Last year my husband and I decided to tackle our staircase …
it turned out to be a total foyer refresh plus the
The decisions that we needed to make …
Replace the carpet again or install hardwood?
Hardwood for the treads, finish stain color.
White paint for the risers, paint color.
We hired a professional flooring company to install the staircase.
Keep the railings the same or change it.
Stain the railings to blend with the new flooring.
Paint the spindles white, paint color, Super White Benjamin Moore.
We sanded, stained and painted.
Landing on the second floor, carpet or hardwood?
We hired a professional flooring company to install the flooring.
Moldings … upgrade?
Paint color, Super White, Benjamin Moore
My Husband upgraded the molding.
Paint Color … Change it?
Change it ~
Walls: Bruton White CW710, Benjamin Moore.
Chandelier … Replace?
Find a new one
From Currey + Company
We kept the demi-lune chest
We swapped out artwork for a mirror
And updated the lamp
It’s amazing how one decision affects the next one, especially in a foyer.
Foyers are complicated…
It’s where you greet people, it’s where you say good-bye to them too.
It’s a “public” space and it’s a private haven when you get home from a long day.
Do you need the space to be informal … a kick off your shoes and drop the book bags space?
Or do you yearn for order and style and at the same time want it to be a friendly “hello” for friends?
Do you want it to look like a model home or showcase your personality?
Do you need it to function for a family, pets, bicycle storage, stroller parking … performing double duty?
If you’re like most you’re trying to combine it all.
Seems a little overwhelming but these are all the questions a designer will take into consideration before embarking on your job, because the space needs to function for you and meet your design style.
Take some time and plan it out … all the details + budget …
the front end goes a little slower but the planning makes the project go much faster and it’s more enjoyable.
Hope the rest of your week is awesome, enjoy! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home
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