Mini Foyer Make-over: Part 1

1.10.2010

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.



9 comments:

  1. What a great Christmas gift! I guess it really does pay to make a wish list. :) It really is dramatic. I think with the black door it will pop even more.

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  2. Oh, a black door will look fabulous, especially with your new rug! Go for it I say! Janell

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  3. I love the rug and it was a good buy! What a sweet brother-my older brother always seems to get it right for me, too. It is very bold but looks perfect. Try taping or holding up some black paper over the door...works for me sometimes...
    ~Nancy

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  4. I painted the inside of my front door black and love it. It just sets it apart from the trim. If I had my way, I'd paint all the exterior doors!

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  5. Your rug looks great! Isn't it wonderful to have a little change? How many times have you just walked into the room to look at it? :) The rug looks comfy!

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  6. Great find on the rug, and yes I think a black door will be fabulous. Painting our front door black is on my to do list.

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  7. NIce rug- and nice price! I have commitment issues when it comes to rugs- mostly because they are so expensive and my taste changes pretty frequently!

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  8. Oh yes! I love the idea of painting the door black!!!

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  9. Isn't it fun that all it takes is something as simple as a new rug to get you excited about your space again?! I switched out a lamp yesterday and hung new art over the same table the lamp sits on and I totally love that little corner again. Took fifteen minutes. And yes, I vote for the black door too.

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