The iconic White Room Challenge is the one episode Design Star fans all know is coming. Like Top Chef‘s Restaurant Wars, this is the ultimate challenge. Designtestants can practice for it, but they can never quite anticipate all of the parameters involved. The key element is trying to figure out what random store you’ll be shopping in. Previous seasons’ competitors have been required to shop in pet stores, army surplus stores, restaurant supply stores, an Asian market…places unrelated to home decor.
This year the challenge is held inside Union Station, right out in public for the first time.