The Spring One Room Challenge Starts Today: Here's How to Follow Along
The biannual remodeling event kicks off this morning, and we can't wait to see what the 20 official makeovers will look like.
The semiannual design event of the year is here! The One Room Challenge (ORC) kicks off today, May 6, and is about to fill your Instagram feed with loads of design inspiration. Plus, we're thrilled to yet again be the media partner for this spring's challenge. (If you need a refresher of what past makeovers have looked like, check out the 20 official room makeovers from last fall's challenge.)
The ORC began in 2011 when Linda Weinstein arranged for a group of friends to hold each other accountable as they each finished tackling just one room in their homes. The challenge has since turned into a highly anticipated design event that takes place every spring and fall. Each season highlights the work of a select group of talented design influencers as well as a number of guest participants. Now in its 17th season, the ORC encourages and inspires design enthusiasts as it celebrates creativity and originality.
On Wednesday, May 6, this spring's 20 featured designers (including Tim Lam of Design Maze and Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb, who were selected as participants by the Better Homes & Gardens home editors) will reveal the spaces they've selected and their plans to overhaul them. Every Wednesday for the following eight weeks, they will share the progress they've made and the challenges they're facing. It all culminates with the big reveal on Wednesday, June 24.
Although it typically runs for five weeks, the ORC has been extended this year to accommodate potential challenges caused by COVID-19, which could include shipping delays or lifestyle changes such as a new homeschooling schedule. To make the event as safe as possible, participants are encouraged to get creative with items they already have, support other participants, and stay home.
Follow us and One Room Challenge on Instagram as we share some of the ORC highlights. You can also follow #oneroomchallenge and #BHGORC so you don't miss a single post. And be sure to look for the full recap of all 20 spaces on June 24. We can't wait to see the stunning transformations!
Spring 2020 One Room Challenge Participants
Here are the 20 talented individuals who will be documenting their room transformations this season.
A Glass of Bovino: When Alisa Bovino isn't working her day job as a marketer, she's a designer, DIYer, and frequent thrift shopper. The New Jersey native has a modern-meets-traditional style with plenty of glamour and color. She's remodeling her main bathroom for this spring's challenge.
Beginning in the Middle: Catherine and Bryan Williamson are a husband-wife team of interior designers, renovators, and Airbnb hosts based in Columbus, Ohio. They're currently remodeling a Cape Cod-style home for Catherine's parents and they'll tackle the attic master suite during the One Room Challenge.
Beth Diana Smith: This New Jersey-based interior designer has bold, eclectic style and a love for color, pattern, and details. This spring, she'll transform her open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen, along with the adjacent powder room and entry.
Clark + Aldine: Named after the Chicago streets where they first met, Clark + Aldine was created by Danielle and Michael Gutelli out of a love for purposeful design and everyday functionality. The couple resides in Plymouth, Michigan, where they own and operate a design-to-build company that offers residential design, remodeling, and customization. For the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge, they're transforming their kitchen and dining room into an open-concept entertaining space.
Coco & Jack: This interior design-build studio based out of Ancaster, Ontario, is owned by husband-and-wife team Steve and Alyssa Terpstra. Their timeless design style favors casual, comfortable living and neutral color schemes. Follow along to see behind-the-scenes as they redesign their master bedroom and en suite bathroom.
Deeply Southern Home: Leslie Davis is the decorator behind this blog, and her welcoming, relaxed style is rooted in her southern upbringing. Although her designs are traditional, Leslie likes to experiment with color and a fresh interpretation of classic interiors. Her family recently downsized to a new-construction home, which she hopes to infuse with old-world charm and character through DIY projects and timeless finishes. This spring, she's tackling her vaulted open living and dining space as well as the adjoining foyer.
Design Maze: Decorator and blogger Tim Lam favors streamlined interiors and eclectic decorative details. Based in Toronto, he loves mixing styles, textures, and patterns to create contemporary rooms. Specializing in small-space design, Tim will give his partner's builder-basic, open-concept living room and kitchen a much-needed personality boost.
