Updates to My Foyer

Welcome to my freshened up foyer!
Diva Dog says “Hi!” too.

I’ve really been enjoying my dining room that I updated back in January just by changing out accessories (some new, some vintage) and by painting my brown chandelier.

I decided to use the same method to update my foyer and I love it!

The starburst mirror was a very affordable find at Home Depot.  They are available on their website for only $35.

I added a cyclamen to a pot that I had in my stash and painted a little brown metal bird with gold paint.  Added my Baldwin brass lamp that I’ve had for years, and called the chest done!

The garden stool is a new addition from an awesome place in High Point purchased at below wholesale.  I’ll get around to telling you about that place one of these days.

The biggest change is probably the addition of this bench that my daughter, Ms. JB, gifted to me.  She doesn’t have room for it in her new house so I was the lucky recipient.  Thank you Sweet Pea!

I love the colors in the fabric that I used to make the pillows.

I thought this rug that I ordered from Overstock.com would make a nice modern addition to the space.   I cannot tell you though, how much I agonized before I ordered it – I was so afraid!  What will it look like???  What if people don’t like it???  Will they think I’m weird???  Sheesh!

Tip – order what you like, not what you think everyone else will like and you will love it!

I can’t get a shot of the entire space from floor level, so here’s a bird’s eye view.

And a view looking toward the front door from the family room.

Now, onto the living room!


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  1. It looks so pretty! I love the rich wood tones of the chest with the gold accents and the pop of pink from the cyclamen. I bought that same mirror from Home Depot…isn’t it fabulous? I love the rug too! 🙂

  2. Suzy, I love everything you have done in your foyer. I am such a fan of benches. They are like table tops plus to me. I’m sure you gave your daughter a great big hug for your pretty new bench! It was made for the wall in your foyer… and your pillows make is so warm and inviting!
    I LOVE the chest in your foyer… so classic and inviting. I have a small chest almost like that but never thought to try it in the foyer! You have inspired me!
    Garden stools are a real favorite of mine! Yours is gorgeous and adds such a lovely element and a big pop of color! Beautiful foyer! Now all I need to do is drop by with a plate of cookies!

  3. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life says:

    Hi Suzy,

    You have a very pretty foyer. Love the rug! It shows your sweet personality. Your chest is dressed so beautiful. The flowers really pop. The mirror was a great choice. I Love the bench and the pretty pillows. What is the difference in the size of the chest to the bench?


    1. Hi Dee. The chest is 37″ wide and the bench is 48″ wide.

  4. Madge Bloom says:

    SO beautiful! What a lovely space to welcome your friends and family into! Thank you, Suzy for sharing on Weekly Top Shot…

  5. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Suzy..it all looks great…what a nice gift from your daughter and the rug looks fantastic!…

    So don’t tease me…where is that place in High Point?…Would it be Furnitureland South Salvage…I love that place! Bargains galore!…

    1. No – it isn’t FLS. I plan to do a post about it in the next week or so and then see if we can get a group together to go shop!

  6. I think it looks great, and I love the rug! Lucky for you to get that bench! The pillows make it so cheerful and springy, too. Oh, and you’re making me want to go out and buy a cyclamen. But, who am I kidding, it would never survive in my house! Have a Happy Easter! Please don’t wait too long to fill us in on the store in High Point! ;o)

  7. Great bench! And your yellow walls are making me think more about bringing yellow into my own house…

  8. fVery nicely done the plant adds a nice splash of color. Love the pillows. Great job.

  9. Maria Elena says:

    It looks beautiful! I love the bench!!!

  10. Hi Suzy! Oh, your foyer is gorgeous! Love your mirror and everything else. That is one beautiful hardwood floor too.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia 😉

  11. Absolutely beautiful Suzy! I love the bench, the pillows, the mirror and the hardwoods! So pretty! You did a great job pulling it altogether!
    One Chatty Chic

  12. Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says:

    Beautiful! Love the stool and the rug is fabulous!!! You did a great job putting all the elements together! 🙂

  13. Town and Country Gals says:

    It all looks amazing! Love the bench and the fabric you used for the pillows is perfect! The rug, no need to agonize, it looks great and you loving it is all that matters!
    Thanks for visiting!

