Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ROMANCING THE HOME ~ FOYER










Front Foyer






Wanting to add a touch of romance to the house for Valentine's Day, I decided to start in the foyer. I have been searching for lamps to give the area a new look since last fall. I wasn't in a big hurry with Christmas decorating taking over, so I just kept an eye out for anything I thought would work. When I was shopping with my sister in Atlanta I found the pair that was just what I wanted (Jim says I never met a lamp I didn't like). Thanks to Vanna's blog advice I hurried them to checkout and bought them before some other shopper nabbed them. I knew I wanted more of a minimalist look after all the Christmas bling, that was the easy part. But with the cloudy, rainy days of January I also wanted a pop of color. I didn't want to buy anything else, so I just shopped around the house until I rediscovered a pretty container I wasn't using. (I had bought this from an estate sale in Atlanta several years ago.) Then I found, stored away, that pop of color I craved -- red silk hydrangeas! This works for dreary January days AND Valentine's Day.  I bought those flowers several years ago on clearance from Restoration Hardware (I love that place!). I added one of my favorite pillows to the windsor chair, a needlepoint purchased for Christmas decorating years ago at the Ralph Lauren outlet. So now I have a new look for the foyer that will work until spring or until I have the urge to change it up again. I decided to display a new set of Marie Antoinette-esque plates my sister gave me for Christmas. I decided the hutch in the back foyer would be the perfect place to enjoy them. I pulled a few other stored pieces, Spode Blue and blue platter from NS Gustin. A Furnival platter is a perfect color match with the Gustin platter. Do you change your foyer often? I would love to hear your ideas.



Linen Shades







Warm Glow Lights up the Foyer




Back Foyer 



Marie Antoinette Plates







NS Gustin and Furnival Platters




Spode Blue







Pink and Gold Ribbon for Paris Crown Ornament



59 comments:

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    1. Merci FiFi, always happy when you stop by.

      ~Emily

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  2. Emily, the new look for your foyer is très chic! The lamps are a wonderful addition and the pop of red is perfect for January and the approaching Valentine's Day. Of course I adore the sweet Paris crown ornament and the set of plates from your sister. What a fun gift! ~ Sarah

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  3. Your foyer looks so beautiful and romantic. Nicely done!
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  4. Just lovely! I have one of the two lamps you have! I just love the lines on it. Thanx for stopping by earlier! Newest follower as well.

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  5. Love the red hydrangeas Emily. We visited the Restoration Hardware Outlet when we took our kiddo to college and I actually bought a few items 75% off. hugs,Olive

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  6. Emily, I love your new lamps and the changes in your foyer. The plates are adorable! Thank you for linking to the Open House Party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  7. I love your new lamps.. I would have scarfed them up myself.. They are perfect there. the hydrangeas do have a perfect presence on the console. Especially since the color is in the pillow itself. So pretty. Love your new plates too! xo marlis

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  8. Your foyer looks so warm and inviting,Emily! I love your foyer table and the lamps are just perfect! The Marie Antoinette plates are simply exquisite. Beautiful collection~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  9. your china display looks really nice, lucky you receiving such a love plate present. Those lamps are so different from the norm, really sets off your other items too.

    Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments. I always love visits from my fellow blogerettes.

    xx jeanetteann

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  10. I absolutely love your gorgeous treasures....so many beautiful pieces, so wonderfully displayed. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  11. The 'queenie' dishes are a hoot. Love them. I also like the blue and white display you've put together.

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  12. The Marie Antoinette Plates are devine. Your foyer is gorgeous, the red is perfect for January. I love your lamps they are a perfect choice.
    Ann

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  13. Gorgeous lamps! Fabulous find! I love the red hydrangeas - they're gorgeous - I love Restoration Hardware - I used to visit the one at the Mall of Georgia when I lived nearby - fantastic store - those ladies are beautiful - love their expressions! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  14. Your romantic foyer is absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. Your lamps are PERFECT for your entry. It looks so warm and welcoming and sooo beautiful. You do indeed have a lovely home and you know just how to make it prettier. Very talented, dear Emily.

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  16. I am in love with your Marie Antoinette plates, Emily. Of course I will take that platter too. Your lamps are gorgeous! Glad tou grabbed them....Christine

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  17. You should get a big hug after all the "romancing" you did in your home.

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  18. Everything looks so beautiful...love those red hydrangeas!
    The Marie Antoinette plates are fabulous...so is that platter.

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  19. Oh, wow...you had me at the thumbnail picture! LOVE those Marie Antoinette plates!!! Those are SO cool!!!!!!! I, too, enjoy a lamp or two or fifty, so I can really appreciate your enthusiasm for them! The shades on these are impeccable! (You MUST learn to wear steel-toed boots and brass knuckles when you shop. Other shoppers will have a new found respect for your presence and leave the stuff you want alone!) :-) Way to go!!!!!

