorite post of all time. LOVE this change! Gorgeous! And to think you walked in and stopped them in the middle of hanging the boards because you had an idea ... LOVE IT!

angela | the painted house said...

So beautiful, Sherry--I'm so happy to finally see it all together. And, I think my front door might be Palladian Blue, can't remember for sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if we are ChinaWhitePalladianBlue twins.