French Country Home Foyer Make Over- “One Room Challenge” (Week 1)

Happy Haute Home is back as a guest participant for another round of the “One Room Challenge”! 

If you are new to my blog or the One Room Challenge, welcome! I am so happy to have you follow along. This event marks the beginning of an exciting and challenging time for myself and so many others as we participate and anticipate complete room transformations while sheltering in place. From beginning to end, the weeks pass, progress is made and excitement builds.


The One Room Challenge™ is a biannual event every Spring and Fall and is currently in its seventeenth season. Each round, twenty design bloggers take the challenge and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts.

This season, due to the sheltering in place orders, the ORC will span eight weeks to give us all extra time to complete our spaces while staying safe at home.

The ORC has teamed up with Better Homes and Garden HERE to bring you this highly anticipated event.



This round will complete my seventh season of the “One Room Challenge”. So many other talented people are also participating as guests, please check out their spaces HERE.

My guest participation in last season’s ORC was so exciting. The event helped us make one of the biggest transformations to date. We painted the complete exterior of our french county home, which is ALL BRICK, and a LOT OF IT! But it looks so amazing and we are so happy with the change, makes us think we should have done it sooner!

You can check out my all my prior guest participation reveals in the links below

What Room Will be Transformed this Season of the ORC?

Considering the current situation with Covid-19 and the stay at home orders along with social distancing, I have decided to complete the renovation of our foyer. For years,  I have wanted to finish the transition of this space..but needed a good budge. Much of the work has already been done which will eliminate the need for workmen to enter our home. I will show you all the progress pictures and our plans to finish the space.

Other Possible ORC Project Contenders?

At the current time, we have a huge outdoor project concurrently going on. We are building a swimming pool and pool house. While these outdoor projects would have been fabulous for the ORC, the timeline just wouldn’t fit into the schedule especially with all the delays due to the pandemic. But I invite you to follow along on those as well.

Why Does the Foyer of Our Home Need to be Modernized?

I think the pictures will say it all. This is what the foyer of our home looked like when we moved in three years ago.

ORC Foyer
Need I say more?

ORC Foyer-1
The space itself is fabulous. Very large and super useable. I especially appreciate the space at Christmastime and love having large trees line the hallway. I do love the area but it needs a major modernization.

What is the Plan to Renovate the Foyer of Our Home?

There are so many ways we can go to bring our foyer current. Budget is a big factor this year, especially taking into account the massive outdoor project going on at the same time. I will have to get creative, but our plan is to:

  • Remove the rug from the stairs
  • Take down the curtains over the door
  • Paint the walls
  • Paint the ceilings
  • Repaint the front door
  • Replace the chandeliers
  • Add entry tables and decor to the space

Stay tuned as we transform the foyer of our home, so happy you are here and following along!

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2 thoughts on “French Country Home Foyer Make Over- “One Room Challenge” (Week 1)

    1. So happy to have you join me on this adventure Barbara. And it is always an adventure 😉

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