Fall 2019 One Room Challenge™ Kickoff

Here we go again! We’re excited to announce that we’re an official sponsor for the sixteenth season of The One Room Challenge™ (ORC). This widely anticipated event happens biannually every April and October and continues to get bigger.

Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge as Featured Designers and transform a space of their choosing throughout a six-week period. This season, ten of those twenty designers are including tile in their spaces.

So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to the amazing designers we have the pleasure of working with this season and their design plans for the challenge.

Veronica Solomon

Veronica is a dedicated interior designer, blogger and design mentor. She founded Casa Vilora Interiors and continues to inspire the design community in several ways. To date, she’s garnered some major professional accomplishments as the leader of the Casa Vilora Team. Just a few of her honors include HGTV Faces of Design Award Nominee, Design Influencer for High Point Market Fall 2018 Design Bloggers Tour and Design Influencer for Modenus Designhound for KBIS 2019 in Las Vegas.

Design Space: Laundry Room
See more about Veronica’s room concept, design plans & more on her blog.

Veronica Solomon – Mood Board

The Learner Observer

A teacher by trade and a visual learner by nature, Thalita is a lifestyle blogger who has coined herself a daydreamer, “serial decorator,” and lover of thrift stores. On her blog, this coffee-fueled mom of two loves to share her story about making a home. Thalita has been featured in Domino Magazine, Apartment Therapy and more.

Design Space: Master Bedroom & Ensuite
See Thalita’s room concept, design plans and more on her blog.

The Learner Observer – Mood Board

Shavonda Gardner & Carmeon Hamilton

This project is going to be a special one. Shavonda Gardner (a previous ORC featured designer), is partnering with one of her best friends, Carmeon Hamilton, to create a unique space in Carmeon’s home. We can’t wait to hear about this project from two different perspectives! Check back next week to see which space they’ll be tackling. Until then, check out Shavonda’s ORC space from last fall, and learn more about Carmeon here.

Design Addict Mom

Stacey Blake is a mom of three and a proud military wife. After being an educator for many years, she took a hiatus to stay home and take care of her children. In doing so, she discovered the world of blogging and launched Design Addict Mom where she shares interior design news and trends, interior design projects, snippets of motherhood, lifestyle musings and more.

Design Space: Master Bathroom & Closet
Check out before pictures and more inspiration for the space on her blog.

Design Addict Mom – Inspiration


From TV appearances to magazines to print and web features, Jenni Yolo has created quite the DIY community. By embracing process over perfection, she has successfully transformed several spaces including an AirBnB property, a barn house and now a duplex! Follow Jenni and her new baby bump along for the ride as she takes her ORC guest bathroom from “offensive” to obsession.

Think Jenni looks familiar? We featured her in one of our Spotlights!

Design Space: Duplex Bathroom
Dive into before pictures, mood boards and more on her blog.

I SPY DIY – Mood Board

Place of My Taste

Aniko is a stylist, maker, interior photographer and lover of all things creative. With features in Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV Magazine, Good Housekeeping and more, her passion for unique aesthetic is widely adored!

Design Space: Master Bathroom Makeover
Check out the before photos and follow along with her progress on the blog.

Place of My Taste – Mood Board

Jeweled Interiors

Put simply, Jewel thrives when it comes to conquering a good challenge. With 13 moves in 19 years, creating a space that encompasses her “colorful with glam” lifestyle has become second nature. As a repeat ORC featured designer, she’s taking on not one, not two…but THREE spaces this season!

Design Spaces: Kitchen/Eat In, Living Room
Check in with Jewel and her transformation(s) on the blog!

Jeweled Interiors – Mood Board

Nicole White Designs Interiors, LLC.

Recently voted among the Top 25 Interior Design Firms by the South Florida Luxury Guide, and among the ten emerging designers to watch by the Black Interior Designers Network, Nicole and her design team are dedicated to transforming the spaces and lives of their clients’ homes and businesses. Her challenge for ORC: expand her existing home office into an office/dining lounge for work by day and entertaining by night!

Design Space: Office/Dining Lounge
Follow along with Nicole on her blog, Live Laugh Decorate!

Nicole White Design Interiors, LLC. – Mood Board

Erika Ward Interiors

Erika is the founder and principal designer of Erika Ward Interiors, an Atlanta-based, full-service interior design firm. This designer, renovator and writer’s work has been featured in notable press such as House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, The Huffington Post and more. Her proudest accomplishment, however, is being a wife to her husband, Chris, and mother to her five children. 

Design Space: Kitchen & Fireplace
View before photos and additionals details on the blog.

Erika Ward Interiors – Mood Board

Each designer posts their One Room Challenge blog updates on Wednesday mornings, so don’t forget to check back often to see weekly progress throughout the six-week challenge!

A complete list of featured designers and guest participants can be found on the official ORC website.

“Be warned, the ORC is like design caffeine, you’ll devour a lot over the next six weeks and you’ll become addicted, but you’ll be so much happier and inspired because of it.” – Nicole White

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