Foyer Update – A Whole New Look

Love this woven black and white Chindi bench combined with the feather art in this foyer

Do you ever get stuck in a rut.

You put a few pieces of furniture in a room and there they sit … seemingly for all eternity.

It’s good to shake things up once in awhile and look at each room in a whole new light.


When I spotted this fun woven fabric bench, I knew I had to have it (plus I’m sharing some more of my favorite benches I found in my search at the end of this post).

I love the Chindi design – an Indian tradition that repurposes leftover fabric into gorgeous home decor.

Plus it’s the perfect place to sit and kick off – or put on – my shoes.

Love the woven bench in this foyer, cowhide rug and the fabulous real feather shadowbox art!

I moved my giant feather shadowbox art that had hung in another room above the bench. I love the graphic punch of black and white (bonus – it matches my dog, Sushi) and the woven fabric on the bench really warms up the space.

A couple of vintage baskets store shoes and clutter.  The cowhide rug hasn’t budged.

Add texture with a woven fabric bench and lots of baskets

Love this beautiful Chindi woven fabric bench in graphic black and white

Woven fabric bench - love the pattern in black and white

Beautiful foyer with woven bench, cowhide rug and feather art

In my quest for the perfect bench, I fell in love with these 20 benches.

20 Unique Backless Benches for any room in the house


20 Favorite Backless Benches

1) Jute & Wood Bench – inspired by traditional Indian cots, a conversation piece with modern edge

2) Wood Plank Bench – rustic wood planks in shades of blues, greens and whites with metal legs

3) Black & White Chindi Fabric Bench – this bench has texture and graphic punch

4) Tufted Blue Bench – perfect at the foot of a bed

5) Metal & Wood Bench – warm wood on an industrial style base

6) Yellow Bench – add a fun pop of color

7) Primitive Boot Bench – a true vintage piece with time worn appeal

8) Bench with Storage – this outdoor bench is pretty enough to bring inside

9) Colorful Chindi Bench – bright fabric tops fun mid century style hair pin legs

10) Wire Basket Bench – perfect for storing clutter in an entry or mudroom

and 10 more favorite benches …

11) Weathered Wood and Metal Vintage Style Bench – weathered gray finish with metal accents

12) Woven Leather Bench – strips of leather add modern flair

13) French Country Tufted Bench – French legs and neutral fabric adds a romantic look

14) Plank Wood & Metal Bench – variety of wood tones add interest

15) Farmhouse Dining Bench – farmhouse flair

16) Water Hyacinth Bench – texture and interest

17) Stainless Steel Bench – add a modern touch to any space

18) Rope and Wood Bench – rope adds texture and interest

19) Burnished Brass and Wood Storage Trunk Bench – brass accents and storage galore

20) Unfinished Bench – ready for your favorite stain or paint

Other Sources: 
Black & White Woven Bench
Feather Shadowbox Art – consignment shop
Baskets – vintage
Cowhide Rug – similar

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  1. So cute love the bench as well as the fabulous artwork. Of course your cute little Sushi always makes the space feel more welcoming!

  2. I love your bench and the feather shadow box looks wonderful. Did you buy your feather shadow box as is or was it a collection? Sushi is a great addition!

  3. I love benches, especially yours with the black and white embroidered seat! It so unique and everything looks eclectic!
    What a cutie sitting on your bench. He looks like he loves getting his pic taken. I have a cat like that, she is in lots of my pics. Have a fabulous weekend. The weather must be warming up north. Warmest Regards, Maria

  4. I love the new look and Sushi steals the show! Your feather shadow box art is pretty awesome too. Great new look!

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