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Foyer Fiasco

Tuesday, February 3

You guys, there's one part of our house that you've never seen. For very very good reason. The foyer... (duh duh duhhhhh). You see our house is a classic city Victorian, very typical of Halifax. And like many classic downtown Halifax homes, it's been converted into a set of flats. So you step inside the front door of our house, and you're greeted with this...

I apologize if you had to avert your eyes. It's painful, I know. Blue floral wallpaper. Flesh-toned trim. (Side note: WHY DOES ANYONE EVER THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO PAINT ANYTHING THE COLOUR OF FLESH?!)

It's the armpit of our house. So so bad. And yet, everyone who enters must see this. And not only those who enter our home, but also visitors to the apartment upstairs. And I call myself an interior stylist. It's EMBARRASSING. 

Which is why I'm very happy to announce that times, they are a-changing. Sayonara, wallpaper. Farewell, flesh-toned trim. This place is going to be light and bright and funky and fun... and much more welcoming to any guest who deigns to visit.

The wallpaper is already toast (using the boiling-water-in-a-spray-bottle-and-a-spackling-knife method). The doors are also now looking pretty fly. Next up: several fresh coats of paint, fancifying the trim, and adding a killer ceiling feature, an awesome light fixture, a jumbo piece of art, and a few functional accessories. It's going to be INSANE, you guys. I'm so SO SO excited. Stay tuned.

(Also, I may have intentionally not cleaned it up before taking these photos to enhance the dramatic before and after. Guilty as charged.)


  1. Replies
    1. You have no idea, Hena! It's already looking miles above the pictures in this post and we've only just begun!

  2. I HAD to laugh at armpit ;) At least the door is awesome. Love the moulding on it! Can't wait to see what you do this space.

    1. Haha, thanks Jen! Aren't the doors insane? Wait until you see how they look now that we've painted them! I'll be sharing that one early next week!


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