One Room Challenge: Our Top NINE!

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What is the One Room Challenge?

We all get by with a little help from our friends, right? There’s nothing like a good challenge between friends and colleagues to provide that extra bit of motivation. In the design community this motivation has come in the form of the One Room Challenge, started in 2011 by Linda Weinstein, this bi-annual event showcases 20 selected designers and invites guest participants from the online community to share their finished room from beginning to completion over a 6 week time period. We love this idea so much that we had to share some of our favorite rooms! So in no certain order, here are just some of our fave picks.


The English Room

Love the white backdrop for bright color. Holly has done a great job on this fun room!

Reading this- will anyone doubt my love for color? Holly has just paired it all so perfectly.

This all would fit right into my own home!

Noting the shared fondness for big coffee table books!


 Linda Holt

Linda did an incredible job at the Boston Design Center!

Love that she mixed up sofas and did not match- in a room with lofty ceiling this is easier to do than in a smaller closed in space.

A gallery wall works in any home in my opinion!

The fine mix of colors is simply fabulous. Truly bravo for her work here!

Perfect photo- wonder if she will let me just print and hang on my wall? It is that pretty!

The Painted House

Plush green velvet and soft lilac. This is a great combo!

Vintage meets Modern, warmth meets cool!


Natural light fills this room adding a certain glow to an already beautiful pallette.



Amidst the Chaos

Pop art and an eclectic mix of textures. This is speaking my language!


love this styled coffee table against the backdrop of a great sofa with a mix & match collection of pillows

Who needs to travel when you’ve got this place to land?



Chansarae Designs

Paint can add drama to even the most mundane of rooms. We love the ceiling treatment!



You know me, I’m all about the details. These knobs are fab!

This room may be small but it looks like it’s got everything one would need and more! with style to boot! Great job!

Megan Bachman Interiors

This fabulous wallpaper and rug will “grow” from nursery to sophisticated bedroom

a cozy, chic spot to read and play!

love the addition of the wallpaper in the closet

11 Houses

a bold black & white color pallette can be just as impactful as strong colors

great pattern on this pillow


Soft white background and accessories are a great complement for this antiqued metallic mirror

The Naked Decorator

phenomenal combo of color and details

love the balance of the bright tile work in the shower area

Using the octagon on the shower walls is a great alternative to the floor!

Of course anything green I will love, but paired with gold and marble- winner!

Kelly Rogers

a bold and serene bedroom filled with art!

Who doesn’t love a corner fireplace?

the subtle pattern on the side table is great against the bold pattern of the window treatments

We know how much hard work goes into the completion of any project so kudos to all the designers that participated!



Comments 11

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my One Room Challenge. I am both humbled and honored that you chose me as one of your nine favorites. I take your acknowledgment as a huge compliment!!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my room!! The peace and calm I feel when I enter the space was worth all the panicked moments that occurred. Appreciate your vote of confidence.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing my One Room Challenge guest bathroom, as well as my studio powder room. I am so thrilled to be in such great company! I love every room you featured here, some of the designers I know personally 🙂 Quite an honor 🙂

    1. You did a fab job! I really enjoyed seeing them all- and my team weighed in too for the top 9- do not ask me why top 9- sometimes we are just weird!

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