Someone just drove up the driveway. Unannounced. You glance around. There's little boy's underwear laying in the floor (don't ask me, I just live here). Dirty dishes are overflowing in the sink. It looks like a wild party went on last night, but the only people here were you, the hubby and the kids.
Please, for the love that's all good and decent, please don't get out of the car.
Well, good times. They got out of the car. Oh, shoot, they want to come in the house.
But, guess what? For the first time in my adult life, I have a foyer.
Foyer is also code word for: STOP where you are, don't come any closer to the real part of the house, just stay right here, sister. I'm neat, I'm clean, that's all there is to see.
That's right, take it nice and slow. No sudden movements.
With that said, welcome to the foyer! I'll give you a tour, but it stops at the boy's underwear, deal?
Below you'll see a snippet of the dining room and rugs which were inherited from my grandmother (the famous MomB).
Is that a Hershey kiss wrapper in the floor to the upper left?
Oh my goodness, it is. Geez. So much for the clean foyer.
The buffet is on your left as you walk in the door. The ceilings are 12 feet and we had a hard time finding a mirror to fill the space, but we lucked out when a friend/antique dealer found this one. I love old, French style mirrors. Old French style anything!
And I love having books all over the house. Fake books, real books, poetry I'll never read, it doesn't matter. I'm addicted to reading (except poetry, sorry) and would love to design a library in the house one day. Considering we don't even have landscaping yet, it may never happen, but it's fun to think about. ☺️
As you walk in the front door, the piano is on your right. It was a gift to me from my parents when I was around 15 years old. The house plan called for this to be the dining room but we changed things around so we'd have a place for the piano. Did you know there aren't any house plans with a 'piano room' listed?? It was so hard to find a plan that would work with all the open concept plans available nowadays, so the dining room is now the piano room, the living room is now the dining room and the changes trickle on into the kitchen. In a future post I'll lay out the original plan and show the changes. In the first house we built I was so afraid to make changes to the plan, but I think all the HGTV shows gave me the courage to knock down some walls for this house! I'm having Fixer Upper withdrawals, wish the new season would hurry along!
So there you have it. Well, have a good one! I'm off to do the dishes and pick up whatever candy wrappers have made it to the floor so I can show you the kitchen soon. Do your kids trash your house or is it just mine??
Wait a minute. I think it was me that ate Hershey kisses in the foyer.