The kitchen in the Allison Jr. Farmhouse is not yet complete (I am waiting for additional food and decorative items), but I have started to move on to the foyer that is right next door. When I began the design for this home, I had a general idea of what I wanted for the room. I liked the idea of bringing in the navy blue, that is that is so prominent on the outside, indoors to really highlight it in this space.
To begin, I wired the lamp that would serve as the main source of light for this small room. I used a similar installation method to what I used in the kitchen and of course, the experience was similarly frustrating. At one point after installing the ceiling board and batten, the light turned off and wouldn’t turn on again no matter what I tried. It was pretty stressful.
However, after fixing the problem, I reinstalled the ceiling boards and proceeded to install the wallpaper. I chose a light blue and white stripe pattern to ensure the room would not be completely dark as the floor is similar to the kitchen floor in that it is a dark walnut color. The installation of the paper was pretty simple especially because I used the Mini Graphics Wallpaper Mucilage. After its installation and the appropriate drying time, I moved on to the base and door moldings.
When I painted the kitchen door a few months ago, I knew I wanted the other side to be bright and so I painted the door a white color in a Satin finish. I think this was a great choice as I now have decided to paint the moldings the same navy as the front door and ceiling boards. I think the contrast with the light wallpaper just makes it look like a very classic space.
The plan for this room is to have it feel very warm and very welcoming. I intend to use the bench below and a wide credenza with a mirror to reflect the light. I am also adding these pretty blue, white and gold table lamps and an assortment of knick-knacks including these super cute rain boots.
Until our next installment.