Annual O’Fallon Design Challenge to take place this weekend

O’FALLON – While some associate Super Bowl weekend with parties and new television commercials, in O’Fallon it has become synonymous with the annual Design Challenge.

Created by Progressive Property Realtor Whitney Wisnasky, the project takes an empty house and allows local consignment shops and designers to decorate and show off the potential of both the home and the items placed into it.

“This is our fifth year. Everything in the house is for sale, including the house. The shops come in and decorate the home and turn it from drab to fab,” said Whitney.  “It’s kind of like a giant Pintrest house. People can come and look at all sorts of ideas they can do in their own home.”

This year’s home is located at 1221 Shadow Ridge in O’Fallon.

In order to tour the Design House, a donation of a can of soup or one dollar is required. This year the money will be given to the O’Fallon Habitat for Humanity. The food goes to the O’Fallon Food Pantry. We usually collect around 600-800 cans, depending on the weather.

On average, more than 800 people will walk through the home our the course of the weekend.

For those interested in shopping early, you can take part in the Friday night sneak peak with a ten dollar donation.

Participating shops are Luckenbooth Consignment Gallery, Weekend with Bernie, That Finishing Touch, and the Scrapbook Factory.