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Hidden Magic | In The Foyer

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One of the things I hear a lot from people about updating their home is that they just DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START. They know they want to update or change a space but have no idea where to dive in or how to even figure out a direction. I KNOW. It can be daunting. There are so many choices and paint colors and styles and gorgeous rooms on Pinterest!! And let’s not even talk about all the beautiful spaces we see on Instagram, gah.

Art that speaks to your soul is a fantastic place to begin a design for a room; a piece that you come back to time and again and linger over.

This photograph, Blue Venice by Irene Suchocki has that allure for me. I have loved it for so long. Mark and I went to Venice many years ago, and this photo captures that ethereal time of evening when the lights start to come on, the pace slows down a bit, and everything feels magical.

Venice photography print by Eye Poetry on Etsy.

Blue Venice | Eye Poetry | Etsy

Imagine how soft yet striking this piece would be in a foyer, with a table or dresser painted this gorgeous hue.

Hidden Magic paint color by Clark + Kensington


hazy blue-green + sandy neutrals + gold

A foyer design featuring a photograph by Irene Suchocki and a green-blue paint.

Blue Venice photograph by Irene Suchockiround mirror | grasscloth wallpaper | wool rug | ceiling light | wall sconces


FYI my art obsession comes in sizes that would fit an Ikea frame!

SAVE on this 27″x27″ round mirror (currently less than $50 from our favorite big red bullseye).

27"x27" round gold framed mirror.

SPLURGE on this stunner! Currently 25%, still a splurge but a gorgeous one.

Ballard Designs Aberdeen Light

You can’t go wrong with a neutral wool rug, or for a more affordable and very durable option a bound seagrass would bring some delicious texture to this space (I have them in my living room, dining room and on the stairs!)

A bound seagrass rug brings warmth and texture to a room.

A bit of grasscloth (or a good faux grasscloth like this one!) is a subtle but pretty detail too. It’s especially great if you’re looking to hide imperfect walls in an older home. I don’t think I’ll ever get over grasscloth.

Natural grasscloth wallpaper

Can you imagine this soft background with Hidden Magic front and center?

Clark & Kensington Hidden Magic paint colors.

I wish I had someplace to use this pretty color! Can I talk you into using it???


Hope you are enjoying summertime and sunshine my sweets! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Monday 26th of June 2017

So many great tips, Lisa! Art is always a great starting point and your Venice art is perfect inspiration. Happy Monday, my friend!


Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I am completely obsessed with that piece of art Kristy! Maybe I need a trip back to Venice! :)

Kathleen Rupp

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

The colors are fantastic!!!! I think I am over the white and neutral phase. These colors are just beautiful jewel tones when added to neutrals are stunning. I love your feature color 'hidden magic' inspired by Venice!!! Great post.......and I sure will be remembering that color:)


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Art is such a great inspiration for a space.....especially if it's of Venice! Thanks for stopping by Kathleen!

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Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Beautiful. We loved Venice. Perfect photograph.


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Wasn't Venice amazing? I almost can't believe we were there, a dream come true. The photographer of that beautiful photo has a few other really gorgeous pieces too.


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Love your Venice inspired foyer! Your boards are very helpful....please keep them coming!!!



Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Thanks so much Vi! I'm glad you like them!