One Room Challenge Week One


First day of ORC!!  I'm really excited to fill you in on my project, and I doubt any of you need a heads up on The One Room Challenge.  On the very off chance that you're not familiar, it's the creation of Calling it Home's, Linda. Twenty design bloggers will redesign a space and post about our progress every Wednesday for six weeks.  Following along with everyone's experience is lots of fun and somewhat addictive.  And, if you have a blog and a room you'd like to redo, join in and be part of ORC.  Read about how to do that here.

I've participated in several ORCs, and I've always worked on a room in my own house.  This time, however, my lovely, fun, foolhardy adventurous friend, Jane, is graciously allowing me to use her entry (photos above and below) for my project. Jane has a gorgeous house less than a minute from mine.  Her family moved into this house seven years ago, and the movers placed things from the previous house wherever they best fit.  She intended to revisit right away and do a bit of updating, but life got in the way.  Fast forward to now, and the entry looks exactly the same.  

Which is actually quite nice as you can see.  Jane just wants a little different feel for the space.  I'll tell you more about that next week.  For now, I'll just share that the yellow paint will soon be covered by white.  That alone will make a significant difference.  

Here are some entries with super-light or white walls.  

The fresh, clean and simple entrance hall by Muse Interiors for The Zhush Sue De Chiara
 The Zhush


 Amber Interiors

 Home Bunch

Grey and Scout

White walls always make a room so fresh and clean.  This last photo is from my most recent ORC.  My walls went from a pale blue/gray to white, and everyone in my family still loves the new paint color.  I cannot wait to see the difference it creates in Jane's entry. Come back next Wednesday to see more on the direction of this project. I'm so excited about the plan and am dying to see it all come together!

Be sure to go see what projects the other nineteen participants are undertaking:

And, don't miss all the design fun and inspiration that will be available Thursday at Calling it Home.  Go see and enjoy, or start your own room and participate!



Lydia Smith said...

Entryways are one of my favorite spots in a home. Cannot wait to see your work! Very exciting, great inspiration!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I am pinning every single inspiration photo! This will be beautiful and right up my alley.

Vel Criste said...

Super excited to follow along Jennifer! This entry will be smashing, your friend is so lucky to have you on board!

Karena Albert said...

Jennifer, this is going to be so fab! I love enchanting entryways!!

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{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Love all this inspiration, and can not wait to watch it transform!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Jane is one lucky friend. This entrance already has great bones. Love the moldings and floors. Of course, white is my favorite color for walls, so I will love this.

Christine Dovey said...

Foyers are my favourite rooms...they just give such a great first impression as to the personality of the home. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with this beautiful space!

Vanessa@Decor Happy said...

What a beautiful space already and a lucky friend you have! Can't wait to see what you do!

SHERRY HART said... have a great space to work with! Go ahead and bring that baby up a few notches!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

I adore that entry by The Zhush! Your space will be equally beautiful. I look forward to following along.

designchic said...

I can't wait to see more - know it will be amazing!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Yay, Jennifer I always love your makeovers! Happy to be back on the same team. Looking forward to seeing what you guys pull together.

Michelle said...

The white is going to look amazing! Paint makes a huge difference.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with that lovely, very traditional space to freshen it up. Your friend is so lucky to have you working on this with her!!

Tobe | BIA said...

Oh YESSSS. LOVE the inspiration. I've seen what you can do. I know you'll make this a wow space. ox

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Looks like a great space..cant wait to see the transformation!

Paige Minear said...

How lucky is Jane!! I love that you are doing a space for a friend! She will be forever grateful!! xo, Paige

The Zhush said...

So flattered that you used my own entry as inspiration! Of course I adore what you did with your own foyer so I know this entry will be equally as fab!

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