Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Making the most of a small foyer!

Happy Wednesday friends!

I wanted to share with you how I made the most of our very small foyer...sometimes it's not how much space you have, but what you do with the space you do have...

We added the wainscoting soon after moving in 16 years the time, we wallpapered the top in a very bed & breakfasty type of pattern...a couple of years ago, I pulled the wallpaper down and painted it in what is one of my all time favorite colors!! 
Welcome to our small but functional foyer...the entry slate floor is one of the only parts of this house that has remained since we moved in...It's is so practical!!

The shelf/coat rack:
One of my favorite vignettes in the house...and a great place to change up with each season/holiday...I found the frame at a great flea market, didn't need to do a thing to it!!

This pedestal was a gift from my sis n law years it!!

I found this storage bench complete with this cushion at a local discount is the perfect size for the small space.....HOORAY!!!

Love the wainscoting...Thx to the added so much character to an otherwise boring space.
Small, but welcoming...
I found this shallow entry cabinet at Ballard Designs...again perfect for this small space and a great place to store my extra candles..

And, if you have been following me, this old window redo is one of my all time favorite simple projects!!

Hope you enjoyed my small foyer tour...please know that you are always welcome!!
xo, Mariaelena

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  1. Oh I love how you decorated your foyer area! Looks great and I liked how you decorated the space and made it so inviting and roomy! Also love the beadboard and how it adds the special touch to the room!

  2. Sooooo pretty and very welcoming, and I love the slate floor! LOVIN that pedestal too!!

  3. Love it!!! Looks so cozy and inviting. I think I said this before but I have a similar antique window and everyone takes out the glass and replaces with mirrors and I did NOT want to do that. Not that is doesnt look good, I just didnt want to change the actual wondow that much. Anyways, love that window and I am SO going to do that. I will post when I do!! Cant wait to get started.

  4. It looks very pretty, inviting & cozy. The wainscoting is perfect with your wall color!
    xoxo, CAS

  5. Love your entryway! It's so warm and pretty! Love the bench with the baskets - practical and attractive! And I love your repurposed window - looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. It's perfect. Love the white beadboard! So clean and fresh! ;-)

  7. You did a beautiful job! I'd love to know that paint color. It's so welcoming with the white beadboard!

  8. Love your color palate.

    Speaking of small - - - I like in a small duplex, and am finding it JUST THE RIGHT size for now!

  9. This is a beautiful little space. The colors are wonderful!

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! It's so light and bright, so inviting! I absolutely love wainscoting, I have it in a lot of my spaces and never tire of it. Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog and for following, everyone has been so sweet. I am so excited about seeing your home and all that you have done!

  11. This is a fantastic post...thanks so much for sharing your wonderful space. I wish I could visit:o) Would you be willing to share the colour on the walls above the beadboard?


  12. You did an amazing job decorating a small place. It looks pretty and inviting. I love it!! :) Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment :)

  13. THis entryway looks really fab! I love the color of the wall with the bright white beadboard and white furniture~nice!

  14. I am visiting from Mod Vintage Life. I love your foyer, it does look so welcoming! Aren't slate floors the best? I had them in a bathroom in one of my homes, and fell in love with them. I am now a follower.

  15. Looks beautiful and inspirational to my mudroom reinvention :)

  16. I love ideas for small spaces. Thanks for the great ideas for my tiny foyer.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest