The past six weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind for the interior designers from season 11 of Calling It a Home's . Check out some of our favorite snaps from this latest round, then visit their blogs to see the rest of the room.
For season 11 (and 10!) of the One Room Challenge, we partnered with Linda Weinstein from to share exclusive photos and updates from the 20 designers who were challenged to completely make over a room in just six weeks. After patiently following their progress, we're super excited to share their big reveals!
Jana Bek's biggest goal was to make her living room more inviting — and less of an afterthought. "The new paint and addition of window treatments really warmed up the space," Bek says. She also credits the textured rug for making the room relaxation-ready.
Formerly the guest bedroom, Julia Marcum wanted to transform it into a bedroom for both of her daughters. To maximize the space, she opted for built-in bunk beds and slim stairs instead of a ladder — and the girls loved it. "It was emotional seeing their faces see their room for the first time," she says.
When Shannon Claire moved into this one-bedroom apartment, the design skewed more modern than her tastes. That's why she refreshed the room with stark black built-in bookshelves, a statement light fixture, and comfortable furniture. "Now it feels chic, cozy, elegant, relatable, and sophisticated," she says.
Cassandra LaValle knew she wanted her living room to be practical, but also welcoming for family and guests. Her solution? An simple space with natural wood, brass accents, and cozy furnishings that made the ceilings appear higher. "Placement of art, drapes, everything was really intentional," she says.
Instead of one room, Sarah Walker decided to make over her dark dungeon of a basement into a warm and inviting media and exercise space. Hands down, the built-in media center is a show stealer. "The customized storage will keep the space feeling open and organized, which for me also translates into sane and happy," she says.
Kris Jarrett's living room used to be called the "red room" thanks to dark walls, but after a few coats of white paint and the addition of new, light-colored furnishings, the space feels twice as big. "The large rug helps brighten things up too," she says.
Before, Ally Kim's bedroom was girly with blue accents, but she was determined to create a tranquil space to better reflect her style. Tons of neutrals and texture did just that: "I feel like I achieved the modern mashup with a French and Scandinavian twist I was aiming for and I'm thrilled," she says.
When Holly Hollingsworth Phillips took over her mother's office, it didn't reflect her bright and bold style. But after six weeks she transformed it into a haven for inspiration. "It's reflective of my love for color, animal prints, art, travel and, of course, the iconic Iris Apfel," she says.
In a bold move, Sherry Hart decided to give her bedroom the opposite treatment as the rest of her all-white home — she went dark. "The first thing I picked was the Karastan Rug so that set the tone for the room," she says. The results are classic, yet unique.
Cassie Freeman says the design for her dining room was inspired by this Ann Jackson's wallpaper and Juniper Briggs painting — even though both were quite bold. "I wasn't sure the room would come together like I envisioned, but all the late nights and fast food dinners were worth it," she says.
Before Kirsten Krason made over her dining room, it was unused, undecorated, and uninspired. But a fresh white look and a rustic table makes it perfect for family dinners, playful tea parties, and homework. "It's my new favorite room to get work done in," she says.
Even though Kristin Jackson's living room is long and narrow, after filling it with smart furniture, tons of pattern (19 different ones, to be exact), and black and white accents it becomes much more functional. "The orange and rust tones accented by grays and blues helped to pull the entire living room, kitchen and dining room together," she says.
When Gwen Hefner was looking for color inspiration for her her sunroom-turned-office-and-nursery, she was immediately struck by this striped wallpaper. But not everything in the room was new: "I'm such a believer in saving here to splurge there," she says.
Nicole Balch knew the spaces in her home that needed the most attention were her hallways — after all, they touch every part of her house. So she came up with design plans to make all four areas unique, but complementary. "The entire house feels more polished now that they're (mostly) done," she says.
Nancy Marcus describes her bathroom before as "humble beginnings." However, the makeover results are anything but that thanks to a mixture of marble, porcelain, and quartz. They also opted for two side-by-side mirrors above the sinks, which she says gives an "airy and polished appearance."
When Genifer and Benjamin Sohr decided to tackle their awkward 1960s addition, they wanted it to feel like a little slice of vacation. Enter: Wicker furniture, a white palette, and a wallpapered ceiling: "There's just something about this surprise detail that makes me feel like I've escaped to the Bahamas," she says.
Since Megan Pflug started from scratch in her basement suite, she laid it out like a studio so guests could enjoy privacy when they visit. Her favorite element? "The centerpiece of the space is this fireplace that I built out of Metrie's , and this genius from Bellacor," she says.
Aniko's bathroom "before" was the typical builder's grade design and was the definition of outdated. But a heavy pattern on the floors and subway tiles on the walls turned it into a mid-century modern oasis. "I chose to decorate with beautiful bamboo accessories and baskets to keep the SPA like feel in the room," she says.
Tricia and Erin decided to tackle Tricia's kitchen, living room, and breakfast nook for the challenge, giving them all a modern Parisian touch. "It was more than time to get rid of the 18 year old sofa that was on its third slipcover and to give the family room an overall style boost," Tricia says.
Many Kellogg Rye really went for it when she decided to renovate not one, but two (!) apartments for the challenge. While her felt like her current taste, she describes her second reveal as herself five years ago. "It's fun, loud, un-apologetic, and full of show-stopping moments," she says.