If you follow me on Instagram, then you likely saw my family’s reaction to our new lighting in the entry, great room, and family room. This week’s post explains what all the fuss is about!
Welcome back for Week 3 of the One Room Challenge.
If this is your first time visiting, the One Room Challenge is an eight-week documented home improvement movement started by Linda Weinstein. The event features 20 Featured Designers, hundreds of Guest Participants, and a host of generous sponsors! Readers enjoy following our progress over the eight weeks while also gaining inspiration for their own decorating or renovation projects. Everyone loves a good before and after makeover, I know I do! Better Homes and Gardens is covering this event and has been a long time partner of the ORC and serves as the Media Sponsor.
This season I am redesigning our entry, dining room, and the great room. Last week we did a deep dive into the dining room plans. This week’s focus is the great room and entry.
Do you remember the first time you stepped foot into a two story great room?
Was it a model home or a local decorator’s show house?
For me, it was my cousin Lisa’s great room that captivated me with its floor-to-ceiling windows. Elegant silk fabric cascaded down her wall and ending in a soft puddles on the floor. Ooh, I had to have some, too!
As so we did it…
After ten years, the sun has worn and discolored the silk. However I’m confident we got our monies worth and besides, I’m ready for a new look!
As a reminder, here’s how the great room looked before we got started. My friend asked,
“Couldn’t you have at least removed the laundry basket?”
I could have but leaving it visible keeps me honest about how we’ve been using this space.