The One Room Challenge Fall 2018

The biannual event is kicking off on October 3 and we can't wait to see what the 20 makeovers will look like.

Grace Mitchell's colorful bedroom, featured on One Room Challenge.

9/26/18  The semiannual design event of the year is here. The One Room Challenge (ORC) social media event kicks off October 3 and is about to blow up your Instagram feed with loads of design inspiration—and we are thrilled to be the media partner for this 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 each 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 14th season, the ORC encourages and inspires design enthusiasts as it celebrates creativity and originality.

On Wednesday, October 3, this fall’s 20 featured designers will reveal the space/s they have 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, November 7. Guest participants share their projects each Thursday, with kickoff on Thursday, October 4, and the final reveal on Sunday, November 11.

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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 November 7. 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 previous guest participants, Nicole from Vestige Home and Erin Kestenbaum (who were selected to be featured designers this season). At the end of this challenge, we’ll select the two guest participants who will automatically get to participate as featured designers in the Spring 2019 ORC.

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Here are the 20 talented individuals who will be documenting their room transformations this season.

Megan Bachmann Interiors

Megan Bachmann is a former fashion buyer turned interior designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Instagram

Bre Purposed 

Bre Bertolini is in the process of renovating her family’s home room by room. We can’t wait to see which room she chose for the challenge! Follow her on Instagram.

Old Brand New 

Dabito from the blog Old Brand New was on our list of Best Decorating Bloggers in 2015. Whatever space he chooses is sure to be filled with great color. Follow him on Instagram.

Kelly Golightly

Kelly Lee delivers playful, polished interiors with an Audrey-Hepburn-meets-Palm-Springs style. Follow her on Instagram.

The English Room 

A Spring 2018 ORC designer, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips’ love for travel is reflected in her vibrant interiors. Follow her on Instagram.

Harlow & Thistle

Andrea, the designer behind Harlow & Thistle, has an eye for soothing neutrals and graphic prints. Follow her on Instagram.

Nicole Cole 

A previous guest participant, we are so excited that Nicole Cole of Vestige Home will be a featured designer this season. Nicole has a knack for earthy tones and textures. Follow her on Instagram.

Erin Kestenbaum 

Previously a guest participant, Erin Kestenbaum, who describes her style as eclectic meets glam, was selected to be a featured designer this fall. Follow her on Instagram.

Michelle Gage 

Philadelphia suburbs-based Michelle Gage was a Spring 2018 ORC designer. With a background in home merchandising, she has an eye for great vintage finds. Follow her on Instagram.

J&J Design Group 

Arizona-based designers Jennifer & Joanna create colorful, livable, and (bonus!) kid-friendly spaces. Follow them on Instagram.

Old Home Love 

ORC veterans Andy & Candis Meredith, the energetic stars of HGTV’s Old Home Love, save old homes and give them a fresh look. Follow them on Instagram.

House of Brinson 

Photographers and self-proclaimed avant revivalists William & Susan Brinson are back to the ORC this fall as they renovate their old farmhouse in upstate New York. Follow them on Instagram.

At Home with Ashley 

Salt Lake City-based Ashley believes you can create beautiful interiors no matter your budget. Follow her on Instagram.

Linda Holt Creative 

Linda Holt spent 25 years as a professional photographer. Her background in photography combined with a passion for antiques informs her designs. Follow her on Instagram.

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 her on Instagram.

Shay Geyer 

Shay Geyer of IBB Design expertly deploys color, texture, and pattern to create inviting spaces. Follow IBB Design on Instagram.

Sita Montgomery Interiors 

Beauty meets function in Sita Montgomery-designed spaces. Sita uses soothing palettes to create welcoming interiors. Follow her on Instagram.

Mimosa Lane 

Based in Dallas, Mimosa Lane blogger Albertina is no stranger to the One Room Challenge— she has participated four times. An artful eye guides everything Albertina does. Follow her on Instagram.

SMP Living 

We can’t wait to see what Erin Lepperd from SMP Living, the interior design arm of Style Me Pretty, has in store for the challenge! Follow SMP Living on Instagram.

SG Style

Shavonda Gardner shares her Boho-eclectic California Bungalow on her blog SG Style. Her work reflects a distinct global influence. Follow her on Instagram.

1 Comment

  1. I can't wait to see all the transformations, as well as showcase my own as a guest participant in the Fall 2018 ORC. This is going to be a rollercoaster, but fun!


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