Last night’s episode of HGTV’s Design Star featured the iconic white room challenge. Although this challenge can get a tad tired at times, I love that it presents all of the finalists with an even playing field and the fact that it’s an individual challenge. No one can coast with the benefit of a better partner–each survives based on their own merits. If you don’t know the drill, each designer gets three white walls and an identical set of white Ikea furniture, then they are carted off to a non-home-décor store to purchase supplies to trick out their space. This season the designers have a whopping budget of $1,200 to shop at Restaurant Depot, and they’re told that the rooms do not need to be functional. In previous seasons, the designers were also limited to two gallons of paint…it doesn’t appear that there was a paint restriction this year.
I’ll cut right to it, I thought Tyler Wisler’s room was a shoo-in for the win: