You already know that we have a great working relationship with Bill, owner of Parkinson Building Group. We also love working with Bill and his wife, Jessica on their personal home. They really get it. Jessica and Bill both have fabulous taste and love to think out of the box, yet work within a reasonable budget...It's amazing what can be achieved with a little creativity.
The foyer in their home has been a work in progress. It's not just any old foyer. It's a large open space that is open to a gallery with a groin vault ceiling that leads to each end of the house.
The foyer has two ends....It's hard to show the entire foyer in these images...but you have the front end where you enter the foyer...and the back end as pictured to the right that leads to the gallery .
This is the right side of the foyer from front to back. The opening in the center is to a wine room. Plans have been made for an iron door. We are looking for and old piece of iron to incorporate into the design. We found the French console on one of our buying trips.
We've had a Trumeau Mirror fabricated to go over this piece, starting with a found object for the top of the mirror. We also added new gold tole sconces. The ottoman is a custom piece and the floor lamp is an antique that we also found. We hung copies of 19th Century French Farm logs above the settee. A mix of old and new pillows and a ceramic garden stool complete the seating area.
For the other side...The front end of the foyer across from the console is the opening to the dining room. Here's a peek inside that room...
So now we are at the far end of the foyer...across from a seating area with the Settee and Ottoman. We've created another seating area here. This has actually ended up a favorite spot for Bill and Jessica to just sit and visit at the end of the day away from the hustle and bustle in the rest of the house. Here is the before...
As you can see we have a very large wall to work with. We moved this piece upstairs...it's on loan and has to be returned as is...Remember, We are working within a budget.
What do you do with such a large expanse of wall that would look incredible and be very reasonable? We had two large mirrored panels painted an aged gray finish and hung in the center of the wall. (The mirrors can be found in our online store, click here) We added a pair of chairs and a vintage brass cart between them. An original oil painting with a picture light was hung on the mirrors. The pictures really don't do this space justice. It is absolutely beautiful.
As you can see...it's all in the details.
They certainly do make the difference.
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