Finally bringing you our transitional style foyer reveal. Talk about a project! Initially we thought renovating the foyer was just going to be a small project but it ended up being a big ordeal. It changed the feel of the entire house but boy was it stressful.
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In the past 13 years Erik and I have bought and renovated 2 homes. You can say we are well versed in renovation projects. We are finally finishing our current home and doing the siding, roof, windows and a few other things. We also decided to finish off the foyer as the tile was original to the house and just in need of updating. What we thought would be a small, simple project ended up being one of the toughest and most stressful renovations projects we’ve done. I’ll spare you all the details though and just give you the full reveal filled with before and afters and links to some of the things we added.
That’s the before picture above on the left. If you read this post from a few months ago then you know we recently had the interior painted white and we made some updates to our kitchen lighting and interior furniture. It’s hard to categorize the exact style of our home. We have elements of modern farmhouse, traditional and modern vintage. Think it’s safe to say it’s transitional style. I was leaning more towards modern farmhouse style when choosing a tile that would complement everything we already have in the home.
The before tile was very neutral and over the years just got very dull. The foyer is a decent size and being it’s the first thing you see when you walk in I wanted something that would WOW you but also be timeless.
We decided on this tile for our transitional style foyer. It’s actually a very old fashioned yet timeless tile that is back in style again. What’s old is new again! We had bought another tile very similar to this but it was defective when we went to install so we had to change last minute. Honestly though we are so happy with the tile choice.
Being the tile is very farmhouse I wanted to make sure the other modern elements would all tie in together. We chose a light fixture that complimented modern farmhouse style with the wrought iron and played tribute to traditional style with the crystals and globe style. We bought this medallion and we spray painted it to add just a bit more elegance to the foyer. I think that really compliments the mirrored buffet and gold mirror.
As for the decor for our transitional style foyer — we have had the mirrored buffet for years and it’s one of my favorite pieces in our house. I added in sconces and lanterns on either side and set the battery operated candles on a timer. It’s so cozy at night when they all switch on. It really tied in the farmhouse element very nicely. We have so many scones and candles on timers throughout the house that Erik says the house feels like a castle at night haha!
I wanted to get a rug for the center of the foyer to center the room off and give a break in the tile. I love how this round one just pulled the room together. The print and quality is beautiful. It does also come in rectangle shape and a ton of size options.
Finding a rug for the front door was an absolute nightmare though. We don’t have much clearance between the door and the flooring. Trying to find a flat rug that doesn’t bunch up under the door was challenging! Finally found this one and it worked perfectly and still matched the decor. I also got it in a smaller size and double layered it over a longer rug by the back door too.
And for artwork of course I added in more animals. Both my Mom and Erik told me NO MORE ANIMAL prints allowed in the house! No promises there. Found the cow print at Hobby Lobby and the mirror was old. I loved the style so we just spray painted it gold.
So that’s our transitional style foyer reveal. Glad it’s done and honestly am so happy with how it came out. We still have Summer’s bathroom to renovate this winter. I’m not looking forward to that mess after seeing what a mess the foyer was. BUT knowing how much we love the foyer now — it’ll be worth the mess! For more of our home check out the HOME tab on my blog. There are posts on the interior paint, living room furniture and master bedroom. Till the next project…