A First Floor Re-Design

Hello! I am so excited to share this Foyer, Living Room and Dining Room reveal today. This client had sold all of their living room furniture, wanted to keep their dining room furniture, and was open to changes in the foyer. So it was basically a blank slate…a decorator’s dream!

All three of these spaces connect and have open sight lines from one to the next, so we started the design in the dining room. We selected the gorgeous Benjamin Moore Hale Navy paint color for the walls, allowing the white mill work to really pop. This patterned, soft 8×10 rug with shades of blue brightens and grounds the space. A large windowpane mirror in the same width of the buffet makes the room appear larger, and this stunning crystal pendant lengthens and brightens.

One of the best ways to elevate a dining room is to select upholstered chairs. These were inexpensive and make the space look cohesive and not matchy-matchy. A navy and white striped table runner, silver and blue accessories, and some greenery complete the look!

You can shop this entire space here

Next we tackled the living room. I wanted to ensure this space flowed well from the dining room so we kept a similar color palette of navy, gray, and cream. This space, along with the foyer and stairwell were painted Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray. This is a warm, saturated shade with no blue, green, or purple undertones. The intricate, patterned area rug keeps the space bright and cozy. The real show stoppers are these navy velvet english arm chairs. They are extremely comfortable and classic.

The other upholstered items were this custom square arm sofa with the coordinating ottoman, in the perfect shade of cool cream in a soft, woven fabric (swatch is “Max Buff”.)

A large wall clock, giant piece of abstract art, and round mirror adorn the walls.

These solid marble and silver end tables flank either side of the sofa with linen textured lamps.

I wanted to layer textures in the space with these mohair fringe pillows and velvet damask pillows. A tray with woven and silver accessories are stylish and functional for any coffee table or ottoman.

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Lastly, the foyer just needed to be freshened up, so we added this rubber backed, durable foyer rug.

We selected a new console table with a white capiz lamp, silver candlesticks in both sizes, and a stack of books.

I have seen these niches in so many homes which leave many clients puzzled. My best advice is to keep it simple. A large ceramic vase with tall stems will do the trick.

You can shop the entire space here

Now all three spaces flow together beautifully, all have a cohesive style, yet unique looks. Thanks for reading and for following along!


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