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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Welcome to Our Foyer!

Greetings, friends !!

Thank you all so very much for your thoughtful comments about our recent feature in "Decorating Shortcuts" magazine ... it meant so much! 

We're still settling into our new home, and, as it's only fitting to start from the beginning, I'm inviting you all into our foyer!

BEFORE: Here's our foyer as shown by the builder, Hour Homes, on their website after it was completed: 


AFTER: TA DAAA!  I have much more planned for this space, but, here's how it looks today:


I was happy to be able to add our Annie Sloane "Chateaux Grey" accent chest in here, which I then flanked with two parsons chairs (that used to live on the enclosed porch in our old home).  I plan on adding different slipcovers, as well as adding "blingy" candle sconces, above the chairs eventually.


Of course I had to splash coastal accents in, especially since we're not right down the road from the beach anymore ((**sniff sniff**)):



This little fella (or is it a gal) from Home Goods has been overseeing my madness!


Our vintage secretary seems to fit perfectly in the little niche towards the back of the foyer:


Unlike in our old home, I decided to give it a "crown" of inexpensive decorative plates that I look forward to changing out with the upcoming seasons!



Even though a 2 story foyer can pose a bit of decorating challenge (for me, anyway) as far as the "empty" space above, I love the natural light that pours in:


I'll be back soon to share more of our new casa ... hope you'll join me!




Thanks so much for stopping by!


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55 comments:

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Love your gorgeous Becca style! Looking forward to seeing more.

sandra said...

Oh course this is just fabulous!!! Love it all!! Can't wait to see more!! Been missing seeing your home!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks so pretty, Becca! I love that you've started your tour in the entry/foyer, as if we have really come to visit and see your new home. : ) It's great seeing that you've used pieces we have seen in your old house in a new way here in your new house.

Art and Sand said...

What a wonderfully inviting foyer you have created. About 20 years ago we sold a secretary desk that had been my mother-in-law's. Looking at your beautiful piece, I could kick myself.

I love the idea of changing the plates seasonally.

laura Madalene said...

Fabulous! I love the way it looks in your room! The room is coming along nicely, can't wait to see the finished space! Enjoy your summer blog break..
home-architect-idea

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautifully done in true Becca style!
Hmmm.. now I am eager for more...
Hugs, Gee

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Beautiful! And it is fun to see your furniture in a new space. Everything is so pretty Becca! Congratulations on your new home!

Paige Rose said...

Becca, I love your cool colors & cute dainty accessories! I've been looking for an update from you :))))!!

Paige.Rose

www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

Becca said...

Thanks so very much, Sandra ... you're much too kind !!

Becca said...

Thank you, Laura !!

Debra@Common Ground said...

absolutely gorgeous, Becca!! can't wait to see more of your new home!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love Love Love as I knew I would!! I love the way those pretty plates look around the secretary. You tease I can't wait to see more...loved those little peeks!!

Robin Wray said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new home. Your entry is inviting and lovely. Could you tell me where the drapes are from in that picture of your window? Thanks

The Tuscan Home said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous home you have there. The lighting, the color palette, the decor, sigh.....just breathtaking! The plate idea, I love, hmm, may have to copy that one of these days. And I must say, the last photo is beautiful, you are leaving me dying to see more.

Thx for sharing and inspiring, sweet friend! xo

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your new home is beautiful, Becca! The foyer is a beautiful big space and your pieces really help to add some personality.

Judy said...

let me first say Welcome Back!!! I've missed your posts even though I've kept up with you on FB....nothing like seeing your special touches though!

I love, love, love what you've done to your foyer...I can certainly see all the "Becca" touches I've come to love in years past.

Can't wait to see more!

Becca said...

Thanks so much, Robin ... I found the fabric at Fabric Showcase. Their number is 843.449.6728 ... just ask about the "Celtic fabric from Becca's blog!"

Traci said...

It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest of the house.

Susie said...

Becca, Your style is very nice. I love the foyer. xoxo,Susie

sissie said...

Your home is absolutely stunningly beautiful!!!

hugs
Sissie

sissie said...

Your home is absolutely stunningly beautiful!!!

hugs
Sissie

L.C. said...

Your foyer is beautiful and very inviting! I'm glad you are back and can't wait to see the rest of your home!

Merlesworld said...

It's very beautiful but what about some colour, I think a painting with some brights colours but just a idea.
Merle............

Becca said...

Thanks very much, L.C ... I'm glad to finally be able to share our home!!

