The Spring One Room Challenge Starts Today: Here's How to Follow Along
The biannual remodeling event kicks off today, and we can't wait to see what the makeovers will look like.
The semiannual design event of the year is here! The One Room Challenge (ORC) kicks off today, May 5, 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 One Room Challenge 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 19th season, the ORC encourages and inspires design enthusiasts as it celebrates creativity and originality.
On Wednesday, May 5, this spring's 20 featured designers will reveal the spaces they've selected and their plans to overhaul them. The lineup of talented designers and stylists includes Susan Hill of Susan Hill Design, Brit Arnesen of Brit Dot Design, Victoria Ford of Prepford Wife, and Sachi Lord, who were selected as participants by the Better Homes & Gardens home editors. Every Wednesday for the following eight weeks, they will share the progress they've made and the challenges they're facing. Although it typically runs for five weeks, the spring 2021 ORC has been extended to accommodate potential challenges caused by COVID-19, such as shipping delays. It all culminates with the big reveal on Wednesday, June 23.
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 23. We can't wait to see the stunning transformations!
Spring 2021 One Room Challenge Featured Designers
Here are the 20 talented individuals who will be documenting their room transformations this season.
At Home With Ashley: Blogger and interior designer Ashley Wilson shares budget-friendly ideas for creating a home you love. Her designs are filled with a rainbow of colors and playful details. For this year's ORC, she'll be making over the kitchen in her Utah home.
Banyan Bridges: Muralist and designer Racheal Jackson brings color and creativity to walls with her hand-painted designs. She paints murals of curving lines and geometric shapes in homes and businesses across the country under the name Banyan Bridges. She will transform her basement kitchen area into a cozy space to gather with friends and family.
Bari J. Ackerman: Artist, author, and designer Bari J. Ackerman shares her floral-filled style through her Bari J. lifestyle brand. Her bold, eclectic designs appear on rugs, fabric, wallpapers, bedding, and more. She'll be tackling her master bathroom over the next eight weeks to make it more functional and stylish.
Brit Arnesen: DIYer Brit Arnesen shares her Midwest fixer-upper on her blog Brit Dot Design. Her home features a style mashup of what she calls desert deco and "not your basic DIY." This spring, she's reworking an attached garage into an additional living space for her family.
Brownstone Boys: Jordan and Barry created their blog to share their process of restoring a 130-year-old Brooklyn brownstone. The couple has since turned their passion into full-time careers helping others renovate and restore historic homes. They'll be renovating the unfinished basement of their home into a speakeasy-inspired workspace.
Cass Makes Home: Cass Smith taught herself how to use tools and tackle large projects while trying to personalize her family's home. Cass is passionate about using her own two hands to transform spaces and uses her blog to inspire others to do the same. For the spring 2021 ORC, she's renovating her master bathroom to turn it into a sophisticated sanctuary.
Dominique Gebru: Based in Washington, DC, interior stylist and writer Dominique Gebru blends aspirational design with attainable projects in her 800-square-foot condo. She's refreshing her home's kitchen, dining, and entryway area for this spring's ORC.
Dressing Rooms Interiors Studios: Fueled by the thrill of the hunt for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, Ariene Bethea is the founder of Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio LLC, a boutique vintage furniture shop and design studio. The shop has received national recognition as a top vintage home decor store in America, and the studio has become a destination for vintage furnishings, global accessories, and more. Both showcase Ariene's style that marries vintage and new with layers of color, pattern, and texture.
Gray Space Interiors: Rasheeda Gray is the owner and principal designer of Gray Space Interiors, which she launched after leaving a career in marketing and communications. Her design process mixes artistic innovation with effective project management. She will be revamping her home's primary bedroom and ensuite bathroom for the ORC.
Haneen's Haven: Michigan-based interior design blogger Haneen Matt applies her art degree around the house, believing that the home is the best canvas. She shares her fearless use of color and pattern on her blog Haneen's Haven. This spring, she'll revamp her blank slate of a bathroom for added utility.
Home Ec.: Natalie Papier is the artist and designer behind the bold interior design company Home Ec. Her style puts a playful twist on traditional elements while layering plenty of character, warmth, and original art. She's making over her daughter's beige, builder-grade bathroom.
Nile Johnson Interior Design: Nile Johnson is the award-winning interior designer behind this Pennsylvania design firm. He's a member of the Black Interior Designers Network, the American Society of Interior Designers, and the Black Artists + Designers Guild. His work blends comfort with elevated style to create luxurious, livable interiors.
Pennies for a Fortune: Fariha is the creative behind the DIY blog Pennies for a Fortune, where she documents home projects while sharing her love of good design and the struggles of DIY projects. For the ORC, she's redoing her guest bedroom to bring in a mix of styles and textures.
Prepford Wife: When Victoria Ford isn't working as a strategist during the day, she runs her home decor and lifestyle blog, Prepford Wife. She's currently working on infusing her dated colonial home in North Carolina with a style she calls "classic with a wink." This spring, she and her husband will transform their spare bedroom and family bathroom.
Rachel Moriarty Interiors: Rachel Moriarty is an award-winning designer based in San Diego. Her maximalist aesthetic, which she describes as "colorfully coastal," is reflected in both her designs and her personal style. For the ORC, she's bringing her signature style to the primary bedroom in her midcentury bungalow.
Sachi Lord: Based in Oahu, Hawaii, this DIYer and designer creates spaces that reflect the casual and relaxed vibe of island life. With her husband Mike, Sachi tackles challenging DIY projects and designs simple and natural interiors. For the spring ORC, she will overhaul a bedroom and bathroom.
Susan Hill Interior Design: Susan Hill is an award-winning interior designer specializing in architectural design and construction. She puts function first in her designs to create spaces personalized to her the lifestyles of her clients. Influenced by her world travels, her designs showcase a clean, collected aesthetic.
This Is Simplicite: This Cincinnati-based lifestyle blog by home decor and DIY enthusiast Mansa features projects for every skill level and budget. She hopes to inspire others to create a home they cherish. For the ORC, she will revamp her home's main guest bedroom and bath.
Pretty Real: Tiffany DeLangie showcases family-friendly designs and ideas for celebrations on her lifestyle blog Pretty Real. Her focus is on making a home beautiful while working with a budget and kids. Tiffany's ORC plan is to turn a second-level loft area into a relaxing family room for movie nights and casual hangouts.
Victoria Lee Jones: As the owner and principal interior designer of Victoria Lee Interiors, Victoria transforms residential and commercial spaces with her modern, timeless style. Her work centers on "designing from the heart" while breaking through typical interior designer standards. This spring, she's redoing the entire second half of her apartment, which includes an office, bathroom, and entryway.