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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our Foyer

This is our foyer, which I love, and  I cannot wait to paint it.  There is so much detail, that it will be a complicated paint job, but I can't wait to get rid of the gold leaf that was so sloppily painted onto such beautiful moldings,  and make the room into something really warm and inviting.  The dentil wood crown molding, that is also found in our master bedroom, is really beautiful, and there is some egg dart molding in the foyer, as well.
The foyer from the front door facing the living room
Our foyer from the living room facing the front door
Wood dentil molding
egg dart molding
Our very Roman Scamozzi capital fluted square columns with applique

I learned a bit about where the scamozzi capital came from on a website about columns. Vincenzo Scamozzi was an architect who lived in Venice during the second half of the 16th century. He was a partially responsible for bringing back the classical architectural orders. His big contribution to architecture is the Scamozzi capital, as shown above on our columns in the foyer. 

This example of something similar to our walls was found on Hyde Park Mouldings website. 

I really like the paint color they chose, what do you think of this idea? I would love paint color suggestions!

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