Calypso In The Country said...

Becca, it's beautiful! I can see you are already working your magic on your new home...please show us more!
-Shelley

Susan Newbigging said...

Your foyer looks awesome. The chest looks great against that wall. Your style is so classy.
I just found your blog, so I am your newest follower.

Shana Franks said...

I LOVE the accent chest! SO cute! Your new home is just beautiful, Becca, I cant wait to see more :)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

LOVE!!! I would not have known where to begin with such a spacious foyer, and you nailed it! Every single thing in this room works together perfectly, and is so welcoming and inviting. I'm drooling over the sneak peeks and can't wait to see it all!! Hope you all are enjoying your new community and making lots of fun friends :)
xoxoxo, Andrea

Melissa Miller said...

Becca it is amazing! Love, love, love it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous, Becca! I'll be following along as you decorate your beautiful new home.
xx,
Sherry

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said...

That window. Those curtains. That sailboat. WOW. Really lovely.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, your foyer is beautiful! It is so welcoming and such a gracious introduction to the rest of your home! Can't wait to see it all come together!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Stunning! Love the shot with the sun rays...so pretty Becca!
Blessings,
Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

All I can say is GOR-GEE-OUS!!!!...you are working your magic on your new home!....a foyer that says welcome!....Anxious to see more of your beautiful new home!!...

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

ooohhhh so so pretty!!!

Carol said...

Wow, Becca, your new home is really getting the "Becca-treatment!" It is so beautiful! You must be having so much fun getting everything arranged just so. I'll be anxiously waiting to see more, especially your Fall decorating!

Judi said...

Oh, WOW! It all looks absolutely GORGEOUS to me.

Judi in the UK

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I see your signature touches everywhere, Becca. It looks wonderful!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, this is so pretty and very dramatic! I see so many items that just say Becca to me! I love your style! You've been very busy!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Becca, you are AMAZING!!! You have really put your home back together in the most classy, detailed way... and done it in no time at all! LOVE your foyer and I'm looking so forward to seeing more!!!

Jeannette said...

Wow Becca! It is amazing how different your furnishings/accessories look in this home. It is as if you just went out and bought all new stuff. I can't wait to see the rest of your ideas and placement of the "new looking" stuff!!lol I have the same front door right down to the placement of the floor vent. What's up with builders - don't they know it cramps our placement of things when they do that!!!lol Have a fun day - Jeannette

Mrs. Winter Twig said...

You are an amazing decorator. I will have to visit your blog again for decorating inspiration.

Winter

CarolynM said...

Beautifully done! Very welcoming way to start out. Could you please tell what paint color you used on the walls? It's a perfect backdrop for all the other good stuff.

Home on Hidden Oaks said...

Gorgeous and welcoming! I'd love to come knocking on your door :) Did you add the column on the left hand side of the foyer and expand the doorway, or is that just a different photo angle from the one by the builder? Thanks for sharing!

Elaine Good said...

Love the foyer. I can't wait to see the rest of your home. What paint color is on your wall?

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, such a large space! Everything looks beautiful ~ as usual. I love all the windows and light that pours in.

xo
Pat

Janice Boucher said...

Everything looks fantastic! You certainly have talent for putting things together! I love the plates around the secretary. What is your secret to hanging them so evenly?
I look forward to seeing more.
Janice

Farica & Kenny West said...

Becca, I am soooooo glad you are BACK, and I absolutely LOVE your new house!!! Can't wait to go on this journey with you as you decorate your beautiful new space. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Farica @ Southern Coastal Living

Cynthia said...

Becca, the foyer is gorgeous. Love everything you have done. We are still getting settled too. Funny, I'm going to post about our foyer soon, LOL.

Cindy

Sue J said...

Wow! It looks Ah-may-zing, Becca! Truly lovely 😊

Maria Elena said...

Your new home is gorgeous, Becca! It is looking beautiful!!!! You are such an amazing decorator. Enjoy your weekend! Maria

Jeanette said...

It looks so lovely Becca!! I can't wait to see more of your home.

Stacey said...

Your foyer is beautiful! I love all the natural light and your light decorating elements.

Christy Our Southern Home said...

Oh, Becca!!! Your home is coming together beautifully!!!! I'm so happy for you and your family to be back home in Virginia! BTW....rushed out to buy magazine with your fabulous article! Congrats, sweet friend. ~Christy

Michelle Marie said...

It's beautiful! What wall color did you choose?