Walls coated in soft yellow-gold then antiqued around
the doorways and moldings imbue the two-story foyer
with a sense of drama. Less intense than the living
room's mural or the dining room's stripes, the entry
balances the two and introduces the home's vibrant
character. Plus, it puts a visual break between the more
graphic treatments in the rooms on each side of it.
"The entry hall's yellow is like a sunrise," Peggy says.
"In the early morning sun, it's vibrant; by evening, it's
calm." Peggy and Kramer sampled five yellows before
making their choice. "One was too fleshy, one too blah,
another too baby yellow; another didn t meld with the
rooms on either side of the foyer," Kramer says.
A ledge stretches across the entry wall, above the
door and below the second-story windows. Kramer
suggested a faux-weathered-stone paint treatment to
give the ledge texture and definition, drawing the eye up
toward the pottery and plants it holds. Random-size
stones were first outlined in pencil, then layered with
sponged-on color, and finished with freehand grout