Mood Board: Hollywood Glam Foyer

This room was designed for a client craving some Hollywood Glamour style. She had already collected two great pieces for her foyer, but was unsure how to pull this popular look together. She needed to add some extra storage, if possible, to compensate for her very small coat closet. Her biggest obstacle had been trying to pick an interesting wall color for her foyer and narrow central hallway…

The wall color was the first decision we made, because it would become the backdrop for all of the colors and finishes intrinsic to the Hollywood Glam look. By choosing neutral colors, the view of the hallway would not be jarring from any other room in the condo. The stripes allow us to give the walls a little dimension with their finishes. The dark color is painted in an eggshell, almost matte, finish. The light color is painted in a high gloss finish, to make it stand away visually from the darker color and reflect a little pearl-like light around the room.

Speaking of light, the client had already found this lively orange lamp and was looking for a great place to put it. By placing it on the glossy black console table, a natural focal wall was created across from the front door. We added the antique-looking silver mirror to give the room a little sparkle and the appearance of more visual space.

The rug was the other great find that the client already had waiting for this project. The popular chevron pattern (you can learn more about it right here) is turned on its side in this rug, making an interesting stripe. The client has given me permission to share her find with you, so here is the link to this fabulously priced rug at Ikea.

Storage was on the clients wish list, specifically to handle off-season scarves, boots, gloves, hats, etc. that didn’t fit in the narrow coat closet. The curvy upholstered bench in a vibrant mod green pattern fits the bill for storage, but also gives her a place to sit down and put on those boots in the winter.

Art was needed to give the foyer and hall some extra color and to make the room personal for the client. By choosing a few modern art prints and having them framed similarly, the client can now add to her collection as she finds great pieces and grow her gallery down the hallway.

Finally, we added two more pieces for practical purposes. The brass chandelier has clean modern lines and acts as a chic supplement to the table lamp’s light. The sleek chrome umbrella stand adds another layer of shine, while making the coat closet a little less crowded.

Modern patterns and old furniture profiles mix together to give this space that collected-over-time feel that feels so personal in any home. By mixing metal finishes, the sparkle of Hollywood Glamour is alive and well in this foyer and hallway.

Unique, affordable, comfortable living.

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Posted on May 24, 2011, in Mood Boards. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love the bench. The fabric is beautiful and I bet the storage space is a plus. I’ve been looking for something to replace the bench at the foot of our bed. This gives me a great place to start. Thanks!

  2. Ilove a table of color in a hallway. We had a wooden table with straight legs that I painted many colors. It always looked new in each of our homes.

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