entry foyer plans, decisions & art options

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I mentioned when I talked about what my plans are for the house and the blog this year that the entry foyer was on the hit list.  SO February is half over and it’s time to get crack-a-lackin’.  It’s basically looked like this since move-in day, well, minus the boxes.

Clearly our miniature schnauzer has the ruffest life.  #seewhatididthere   😉

I ordered a few wallpaper samples from Serena and Lily……..

but I just wasn’t feeling any of them.   I realized that what I really want to do is add texture to the walls and create a little flow from the entry to the rest of the house.  So I’m going with the same grasscloth wallpaper I used on the back of the bookcases in the our living room.  Those of you who’ve been around the blog for a while might remember that I used this same paper in my hubs office at our fifth house.  I shared a simple to follow tutorial here, but I’ll be sharing another more in depth one very soon.

I’ve finally started working on wallpapering this past weekend.

But I’m still undecided on what color I want to paint the inside of the front doors.  Our dogs are terrible for jumping up on the door when anyone comes to the door so the white doors always look so dirty.  What are your thoughts?  Pink like the exterior of the doors which would be fun and a bit unexpected, or should I go with a classic look and paint them my trusty Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze?

Decisions…..decisions…….

In the meantime because my favorite part of any room design is always in the styling, I’ve been perusing art options at Minted.

Beautiful Art Options for the Entry Foyer from Minted
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 

I chose one of the above options to hang over the bench.  Can you guess which one I chose?  It might surprise you long time readers that I didn’t go with a horse print in here.  Crazy, right?  😉

I love scrolling for art on Minted because even if you’re not planing to have them do the framing you can play around with different options on the site to decide what you like.  I’m a visual person so this really helps me to see the big picture in terms of what I want in a space.  

I’m just glad to finally be getting started on our entry foyer.  It’s our home’s first impression to visitor’s, and I want it to have a healthy dose of personality paired with simplicity and function.  I might even be busting out my power tools for this project.   #itsabouttime

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