The One Room Challenge Starts Today
The biannual remodeling event kicks off this morning, and we can't wait to see what the 20 makeovers will look like.
The semiannual design event of the year is here! The One Room Challenge (ORC) kicks off April 3 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.
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 20 talented design influencers as well as a number of guest participants. Now in its 15th season, the ORC encourages and inspires design enthusiasts as it celebrates creativity and originality.
On Wednesday, April 3, this spring's 20 featured designers will reveal the spaces they've selected and their plans to overhaul them. Every Wednesday for the following six weeks, they will share the progress they’ve made and the challenges they’re facing—all culminating with the big reveal on Wednesday, May 8.
Follow us and One Room Challenge on Instagram as we share some of the ORC highlights over the next six weeks. You can also follow #oneroomchallenge and #BHGORC so you don’t miss a single post. And be sure to check back here for the full recap of all 20 spaces on May 8. We can’t wait to see the jaw-dropping transformations!
There are some familiar names in this season’s designer lineup, including a number of veteran designers as well as two featured designers, Ursula from Home Made by Carmona and Veronica Solomon. At the end of this challenge, we’ll select two guest participants who will automatically get to participate as featured designers in the fall 2019 ORC.
Spring 2019 One Room Challenge Participants
Here are the 20 talented individuals who will be documenting their room transformations this season.
At Home With Ashley: Ashley is a Salt Lake City-based interior designer who believes you can create beautiful, family-friendly interiors on any budget. Follow along as she offers affordable tips and tricks while transforming her laundry room.
Casey Keasler: With more than 15 years of experience, this Portland-based designer believes the quality of your environment is one of the greatest and most overlooked sources of happiness. Casey will be her own client as she renovates her bathroom.
Dorsey Designs: After constantly being on the move, Sarah now calls Maryland home. Together with her husband and adorable dog, she is renovating their 1979 post-and-beam home and showcasing their designer DIY skills. We can’t wait to see how she transforms her dining room.
The Farmhouse Project: Shawn and Kris left their busy city lives and moved to Upstate New York where they are renovating a historic farmhouse. Follow along as they preserve the character of their farmhouse home and create a welcoming guest room.
Home Made by Carmona: Ursula is the creative mind behind this DIY and design blog. She was selected by our editors to participate as a featured designer in this spring's ORC, and we can't wait to see what she dreams up for her family room makeover.
House of Funk: Sandra Funk is the founder and principal designer behind House of Funk and serves clients in New York and New Jersey. Her design style ranges from contemporary to rustic elegance. Follow along to see how she transforms a teen bedroom.
House of Jade Interiors: Co-owner and principal designer of the Utah firm, Kirsten is transforming her builder-grade kitchen into her dream gathering space. Watch as she mixes her beach house aesthetic with traditional elements.
House Seven Design: Now living in their seventh house, Indiana duo Anissa and Brian will design a room for their teen daughter. Their modern farmhouse meets minimalist style has gained them a loyal following.
House That Lars Built: Known for clever crafting and whimsically colorful style, Brittany Jepsen is renovating her kitchen down to the studs. We can’t help but wonder what she has planned over the next six weeks, but no doubt it will involve bold color!
Inspired by Charm: Michael Wurm, Jr., is an interior designer, cook, DIYer, and writer behind this lifestyle blog. With a new home in Pensylvania and endless renovation projects, we look forward to following his guest bedroom project.
Jana Bek: Recently relocating to New York, this interior designer will be transforming her city apartment. She plans on using all her design ingenuity to create a warm and cozy home.
Jessica Brigham: A photographer by day, a DIYer by night, Jessica empowers women to live out their best magazine-ready life. Every room in her home is filled with out-of-the-box ideas. Follow her kitchen transformation where color and originality will meet.
Kelly Golightly: Kelly Lee delivers playful, polished interiors with an Audrey-Hepburn-meets-Palm-Springs style. Her last transformation was a dream teen bedroom and we can’t wait to see what she will create this round.
Murphy Deesign: Dee Murphy’s California-cool style translates into the spaces she designs. You can expect a fab mix of vintage and modern from Dee. Follow along as she transforms her colorful California home.
The Pink Pagoda: Classic American style that includes a bit of Chinoiserie and plenty of blue and white has always been Jennifer’s signature style. This Dallas design blog is filled with lovely ideas for updating your traditional home. Follow along as Jennifer transforms her '60s ranch bathroom into a gorgeous retreat.
Sarah Gunn: This Toronto-based interior stylist is a regular on one of Canada’s favorite morning shows, Cityline. She is known for her fresh and affordable ideas and easy entertaining tips. Sarah is planning an open-concept room refresh with plenty of ideas for renters.
Sherry Hart Designs: This Atlanta-based designer is known for her fun and informative site, Design Indulgence, where she offers tips for creating a beautiful home. After remodeling all the rooms in her own home, Sherry will be updating her sister’s living room this spring.
Sugar & Cloth: This happy, colorful site is the creative expression of Ashley Rose. With her husband, Jared, and toddler, Gwen, she is moving at lightning speed to renovate a newly purchased Houston home. With several rooms left to update before they can move in, the nursery is likely at the top of their list.
Veronica Solomon: After leaving a lucrative career to start her own design firm, Veronica has a thriving interior design business with a long list of accomplishments. Selected by our editors, we know she will leave us breathless as she transforms her master bedroom.
Vintage Revivals: If you love DIY projects, then you likely know Mandi of Vintage Revivals. She and her husband Court fearlessly tackle huge projects while maintaining a sense of humor. This spring, she will be working on her sister’s home, and we know there will be plenty of laughter.