This foyer has so many architectural details; from the transom and moldings, to the huge double doors and paneling behind them. With that much beauty already in the house, we didn’t need to do much to enhance it. Just a few simple pieces, like this shelf from Ballard Designs to hold a few things right when you walk in, as well as some giant sconces to flank the office entry on the other side. There are two pendant lights hanging in here from Ikea. I love the modern simplicity contrasted with the craftsman character of it all. Contrast is my favorite!
A simple jute rug is great for texture and for dirty shoes. Its casual and inviting and since no one’s going to be sitting on it, its okay that its kind of scratchy. I love the look of them but they just don’t work great for living rooms, especially when you have little ones. An entryway is the perfect spot.
Below is a peek from from the hallway through the foyer and into the office. On the left is the living area and kitchen. This is probably one of my favorite pictures from the entire photo shoot we did. Those transoms have my heart fluttering! Its details like that in this new home that give it the character and charm of an older home.
Next week I’ll share more of that office with you. Thanks so much for stopping by!