I need to update the inside wall of the front of our house in the foyer surrounding our front doors. We recently put in new wood front doors which we love. However, the front wall in our foyer is filled with large windows (that we love) but have whitewashed flat wood panelling surrounding the windows which look awful. We need help in how to best redesign this to make it look beautiful. We remodeled our kitchen and love the look of it. This can be used as a guide for the type of look that we are looking for in the house. This house, when we bought it, was all white walls and plain jane unpainted trim that looks terrible. We were thinking that, perhaps, there is some way to put trim around the front doors that make it look like pillars on either side of the door? But we aren't sure if this is the right approach. There is a large flat panel above the doors which also needs to be changed. Perhaps picking the right combination of trim and paint will do the job completely. We don't know what color paint to use on the walls or the trim either, but this can be decided once the design is made.
We want to achieve a beautiful front foyer wall. We will need to find someone to execute the plan after we have a winning design.
We will also need to figure out how to best deal with the window blinds. Since the two top corner windows are arched, it makes it difficult to choose blinds that will cover the windows. The front foyer opens onto a 2nd floor walkway between bedrooms. We would therefore like to have the ability to cover the windows, especially in the evenings. Right now there is a bar that goes across the top of the window that essentially just drapes blinds over all the top windows. Is there a better way of doing this?
We don't want to tear out the windows. We would like to work with the wall, doors, and windows that are there to make the front wall of the foyer look spectacular.
Elevation View, Scale 1/4"=1' (or 1/50)
We would like to have a 3d view of the front foyer wall so that we can see what the front foyer wall will look like when completed. In addition, we would like the trim model #'s use so that we could theoretically hire a contractor to execute the plan.
In my sketch, I didn't put how tall the front wall actually is. With the measurements that I gave, you can calculate the height from the floor to the very top window. It is too high for me to get a tape measure, but I think it is probably a litte under 1 foot from the top of the very top window to where the wall meets the ceiling.