Design Refresh!
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Friday, October 16, 2015
By Kate!!!Designs
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Before      ----->      After

Every now and then it comes time for a re-design. No matter how much you once loved a particular look, the styles are ever changing. Though smaller rooms are often overlooked, it can be simple and affordable to make a big impact in a small space. Take, for example, one of my favorite spaces, the foyer. I recently transformed a dated foyer into a fresh and inviting entryway, and now I'm here to share my design choices with you!


I began by working around this timeless French chandelier as a focal point for the space, keeping consistent with the overall style of the house. From there, I decided to go grey in a very luxe way. There's a certain softness that always inspires me, and one day while walking through the showroom, a particular hand painted wallpaper JUMPED out at me. I wanted a touch of an old world feel while keeping it clean and contemporary. This print gives me the old world charm that I craved, while the color achieves the softness that I always bring to my designs. 


I then incorporated a vintage pedestal, acquired from one of my usual antiquing trips. Albeit topless, this unique treasure was too good to pass up, so I had a zinc table top custom made for the base, with a hand strapped metal border. Along with the vintage table are a pair of one-of-a-kind vintage chairs.

Still to come are the window treatments, which are inspired by the look pictured above. I will finish them with a glazed linen fabric, accented with a luscious velvet banding. To achieve an elongated, dramatic look, they will be installed at the top of the 18' ceiling and tied back one foot from the floor.

To complete the design, I will select a glamorous Slim Aarons photograph from the 1950's to be oversized and encased in acrylic.



Thanks for checking out my latest design. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Until Next Time,

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Lidia - Lovely and classic feel the warmth and charm!!