Skip to content

House & Home Design Contest 2010

Canadian House & Home (a lovely magazine that I miss since moving to the other side of the world!) is hosting their annual Design Contest once again. This is one winning entry from last year that I loved – the bathroom is gorgeous, don’t you think? I adore the graphic floral wallpaper in black and white, so fresh and clean, with that red chair adding just the perfect bit of color to break things up. It’s a truly lovely space. And the tub! Oh how nice to paint it black and to use those gorgeous tiles on the floor. I think the bathroom is the one room in the house that I don’t mind looking absolutely catalog-perfect. I don’t know, I expect other rooms in the house to feel lived-in, but the bathroom I always expect to be simple, clean, spa-like and styled perfectly. I don’t like a lot of clutter in a bathroom, less is more! That is why this space appeals to me.

House & Home Design Contest '10

If you feel you have what it takes to enter their design contest this year, why not click here to learn more about it and to see what you could win. Go for it, why not? You may walk away with a nice prize and a feature in their smart magazine.

House & Home Design Contest '10

Simply take a photo of any space you have renovated or decorated yourself and enter it into any of the six categories that it would fit in — like the best use of color, kitchen, best budget style, small space, best house and best decorating, Remember, read the contest rules first and note: you must enter and submit your photos online by October 13th and the contest is open to only residents of Canada. That means the rest of us have to simply wish our Canadian friends the best of luck and wait for the big reveal online! Until then, here are some more smart rooms from the magazine that I found interesting enough to share today. Do any of these rooms speak to you?

House & Home Design Contest '10

House & Home Design Contest '10

Bold never grows old, does it? Above I’m seeing a little Palm Beach, a little Morocco, some coastal blues, and some over the top graphics. It’s all so, so good.

Do you ever watch House & Home TV online? It’s great, especially when you don’t have design television (me!) and only have the web to turn to for design programs. I love their design editor and host Cameron MacNeil — I’ve followed his work for years now since he was super young and love watching him now on video, he’s even better than I had imagined!

(images: house & home)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on August 24, 2010

Your comments...

  1. Brigitte commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:58pm

    I was all set to enter…until I saw the Canadian requirement. Poop. ;)

  2. Lulu24 commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 4:44pm

    wow! I love that bathroom…

  3. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 5:35pm

    I literally just wrote a post about how I love H&H Online TV! It’s coming up at 12pm. The DIY projects are my favourite!
    Shannon @ What’s Up Whimsy´s last blog post ..Back To School on Etsy

  4. Bobbi commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 5:35pm

    I love the use of orange in the bedroom; that’s a color I wouldn’t have thought of using in such a space, but it looks so good with the white and touches of accent colors.
    Bobbi´s last blog post ..Monday sorta in the studio and an update on DH

  5. Trisha commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 5:46pm

    Oh Holly, I’m so glad that you are paying homage to Canadian House and Home. Even though I live in the States, I’m only 5 miles from the Canadian border in Washington State. We are always crossing over to Vancouver etc….I try to regularly pick up any issues I can get my hands on! I love this magazine!!! Funny to have many tear sheets that you are featuring here…I especially love the bathroom with turquoise and rubber duckies, and the shelving with the vintage fan and fishing float! Both have been inspirational to the styling in my home. Thanks again, and best wishes to the contestants…. eh?! ;)
    Trisha´s last blog post ..Keeping Up With the BarnsPottery Barns That Is!

  6. Tina commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 6:02pm

    I SO want those tiles in my bathroom – gorgeous is the word! :-)
    Tina´s last blog post ..Now THIS is what I love about Photoshop!

