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Fall 2021 One Room Challenge™ Introductions

One Room Challenge The Tile Shop featured designers headshots

With the arrival of autumn comes one of our favorite times of year – the beginning of a new One Room Challenge™ season! If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge™, here’s what you need to know – every April and October, twenty design influencers are selected to transform a space of their choosing in just eight weeks. Not so much a competition as it is a celebration, this event is all about inspiration, creativity, and passionate design.

This season, we’re sponsoring six designers who will be incorporating our tile into their fresh spaces. Keep scrolling to learn more about each designer, plus get a special look into their design plans that are currently underway!

Jeweled Interiors

Jewel Marlowe of Jeweled Interiors is a D.C.-area interior designer with a passion for bold design and sophisticated use of color. She describes her style as “soulful glam” and loves to give her clients a polished, eclectic look.

We partnered with Jewel during the Fall 2019 One Room Challenge™ where she completed an absolutely stunning kitchen transformation. We can’t wait to see what this season has in store for her!

Jewel Marlow headshot One Room Challenge

Design Space: Dining Room and Living Room

Jeweled Interiors One Room Challenge design mood board

Keep up with Jewel’s One Room Challenge™ journey on her blog.

Our Fifth House

Carmel Phillips is a design enthusiast who shares her decorating adventures on her blog, Our Fifth House. She believes in rich color, bold patterns, and–most of all–that home should be your happy place! 

Carmel Phillips headshot One Room Challenge

Design Space: Porch and Library

Our Fifth House One Room Challenge design mood board

Visit Carmel’s blog to follow along with her renovation from start to finish.

Pinch Plate Party

Lauren Comer is the face behind the brand, Pinch Plate Party, where she shares about the ups and downs of turning her house into her favorite place to be! You’ll find her working on large- and small-scale DIYs, cooking up a quick and tasty dinner, or dreaming up her next dinner party. Her goal is to inspire and empower others to transform their homes into their favorite place to stay, eat, and entertain.

Lauren Comer headshot One Room Challenge

Design Space: Kitchen

Pinch Plate Party One Room Challenge design mood board

Stay up-to-date with Lauren’s kitchen transformation on the Pinch Plate Party website.

Bari J. Designs

Bari J. Ackerman is an artist, author, designer, home decor expert and founder of the floral-filled Bari J. lifestyle brand. Bari’s popular product collections feature her celebrated signature floral style and are instantly recognizable on rugs (Loloi Rugs), fabric (Art Gallery Fabrics), wallpapers, bedding and more. Bari’s home decor book from Abrams Books, Bloom Wild, can be found wherever books are sold.

We also partnered with Bari during the Spring 2021 season of One Room Challenge™ where she designed an art deco-inspired primary bathroom complete with tiled arches – learn all about it and see the gorgeous space here!

Bari Ackerman headshot One Room Challenge

Design Space: Butler’s Pantry

Bari J One Room Challenge design mood board

Follow along with Bari’s maximalist butler’s pantry renovation on her blog.

Joy Street Design

Kelly Finley is the CEO and creative director of Joy Street Design, a nationally-recognized interior design studio based in Oakland, CA and Atlanta, GA. Kelly studied interior design and interior architecture at the University of California-Berkeley. She holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and a business degree from Emory University. Kelly and Joy Street Design have been featured on The Today Show, in Architectural Digest, HGTV Magazine, Veranda, House Beautiful, and more. Mission-driven at heart, Joy Street Design donates 10% of all design revenue to its nonprofit organization, Joy Street Initiative, to renovate shelters supporting women and children.

Kelly Finley headshot One Room Challenge

Design Space: Youth Shelter Bathroom & Flooring

Joy Street Design One Room Challenge design mood board

Keep up with the entire youth shelter renovation on Joy Street Design‘s blog!

Blue Orchid Living

A professional mental health therapist with a passion for design, Mehr Niazi of Blue Orchid Living has been using her house as a canvas to demonstrate how beautiful spaces can impact the way people feel. A color enthusiast, she’s always up for the challenge of mixing patterns, using unusual combinations, and blending eastern and western design styles.

Mehr Niazi headshot One Room Challenge

Design Space: Laundry Room

Blue Orchid Living One Room Challenge design mood board

Head to Mehr’s Instagram to stay up-to-date on her laundry room renovation.


We are beyond excited to see these magical spaces come to life by the end of this eight-week journey. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram to stay up to date on the renovations!

In the meantime, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge™ reveals if you haven’t already for some major design inspiration.

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