One Room Challenge | Guest Room Week One

October 8, 2020

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It’s been a few years since we here at the Whitestone Design Group participated in the One Room Challenge and with 2020 being the way it has been, we figured that we’d use this as a good old fashioned team building opportunity and some friendly competition! That’s right. We’re pitting the designers against one another to see who can turn this drab guest room into a dreamy getaway that will be in tip-top shape once the pandemic has settled as this guest room actually has guests!

If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it’s such a fantastic event! Twenty talented Designers/Bloggers/DIYers and a whole slew of Guest Participants overhaul a space of their choosing. In six weeks, all participants reveal their room makeover for the world to see. So much goes into each of these projects and it truly is a celebration of hard work and incredible vision. You can see the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge 20 Featured Designers Here . This season, they will actually be wowing us with a Digital Transformation in lieu of a traditional transformation due to the restraints of Covid and we are personally so excited to see how this new way of doing things shakes out! You can also keep up to date with the rest of the Guest Participants Here to see what so many others are getting themselves into!



Currently, there’s really nothing remarkable about the space, but it does have a lot of potential. The room gets very little light, but is a really nice size for a guest room. Honestly, it’s just BORING! But, we plan to shower it with a little love and attention and turn this space into a retreat that family, friends and travelers fight to get into.


Project Goals

We want to create a space that feels like a true “Get Away.” When guest are staying, we are aiming to have them feel relaxed, invited, and get that same luxurious feeling you get when you’re staying at a 5 star hotel!

Lighting needs to me addressed.

The carpet needs to be removed.

The window needs to be able to be covered for privacy.

Other than that, the possibilities are endless.

Both Designers have been given the same budget and have the same goals explained to them.

Option 1 – Escape in Mod

A cool mix between modern and boho. This design plan has an easy traveled feel without being too obvious. The bold black stripe behind the bed is intended to run up the ceiling and down the opposite side of the room behind a new storage dresser. The rest of the brick would be white washed to lighten the space up. Mirrors flanking the bed will help light bounce around the room a little better and the space will be layered with unique fixtures and interesting textures. This room will most certainly be a conversation starter!


Option 2 – Keep it Natural

This plan is all about the best things Mother Earth has to ofter. Linens and leather, wool and wicker. The palette is nice and light, but has enough depth and textural interest to keep it from feeling too cool. This plan would offer a custom made, extra wide shelter bed and a show stopping, modern gallery wall. Neutral and natural with subtle nods of soft pink, greens and rust. An ombre effect on the brick and new wood flooring will ensure that this room has such a unique new look, it’ll be hard to remember what it looked like before.


So, here we are! With a big decision to make and we’re looking to you to make the decision for us. We absolutely love both, so we’re happy to make either happen. We’ve done the design work and now we want you to make the final call! So what do you think? Escape in Mod? or Keep it Natural?

We can’t wait to get this project in motion and we’re so happy that you’ve stopped by to join us!

See you next week. And, as always, happy designing.

The Whitestone Design Group Team

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  1. loving the blank canvas and also both options!! so hard to choose one. looking forward to see which option you move forward with or maybe a combination both!

  2. Morgan says:

    I love this design with the curves/arches with natural tones! I’m excited to see how it comes together!

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