A few years ago I had the opportunity to design a physicians office from the ground up. It was 95% form and function (how big should the exam rooms be, where should the lab go, is it ADA compliant, etc.) and 5% design. After the tedium of determining all of the building specifics, the interior design process was welcomed with arms wide open. It wasn’t the most exciting project since a doctor’s office is expected to be sterile, both literally and figuratively. But, I was able to have a little fun with the fabrics, hardware, and paint colors. Though we went with a mostly neutral palate, we did put an accent wall in each exam room to liven it up a bit. When it came time to chose the accent color, we chose a soothing light blue. Since blue has a calming affect, we thought it would be perfect for patients with white-coat syndrome.
When I came across the above entryway, I felt a similar affect. It’s instantly calming and peaceful. And while the deep greenish blue color is tranquil, the choice of this color in a foyer is bold. Couple the color with the vintage bird prints and the capiz chandelier, and it makes a statement that is both serene and striking. Here’s how to duplicate a similar look:
- Rug – This honeycomb rug is reminiscent of the one used in the inspiration photo.
- Capiz Pendant – Capiz is perfect for an entry (and any space, if I’m honest).
- Planter – This planter brings in a pop of gold which nicely compliments the color scheme.
- Chair – This chair is gorgeous (also has a matching ottoman). I should add here that I’m a fan of any and all decor that feature birds. The first piece of decor I bought when I lived on my own was a shower curtain with birds on it. I still have it and refuse to part with it even though I don’t use it.
- Bird prints – These are good. Like maybe better than botanical prints good. Also, see above bird comment.
- Console table – There’s not a table placed in this entry due to the size of the bird prints, but this would look perfect with smaller prints like the above.
- Tray – Because I’m unconvinced you can have too much capiz. Also this would function great to house keys, mail, and miscellaneous other items that you end up carrying into your house but have no idea what to do with (does this only happen to me?).
- Globe – A nice compliment to this stately entry.
As I mentioned above, I have a penchant for all things bird and/or feather. Here are a few of my favorites at the moment.