Monday, July 24, 2006
Room for Improvement: Foyer
We all know the old expression - you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Well, in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado's showing us how to impress your guests as soon as they open the door.
WSVN--When you have great curb apply such as this you really want that first space that you see when you open the door to compliment the exterior. Because on Room for Improvement it's all about making a great first impression.
Martin: "Room for Improvement. Hey, Amy."
Amy: "Hi, Martin."
Martin: "Alright, so this is the space in question?"
Amy: "I forget about this space because I buy things for my family room and everything that I had in here was not out dated but not my style."
So the goal with the foyer is to make it inviting and at the same time having it be functional. You want a place where you can put down your keys, your purse and possilbly an umbrela and looking beautiful all at every moment.
I found this wall art that Amy has so I can place it above the bench. I'm just not crazy about the gold frame it's a bit dated so a quick solution is to give it a coat of spray paint.
I still want some of the gold to show through so I'm going to hit it with little uneven coats and in the end it will give you a burned, guilded look.
So when choosing art for a room you really want the image to pick up on the space so in this case notice how the print matches the wall color.
So for less than 5 dollars you have the look of a new frame.
A great way to make a candle holder look a bit more elegant is to use a candle in a jar instead.
So the final touch is this decorative pot which in a foyer you can actually use an umbrella stand as well. We're done.
Before an empty foyer greeted you upon entering but now it's a space that reflects the homeowners style and says welcome for a budget of less than 500 dollars.
Amy: "Oh, this is cool. Beautiful. I love it."
Martin: "Wow, that is very nicely done."
So even a small space such as this foyer can be turned into something truly special and now of course it matches the homes beauitful exterior. I'll see you guys next week.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Martin Amado's Website