Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Before and After: Black and White In My Foyer

My foyer has been the same for many years.  I never thought I'd move my brass wall sconce;  but I did.  I will never part with the leopard-covered side chairs.  They've already found a new spot on the opposite wall.  The round table is currently for sale at the store.

My motivation was a black and white settee and a vintage framed Versace poster.  The settee was part of the design at The Design House at Lucketts.  It didn't sell, so I took it home and placed it in my living room.  I thought it was just too nice to be hidden away in the living room so it came to center stage in the foyer.  I know I've said this before, but some of my favorite things in my home are items that didn't sell.  I have this rule that I never buy anything I wouldn't put in my own home.  It's a very good rule.

The vintage framed Versace poster is the art above the sofa.  This poster has traveled around my home and is one of my very special finds.  It works with the black and white.

 Vintage Versace Poster
I'm so glad I chose to upholster the center stripe in the bolster pillow too.

Center Stripe on Settee and Bolster
The over-sized nail head was another good choice.  Love the medallion in the center of the settee.

Medallion and Over-sized Nail Head Trim

More Nail Head
It's too bad that it's hidden, but the sides and back of the settee are caned.

Caned Side of Settee
I stacked an architectural fragment, vintage books, and a Santos in the stairwell corner.

This sunburst frame was missing its mirror.
That made it perfect for the stripe in the wall to slice it in half.

Sunburst Mirror Frame and Stripe Through Center
Did you notice that my Santos is dripping with jewels?

Bejeweled Santos

The caged skirt on my Santos works perfectly as an easel for my Italian print.

Santos Cage Skirt as Easel
I always use interesting books in my home design.  The book on the bottom is a ledger.

Books as Design Elements

Would you frame a poster and use it in your home design?
Do you use books in your decor?

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  1. Gorgeous! I can't believe the settee didn't sell. I would have bought it in in a heartbeat. I love the drama black can add to your decor. I recently did a post about that very thing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful foyer redo on Sharing Your Style.

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    1. Thanks so much. I just looked at how you use black in your home. Love it. I love the draperies and of course the lab. Ours is yellow but tlabs are the best dogs ever.

  3. Kathy, I always love seeing your beautiful home! I wish I could go shopping in your many wonderful and unique things.