Monday, June 22, 2020

My New Foyer Plans

Inspiration Board 

I did this inspiration board quite a while back featuring pieces from The Pink Pagoda. I am crazy about using green with blue and white - such a crisp, clean, and happy color palette.



I knew the major pieces of furniture and art I that I own that I wanted to use in the foyer, but something was missing. Then I came upon this Dana Gibson lighting fixture below and the whole thing came together in an instant. I have ordered this for the foyer.

Dana Gibson Bamboo Lantern


Everything else will be repurposed from things I already have.

A pair of these massive antique blue and white calligraphy ginger jars on an antique black and gold Chinoiserie chest.



These Kate Spade Posy Vases.



This pair of mirrored blue and white Chinoiserie prints from my former dining room.


Well, this gives you a good idea of the foyer game plan. The foyer has a pair of French doors and a nice high ceiling. When you walk in, you are immediately faced with sliders all along the back and the gorgeous view of ancient palm trees. Very Old Florida. I wanted pops of green in the foyer to introduce the explosion of green outdoors.

 I have ordered the Samplize paint samples and they are to arrive today.  I will post about how they work out. I have a great High/Low post, paint color decisions, and a couple more things I need help with planned for the week. Please stay tuned.

Closing is two weeks from Wednesday. I am counting the minutes.

20 comments:

  1. Love the light fixture you chose!

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    1. Thanks - me too. It is just what I had in mind.

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  2. I hung those same giclee prints (first picture) in my bathroom only I have them in black and white. They look great against the Palladian Blue walls.

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    1. I bet that is gorgeous. Jennifer seems to have disappeared?

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    2. I got my prints six or seven years ago and I haven't looked for them online since then. Possibly she's gone on to do different things.

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    3. Yikes, I just checked the Pink Pagoda page and it hasn't been updated since 2017. I guess she really has disappeared.

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    4. I emailed her a while back and got no response.

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  3. Loving the green console table for the entry.

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  4. I adore the lime and royal blue combo. It'll make for a striking foyer. Perhaps you can extend the look into your repurposed dining room. Paint the ledge green and then put two garden stools with plants on top of the ledge to reflect in that large mirror. Or I might hang a large painting in the center of mirror and then do a smaller more horizontal grouping on the ledge. I think that sort of treatment would be less predictable than ginger jars.

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  5. The green and blue combination will be lovely to highlight the outdoor views. The lighting fixture is to die for!
    The dark green drapes from your former dining room are beautiful.
    It is so fun that you are sharing all the options with us.

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    1. I am really having fun sharing this process and I am getting great feedback and ideas as well. I have no doubt my home will be even prettier because of this collaborative approach. I have wonderful followers!

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  6. Love the palette ... this just popped up on my Instagram account...thought you might like it
    https://soph-isticatedstyle.com/2020/06/22/greenwich-estate-by-sarah-bartholomew/

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  7. All FABULOUS! Very happy & excited for you!!!

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  8. I used to subscribe to The Pink Pagoda too, and I miss her. I wonder where she went. I've noticed that sometimes bloggers stop blogging and just go to Instagram, which always makes me kind of sad, as I love their writings as well as their pictures. (I'm anxious to how the Samplize paint samples work out for you.)

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  9. I love this lighting fixture!!

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