I've been wanting to give our foyer/entryway a bit of a mini make-over for awhile now. In true me fashion, I started with the thing that would take the least amount of time - a new rug for right inside the door. The one we had there since moving in was old, small and didn't really go with our current style. I completely forgot to take a before pic of it because I was so excited to get rid of it:)
I've been wanting to add more pattern to our home overall...and a bit more of coastal feel, without being cliche or too themey. When I saw this rug (the Nantucket Jute) in the Ballard Design catalog awhile ago, I thought it would be perfect for our foyer.
At $29.99 for the 3' x 5', I thought it was a pretty good deal too! So, guess what I did? Put it on my Christmas list!!!
And my wonderful little brother listened! I should have known, he's infamous for getting all his gifts online:) Thanks, Tom!!! As soon as we got back from the holidays in Pa, I immediately swapped out the old, worn, small rug and replaced it my new black and white striped, hand-woven, large jute one!
I love it! I think the foyer is so much more dramatic now with this bold large pattern and pop of high contrast color. I'm proud of myself, its a little out of my comfort zone, but I think it paid off. What do you guys think?
Next step of the mini-makeover is to paint the inside of the front door black. Don't you think that will make such a huge difference? Right now there's a lot of trim and windows and nice architectural detail here, but it all sort of blends together. I think a black door will be really dramatic and set off the white wood work.