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  20. Oh Emily your foyer looks gorgeous! I don't even have a foyer so I'm a little envy green already. Love love those lamps!...If I helped to enable you in any small way...my work is done! Lol!
    If I'm ever lucky enough to be invited over you'd better put those plates away...because sister gift or not I'd be tempted to take em home! *winks* (It's not my fault I'm a Marie-O-Holic) The blue transfer ware plates are fab too! ...Oh and that Paris ornament is soooo sweet! Me likey! Vanna

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  21. What a lovely and welcoming foyer you have, Emily! I *heart* it! :D We have practically no wall space in our foyer, so it is fun to see prettily decorated foyers like yours. :D

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  22. Emily, your foyer is so warm and welcoming!! You always have so many "pretties"!! I enjoy my visits here!!!

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  23. Your new lamps are classical and elegant. I think that you'll keep them for many years. The Marie Antoinette plates are amazing. I really like them! I have a service of the Furnivals Blue Quail; I never grow tired of it...such a great pattern. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your lovely vignettes. Cherry Kay

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  24. Emily, This is all so romantic and inspiring! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥, Susan

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  25. The foyer is lovely and romantic with those beautiful flowers! And Marie Antoinette plates!! I want! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  26. HPS!

    Well, love this post. I am a huge Marie fan!


    Gabriela

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  27. What a beautiful post. I lovd it all but especcial your blue spode. Gorgeous.

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  28. Gorgeous accents for your Foyer ~ love it!! Happy Pink Saturday <3

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  29. I just love the Marie Antoinette plates and the Paris crown. Your display is beautiful Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

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  30. Your lamps and foyer are beautiful! Warm and cozy!
    Love your new plates....they are so unusual!
    HPS!
    Jil♥

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  31. I covet those dishes - don't turn your back on me, Emily, or they will be gone quick as a wink!

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  32. I love your foyer and the Marie Antoinette plates are a lovely addition. Thank you for sharing.
    ~Clara

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  33. Great new look to your foyer, the lamps are very striking.
    How whimsical the Marie Antoinette plates are, they look wonderful on your bakers rack alongside the blue and white.

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  34. Beautiful and romantic! Thank you for sharing your lovely decor at Potpourri Friday

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  35. The lamps are gorgeous. Love the Marie plates ... made me smile! Your foyer is so welcoming.

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  36. I love everything, but those Marie Antoinette plates make me swoon. What a fantastic collection!

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  37. Hi lovely lady.
    Your home is so Beautiful!! I also love everything and your collection is Gorgeous. thanks so much for your sweet comments on my 2011 Valentine's Day table. Im putting a new one on today. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.
    XXOO Diane

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  38. Oh my, everything is just gorgeous! You always share such beauty!

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  39. Gorgeous home you have!! I would love to wander through a Ralph Lauren Outlet Shop! Have a nice day.

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  40. Beautiful! I love your lamps and plates! Nice job...
    Blessings My Friend,

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  41. Gorgeous! I'm heading to Paris on Tuesday (for business) and your post put me in the mood!
    Laura
    Laura@reddoortabledecor.com

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  42. So pretty,Dmily! Gotta love those Marie Antoinette plates! Trying to get a peek at that cute ruffled tea towel with plates on it...love it! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  43. Your home is very beautiful, especially the foyer. I seem to have a difficult time deciding how to decorate mine. I realize how important that first impression is and want to get it right. You certainly have gotten it right. Everything is gorgeous. I think I will study what you have done and see if some of your ideas would work here at my home.----- Shannon

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  44. Emily,
    I love those plates! Your lamps are very pretty too on that table. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  45. I love anything french, esp french furniture! You did a fabulous job! Found you through Table Top Tuesday. Best, My

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  46. Wonderful Foyer! Very warm and welcoming. Just beautiful! XO Cindy

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  47. Love the needlepoint cushion and the Spode Blue!

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  48. Love your entry table, so beautiful. Gorgeous floral arrangement and your lamps are stunning also. Your hutch is displayed beautifully. Love those beautiful plates. Everything is truly lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  49. Beautiful foyer, loved the wonderful rich color. Your lamps are pure eye candy!

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  50. The Maire plates are adorable....I also love that tapestry pillow in the chair...

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  51. Emily, your foyer looks wonderful! Love all those great colors. Thanks for the inspiration, xo Lidy

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  52. Hi Emily! Thanks so much for stopping by. I think the Victorian dress is my favorite also. I just marvel at the work that went into it. *winks* I remember not very many years ago when you couldn't give a dress form away...Now I'm feeling fortunate to find a caged one at all! Sheesh girlfriend we need to be ahead of the trend for once huh? *winks* Vanna

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  53. The Marie ANtoinette plates are a hoot!

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