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Su Casa: Before and After Foyer

It's no surprise that a number of CasaSugar readers are also interior designers, and today I'm featuring photos of a foyer transformation that RCLDesignGirl completed for a client and posted in the Su Casa group. (Want to share your photos? Here's how to join Su Casa.)

As a junior interior designer for a professional contract design firm, RCL's challenge was to transform a very traditional entryway into a veritable gallery for displaying the client's quirky art collection. Here's what the foyer looked like before:

For the redesign, RCLDesignGirl added customized wainscot ledges with lighting beneath the shelves to illuminate the artwork. You won't believe how different the foyer looks while staying true to the original look. To see the amazing after photos,

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NMM911 NMM911 8 years
Loved everything but the art! Great colour, wainscoting gorgeous! Unfortunately, the art is dreadful.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
RCL, fabulous job! Oooohh, getting ideas for the hubby's art...
AshleySunshine AshleySunshine 8 years
This looks so great. I love the use of light. Nicely done.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
It's very nice but not my style at all. Personally I like the before better for my tastes. It's awesome looking though!
psangel psangel 8 years
love it as well..looks like there own art gallery
misslarue misslarue 8 years
amazing!! love it!
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
eleven11, the brand of paint on the walls is Benjamin Moore HC 107, Gettysburg Gray. The shelves are also Benjamin Moore 2134-20, Midsummer Night.I understand the few reactions that have not been positive. As a professional designer, I am faced with many projects that don't necessarily reflect my own personal tastes. My goal in approaching a project is two-fold: ultimately, please my client; at the same time, give them the very BEST version of what they want. Clients hate nothing more than a designer who comes in and tells them that what they want is "wrong".Claudia915, I admit to being a minimalist in my own home, but this client detests minimalism. I suggested using one very large scale original oil painting here, and she didn't like that idea at all.Tenndra5, I am disappointed that you called the shelves "make-shift" as they are anything but. They were designed specifically for this wall, for the artwork that they would be displaying. It is clear that you don't have an understanding of planning space in three dimensions.
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
eleven11, the brand of paint on the walls is Benjamin Moore HC 107, Gettysburg Gray. The shelves are also Benjamin Moore 2134-20, Midsummer Night. I understand the few reactions that have not been positive. As a professional designer, I am faced with many projects that don't necessarily reflect my own personal tastes. My goal in approaching a project is two-fold: ultimately, please my client; at the same time, give them the very BEST version of what they want. Clients hate nothing more than a designer who comes in and tells them that what they want is "wrong". Claudia915, I admit to being a minimalist in my own home, but this client detests minimalism. I suggested using one very large scale original oil painting here, and she didn't like that idea at all. Tenndra5, I am disappointed that you called the shelves "make-shift" as they are anything but. They were designed specifically for this wall, for the artwork that they would be displaying. It is clear that you don't have an understanding of planning space in three dimensions.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
LOVE it.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
LOVE it.
hvnly34 hvnly34 8 years
Love it!
hvnly34 hvnly34 8 years
Love it!
tenndra5 tenndra5 8 years
i am not sure... i think it is a bit busy. i would only keep the pictures over the make shift shelves... and remove the others...but i am the only one that thinks this...
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
looks really great!! love the paint color
sgdish sgdish 8 years
Definitely feels warmer and gives you a reason to linger a little longer...
ViolentlyHappy ViolentlyHappy 8 years
gorgeous!
ViolentlyHappy ViolentlyHappy 8 years
gorgeous!
urbngirl urbngirl 8 years
She turned that wall from drab to fab! Love it.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Wow! What a difference. Great job, RCL!
frankidurbin frankidurbin 8 years
I have to say, I was a bit reluctant to see the "after" photos -as I've seen many a foyer transformed into something hideous. This was extremely wise use of space. It is clear the designer understood how one should view art and appreciated the 'stage' that the staircase could offer the viewer. bravo!
frankidurbin frankidurbin 8 years
I have to say, I was a bit reluctant to see the "after" photos -as I've seen many a foyer transformed into something hideous. This was extremely wise use of space. It is clear the designer understood how one should view art and appreciated the 'stage' that the staircase could offer the viewer. bravo!
Tari007 Tari007 8 years
WOW! It looks soooo cool! Come re-decorate my place!
sarabel sarabel 8 years
nice job!
sarabel sarabel 8 years
nice job!
nterry1 nterry1 8 years
Tres Chic!
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