Every now and then in between building projects I try to focus on spaces in our home and today I’m sharing the front foyer makeover. We all know the power of paint and this space is further proof that one small change of color can make a huge difference.
This is technically the front door of our 1740 farmhouse and I can imagine way back in the day how many people passed in and out (probably not this actual door but rather a more crude version). We don’t actually use this door on a regular basis except for the occassional stranger ringing the bell.
I choose to paint the walls Benjamin Moore simply white. And I’ve used this color in nearly all the original parts of our home: the master bedroom, dining room, upstairs hallway and loft because I think the white walls let the history do the talking. The white contrasts so beautifully against the wood floors and painted trim:
Below are the specific details on the paints I used:
The front foyer includes one of my most favorite features of our home, the original butterfly stairs:
You can see the previous color was more yellow and dusty looking:
Below is the view from the living room through the foyer and into the master bedroom. I really wish I had a before shot of this view when we moved in 2.5 years ago but sadly I don’t. Trust me it’s a whole different space.
A few more spaces in our home that have this same paint combination of simply white on the walls and london fog on the trim:
The kids loft space.
The upstairs hallway:
I hope you enjoyed your visit in our home. It’s been a joy making over each space and I truly cherish each querky floor board, every door that’s not square and all the nuances that come with living in an antique home.
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