Archive for June, 2012

More small foyer ideas…

Our new client loves the feel of the foyer in our Prides Crossing project.

 

This foyer was very large with high ceilings and had wonderful proportions, enabling us to add the classic moldings, etc. – creating the feel of a French villa. Our new client’s foyer is an entirely different animal, brought with challenges. Sally and I continue to wrestle with ideas that will make it look and feel bigger than it actually is and how to make it feel like it’s not a little room full of doors. (which it is…) We keep going back to the notion of illusion and drama. You’re only in the space about 30 seconds. Let’s make it memorable!…Here are a few ideas we are playing around with…

Introduce theater and “a little pageantry to provoke delight and surprise.” John Saladino

 

Play with scale as with this over sized pendant light fixture.

 

I was struck by juxtaposition of the unexpectedly small photograph and accessories – how they play off the “super sized” lamp.

 

Mirrors always expand a space.

 

I hadn’t thought of placing a mirror below the consoles shelf…

 

A touch of whimsey perhaps? Imagine  a pair of hands “juggling” the plates…

 

Create the illusion of antiquity – cover a wall with old wall paper fragments with a gorgeous frame around it. Brilliant!

There are so many possibillities and opportunities. What might you do to maker a small foyer memorable?

Have a great weekend!

Cheers,

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Foyer design dilema…

Sally and I are working on a project in a hi rise condominium building in Boston. The apartment’s foyer is no bigger than a minute – 9′ x 7′, with an off center cove ceiling and three doors in the space… There really isn’t room for a console table – even a side chair. How does one pull a foyer together with so little space and so many doors???

Maybe a small shelf supported by corbels, as John Saldino did in this dining room?
And the foyer will definitely need a new chandelier…

Or a repurposed small fireplace mantel?

Mix in an antique mirror…

Add a dash of beautiful accessories…

Viola! The beginnings of an idea…

 

This what you might see as you step thru the front door of the apartment…

Cheers,

 

Be sure to read Sally’s guest post on New England Home magazines blog on the uniqueness of New England’s single season porches. She’d love it if you’d leave a comment…

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Monday morning walk…

Tucked my camera in my pocket this morning as I was heading out the door for my morning walk. On an impulse, I headed for the cemetery a block away. The little pond glowed in the morning sun…

pond view

The tiny spot of white on the rock is a Black Crowned Night Heron.

Black Crowned Night Heron

To my delight, there were two broods of Mallard ducks!

Brood of mallards

Brood of mallards

It was perfect way to start the week!

Cheers,

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Sally Wilson and John Kelsey

Recipients of regional and national awards, John and Sally have been interior designers for over 25 years. Their work has appeared in numerous magazines. If you'd like design help, call: 617-292-3380

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