When Nicole Balch, the blogger behind , was asked to participate in the "One Room Challenge" (for the second time!), she knew exactly which area in her home was most deserving of a transformation: her hallways. Sure, it's not the most expected space to makeover, but Balch knew it would make the biggest impression on her home, since every single room in her 125-year-old Victorian house feeds off of 'em.
"Fixing up the pass-throughs will elevate the design of the whole house," Balch says. "I'm most looking forward to seeing our second floor hallway transformed, because it has been a construction zone off and on for the three years we've lived here." Want proof? This is just a small glimpse of what the space has looked like over the past few years.
The biggest challenge, according to Balch, is just how much square footage she has to cover. This also means she has more decisions to make when it comes to the colors, materials and finish. But she knew her inspiration before she even got started: The red and pink sandstone of . Here's a peek at what's to come:
Balch says that colors will carry throughout the three different floors, along with hardware and lighting. However, they won't all be an exact match. That means she had to plot out a for all three floors. "It's really all one design with slight variations from space to space," she says.
Since it has to get worse before it gets better (her words, not ours!), Balch is optimistic everything will come together in the remaining weeks left of the challenge — despite her floors currently being covered in paint. "I'm eager to see it come together and match the vision I've had in my head for years," she says.