Is there any way to dress up this foyer?
Michelle Knapp
June 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My ceilings are 14 and 16 feet high with an open floor plan. The rooms are only separated by columns. There is not much wall space to dress up the foyer. The rug has been recently added.
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Betty Michels
Would you please share your pain color. Beautiful home!!!
June 8, 2013 at 5:20AM   
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I would maintain the symmetry, so what you do on one side do to the other. If you add art work over the two arches be sure it fills the space and keep it low keyed. Itallian topiary by the door and columns would bring in some color while maintaining the lines. Brass umbrella stands by the doors and tall brass floor vases with fine plumes or bamboo. The taller and thinner the vases the better.
June 8, 2013 at 5:38AM   
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You could put a round table with a tall floral arrangement in the middle of your rug. Be careful not to get a table too large, don't want to block the entrance. By doing the table it will create an entrance area and define your foyer.
June 8, 2013 at 5:54AM     
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Michelle Knapp
The paint color is "Tropical Tan" by Behr.
June 8, 2013 at 5:58AM   
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This is a gorgeous room. If you want more color impact, change the rug to a more colorful, more patterned rug similar to the other Oriental rug visible on the left of the photo. A much fancier chandelier is an option, too.
June 8, 2013 at 6:08AM     
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CDR Design
More dramatic rug that complements oriental rug/updated chandelier that is not glass and is unexpected (gets lost with the window glass now).

Also, because of the large open space, you could do accent walls. I would have to see the entire room. But, my idea would be to paint the 2 walls that flank the door (not door wall, but those on either side of it). Then continue around where the wall turns at a 45 degree angle. Not sure where to stop, as I cannot see rest of room.

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June 8, 2013 at 6:18AM   
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Dar Eckert
Lovely room. I would paint that alcove a contrasting color. It would look great painted a glossy dark brown or other strong color. If you can find a round rug that would fit in that alcove go for it.
June 8, 2013 at 6:19AM     
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Moziac floor!! non functional Panel drapes hung above the arch and not covering the window at all. Love your light fixture!.. I can't see it very well because of the glare.. But If it is what I am thinking it is.. it's very chic.

A medallion mosaic tile floor might look good directly bellow your chandelier.. This would bring radial balance bringing attention to your chandelier.

you could also do some trim on the two arches.

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June 8, 2013 at 7:11AM   
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You could top it off with a medallion on the celling

June 8, 2013 at 7:14AM   
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A striking wool rug that follows your arched window design and a more dramatic chandelier.

7'5" or 9'10" Modern Round Area Rug: Gandia Blasco Caleido
In addition to decor, I would love to see the arches with molding, or wallpaper inside the arch, etc
Spanish Entry Foyer & Hall
June 8, 2013 at 7:19AM   
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Art by Veni
Yes, I would put medallion...
June 8, 2013 at 7:28AM     
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Art by Veni
And , I would these columns marbleized....
June 8, 2013 at 7:31AM   
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Veni, nice medallion!
June 8, 2013 at 2:43PM     
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Michelle Knapp
Thanks for all the suggestions. I would LOVE to trim out the arches and will consider doing that in the future when I can fit it into the budget. The area is not large enough to put a table into without crowding the traffic flow. I tried it already. I really wanted a more dramatic rug but as you can see I already have a colorful oriental in the office and then there is one in the great room coming from the foyer. I thought it was too many patterns in view from the front door. I'm going to replace the chandelier but I hadn't considered a medallion. That's a good idea. Thanks again for the suggestions.
June 9, 2013 at 4:16AM   
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