The reason why my family and I fell in love with our home is because of our Entrance. As you enter there is a large window that looks out to an exterior courtyard and straight through to the backyard. We loved the footprint immediately and that’s when I started planning in my head my vision for the foyer. I wanted to create a “wow” first Impression feel and finding the right home (within our budget) with a good – size entry was a dream.
Picking out the flooring for our home was part of the builder process. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to go with hard wood floors throughout the home. Wood floors are not popular in Las Vegas. I went with a distressed refinished wood from “Provenza” Antiqua vintage 5214.
I also decided early on in the planning process that the wood planks needed to be installed in a herringbone pattern in the Foyer. If I had my way I would have installed the herringbone pattern throughout our home…ha! I decided to go with the herringbone pattern in the wood planks just in the foyer to create a little drama and hold back on the rest of the house. You will see as you move through the rest of my home tour how I incorporate the herringbone pattern in different areas. It is one of my favorite patterns!
I love details such as moulding, framing out windows and wall panelling and knew that this space is where I wanted it. Living in Las Vegas, this is not common to see from builders. The Foyer has just over 20ʼ ceilings and good lighting from the big window overlooking the centre courtyard and the windows from the second level. So panelling the walls and coating with a bright white glossy paint- Behr 456 was a must!
It was the first project we did after getting the keys from our builder. I would say my personal decor style is casual, bright with a neutral universe so I can play around with accent colors and patterns easily. By panelling the walls and ceiling under the 2nd level it created a bright, neutral space.
The pretty blue swirly lamps I found at Home Goods and I love how they make the space pop!
Finding the perfect chandelier to replace the ugly builder one was a must! I had splurged on the wall panelling and certainly had no regrets, however finding a “deal” but still the right look and feel was important. I decided to go with a clay beaded chandelier from “Pottery Barn”. It is the perfect scale for this space and I love how light and airy it makes the space feel.