Welcome to Our Foyer. Remember, those that have full access can see the floorplan.
The porch right now needs to be cleaned up, we have wood and stuff out there so I will spare you the porch (just for now) 😉
We enter through, what most would call a foyer! Not sure what many others would call it but being that I’m a fair gal, I’ll leave room to assume that one may call it an alternate name (maybe…entryway, etc.) – I, however, prefer the term foyer.
Our foyer has gone through several transformations since we’ve lived here *already* (it’s only been a year after all) and the first time was a valiant attempt to lighten up the room.
Because of the porch, natural light in this room is scarce, so, of course, our first idea was to lighten it up? Use a lighter color then was already there. So, we did.
These photos were taken while Barbara, the previous owner, was in the process of moving things out. She was kind enough to allow me to take shots of the house. These before shots were taken with my point & shoot camera.
These are taken with my Point & Shoot camera with no flash. Lightening it up did nothing for the room and drowned out any character the place had! I was so unhappy.
And…Now…Benjamin Moore’s Colonial Red. The trim is Swiss Coffee. I’m still unsure whether or not I am doing jumping jacks about the trim but we’ll have to wait on that. You may notice I gold leafed the piano 🙂
Taken with no flash, to show lighting.
Some details: I call this my Alice in Wonderland table.
What’s neat about the back corner of this room are the exposed beams (look straight back) showing the old post/beam construction. I’ll come back for some detail shots of that later.
This corner always photographs very red. Red damask patterned curtains, obviously red wall, and natural light from both the window and ambient light from the birch really makes this corner glow. It’s rather cozy I think.
Patterns and light.
As with anything, there are still a TON of things we need to do/we would like to do. The floors definitely need to be refinished at this point!