Time to tackle another project!
I’ve signed up as a Guest Participant for the One Room Challenge. It’s an event where bloggers transform one room in their homes in just six weeks, sharing the process as they go. I’ve decided to tackle my foyer because it’s a relatively small space that will serve as the jumping-off point for the rest of the main living area.
If you click on the logo below, you can see other bloggers who are also participating in the challenge.
Here is a current picture of the room:
This room has a lot going for it, starting with gorgeous arched doors, high ceilings and tons of light.
The walls are painted BM White Dove (throughout the main living area), and I don’t plan to repaint them. I will be covering at least one wall with wallpaper, but I may go around the doors as well.
The brick tile is not changing. Here is a link to the product we used. It’s a tile that looks like brick pavers. I had it installed in a herringbone pattern in 2016, when we flooded. I still love it, although I might have gone with a slightly different color today.
I’m also planning to keep the Roman shades, but if they don’t look right once the wallpaper is installed, I may replace them. These shades are pretty simple to sew, but I hope that they will work with everything. I’ll decide at the end whether to keep them.
The mirror is old, but I just moved it into this room from above my fireplace. It was a steal from a local home store several years ago. A few months after I bought it, Anthropologie picked it up and started carrying it. I considered replacing it with a modern round mirror for this project, but I love the statement it makes in the room. However, with the brick, mirror, and wallpaper, the challenge will be to bring in modern elements to keep it from looking too rustic or traditional.
Finally, I’m planning a DIY on the buffet. I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing here. I might strip the paint or repaint it cream or white. I’m definitely going add some new brass knobs. I love the size and style, though, and replacing it would really impact my budget. We keep all of our board games in here, so storage is a must.
Here is the design plan I created. I don’t plan to use all of these exact items, but it’s a good starting point.
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1// Credenza — I’m planning to do a DIY on our current table to possibly mimic this look.
2// Pendant Light – I love the detail on this light as well as the large size. It will work well with my tall ceilings. I also love the simplicity of this one. The second option may be better because it’s more modern. Still shopping.
3// Pampas Grass – I haven’t ordered this yet, so I’m not sure if it looks as pretty as the picture.
4// My exact wallpaper is currently sold out. Here is a similar style from Anthropologie, also here, and a cheaper alternative from Amazon
5// Coat Rack
6// Gold Tray
8// Mirror – I plan to use one I already have, but this has a similar shape. It’s also a great price.
9// Capri Blue Candle – This is my favorite scent, and the gold and ivory are perfect in any room.
10// Rug – This has all the vintage vibes but with updated neutral colors.
I hope you will follow along as I update you on this project each week. I’m really excited to see it completed. It’s always amazing how really finishing a room can make such an impact. Thanks for stopping by today; I’m glad you were here.
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Iâ€™m excited to see how this turns out! Good luck!