One Room Challenge

Welcome to the One Room Challenge. This is a semi-annual event where 20 bloggers, made up of Professional Designers, Diy'ers, and Interior Design Bloggers, transform a room from start to finish.  For the next six Wednesday's, we will be giving you updates on our room progress.

Week 2
Vintage Regency Piece
Week 3
Week 4
Wall Treatment Specs
Week 5
Mirror Makeover
Week 6
Entry Table Makeover
Custom Fabric/Stool Makeover
Rug Sources
The Finale

A special thank you to Jennifer @ The Pink Pagoda. She color coordinated all of the buttons on our sidebar's. She also created this amazing banner. She is one talented graphic designer.

Here are the fabulous blogs participating:


What am I working on?
Well, for the first ORC I made over my dining room. The next ORC, I tackled my master bedroom

So, it seemed only fair to ask my family what room they wanted. Here's the vote:

Husband (aka, my sponsor) - Garage
Son - His Room
Daughter - Her Room

It was unanimous...the Entry Hall!

Welcome to my entry
There are 3 parts to it. This is the view from the front door. I'm calling this section 1.


This is the opposing view of section 1.


This is the part I am calling section 2


It is between section 1 and the kitchen. It is also where the coat closet and powder room are located.

And now for section 3. The most neglected area.

Another view of section 3


It connects the entry to the family room....and nobody ever goes down section 3!


As some of you know, I have been obsessing over an all white foyer with a splash of color for over a year. 

This is my inspiration
Oak Hill Architects
I want to add recessed panels exactly like these. 

A colorful rug, or two, or three

via Red Magazine
I would love a piece of furniture to replace the chest of drawers in section 1. Maybe something like this one
Apartment Therapy
I think I will paint the alter table I got on CL like this one and put it in section 3.

Celerie Kemble
I will need a mirror to go over it...maybe something like this one


That's my plan....now let's go see what the others are planning for their rooms;

Week 2
Vintage Regency Piece
Week 3
Week 4
Wall Treatment Specs
Week 5
Mirror Makeover
Week 6
Entry Table Makeover
Custom Fabric/Stool Makeover
Rug Sources
The Finale


58 comments:

Sadie + Stella said...

Ready, set, go. Cannot wait to see what your fabulous self comes up with. Cannot wait. So sad I am not involved this year...waaaa waaaaaa.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Wow, Linda...I love the direction you are thinking for Sections I, II and II!!!
Thanks so much for organizing this. I'm so happy to be a part of the group.

Kim said...

Oh Yeah! Cannot wait to see your carpentry skills in action! I love your black door by the way ... are you keeping it???? xo

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Good morning Linda, I am excited to follow your progress...you have some great ideas and a fabulous space to work with...your floors are beautiful! Enjoy your day! xoxox

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

So thrilled to hear that your vote counts like mine does in my house. If momma ain't happy.....

And really excited that you're doing an entry. There's the least pinned room I have because there's nothing really practical but pretty out there. So happy to see this journey!

Beth Connolly said...

I love your inspiration photos and especially the one with the layered rugs. So fun. Can't wait to see what you do. Thanks for organizing this again and inviting me again.

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Can not wait to see how you transform your entry way!!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

WOW!! You are one ambitious lady and I can't wait to see this all unfold! Your space is gorgeous to begin with - the molding around your doorways??? Wowza. I am in love with recessed paneling and am so excited to see it in your all-white foyer. Tons of fun…..looking forward to seeing your progress.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

What a NICE entryway you already have... Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Cathy Wall said...

So glad your family decision to redo the entry was unanimous!!! I imagine they will be helping you because they are so excited??? I have no doubt that this will be another amazing transformation!!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What an amazing entry! Curious to know if this vote was democratic???? But it will look fabulous!

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow, it's already a great space. I love the idea of the recessed paneling though. Can't wait to see what you do!
-Shelley

My Interior Life said...

Oh, I'm so excited it's ORC time again!! I so enjoy following along with all you lovely ladies. Your vote cracked me up! That's about how it goes in our house too. I think entries can be so challenging and yours with it's three section seems daunting, but I love your plan. That Celerie Kemble-designed entry has always been one of my favorites (I actually have one of those chairs in my entry). Good luck and Godspeed. Can't wait to see your progress!

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Great bones already in your entry and the inspiration photos are right up my alley! Some of my favorite bloggers are participating in the ORC and I can't wait to see what all of you come up with.

Raina Cox said...

This is so exciting - what a fab group of people!

Thanks so much for the invitation to participate. I'd love to try an ORC once the dust settles with our move!

xo,

Raina

Junell said...

Looks like a great group! So excited! Can't wait to see the foyer unfold & all the fun stuff you will do!

Nicole Scott said...

Your entry is so grand! I mean it is its own room and I'm so glad you are finally getting to it! Loving all your inspiration photos. You're going to kill it!!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

i am thrilled that the ORC is back! this is how I discovered all of ya'll last year! I was just a few weeks old myself and I stumbled upon this challenge and followed you all religiously! I'm psyched!

Stacey said...

Loving the line up of very fab people involved in this ORC!! Can't wait to see what you do with your foyer! Great inspiration pics too.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

We've got the same kind of democracy at our house too. Works like a charm. Love your plan. All of the molding makes me swoon!!

