Adding a Little Spring to the Foyer ~ Foyer Vignette

As you know I have been looking to change up things in our entry foyer, so in addition to the new paint colors I also switched out the furniture. This is what it looked like right after Christmas.

Not bad but I wanted a larger piece of furniture against the wall and I have been chomping at the bit for a lamp in the entry. So I brought the buffet I had in the kitchen out to the foyer to replace the cedar chest. 

Then yesterday I purchased a new mirror at the Christmas Tree Shop for only $50! I really like the contrast of the dark frame against the neutral wall and it seems to give the entire vignette a new energy! (Not forgetting to mention that one of my many weak spots is that I am a sucker for mirrors which parody windows.) Another reason why the black frame works for me is because it ties together the black of both the stairway carpeting and entry's runner. 

Now using your imagination, add a wrought iron and wood banister to the steps. Nice right? Just waiting on Mr. RL to get moving on that project! (Love you honey!)

 I also stopped by Michael's craft store the other day and picked up some new spring flowers to place in my giant pitcher. I like to switch out the bouquet for each season.

A collection of books along with a little thrift store picture replaced the plates on the small shelf above the mirror, helps to balance out the weight of the buffet and strong mirror frame.

A few baskets fill in the space under the buffet.

Yippee almost there!!! 

I have to admit that I am really thrilled with the foyer's new look and feel. I am thinking about adding a sconce to the wall at the stairway's landing, and possibly more family or vacation pics going up the stairs. But that may just have to wait until I get my new banister so I have a better idea of what to choose with regard to the style of the sconce and picture frames. 

Here's hoping spring is a lot closer to getting here than how it looks outside right now. 

And wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Your foyer is gorgeous! Wish I had one. But as in most apartments, that was left out.

  2. Oh i love it, the buffet is the perfect piece and that mirror is such a steal. Beautiful vignettes. I would say you really did good.

  3. Your foyer is so pretty! I love both ways but I know it feels so good to make a change! Love your vignette on top and the baskets underneath. Your yard looks like ours - covered in snow! Stay warm.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Barbara,
    Love your Spring foyer it is so pretty. Love that you have a shelf up over the buffet that looks great. Love your spring vignettes. Hopefully soon we will look out and see green instead of white.

  5. Your entry is so beautiful Rosemary, and the lovely Spring flowers just speak for themselves. Jo

  6. Barbara, I really like the change to your foyer, it looks terrific. Everything is perfect. I know that you feel better with the new look and it does look like Spring.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. I really love your buffet Barbara! It looks great.
    Happy Weekend,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  8. Barbara great move adding the buffet in there it looks so pretty! Love that pretty lamp too...I bet your entry looks so pretty at night with the lamp on. Have a great weekend my friend...looks like more snow is coming our way tomorrow night!! I love the winter but I am SOOOOOOO ready for Spring!

  9. Your foyer looks wonderful!! I love your vignette.


  10. I love your foyer, absolutely beautiful!

  11. Your foyer is soooo gorgeous, Barbara. I love the buffet you have in there and you have dressed it beautifully for Spring -from the top of it to the shelf above it. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! xo Diana

  12. Love how you added such beauty to your foyer. The Buffet looks great along with all your great touches.

  13. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such kind words about my 57 shades of gray!!

  14. It looks so pretty, Barbara. I love everything you have done. That mirror is gorgeous..Happy Weekend..Judy

  15. I LOVE that mirror!! I am heading to CTS tomorrow! I love mirrors all over and this one is great. Love the buffet there too. I am chomping at the bit to add Spring to the house!!!

  16. I love how you styled your foyer. I can just picture that pretty stair railing too. We have plans to repaint our stair railing as well. Are we ever really finished? I love your flower arrangement in the pitcher too. It looks so romantic.

  17. Barbara, very pretty spring look for your foyer! I especially like the buffet, is that an old or new piece? For that matter, I like the white cabinet in the last pic (anything with a barley twist detail always catches my eye). Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comment! I hope you have a great week. Melissa

  18. I love your style...Your home is just beautiful! Very warm and welcoming!

  19. I always love what you do in your foyer. I've been staring at your pictures wondering if a shelf would work over the mirror in mine. :)

  20. It looked good before, but it looks fantastic now!

  21. Thanks for the kind comment on my pine dresser makeover. I usually don't mind winter too much but this year it seems to drag on and we are expecting 10cm more today plus freezing rain and ice pellet mix. Yuck.

  22. I am your newest follower, Ron from Uptown Acorn. I hope you will follow me back:)

  23. Beautiful styling of your entry Barbara. Sigh . . . if only the snow would turn to flowers! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you!

  24. Your pretty bouquet caught my eye and I clicked on it to read your post (here from Dixie Delight).
    I love the furniture piece you switched out and the mirror. Great job!

  25. I love the way you have expressed it .I really this post because the images make it beautiful and words makes it easy to understand.A big thanks for this post keep sharing:)


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