Spring 2021 One Room Challenge Reveal – Ashley Wilson

Every year, Novo Building Products participates as a sponsor in the One Room Challenge. This event features 20 designers that take up the challenge of renovating or redesigning a room in their home over the course of 8 weeks. Each week, the audience receives an update on their social media about the progress of the room, along with the products they are using.

Learn more about the ORC on their website.

Ending on June 23rd, this season has revealed stunning rooms from all of this Spring’s Featured Designers. Spending just 8 short weeks demolishing and renovating different spaces, these designers went above and beyond.

L.J. Smith Stair Systems Involvement

Being a part of the Novo Building Products family, L.J. Smith Stair Systems partnered up with Featured Designer Ashley Wilson with @athomewithashley to renovate her already popular staircase. When she realized she could open up her space by knocking out the wall of her staircase and placing a handrail there instead, she jumped at the opportunity. Using wooden Pin Top Balusters and a White Oak Handrail from L.J. Smith Stair Systems, Ashley was able to finalize her dream staircase.

Product Used

The Finished Space

Ashley’s project quickly turned into the most involved project of all of the designers in the One Room Challenge. Not only did she open up the space by knocking out the wall on her staircase and installing wooden balusters and a wooden handrail, but she also installed Decorative Stair Brackets on the staircase for a finishing touch. To complete the space, she added Shiplap on her ceiling from Empire Moulding and Millwork to give the space a more cottage feel.

In her most detailed portion of the project, Ashley built her own custom fireplace using Swag, Rosettes, and some Fluted Moulding from Ornamental Decorative Millwork. With all of these products, she was able to create a gorgeous custom fireplace for her space that completely matches her personality and aesthetic.

Read more about her transformation on her blog!


Stay in the loop on this project by following L.J. Smith Stair System’s social media accounts. There will be plenty of beautiful photos to share and more project information on the blog.

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