Foyer and Office Design

By: Deb 07/09/2021

Foyer and Office: Utilizing Existing Furniture

Happy Monday!!! A quick check in today to talk foyer and office design. Since neither of these spaces are large, I wanted to maximize the space with fewer, higher impact touches. I also wanted to mainly utilize items that we already owned, which can sometimes be tricky.

Foyer

Our foyer is straightforward with not a lot of space to work with. Below is an old photo that shows the foyer space pretty well. To the right of the front door is a small coat closet. We plan to paint that door the same color as the walls so it sort of “goes away”. This wall will be the main wall we utilize for furniture. To the left of the front doors is the office. These will be double doors, similar to the front door but will be white oak. The front doors will be painted black.

We had originally hoped to use the cabinet that is currently in our office on this wall, but it was too long in correlation to the front door. Luckily, that cabinet will fit perfectly on the long wall at the bottom of our basement stairs. I went on the hunt to find a cabinet that could accommodate our wireless printer and a few other office supplies and came up with this caned front piece which is perfect size. We plan to hang a large brass and acrylic mirror above it that is currently in our son’s room. This space is finished off with a plaid rug, a deep green lamp, and a retro-looking light fixture.

Office

This room is almost entirely pieces that we already owned. You may remember that I stole a bit of the office space in order to accommodate this, so not all our existing office furniture items fit, but the only thing new we are buying is a rug. The live-edge table will serve as our desk and the modern wingback chair is making its way in here from our living room. The walls and ceiling are going super dark green, almost black, so the chair will really pop against the wall color, as will the white oaks doors. We already had the large piece of art that we plan to use, but we did connect with an artist from Michigan at the Des Moines Art Festival and hope to commission a painting once we get settled in and see how all the pieces work together.

Overview

A relatively modern style with a few rustic touches, which is the overall vibe of the entire home. Lots of texture, black and warm wood tones, and brass and plaid accents.

Below is the current state of the office. Dark moody walls that have the slightest green tint to them. Fully aware it’s not for everyone but we.are.in.love.

5 Year Anniversary

Last, but not least, if you follow Wild Rose Interiors here, then you know we celebrated our 5-year anniversary on Sunday. It’s hard to put into words what this means to me. When I started my business in Houston in 2016, we had just moved from Dallas and I had anxiety about not having a guaranteed paycheck and taking a chance on myself. Fast forward two years and my business was humming and I had a small storefront and studio space in Rice Village. At the end of 2018 we decided to make the move back to the Midwest to be closer to family. I had a 3-month old and was basically starting over.

I worked from home the first year and settled into life in Des Moines. Fall of 2019 I found out I was pregnant with my second child. In January of 2020, we purchased a kitchen and bath remodeling company, and I was able to move my interior design business out of my home once again. COVID brought uncertainty in the early months, but ended with being busier than ever.

It has been a wild ride, but I wouldn’t change any of it for a second. Thank you for all who have supported my business these past five years. I’m forever grateful to my returning clients, referrals, and brand new clients for trusting me with their homes. THANK YOU!!!!