Project Comeback is almost complete! We are quite happy with the way it’s turned out and I am really really excited about sharing it with you guys. I will do this over the next few weeks, one room at a time. I guess the best place to start would be… right at the entrance. Today, I start with the full foyer reveal.
From the Beginning:
I had shown you the foyer plan and design earlier. Do check it out in case you missed it then. The foyer is a smallish space and we made a very simple plan according to the requirement.
This was the mood board we had finalised at that time.
We started out with the statue of Buddha. It is a beautiful piece that Mister and Missus had picked up along the way.
It has a small fountain flowing out of the Buddha’s hands. This became our starting point and the design built itself around it. I thought that table design went beautifully with the Buddha, and from that point on our mood board took on an Oriental look.
One of the first things I worked on was the foyer ceiling. The ceilings in the rest of the home are pretty much plain, but we wanted a high impact entryway and so designed a beautiful ceiling here.
It took me 5 hours to just get the pencil markings done on the ceiling! But I can hardly complain, because the craftsmen worked really hard with each strip of POP moulding, especially the curved ones… moulding each one by hand, securing them in place with screws and then neatly finishing up the joints. They spent days standing below the ceiling with their heads and hands upwards… resulting in sore shoulders and necks every night.
We got these gorgeous pendants which I thought fit in perfectly with the design.
They are gorgeous in themselves, and the shadows they throw on to the walls and ceiling because of the grill design are an added bonus.
Because the ceiling is all white it remains understated, yet adds an intricacy and richness to the foyer as you enter it.
If you remember, I had also picked up some beautiful jaalis from Kashmir for this project.
Check out the jaali on the bottom left hand corner of the photograph. We picked up a few sheets of that one. At that time we hadn’t really planned where to put them in. While working on the foyer design I thought they would fit in perfectly here. Again, the intricacy adds to the richness and oriental feel of the foyer.
We’ve used a dull gold sheet behind the jaali as a contrast, to highlight it. The gold makes it rich. But since it’s not a shiny gold it isn’t flashy.
We added a stone finish wallpaper to add to the rustic look, and it goes really well with the stone finish of the Buddha.
The table is custom made and it has turned out just as gorgeous as we hoped!
We already had these chairs. I found this beautifully patterned fabric which matched the jaali perfectly. And the cane works wonderfully with the oriental theme.
The Foyer Reveal:
So here we have it… the main foyer wall with the window.
All dressed up and complete now. (You can read about how we dealt with the window here)
This was the wall opposite.
We swapped the plant and the storage from what was in the plan… but it’s all there!
And this was our main entrance.
We dressed up the door with pretty moulding… but you’ll get more details of that in future posts.
So here we have it… our final foyer reveal for Project Comeback.
We have many more reveals coming, one at a time, so remember to sign up here so that you don’t miss any!
In the mean time, enjoy the video of this foyer reveal!
Until next time,