Dwell by Cheryl Interiors: Cheryl Luckett, owner and principal designer of Dwell by Cheryl Interiors, shares her cozy, colorful Southern style with clients in Charlotte, North Carolina, and beyond. Leaning into her penchant for traditional style and vintage pieces, she plans to update her own kitchen and dining room while embracing the existing oak cabinets. The design plan centers around a piece from her first licensed furniture collection.
Erika Ward Interiors: As the founder and principal partner of her Atlanta design firm, Erika Ward turns blank spaces into beautiful homes. The last time she participated in the One Room Challenge, Erika wowed readers with the incredible transformation of her family's kitchen. This spring, she'll work her design magic in the company's commercial space, with her focus on a new showroom opening this summer.
Home Made by Carmona: Design and DIY blogger Ursula Carmona believes every space in your home should reflect your personality and be designed for the way you live. On her blog, she shares attainable DIY projects for every skill level and budget. For this season's One Room Challenge, she plans to tackle a master en suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
House of Hipsters: This lifestyle and home decor blog was started by Chicago-based Kyla Herbes. A fan of mixing old and new, she inspires her readers to create a home that showcases their unique personalities. Kyla, who recently opened a vintage home decor shop in downtown Barrington, Illinois, will be redoing her home office for the spring 2020 One Room Challenge.
Hunted Interior: Kristin Jackson encourages her readers to hunt for their own style. She often balances high-end elements with vintage finds to create unique (and budget-conscious) designs. Kristin will transform the downstairs entry in her Atlanta home to make it more functional for her family.
Kate Pearce Vintage: This blogger uses vintage pieces to style spaces with sustainability in mind. Kate's work pairs a restrained maximalist style with intentional use of color for thoughtfully curated rooms. For the One Room Challenge, Kate and her husband will transform their unfinished attic in Long Island, New York, into a third-floor guest suite.
Katrina Blair: This interior design and lifestyle blogger showcases smart design solutions to help readers create a full life, even in a small home. Katrina's design style is relaxed and casual, with a mix of modern and classic elements. This spring, she's sharing budget-friendly and space-saving ideas as she gives her backyard cottage a makeover.
Kandrac & Kole: Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole make up the team at Kandrac & Kole Interior Design based in Atlanta, Georgia, and their dynamic personalities show through in their one-of-a-kind designs. Follow along as the duo transforms their podcast studio into a multi-use office space.
Liz Kamarul: This interior stylist loves finding new purposes for thrifted items. Based in New Orleans, Liz is known for her bold use of paint and no-rules approach to design. This spring, she's applying her creative ideas to a kitchen renovation.
Veneer Designs: Natalie Myers has been honing her brand of California cool she calls "Scandifornian style" for almost a decade. Natalie often uses her own home to practice the style she adapts for client work, and she'll be working on her daughter's bedroom for the spring challenge. She hopes to style the room with desert-inspired colors, natural textures, and mid-century silhouettes, but stay tuned to see if her daughter has other ideas.
Rambling Renovators: Blogger Jennifer Flores brings classic style and family-friendly function to her designs. With help from her handy husband Sean, she uses stylish DIY projects to update their Toronto home room by room. Follow along as Jennifer remodels her dark and dated basement to give it a fresh, coastal vibe.
Renovation Husbands: David and Stephen St. Russell make up the DIY team behind this blog. Over the past two years, they've been renovating their Boston home, a previously abandoned 1894 Victorian, and sharing the process along the way. For the spring challenge, they'll be transforming their untouched bedroom and storage space into a full master bedroom with closets and a bath.
Studio Plumb: This interior design studio based in Sacramento, California, was founded by Rebecca Plumb, whose mission is to help busy women create homes they love. Her designs mix styles in a collected, eclectic look that often combines vintage and modern pieces with objects that have personal meaning. This spring, she plans to turn her boring bedroom into a luxe master retreat.