Hey friends, we’re back with Step 2 of creating a fabulous foyer. Yesterday was all about the rug, and today we’re going to add some life to the space.
Double doors are pretty and impactful, but tricky because they use up wall space. In our case, only the left door is used, so placing a large plant in front of the other door doesn’t interfere with traffic. The tall fiddle leaf makes a big statement, and breaths life in the room. Not to mention, a beautiful shade of green!
I moved the tree and hyacinth basket (currently 50% off!) from another room, but realized the planter was too matchy-matchy with the jute rug, and they were blending in to each other.
Rather than shop, I did a little DIY Ombre to break up the set. Using some leftover latex paint, I first dry-brushed 3/4 of the basket, using less coverage the further up I went.
Then I went back and added more solid coverage to the bottom.
After drying outside overnight, I brought it back in to it’s new home. Now the textures coordinate, but don’t match.
And the basket has a zhush to it…which you know I love.
|Pay no mind to the jacked-up paint job on the door. We’re looking at the basket and rug here!|
Tip…cut the green floral tape off your plants that are reinforced with a stick (like fiddle figs and orchids), and replace with jute string for a more natural effect.
I have plants in every room…I like to think they help filter our air, and love the color and life they breath. Are you a plant person?