  7. gemma@thesweetestdigs commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 6:21pm

    That bathroom is to die for!! Absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for the shout-out to a great mag from the great white north

  8. gemma@thesweetestdigs commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 6:23pm

    That bathroom is to die for!! Absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for the shout-out to a great mag from the great white north (as a Canadian decor junkie, House & Home and Style At Home are the go-to magazines up here!).
    gemma@thesweetestdigs´s last blog post ..the inspiration files- maps

  9. Christine commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 6:27pm

    Yay Canada!! I love this contest and can’t wait to see the amazing designs!!
    Christine´s last blog post ..Love Weekend

  10. j commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 7:16pm

    I would love you forever if you knew at all where this black and white bedding is from

  11. Nuit commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 7:50pm

    i really love looking at that chalkboard covered bedroom! so unique… i like the way it makes me feel, but I definitely would not do that in my home. Too much black.

    Moroccan accents are my fave! great image selection!
    Nuit´s last blog post ..Jane Ormes a little somethin to inspire your day

  12. decor8 commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 9:20pm

    @J – At first I thought it was a LULU DK ensemble ( but I don’t think it is…. I’ll check with the magazine and let you know.

  13. juliette commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 9:26pm

    how did i not know about H&H tv online?! so many tv shows don’t work outside of the US! I’ll have to dash over and get my fix… =)
    juliette´s last blog post ..Departure- Road Trip Scandinavia

  14. Meredith commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 10:42pm

    I have that sink in the first bathroom pictured! I love it. What a fun contest! I can’t wait to see who wins. Too bad I’m not Canadian or I’d enter, too!
    Meredith´s last blog post ..Back to School Lunchbox

  15. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:16am

    The green bedroom is calling me to some sweet dreams!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Monsoon Season Arizona Sonoran Preserve

  16. Meg Burns Dolson commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 7:32am

    LOVE the chalkboard room with bohemian bright quilt. So not me but love love LOVE it!! All of these bold colours in the bedroom are making me want to go linen shopping…maybe once it gets a bit cooler in the fall and you really want to bundle up!! THANKS for this post :)
    Meg Burns Dolson´s last blog post ..Umbra Products

  17. jacqui commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:40pm

    I agree with Kate, that headboard is amazing!
    jacqui´s last blog post ..camilla and marc are short

  18. j commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:45pm

    @decor8 Thank you so much for looking, the LULU collection seems like just what I’m searching for even though it isn’t the exact same one. I really appreciate this, you’re the best!!
    j´s last blog post ..just a taste – september vogue

  19. Holly commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 4:40pm

    I love that teal and white bathroom. So cute!!
    Holly´s last blog post ..Oh Martha

  20. anighto commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 10:19pm

    Oh, that first bathroom IS beautiful! The wallpaper/tile/chair combination is really lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jessica commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:02pm

    Thank you for telling me about House & Home Online TV. I don’t have HGTV anymore and I have really missed it.
    Jessica´s last blog post ..The Beauty of Spring

  22. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:31pm

    I really adore the second image. Very feminine!!
    PriscilaPetersDecor´s last blog post ..Glamorous rustic decor

  23. Afi commented
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:40pm

    I really loved the online TV! And have been watching since yesterday! Thanks a lot Holly! You are wonderful! :)
    Afi´s last blog post ..Shop update

  24. janis - pinecone camp commented
    August 26th, 2010 at 5:38pm

    Canadian House and Home is a lovely mag, and I shoot for them often. Actually, I shot two of the winners, of this particular contest, last year.
    I love that top pic of the bathroom – right up my alley.
    Have a great day.
    janis – pinecone camp´s last blog post ..French Provincial vs Canadian Olympian

  25. susan commented
    August 28th, 2010 at 3:57pm

    Anyone know what pattern and what company makes that graphic black-and-white floral wallpaper? Many thanks

  26. Carol Carneiro commented
    September 3rd, 2010 at 3:21pm

    Hi! I’m Carol, designer from Brazil, and like very much your site!Congratulation! I loved these bathroons that you posted here! I have a “present” for you on my blog (…it’s a “selinho”, do you know? I hope you like! kiss: Carol Carneiro

Leave a comment

CommentLuv badge


Some of my books

Co-editions are also available in many languages, learn more


Next dates

Blogging Your Way
e-courses, 2015
Visit our e-course website to learn more about our inspirational e-courses by bloggers, for bloggers.