My foyer needed a bit of relaxation. You know…a little R & R.
I wanted to exchange the formality for something more inviting.
Below is a before photo (even before the current paint job) showing the French Louis Philippe marble top table that we bought specifically for this spot in the foyer when we were building the house. It is a magnificent table. It has always been in this spot...this same spot…for almost 7 1/2 years (this reminds me of the familiar story about some old church members who stay in the same pew and seat for years and new members can’t sit there).
The time has come for a change. It’s time for another member to take its place.
I lovingly refer to this piece as “the fruit bench” because of the beautiful carving of fruit and veggies on the back splats.
The rush seat is a little more casual and so quintessential French Country.
I’m not sure I’ll keep the plant here, but for now I like it.
Do you think I need to add something on the wall over the bench? I’m really working on my inner minimalist right now. No, really. It’s a difficult thing for me. I’ve kept myself from putting lots of stuff back on the walls after the paint job. I’m finding as I continue on this next phase of my life I’m wanting to edit more of my “things” and practice restraint in my interiors. I want the room to speak for itself without being overdone and confusing. It’s very calming and liberating…..and a whole lot less to clean! lol
BTW…the new paint color in the foyer is Sherwin Williams Realist Beige.
I’m thinking less clutter and more simple elegance tends to make a bigger statement.
I guess I’m trying to get my zen on…