Just inside the front door, guests are greeted by an entryway packed with architectural detail, eclectic furnishings and a hint of nautical decor. Heavy iron sconces and caned armchairs pair with a vintage life preserver to create a dynamic juxtaposition that tops off the design.
The house's attic gets fresh new life as a colorful sitting area with a small dining table and cozy spots to curl up with a book. Cheery patterns brighten up the armchairs and window. The wood floor gets a shipshape coat of nautical blue.
By simply changing the millwork, this entry and stair space got a huge refresh. Shiplap walls greet visitors to an immediate ‘by the water’ feel. That combined with the watery painting featuring bold turquoises and greens (that reminded designers of lily pads) drives home the coastal feel. A LED light in the glass ball on the newel post is set to a photocell - so it comes on each night when it gets dark!
This coastal foyer at the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL features a stripe patterned wall and an anchor decor centerpiece. A pendant light highlights the blue and white color scheme. Lamps with flower-esque stands adorn the white credenza.