One Room Challenge Spring ’18: First Impressions- Week 3

One Room Challenge Spring ’18: First Impressions- Week 3

EEK! It’s week 3 of the one room challenge. That means we are at the halfway point.  If you are just joining in on the excitement you can catch up on week one and two here. 

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I’ve just returned from an exhausting, yet always inspiring trip to High Point Furniture Market. I saw so many great items for my clients…ok maybe a few for me too! 😉

While I was away all the moulding was completed in the foyer and hallway. I was extremely happy to return to a semi normal house and a clean one to boot! (Don’t ask me about the laundry situation though!) The moulding work looks fantastic and has transformed the space, even though it’s not painted yet. Painting will start late next week, then on to wallpaper.

I’m not going to lie, this timeline has me a little worried.

As you can see I decided to keep the coat closet that was in debate about taking out. Do I think it would have opened up the foyer tremendously? Yes, I do. However It felt like I might be opening up a bag of worms. Plus, I don’t deal well with dust, especially plaster dust. Yuck!

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In the meantime I’m hoping my new front door is installed this week. More on that next week…I hope.  I’m also adding some additional overhead lights to our hallway. My electrician will put in the boxes and come back when painting is done to install the new light fixtures.

Below are the light fixtures I decided on. The first one is the Clover semi flush light from Crystorama. My hallway light I found at High Point Furniture market at the new Hudson Valley Lighting showroom. This is the Geneva flush mount. Both in aged brass. 


Let’s talk color scheme now. My style is timeless classic with a little modern twist.

What’s the most classic color scheme of all?  Did you answer black and white?  Black and white is inherently sophisticated and sleek which will indeed be my base colors in the foyer and hallway. 

All the moulding will be painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams and the ceiling is going Black Fox also by Sherwin Williams. If you know my style by now, you know I love a ceiling with color! 

Above the chair rail moulding in the hallway I will be using this wallpaper by Fabricut. It’s classic black and white yet has nice linear lines. 

There were several wallpapers I had been looking at for the hallway. Ultimately I choose the one below because of durability and wash ability. If crayon, marker or pen won’t come out, it’s a deal breaker for me. I do have a 4 year old that occasionally thinks the wall is his canvas!  More on this test next week. 

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Now for the fun part!

I finally narrowed down the placement and sizes for my new art collection. Which will be arriving just in the nick of time. I have a few of my own already that I will be filling in with the one’s below. As you can see I’m not shy about using color. I have 37′ of hallway that is desperate to come to life. Bring on the color. I spent days browsing thru thousands of art pieces. (No joke). These really spoke to me – I’m so excited to get them! 


Art Collection

Check out artwork from Minted here –   1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8


That’s it for this week. I’m exhausted!  Next week I will be talking closets and organization. I’ve got my coat closet, craft closet and linen closet to tackle.

Be sure to check out the other great participants posts here this weekend. 

Thank you all for reading! I appreciate you and hope you will enjoy following along as I show you step by step the process I am going through to redo my hallway and foyer for the #OneRoomChallenge. You can follow along too! 

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Jana Donohoe

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