Welcome Part 1: the Foyer.

The day is finally here. The day many of you have been asking about since last July when I moved in to my first house. The day where I show you where I spend my days, my nights and my in betweens.

I’ve decided to break it all down into posts about different rooms. Bite size pieces are much more manageable than one lump some, or so I think. They’ll be spread out over the next few days for your perusal. As with any house things are always changing and being updated, so this is really only the starting point.

This is basically the extent of what goes on in the foyer. Easily one of the most boring areas in the entire house. Peanut and Roxy think the bench is theirs and use it all of the time. Sun-bathing being on the more important in their lives and all. Peanut also likes to keep watch over the front yard from this vantage point.

The big picture plan is to eventually tear up the white tile and carpeting and install something like this bamboo chestnut flooring throughout the house. The tiles are textured, which makes them really difficult to keep clean, especially in the kitchen. The oatmeal colored carpeting was brand new when I moved in, but I’d love to get rid of it. Although I’m suspecting anything else wouldn’t hide hairball stains half as well!

On a smaller scale, I’d love to replace the light fixture. Then ditch the bench and clock and lean a large scale mirror against the wall.

Next: the Living Room

  • Truly Smitten

    June 24, 2009 at 8:30 pm Reply

    don't you just love decorating your new house?

  • Kelly

    June 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm Reply

    yes! i need to learn the art of patience though… haha.


  • oneshotbeyond

    June 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Wonderful entry…lots of beautiful light and openess! Can't wait to see more…

  • Maggie

    June 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm Reply

    How lovely. I want hardwood flooring too but with children carpet is so much safer. Fewer bumps and bruises.

  • leni

    June 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm Reply

    I love it … especially the kitties!!!

  • Amanda

    June 24, 2009 at 10:00 pm Reply

    We have bamboo flooring in our tv room and are getting ready to buy it for the kids bedrooms and hallway. We love it. So great looking, and good for mother earth too!

    Your little foyer would be a breeze to put in in.

    I am excited to see all of your home posts!

  • michelle

    June 24, 2009 at 10:21 pm Reply

    I really like the lamp you're coveting – reasonably priced too!

    Can't wait to see more of your place.

  • JJB

    June 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm Reply

    I love this series already–I love when people recognize that decorating is a work in progress. Patience is key–I often have to remind myself–"must wait until there is enough money, time, energy, or a big sale!!"

  • ♥peachkins♥

    June 24, 2009 at 11:22 pm Reply

    That kitty is cute..

  • Uncle Beefy

    June 25, 2009 at 12:32 am Reply

    Well, sorry to say, Miss Kelly, but Peanut & Roxy are kinda stealin' the show here. 😉 LOVE the dark bamboo! And I hear ya' on patience…my taste and my bank account have serious conflicts. 🙁

  • Kozy-D

    June 25, 2009 at 4:17 am Reply

    I love it and I also love what you've got planned for that area in the future 🙂

  • Brandi

    June 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm Reply

    (1) I love your foyer.
    (2) I love how your cats have taken over the space and claimed the bench as theirs.
    (3) Your orange cat looks so EERILY like my cat Hugo, my jaw just dropped. I'm going to have to send you a picture or something. They look incredibly alike.

  • Kelly

    June 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm Reply

    you're all too sweet! the process of sharing my home is much more revealing than i ever would have thought. and for being so nice you're all invited for cocktails… once the temps get out of the 100s!


  • Ianny

    June 26, 2009 at 2:52 am Reply

    You know what would be nice (and contemporary too, I might add) for a petite area like the foyer is a vertical panoramic photographic print.

    Sleek, modern explosion of colors is what it is.

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