Friday, January 21, 2011

A peak into a client's foyer

This is a sneak peak at only a small portion of a client's foyer. When designing a space, I always first consider how the room will be used. Their foyer is not entered into from the front door on a daily basis, as they have a mudroom off of the garage that serves as the family's main entrance. Since the mudroom sees the daily use, we were able to push boundaries in this space and do wool carpeting to help with sound quality and to offer comfort under shoe-less feet.       
Carpeting: Patterson, Flynn & Martin (to the trade)
The hardwood flooring has a wood inlay with banding...it is exquisite! We wanted to enhance the banding so we did the custom size carpeting on the inside of the inlay and ran it up the staircase...it is quite striking!     
Wallcovering: Lee Jofa (to the trade)
Urn: Elegant Earth (to the trade)

I highly recommend asparagus ferns...they grow like weeds with indirect light exposure, look beautiful and are easy to keep alive.    
  
Bench: Lillian August
Pillows: Legacy Linens (to the trade)
Frames: Custom 
We framed some maps from the homeowner's travels...from where they met in Greece (how exciting, right?) to some of their favorite destinations. The antique bench's imperfections are what make it perfect in such a polished space.     
Frames: Bella Fiore (to the trade)
Gold tray: Bungalow 5 (to the trade)
I will show the entire space in the future, as I'm having professional photos taken soon. Wanted to show you a touch of my work, outside of my own home. Have a great weekend!

30 comments:

Kathysue said...

Lisa, this is stunning, pure understated elegance at its best. That is my favorite look. Professional photos ar the best. Terri from La Dolfina came to my home on Wed. and she was stunned at how different my home looks in person, because I can't take a decent picture to save me her reaction to my home was proof enough for me that I am reallllly bad at taking pictures. She kept saying she had an idea of what my home looked like from my pictures but she was all wrong. You are so smart to get a professional for your portfolio!!! Your work is magazine worthy!! KS

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Really beautiful! Love the framed maps of their travels. So perfect!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

You are very talented...I love the preview and cannot wait to see more. I really love that bench!

Ann said...

As I would expect... clean classic with a twist. I was going to say perfection, but I don't want to put too much pressure on you!

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Debby said...

Beautiful. Maybe I could keep an asparagus fern alive. I seem to kill everything. xo

The Devoted Classicist said...

The asparagus fern in the beautiful urn is a wonderful touch as more seating was not needed. I love that it is fresh and tailored without being too sparse.

Design Elements said...

beautiful! you are talented! lovely greetings

Simple Dwellings said...

I love the space and your work! The lamps are so beautiful and the rustic bench blends beautifully with the chic space!

Kayla said...

Truly breathtaking. You're so talented.

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Small Holdings Farm said...

Just discovered your site--interesting decorating to say the least--clean and elegant-with a surpise here and there. I live in your area--will be watching you. Sherron

quintessence said...

Lovely - great job! The asparagus fern in the beautiful urn adds a wonderful stately touch.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Oh it looks stunning!! Luv the bench.

FrenchBlue said...

WoW! I am proud of you! So beautiful!!! I mostly adore the bench with the wall and frames! LOVE IT GREAT JOB sweet friend!!
xx's

The Zhush said...

Can not wait to see the professional photos...just want to see more of this space! Great job! In love with the urn and that bench...asparagus ferns? I am taking notes!

The Buzz said...

What a great entrance to what must be a beautiful home - especially with all your wonderfully stylish touches! Can't wait to see more!
xxoo

Stitchfork said...

Beautiful, and at the same time very welcoming and livable! Looking forward to seeing the rest. Cathy

Bonnie said...

ohmygosh. This place is gorgeous!!!! I am so in love with the staircase. The whole decor would be perfect in my current home. Care to help me redecorate? :) (Just kidding.) (Not really.)

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Kelly Green said...

A stunning space! KG

Haven and Home said...

Oh it looks so great! Thanks for the fern tip, I am adding them to my list!

Debra Phillips said...

your work is stunning lisa!
i believe what makes for a dream designer is one that takes the clients personality and their story into the design, as you did here.
can't wait for the professional snaps.
debra

Bringing Pretty Back said...

WOW! You do amazing work! The framed maps are PERFECT! Thank you SO much for your comment on my new show! That was so nice of you!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous entry! The wallcovering is really stunning.

~SW
http://wellsinteriors.blogspot.com/

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Heavenly Housewife said...

Very elegant. I love the look that fern in the jardinere. I'd like to have some pretty plants in the house, but Mr P is allergic to lots of plants/flowers.
*kisses* HH

Style Attic said...

Love your work all all that you share! Very lucky clients!! That bench is just amazing, as are those lamps!!

Cara said...

LOVE! Thank you for letting me know about asparagus ferns...going to research where to get them :)
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Acanthus and Acorn said...

Lisa,
It looks so fantastic and the pro-photos are really going to show all the amazing detail!
Beautiful work!!!

Sherri Cassara said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on the asparagus fern too ... It is nice to know a plant that is easy to care for indoors. My favorite - the bench and the lamps!

pretty pink tulips said...

Your work is fantstic! Love the bench and framed mats...and the console table with lamps is just the look I need for my entry/foyer, which is similar, if a bit smaller.

Still need to get you over! :)
xo Elizabeth