Design Competition

Design Competition

The key to being an interior design champion is executing the client’s vision in a way they never imagined. Whether designers are transforming empty spaces side by side or going toe to toe with jaw-dropping house tours from coast to coast, these talented experts are bringing the design heat.

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Design Competition
  • Bachelor on a Budget

    When a bachelor purchases a new urban loft, he needs to furnish the space for multiple purposes - living, working and entertaining - all on a tight budget. Can our designers make him feel at home?

  • Empty Nest Makeover

    Now that their children have left home, a retired couple wants to turn their living room into a space that she feels is glamorous, but he still finds relaxing. Which team of Space Off designers can win over both of them with their empty nest makeover?

  • The Anniversary Gift

    A husband is giving his wife the ultimate anniversary gift – a modern bedroom makeover. In his quest to bring romance back to the relationship, he also wants to lure the family dog out of their bed with a pet-friendly space of its own. Which team of Space Off designers will create a romantic, m...

  • Life's a Beach

    A young couple has just purchased a beach condo and wants to create the perfect vacation getaway. Their new space offers a comfortable setting for living and dining, but comes with a challenge: an awkwardly placed column must be effortlessly integrated into the overall design. Which team of Space...

  • Dinner Is Served

    A married couple has retired and now has time to do something that they love: entertain their many friends. They want a new dining room that allows for social gatherings, but where they can also share intimate, candlelit dinners for just the two of them. Describing their style as classic and time...

  • Something to Blog About

    A blogger who works from home wants a space where she can write and work with clients, but the only room she has available is bigger than she needs. Adjacent to her work space, she'd like to create an area where she can step away from the computer, "unplug" and recharge her creative batteries. Wh...

  • The Griers' Mancave Makeover

    Space Off hits the road for an all new Round 2 episode at the Grier house in Charlotte, North Carolina. Special guest clients and internet sensations Chad, Nila, Nash and Hayes Grier invite the Space Off designers into their home to see which team can create the ultimate mancave. Watch as the fam...

  • Small Things, Big Bedroom

    Round 2 of "Space Off" returns on location at the home of Kate Bryan of The Small Things Blog. A busy blogger, wife and mother expecting her second child, Kate could use a master bedroom upgrade, elevating her "place to sleep" to a special, anytime retreat. Which team of designers will create a r...

  • Basement Battle in the Holderness House

    Space Off hits the road to visit Kim and Penn Holderness at their home in Raleigh, NC. With viral video hits like "Xmas Jammies," the family's production company has outgrown its space in the basement of their house. They've invited the Space Off teams to design a family-friendly room that can al...

  • When in Rome

    We aren’t going to Rome, exactly, but our design teams are indeed going international for this particular Space Off challenge. Two teams must create a room inspired by their favorite vacation city, and they waste no time getting down to business. One team fashions a space that exudes the romance ...

  • Musical Chairs

    As our Space Off teams approach the final round, the competition is heating up and the design challenges continue to get more and more interesting. In this episode, two teams in the semi-finals are tasked with creating a space inspired by music. The musical themes chosen by each team - jazz and d...

  • Fabulous Family Room for NeNe & Gregg Leakes

    The final round of the Space Off championship is one for the books! When the two remaining teams are challenged to design a family room for the one and only NeNe Leakes, the stakes skyrocket. NeNe has a personality as big as her career in showbusiness. She knows exactly what she wants. Her husban...

  • Sam Allen vs Lori Dennis

    Let the smack talk begin! Host Thom Filicia kicks things off on the East Coast with guest designer Sam Allen. They're inside a super chic home in Westport, Connecticut, that boasts a touch of Old Hollywood glamour with a youthful feel. While Thom and Sam wax poetic about the benefits of basements...

  • Robert Passal vs Betsy Ginn

    This episode of Design Smackdown dives straight into the heart of Midtown, Manhattan, with host Thom Filicia and guest designer Robert Passal. Nothing screams East Coast design like a classic luxurious apartment situated on Park Avenue like a king on a throne. With a tailored mix of old and new, ...

  • Drew McGukin vs Joe Lucas

    Thom Filicia pairs up with designer Drew McGukin in NYC to tour a large loft living space with an industrial vibe. High ceilings are the only commonality between this rustic bachelor pad and the luxe beachfront home in Manhattan Beach, where Sharzad Kiadeh and designer Joe Lucas are eager to show...

  • Sara Gilbane vs Lonni Paul

    Host Thom Filicia teams up with designer Sara Gilbane to show us how the East Coast does it. They're in Rye, NY, dishing on a lovely historic home that feels both timeless and cool at the same time. Back on the West Coast, things are heating up as cohost Sharzad Kiadeh and designer Lonni Paul tak...