Updating the Foyer

Good morning, sweet readers! I hope that your holidays were filled with lots of happiness and that your new year is off to a wonderful start. Since the holidays, I have taken a little break from blogging to enjoy time with family and get my house back in order. It feels so wonderful to have things clean and organized.

Taking down the Christmas decorations always inspires me to rethink indoor spaces and decor. One area I have really been wanting to improve upon is the foyer. This is such an important space because it it the first impression of your home. It should reflect how the rest of your home is decorated. My foyer is rather dark and was in need of some color. You know how I adore pops of color especially red and blue!

This print was given to me by my mother and was the inspiration for my vignette and color palette. It wasn’t quite big enough for the space. Plates lended the perfect hand in expanding the display.

A Country French runner, potted orchid, Staffordshire dogs, and a candle come together to create a cohesive look.

The colors in the display tie back to this wall in the foyer that is to the side of the front door.


A plant stand, plant, and statue flank the other side of the staircase.

The next item on my list to tackle was the wall leading up the staircase. It has been vacant since we moved in. I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do. A gallery wall would be nice, but right now it would be quite pricey as I would have to purchase several pieces of art to create a display. Therefore,  a trip to Hobby Lobby yielded these framed iron pieces. They were originally framed in a distressed white paint that didn’t really go with my decor. I simply painted them a blue and distressed them with a copper color. I had the plate stand and plates on hand to complete the look. It was a really economical way to decorate the staircase.

This corner is opposite the staircase. The pastry table comes in quite handy as a dessert buffet when entertaining guests.

The rabbit pictures are a new addition and belonged to my grandmother. She loved rabbits!




Thank you for your visits, dear friends! I’m so happy that you stopped by!  hope you will come back tomorrow, because I am joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our cozy winter home tours. Have a most happy and blessed day!!!

Linking with:
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  Follow The Yellow Brick Home –

Katherines Corner – Life and Linda  – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – The Dedicated HouseCommon GroundCalypso in the Country


  1. Oh Shannon… everything is absolutely beautiful! I love the new additions especially the pictures from your Mom and grandmother!

  2. Shannon, you have created a beautiful and welcoming space as you enter your home. It feels so warm and inviting and I know your guests will be in awe as they enter. I love the artwork from your mom and grandmother. The stairwell display is perfect and compliments your foyer. You are a talent sweet friend!

  3. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Everything is beautiful. Love that you use pieces passed down from family.

  4. Your foyer is beautiful. I love the art on the table next to your staircase.

    You created a pretty book on the other side. How nice to have the pretty bunny pictures from your grandmother . All the frames are gorgeous.

    You created a warm and welcoming foyer.


  5. Looking at your home is a breath of fresh air! It’s not all gray and white with pops of darker gray!??. Yep, I’ve never understood that trend of gray.
    Your home is warm and inviting and it is lovely! I’m a color lover too!

  6. Susan (checkeredsox)

    Well done! It’s all beautiful, and your home is lovely. I love the stair balusters and the texture of the plaster.

  7. I absolutely love blue myself, and have some blue and white plates hung on my wall in the living room. I really enjoy your decorating style as you are not afraid of some color and everything seems to be grey and white these days. You really have an eye for design!

  8. Gorgeous foyer. The orchid plant and fern……I can’t tell if they are ‘real’ or not…..they are beautiful. What great design ideas.

  9. Bobbi Duncan

    Just beautiful, Shannon! You really have the” touch” for bringing it all together. Much joy and peace in the New Year! Hugs!

  10. Your foyer is so beautiful! I love rabbits too. The staircase is lovely, the whole space says welcome! Happy new year!

  11. Shannon, your foyer is beautiful and I love the print from your mom. The Monet print over your sofa is one I love and hold dear. I, too, have it and it belonged to my mom. I also love your bench under it, every time I see it my heart skips a beat. Also, love your bunny pictures, they are sweet. You are a talented lady, sweet friend. I enjoyed my visit with you.

  12. It looks positively lovely Shannon, you have so many beautiful things, and lovingly displayed! The blue plate trio really ties things together, and your grandmother’s rabbit pictures are wonderful… I admire you being so organized, I have much work to do!

  13. Love this Shannon! I really like that picture your mom gave you (I have it too!). The combo of the blue and the reddish tones of the Staffordshire Dogs look great together. I did the same as you. Took some time off from blogging and got caught up.

  14. Well, I love it all! I don’t know where to start other than it all looks great!

  15. Shannon, You have a knack for changing things and it looks great. How nice to have your grandmother’s rabbit pictures.
    I’m crazy about your french pastry server and that lovely bench!

  16. What a most beautiful way to welcome your family and friends into your home! I love all of the great colors that you have infused in the foyer. You certainly have so many beautiful treasures to display for everyone to enjoy! Always great to see that magnificent baker’s table!!

  17. I love the tiered tray and the delicate display you have styled on it. All of your blue and white porcelains are so eye catching! Taking a break from blogging always leaves me refreshed, I hope your little break did the same.

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