Monday, January 20, 2014

In the Foyer

Hello everyone!

After the Christmas decorations were removed from the foyer, I changed up the top of my chest a little bit.  I wanted to keep some greenery in there to warm up the space since the room is so white with a high ceiling.  In the summer, I get a little bit more shade with the leaves on the trees, but in the winter, the sun is much stronger.

So I actually kept some of my Christmas greenery, which is really just faux cypress, in a container.


Without the lights and glitter of Christmas, it's just plain greenery.  I think it's perfect for the winter time too.


I also reused a candle, that I crafted during the holidays, under a cloche.  


The lamp and the picture remained the same.  


So now I have some contrast against the white walls in here without using a lot of color.  


I'm loving this time of year with the cool crisp air and the warm sunshine streaming in the windows.  But, I must admit, I'm excited for Spring to get here too.  We have had a much colder winter this year than we're used to.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

30 comments:

Linda said...

Very nice!! I have kept a lot of greenery up as well. What real plants I have I had cut back before bringing them inside. Can't wait to haul them all back out to the gazebo soon!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Very pretty and I love the mirror on the wall! Your entry way looks wonderfully Nordic! I am loving the weather right now, sunny without the humidity. I look forward to all the flowers in spring!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Very pretty Kelly. lad to know I am not the only one recycling the winter greenery :) I also kept up some of the dried magnolia branches and pine. I luv the dark faded green against the otherwise crisp white walls. Says winter to me.
Happy today!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly...I LOVE that mirror!!

imsovintage said...

Love the pop of green, Kelly. Spring can't get here fast enough for me. xo Laura

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Kelly, I think that looks great!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

The greenery looks great in your entry. Perfect for winter. I too am looking forward to spring.

Patty Rumaker said...

The greenery looks great. I am absolutely loving your french tarnished mirror on the wall - gorgeous! I am so anxious for Spring to get here. I am ready.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Marissa said...

I always feel so inspired when I visit your blog.
Makes me want to go out in my yoga pants and ponytail no make up to whatever the nearest dept store to look for home decor.
Thanks for always keeping me inspired.
xo
Marissa

Art and Sand said...

What a welcoming entry. I love the runner, the greenery and the cloche.

I just bought a little cloche, but with our 7 month old puppy running around all the time, I don't know where to put it where it will definitely not be bumped.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the entire vignette, Kelly. The greenery breaks up the neutral tones in a beautiful way.

chateau chic said...

I'm loving keeping greens out for the winter too. They add so much warmth wherever they're placed. Your foyer looks so welcoming!
Mary Alice

Wanda said...

I need to find some greenery. You have again, given me some new ideas for my home.

Simple can be so elegant.

Deserae said...

SO pretty! I just adore your pine chest and the mirror hung to the side is beautiful too!
~Des

must love junk said...

Love the touch of greenery, and I love the bucket it's in, too!
Susan

At The Picket Fence said...

Your entry is so lovely Kelly! I took a very similar approach with mine when switching over to winter after Christmas. So fun to pop over and catch up on your posts! :-)
Vanessa

Ron said...

Looks great, Kelly! Guess what? I was in Walmart today, walked through the lamp section, and voila! There it was the floor lamp. I scooped it up!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Thanks so much. Good things happen for those who wait. LOL!

NanaDiana said...

It looks really nice, Kelly. I kept some greens out, too. I love greenery in a home. Your setup in the foyer is lovely. xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

Very pretty...it looks great!! I'm so ready for Spring. We've had the snowiest winter on record in 20 years...and more is expected tonight and this weekend...plus temps below zero!
hugs,
Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The greens add a nice pop of texture and color to your foyer, Kelly. I think maybe that's what's missing in my house. I'm not good at keeping indoor plants alive, but I think I could manage faux!

Charity Thomas said...

Beautiful as always, Kelly!

Missy George said...

Pretty entry Kelly..Glad to see the chest hasn't been painted..Love the natural wood...warmer

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your greenery looks so beautiful Kelly. I love how you decorated your foyer.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your cypress looks great in that spot and I love the mirror above it. I'm excited to have lighter walls now too. It's going to be much easier to decorate with neutral walls. I'll post pics soon. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
It looks so fresh and pretty. Love that killer mirror too in the hall. It all looks great.
Kris

Cynthia said...

Kelly I love what you have done and that mirror is fantastic as well as the basket filled with flowers!

Cynthia

Christine Vandormolen said...

I love that mirror Kelly!!! awesome!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful - every last inch!
I'm so over winter and ready for Spring. Snow I could totally live without and we are getting way too much of it this year.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

A perfect winter vignette! Greenery adds such life to a room. I can't wait for spring, either.

Bliss said...

That beginning part of spring is always so sloppy here with melting snow and mud, hard to keep things clean, but it will be nice when it dries up and it's not 10 below zero for sure!