Sarah Jean Shelton; Virginia Rollison / Lonny
Desolate to Darling
BEFORE Starting out with a completely empty space was more daunting than I expected. Creating a mental wishlist spared me from serious design fatigue. AFTER My biggest hope was for the foyer to seem effortlessly designed. I didn’t want a single color scheme or aesthetic to dominate. A beautiful overdyed rug, slim console table, and a mirror immediately create a warm, lived-in atmosphere.

Overdyed Rug, $300, only $149.99; Foyer Table by Lane Furniture, $200, only $99; Wooden Fruit Bowl, $50, only $29.99 all at HomeGoods.