  14. Your entry is lovely, Suzy. I love the rug. I’m so into adding touches of black & white (or cream). I just love how it makes anything around it pop. I also really like your bench.

  15. It is so pretty. Love your new bench, how special is that. Your accessories look amazing on the chest and great mirror too. By all means order what you like. I think the rug is fantastic. So glad you bought it. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  16. Looks beautiful, and very springlike. Wonderful bench and I agree,buy what you like.

  17. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    Beautiful changes in your foyer! I love the starburst mirror and other elements of your vignette!

  18. Suzy, I love the foyer! The starburst adds such pizazz and the fabrics on the pillow add the right punch of color. It all looks great with your rug. Great job!! p.s. love the bench, too!!

  19. Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes says:

    Suzy, your foyer is lovely. The first thing that caught my eye was the pretty wall color. It is a sunny, happy color that is a wonderful background for the chest and mirror. How lucky for you to be the recipient of that bench. I don’t mean to go on and on so I will just say that your floor is beautiful and I love the rug — and everything! Thanks for coming to Your Cozy Home Party.

  20. Amy Fountain says:

    I love everything in it! The foyer looks fabulous, with all the happy colors and pieces. 🙂

  21. Mrs. Handyverger says:

    The foyer looks beautiful, and the rug is just perfect there! Love it.

    Visiting from Cozy Home Scenes link party. 🙂

  22. I love your new rug! I am with you on ordering something online. I ordered my light fixtures from Overstock and I was so questioning myself, but I love them!

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  23. Your foyer is beautiful….love the rug! Your diva dog is a real cutie pie too :o)

  24. Judy Bigg says:

    Great job and look in your foyer. I always like a foyer and yours is decorated very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  25. A Lived in Home says:

    What a fresh space. I have the same sunburst mirror in my guest room and I love it!

  26. What a beautiful foyer! I have the same sunburst! I absolutely love it and it was so affordable. I came over from the link partay at Uncommon Designs 🙂 What beautiful spaces you have 🙂

  27. OH, this is so pretty and glamorous. And I so love the color. You have such a vibrant, welcoming home.

  28. Ooh how pretty! I’m so glad you linked up! I just checked stock on that mirror and there are 3 at the store close to me. I’m going to get one tomorrow. Don’t know where I’ll put it, but I’ve been wanting one. Thanks for giving the link!

    Everything looks so pretty and well thought out. I love every detail of your newly decorated entryway! Kristen

  29. $35 for that mirror? I’m sold. Love it and the foyer rug. What a welcoming space. Thanks for sharing it this week on Becolorful

  30. Your foyer looks great! Love your rug–aren’t you glad you got the one you like? Everything works together very nicely.

    Funny about your lamp. Brass seems to be making a bit of a comeback these days! In my book, Baldwin always made the best brass products. I really like your lamp, and it’s perfect for that spot.

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

    P.S. Are you in North Carolina? I’m in Durham! 🙂

  31. Ellie@The Lavender Tub says:

    I love the yellow! I have something similar in my house. It makes such a warm place to live. Very pretty.

  32. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    THis is such a pretty foyer! I love the new bench and the gorgeous pillows! Thanks for sharing! I always enjoy seeing what you have been up to!

    Take care,


  33. Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home says:

    So pretty! Love the mirror and the pillows. Fabulous!!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  34. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    Psstt….featuring this tonight on our facebook page too!! 🙂

  35. samaa @ Honey Sweet Home says:

    Oooh it looks so pretty! I’m crazy for gold these days so I love all the details 🙂 And the pillow colours are beautiful! Not to mention that rug, great pick!

  36. Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

    I L.O.V.E. that rug! You are amazing! XO, Aimee

  37. Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest says:

    The bench looks so warm and welcoming :-). I linked up with Kelly too. So many great ideas!