4 STEP FOYER UPDATE

 

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We made it to August folks!  In one month we can decorate for fall without the guilt.  This year I promised not to get ahead of myself, which is why I wanted to give our foyer attention.  I call it, “I need a distraction because I miss fall, but I can’t decorate for it yet because it’s ridiculous.”  All jokes aside, this room came together accidentally—I didn’t set out to decorate it, it just sort of happened.  So I wanted to share the 4 accidental steps I took to style our foyer.

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STEP 1: Ground the Space with a Rug

This space has remained relatively empty for the past year.  The first project we tackled was painting the staircase handrail the same color as our fireplace mantle in the living room, tying in both rooms.  We were then gifted this handmade Bukhara rug that my bother-in-law bought in Afghanistan.  It was love at first sight!  That elephant in the corner I’ve had for years.  In our country you’re supposed to put them facing away from the front door to signal good luck and blessings entering the home.

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STEP 2: Add Life

Next up I added a few plants.  Nothing makes a space come to life like plants.  There, I said it.  Your house needs plants!  They make you happy, they clean the air (some of them) and they add a touch of “cozy” for not much money.  The plant stand was a lucky find at HomeGoods.  (You know me and that store—the love is real!)

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STEP 3: Paint Refresh

Even though it was all coming together, we HAD to paint the door.  I had painted the outside of the door in the spring and noticed that it’s beat up—eventually we are changing it.  We painted the inside of the door in Onyx by Benjamin Moore, same as the handrail.

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STEP 4: Incorporate Your Personality with Art

Last but not least, while traveling back home to Puerto Rico I stumbled upon this shop called Ecléctica in Old San Juan.  I could’ve bought the entire store it was so amazing, but I resisted (since I’m not a millionaire) and purchased this beautiful hand-carved  wood Ganesha art.  As soon as I got back I knew this was the perfect spot.  You will also notice the crystals by the front door—yes, I am one of those people who believes in crystals.  I have black onyx and black tourmaline right at the entrance to repel any negative energy as it enters the house.

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I still have to paint the white around the front door, but other than that this space feels complete!  We will eventually remove the carpet on the staircase and replace it with a runner, as well as change the chandelier.  I do, however, feel very happy with the foyer as is.  Feels full of positive vibes and it truly reflects the people that live in this home.

xo,
Carla

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