Karen S said...

I was just saying the other day that I wish you would do another ORC...yay!! I enjoyed the last one so much. It's very fun to watch designers do their own rooms.

I love that your entry way has three sections...mine has no sections....haha! Your inspiration images are some of my favorites so I'm excited to see what you have up your sleeve :)

Have fun!

Nancy said...

Whoa, that's alot of hallway sister! I had no idea it was that intense, so really 3 areas! The inspiration is gorgeous, and at least your stairs are white? Love your voting system! Best of luck friend and Im cheering for you!
xo Nancy
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Kathleen said...

Can't wait! Thank you for the CHALLENGE!! xo

Tiffany said...

You've been wanting to do this entry way for a while, haven't you? Finally you'll get to do it. Can't wait to see your progress.

René said...

I do love that all white foyer! My oh my, your foyer is bigger than my entire downstairs. Jealous!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Wow, Linda, that's a lot of ground to cover! But, I know you'll do it all and rock it. I LOVE all of your inspiration photos. What you're doing will give your house a whole new feel and you'll love it!

Matters of Style said...

Totally jealous of your spacious entryway with so much natural light! Mine is like a cave. I can't wait to see what you do!!

Leslie said...

Hi Linda!

This is lots of fun! I can't wait to see how everyone goes about their projects.

xxL

Taylor said...

your house is gorgeous! cant wait to see what you do with the space!
http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Yay can't wait to follow your progress! UMMM that all white foyer is seriously to die for! Such a dream. LOVE love LOVE the colorful rugs as well!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Wow, your house is HUGE! :) I can't wait to see what you do with the space.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Linda - Yay!!! Congratulations on assembling such amazing and talented participants for this round of ORC. I'm thrilled to see so many friends here. Terrific work, Linda! Can't wait to see the transformation of your foyer - I know it will be awesome :) xoxo, Loi

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I like seeing more of your house. This is a great space to work with, looks like a fun project.

LindsB said...

I love your family votes- too funny!

I think the Entry Hall is the PERFECT space to do- its something lots of people struggle with and it will make for one amazing before and after!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I see the vote at your house is similar to how things are done here! Yes to the all white foyer with molding!!! Love the black console - I think Kathy at My Interior Life has one that is very similar. Excited to see your plan come to life Linda!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Chateau À Gogo said...

I can't wait to see the end result. I know it will be beautiful. - Brandy

SHERRY HART said...

Good Lord....that entry is the size of my whole house:) Not worried though...you will pull that space together just like you did last year when you did your bedroom! You got talent girl....wish we lived closer cause we could help each other you know...a little wine...a little decorating!

jeanine said...

I do love how your voting works and I can't wait to see how your entry comes out. Molding makes everything look fancier.

Vel Criste said...

Can't wait! love that you'll be able to use your altar table finally! :-)

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Hi Linda. Love your inspiration pictures. You have such a pretty space to start with! Thank you so much for all of your time to organize the ORC

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Ooo I love your color plan so far. What a big foyer! Seems like a tough room to layout. I think your plan to do minimal pieces will be nice, but hey I'm a sucker for an alter table.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Oh Linda this is so fun!! I'm so excited to follow along!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

The unanimous decision- awesome. I can't wait to see the spaces transformed. I love that all white foyer with a pop of color as well!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

As always, your inspiration photos are perfect! I know you will pull something off that is amazing, light, and stylish! Can't wait to follow along!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Hooray for another ORC! You finally get to scratch that foyer off your proscrastination list. Can't wait to follow along this journey with everyone.

Janet @ House Four said...

Love, love that first inspiration photo. Looks a lot like your entryway already! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Mimi said...

Linda, This all seems like great fun. I know you've done this before, but wasn't able to follow. I love your plan for your entryway. You're such a lucky girl to have one that large. Plenty of room to play. Love the color choices. Can't wait to see what everyone else is doing.

The Houston House said...

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Jessica said...

Isn't it nice when everyone agrees? I can't wait to see the finished product!

b30c015a-69d8-11e2-bd66-000bcdcb471e said...

Wonderful!Great creations!Looking forward to see the outcome:)

Decora Adora said...


The unanimous decision- awesome. I can't wait to see the spaces transformed. I love that all white foyer with a pop of color as well!

Jill Seidner | Interior Design said...

Looking forward to seeing the progress!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Thank you, all, for your lovely comments. I have tried to reply directly back to you, but many of you are "no-reply".

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I really need to be part of this next go around to motivate me to complete a room from start to finish. Love this series!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Very inspiring, Linda. I love your ideas and look forward to seeing this all come together. I have every room in a different color. I need to repaint my foyer soon - it is in a sunny yellow - American Cheese by BM - but I am toying with the idea of going white - a huge change for me :)

Jessie said...

Love your spacious entry hall, there is so much potential in there. I know you will rock it! Can't wait to see more!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Mary Jo said...

I am loving your entry inspiration, especially the wood front door! Can't wait to see what you do!

xo Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

The Indigo & Co. Inc. said...

Love your entry! Would love to get in on this challenge next time around!

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