Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
This is a client that I have been working with in several other rooms in the home. We knew that we needed to work on the foyer next. The foyer is large but had very little decor. The client wanted to keep it very neutral and bring out more gray in the room. There was a lot of empty wall space. Since it was a two story foyer we wanted something dramatic to fill that wall space. With this being a transitional home, the main goal was to keep it from getting cluttered. Since the foyer currently did not have any lighting, we needed to add a chandelier and sconces.
My first step was to develop a design for the staircase area. This was a large empty wall that would become the focal point in the room. I used trim plaquing to frame 5 sections. I used textured and pattern wallpaper, wall sculptures and sconces to help fill in the sections and give dimension to the wall. I selected chandeliers, sconces, and lamps that were silver and crystal, giving the room a glamorous feel. I selected a chandelier that was large but not too extravagant, so as not to take away from the staircase wall. Next I took two gray upholstered chairs from another room and switched out the ivory chairs, adding more color and depth to the foyer. We selected new tables and consoles with a deep finish and metal accents. The large lamp and mirror on the console helped to give height to this large room. Floor to ceiling window treatments were installed on the front wall to help offset the height of the room and walls. We used beautiful gray faux silk fabric with a simple box pleat for the window treatments. The window hardware is a square chrome with crystal finals, adding a touch of elegance. I used an octagon rug, not the standard round that would have been expected. It has a nice sheen and geometric design. Lastly, I added a great acrylic and glass sculpture in front of the window overlooking the pool area.