Before and After {Foyer E-Design}

A love a great before and after, don’t you? It always amazes me to see how a space can transform with just a few changes! I have a great before and after to show you, today. My wonderful client and I have been working on several rooms throughout her home and she has been a pleasure to work with. Her and her husband have been plugging away at each of the spaces and are truly doing a wonderful job seeing the design vision through. Here is the foyer when we began working together…


We wanted to bring some pattern and texture to this space and make it a fun welcoming area to look at upon entering her house. A foyer is a very important room to consider, since it sets the stage for what’s to come throughout a home. I created the foyer design along with the living room, since they are really one big space. Here is the design board I came up with, the foyer design towards the left of the board…

Design Plan

I wanted to create pattern on the walls with a new stencil. This helped to separate the foyer from the living room, while still making it feel like one design. To unify the spaces, we painted all of the walls in both the foyer and living room the same gray/white shade. That really helped to lighten up the spaces and allow the accessories to shine. Here are the afters of her foyer…


The stencil and the lighter walls really make the space, don’t you think? I also love the way a room changes with just some paint. The door and trim looks amazing painted black! I love the way she pulled this space together. And thanks so much to my client for allowing me to share these photos here on the blog. :)


  1. What a great bench! And I love the stencil.

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  7. What a dramatic difference. I love the dark door and trim and bench with the lighter walls and the stencil gives it texture. Did you make the slipcover for the bench? I’d love to hear more about that if you did. Is the bench all wood or is there a cushion? Great reveal!!

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Staci! My client did make the bench slipcover. The base of the seat is a woven material and there is no cushion. She just made a simple slipcover to go over the woven part of the bench and to make it lighter in the space.

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