candle holders: IKEA Vase: Crate & Barrel Tray: gift
This is how our foyer looks. The front foyer has the same color of paint as the living room.
The mirrors are from Target. About a half year ago I walked in to Target and saw the product and couldn’t help picking up a box and put it in my cart. Now being overseas, I miss being able to find a treasure at Target like that. Not only do I like the style of the mirrors, but also I like that I am able to decorate a wider area of a wall with less money just like with a big mirror that tends to be more expensive.
I put them on the wall to the right side of the entrance door because based on Feng Shui rules, you should not place a mirror directly across from the front door as the mirror can bounce out the good ‘chi’ energy (I always conceptualize ‘chi’ as ‘good luck power’) out the door. It’s good to have a mirror on the side because when you enter, the good ‘chi’ will bounce into the house that way. I don’t apply Feng Shui rules to everything when I decorate, but the placement of mirrors and beds were a few things I wanted to pay attention and learn from Feng Shui. If you google some words like “Feng Shui placement of mirror front door”, you will find a ton of information available online.
The small box on the very left on the bottom shelf is from cayenne, one of my favorite stores in Jakarta. I put mosquito repellent and sunscreen in there so that I can apply them to my kids before going out. We live in a country of dengue fever, so this is very important.
If you have seen my previous posts from Virginia, you might recognize the painting. We found it at IKEA. We used it in our dining room in our previous home in Arlington, Virginia. You can see how it looked here. Now it greets our guests. I wanted something that welcomes our guest when I open the door.
I bought this lemon/lime tree in the picture below for outside of our front door. I like how it looks and sometimes it smells nice, but I’m worried that it might not last for a while. The tree has a few leaves with light green color. I have another plant that is not looking good. It’s in our staircase. I’m terrible with taking care of plants or I should say that I am good at killing my plants. I don’t know what I do, but they die on me. I have to google and find out how to take care of lemon trees. Are you good at keeping plants? Do you have any tips for me?