Wednesday, March 28, 2012

art in the foyer (house # 10)

Our front door opens into the living room, but there is a small foyer space with just enough room
for a small console right inside the door.  I have moved a little changing table from house to house, even though we haven't really used it as a changing table since Greg was born.  Its a nice size and a simple design, and I love the color.  My law school mentor gave it to me when I was pregnant with Greg, and I painted it a pretty spring green  to match his nursery.

Its just the right size for our foyer. It could use a fresh coat of paint and different knobs, and I'll get around to that eventually.  I had hopes of putting the nekkid Botero in the foyer, but the glass is broken.

I tried it with the Klimt:

and with the nailhead mirror, but the scale was too large.

And finally we settled on the peacock mirror.

I really liked this one, and it felt....familiar, for some reason.  And then I remembered--it reminded me of this picture:
via YHL
I love the styling in that picture, so I'd say I need two small lamps to complete the picture. I am impressed with the owner's ability to keep that surface clear of junk mail.

In reading Danielle Oakey Interiors I discovered that Z Gallerie has a peacock mirror similar to mine (which was from Pier One last year).  

The Klimt was installed in the upstairs hallway:

and the nailhead mirror lives right around the corner from the foyer.


  1. Do your kids not make a billion butt jokes when they see that naked lady painting?

    I really want you to come to my house and help me decorate.

  2. the mirror is perfect! but i am wondering how you came across that naked picture of me!

  3. R--when I first hung that picture two years ago, Peter stood in front of it, looked at it for a moment, and pointed to it and said "mama!"

  4. I definitely like the peacock mirror with it. I love how it reflects the colors around it. The Klimt also looks good where you put it:)

  5. I'm so impressed at how your new home is coming along! I've been in mine for over 3 years now and there is so much I have not accomplished yet. I have that same Pier One peacock mirror, and I love it to pieces. Great minds think alike!

  6. That peacock mirror is AMAZING! I've been drooling over that picture on pinterest forever.

    I'm a new follower. I'm part of the Color My World Challenge. Can't wait to see what you do!

  7. Beautiful! And I'm glad the Klimt found a home - I was rooting for it above the changing table (although you are right and the sunburst mirror works much better).

  8. what do you keep in the drawers of the changing table?

  9. Sam,
    the kids' shoes are in the bottom drawer, the middle drawer is hats and scarves, and the top drawer is mail.


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