Thursday, October 20, 2011

White is just right!

I am over the moon with how my foyer turned out!  I never thought I would love white so much.  I believe it is my favorite part of the house now.  For one thing, it gets the most light, and believe it or not, the foyer eats up most of my house!  It's really too bad, though, because I could've had more space in the actual living areas of the house had this foyer been downsized.  Maybe that's why I felt like it needed to be changed.  It has such a presence in my home, so I better like it! 

I won't bore you with the "before" pics, I'll just show you the "after".




As you can see, I moved the clock out of here and into another room.
I replaced it with a large gray basket filled with white painted sticks.


The large round clock was replaced with a coffee sack.  The clock has now been placed on the wall upstairs. You can still see it when you come in (if you look up).


The bench only had a pillow change.  I recently bought a couple of these gray pillows that I've been wanting.  I LOVE them!


This is the view from the dining room.


Of course, just excuse the front door decor showing through.  I don't like how it looks from the inside when I hang something on my front door.  I prefer the leaded glass to just sparkle!

Here is where the floor clock moved.


Now that I've changed the color,  I think it flows better with my house  and has a lighter feel to it.  I also think it compliments my style better than the yellow did.

What do you think?

~ Kelly ~

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40 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it. Nice and light and bright. I also love your new pillows.
Do share where they are from!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It turned out beautifully, Kelly. The lighter color is the perfect backdrop for everything. I can see why you're over the moon.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Pretty clock! It all looks great. : D

♥Linsey

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Wow...the white and the natural beautiful light just gorgeous!! Even on a dark day it still would be so bright. I bet you are so pleased!
Love the large basket on the wall, totally different!!
Well done...
All the Best,
Christine

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

Looks great! I really like the new pillows.

ciao!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love it too!! It feels so nice..or I should say it looks so nice! Kind of farmhouse in a way.You are going to have so much fun doing christmas decor in this palette in stead of the yellow. I had yellow for years but changed it out a year or so ago. Love the fabric on that grey pillow too~I want your clock by the way.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow!! I adore your foyer!! And your home looks absolutely beautiful!
I am so glad I found you through Debra at "Common Ground".
Hope you have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Now you're really inspiring me to lose the yellow in my foyer!! Love the white. Your bench and accessories look so nice against it. The gray pillow is gorgeous, too. Nice job... enjoy it :)

Linda Chapman said...

Looks like a HUGE success!! Hope everyone is feeling better around your place! AND I hope you escaped them 'sharing' with you!

Olive Cooper said...

I love it and that very long basket is tall and in charge right there.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Being a yellow lover, I have to say, I am loving the white too. Problem in our home is it is one huge open floor plan...I just could not do this in the foyer..sigh, wish I could, it looks fab.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I think it is very fresh and pretty. Your clock looks great there beside the beautiful dresser and shelf. We changed our living room to white because it only has a small window shadowed by our porch and dark walls seemed to suck the light right out. We love it now.

Salmagundi said...

Oh, so much work to paint that space, but it looks wonderful. Sally

KATHY said...

Hi Kelly,I love it white. It looks sooo pretty. The basket is gorgeous.I love your clock too!!

Kathy

Babs said...

Kelly, It all looks sooo pretty and bright. Love your basket of twigs and the new pillow.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Kelly! All the hard work payed off! Love that basket you have on the wall. Martina

Judy said...

I love how it looks Kelly! I've been lighting up things around here for a couple of years but still have more to do....just never seem to find the time!

xoxo,
Judy

d e l i g h t said...

I like the whole look of the foyer! It flows nicely into the rest of the house. Do you share where you found the gray pillows? I love them.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, everything looks so bright, fresh and airy! It goes well with your decor! Now, how many new projects do you see with the new wall color? LOL!

Deserae said...

Love the new lighter color....just beautiful!!!! Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I'm Lovin your entry & the Basket is Fabulous.... So glad I found you, not sure how I got here, but glad I did!
Cheryl
(Newest Follower)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It looks really pretty in white! So light and bright. Those pillows are gorgeous. And the clock looks great in the new spot.

Revi said...

I'm headed toward the light, too! White has always been a favorite, but I am just not completely happy with anything else right now - it is just not right. Give me texture, tarnish, and a variety of whites, tans, taupes, and grays for interest. You're right - white is just right!
Your home is lovely.
-Revi

Pondside said...

It's just beautiful, Kelly. I love the change - and the grey cushions are a very nice addition.

Mandy said...

Kelly, it looks fabulous!!!

Jilly said...

Those pillows are gorgeous. And the clock looks great in the new spot. Kelly, I am truly saying that everything looks so bright, fresh and airy! It goes well with your decoration.
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Becca said...

Your foyer looks wonderful, Kelly! I love the clock and new pillows, too!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love the lightness of it all! That grey pillow is wonderful.

Pat said...

Oh my it is gorgeous Kelly! I love it.

Just as you are lightening your foyer, I am adding color to the dining room...working on it, anyway.

Happy Weekend!

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Kelly! It looks so beautiful...light and bright and you styled it perfectly. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Jo's This and That said...

It looks wonderful! So bright! Great job! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Robin said...

I think it's fabulous. I love how light and bright it looks and you have stled the space so beautifully.

ImSoVintage said...

It is absolutely lovely. So light and yet warm and welcoming. Great job. Happy new follower from Farmhouse Friday.
Laura
http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

bj said...

O, I have always loved white walls. No way woould I paint my living and dining rooms a color other than a creamy white. :)

Your whites look awesome. Would you share with me if your ottoman is slipcovered and if so, where you got the cover? I am searching for white (duck, possibly) for an ottoman...also searching for slipcovers (cheap) for 2 small club chairs...

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I love the way your entry looks! It's gorgeous and so bright. Love the gray pillows and that bench. Love it all!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

I love it!Its perfect!!

Melissa Miller said...

This is perfection Kelly!

marie said...

gorgeous, kelli! Very inviting and love how the colors both light and dark enhance each other.

SHERRY HART said...

I really don't have to say how much I LOVE white!!! And...in my opinion it is so pretty!

AntiqueChase said...

Did you paint the sticks white?