Before and after: A dated vestibule gets completely new look without doing any major renovations, and BONUS… we even reused all of the original pieces and fixtures!
Dramatic and fresh, the moody tones of this made-over space are lightened up by the beautiful marble floor.
Layers of brown, beige and gold all blend together resulting in a monotonous, no-impact look.
The deep eggplant colored grass cloth wallpaper (with a copper undertone), was our inspiration: it is both elegant and organic, and looks crisp against the white floor, really creating an impact. The closet doors are painted a matching deep shade of eggplant-gray (Benjamin Moore’s Almost Black 2130-30), while the wainscoting is painted white to mirror the contrast of the floor. The mirror over the console is painted the same as the doors but in a semi-gloss finish and the gold shade around the chandelier is swapped out for a black one.
Recognize a few things? All of the original elements of the room were integrated into the new look: console table, floral arrangement, candlesticks, even the handles on the coat closet! The mirror and chandelier are also the originals, just given a little facelift with some paint and a new shade.
Once the vestibule was completed, it was a MUST to update the focal piece at the end of the atrium, as this is the first thing you see when you walk into the house from the vestibule. The traditional mirror, wood table and arrangement were exchanged for a unique and organic driftwood sculpture. The leaning full length all-mirrored mirror placed behind it draws attention and makes the sculpture stand out.
What happens come winter? If you are wondering what happened to the area rug that was in the vestibule…The traditional Persian rug was exchanged for a fun but classy geometric print indoor-outdoor rug in the same color family as the wallpaper.