August 10, 2012

Home Tour: Foyer

I am FINALLY ready to do our home tour I said a would do a year ago!

I plan to do a room a week, most likely on Wednesday or Thursday each week, with the exception of this week.... :)

Welcome to Our Home!



We will begin in the foyer.... HERE WE GO!!
Building a home and decorating from scratch is a pretty stressful experience (poor pitiful me, I know;). But do not get me wrong, it was so much fun, just A LOT of decisions that we sometimes had to make on the spot. A lot of times the builder gives you a few options to choose from but we were blessed to have Lee's uncle build our home (who is amazing) and we could choose ANYTHING we wanted! Which is wonderful, but like I said, it was sometimes difficult to make a final decision with endless options.  There are decisions as simple as choosing a door knob to make, but you want it to be perfect so you put a lot of thought into that silly door knob! :)

Hope you enjoy and as always, any questions feel free to ask! 
I will try to cover as much detail as possible:)




Notice a little lion tail in the bottom right corner... it was all I could to keep him out of the pictures! He knows he's just too cute.... Little stinker :)




Notice the over sized platform. In the original plans, that was a closet & there was not a window. I wanted the outside of the house to be even with a window on each side of the door (imagine that) so we changed it. It actually is a neat little area. I plan to do a coat rack or something unique in that area. (Ideas always welcome;)

We chose a size larger on the columns than you see in most houses. It was honestly an accident, but I'm so glad I made that mistake now...




This is taken from our catwalk.
We wanted a catwalk where you could look over the banister at the foyer on one side and you can see the family room looking over the other side.








Sources:
  • Mirrored table- Pier One
  • Lamps- Pier One
  • Flower/basket under table- also Pier One
  • Lanterns/and candles- Hobby Lobby (50% off, of course;)
  • Rug- Homegoods
Projects still to complete in this room:
  • Coat rack on the platform/something unique in the other corner
  • Possibly one day I will do a large collage of pictures going up the stairs... OR maybe when we have 3 munchkins I can do 3 large canvases going up the stairs. (ANYWAY, something will eventually be done though) A few inspirations via PINTEREST (of course;):
Obviously it wouldn't be straight, but something similar to this...

OR

Large canvases similar to these.... LOVE...
 Hope you enjoyed!
I have paint colors and all that good stuff if anyone is interested... I didn't want to bore you with all that unless you need it!:)

Next week, we will tour the powder room!

HAVE A BLESSED Friday!

35 comments:

  1. I am seriously in love!! I've been waiting for you to show the inside of your room. The bits and pieces that I've seen in pictures I've fell in love with!!!
    Everything is decorated so pretty!!!

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  2. your house is incredible! seriously, my dream home :)

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  3. Weird question - but how wide are your wood floors?? And what is the color of them?

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    1. I actually went with engineered hardwood and they repeat 5 inches, 3 inches, 5 inches, etc. I figured if I got both sizes they would never go out of style!haha I want to say the color is Willington... I will check in my stuff and see if I can find out for sure though... They are very dark and beat up, which is what I loved...

      :)

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    2. Yes - I love that look also! Thanks! I'm going to note that in my "house book". If you want to just shoot me an e-mail and let me know that would be great.
      Erin.Motes@gmail.com
      Thanks girl!

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  4. Beautiful! :) you know I'm obsessed with your house. lol it should be in that Southern Living magazine! Ha! :) love you girl!

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    1. You're so funny! Thank you little!

      Love you too!!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Your house is amazing! So very beautiful.
    I see your about to welcome your sweet little boy. My middle child is named David :) I think it's a great name!
    Good luck with everything, I'll be checking in with you often.... I'm your newest follower :)

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    1. Thank you so much! David is a family name from my husband's side... which was perfectly fine with me:)

      Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  6. hi - thanks for stopping in at my blog. I am following you now. What a beautiful home you have.

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    1. YAY! SO glad to have you:)

      Thank you so much!

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  7. Wow, I may just get in my car and drive to Alabama to see what lies beyond that foyer! It's incredible. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I'm excited to follow yours and share the journey of your new little one with you. :)

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    1. haha... Come on over!!:) Thank you so much and thanks for following along!

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  8. omg just gorgeous! love the lamps and the rug! To die for! So glad you stopped by and commented on Color Issue...I look forward to reading along your blog as well! :-)

    Have a great weekend Natalie!

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  9. Stunning! I knew it was be beautiful inside too :) I have an idea for that little platform place by the window. Put a comfy chair there so when Gage is a teenager you can sit and watch for him to come home late at night! haha

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    1. haha... That sounds like a perfect idea! They make the little corner chairs that would be perfect:)

      Thanks girl!

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  10. You did such a great job with the design of your house and the decorating! It all looks amazing!

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  11. Gorgeous! I love the contrast between the dark and white woods. And where'd you get that awesome rug? I love those colors!

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    1. Thank you girl! The rug is from Homegoods! :)

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  12. My fav parts are the dark wood and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the RUG! What a great find! And the window on each side comment? We could be sisters.... lol I would be THE SAME WAY!

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    1. Yes, I could not handle it not being even! You know us Anal Annies! :)

      Thanks honey! :)

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  13. Looks great! We are in the middle of building our home now. You aren't kidding about stressful and many decisions!
    -Ashley Rimini
    www.recentlyrimini.blogspot.com

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    1. It definitely is a full time job! Good luck with your home! Thank you for your sweet comment! :)

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  14. Oh my gosh, there are so many things I love about your foyer. Everything looks beautiful. I love the rug and the table. Can you come help me decorate my house?!!! Ok, I am off to read more of your blog : )

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love to decorate your home:)

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  15. LOVE the staircase!! Gorgeous! Love the rug in the foyer too!!

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  16. Hi- thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to hearing about the birth of your little boy. It's really an amazing thing, being a mommy.

    Your house is beautiful! Where in Alabama do you live? I don't know if you noticed this on my blog, but my husband and I are Bama grads. He grew up in Pickens County, but we live in Nashville now.

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  17. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Wow- you did an amazing job!

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  18. Why do I have a strong feeling that you had the baby?? :) Anyways, I was browsing this online baby store and I saw this frame and your lil mans nursery popped into my head! Thought it was so cute and would match so well! Here is the link http://www.cornerstorkbabygifts.com/Thank-Heaven-Heather-Frame.html

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  19. Girl, he is still cooking! I am SO ready, I don't want to complain, but this mommy is pretty miserable! I LOVE the frame and just might place that order tomorrow:) Thanks for thinking of me:)

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Thank you for your sweet comments. They truly make my day! :-)

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