I am going to share a project of my Foyer in my former Colorado home. Neither of us fell in love with this home when we purchased it. We had 2 days to find a home, and the pickings were slim. But, when we walked out back, and saw a $40,000 stone patio that backed up to the Rocky Mountains - we both said "we'll take it." :-)
It was a standard builder's home...you know the kind. Contractor grade white paint, contractor grade white tile, contractor grade light fixtures, contractor this and contractor that. ugh! :-/
Have you ever heard the saying about the cobbler whose children never had shoes? Well, my life was similar. I was so busy with my design business that I had no time to decorate my own home. But at some point - I just couldn't take it anymore. It was time to "shoe my children."
This is one of the projects I completed over a weekend.
Did I mention I had paint samples? How many can you count above? LOL
...I created a faux leaded glass window.
I chose a wallpaper that resembled faux stone. The funny thing about the wallpaper...part of my design business was working as a faux artist. I could easily recreate this look with paint. But, the paper was quick and easy.
The color I chose was Benjamin Moore's Springfield Tan. It's one of the colors from the historical collection which I love.
I also switched out the antique drop-leaf desk and exchanged it for an antique dresser I purchased in Belgium. It is part of a 5 pc bedroom suite I purchased at the Salvation Army downtown Brussels...for $500. The marble top you see is from a Belgian quarry which no longer produces stone.