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Mood Board Contest Winners!

It’s 3 o’clock… Time to announce the 2008 decor8 Mood Board Contest Winners sponsored by Amy Butler Design! The people have spoken and we’ve found our winner along with the 5 runner ups. Drum roll please…

~~:: The winner is Sandra Earl! ::~~
CONGRATULATIONS!
Sandra wins a prize pack valued at approximately $300 that will include a signed copy of Amy’s book Midwest Modern, 1 Birdie Sling in her Midwest Modern Fabric, 1 Sew It Kit, 2 Card Kits, and 10 of her most recent patterns. Non pro: Technical Writer
Country: Canada
Title: Sunkissed Living Room
Fabric: Pink Dahlia collection: Modern Optic Blossom Linen.

Survey comments from readers include:

  • “SooHappy, Soo bright, soo many lovely things to feast your eyes on. Fantastic.”
  • “Theconsistent use of yellows and whites clearly carries the sunkissed theme…”
  • “Thisis the truest representation of “sunkissed” I’ve ever seen in design and out of the ordinary! A true winner.”
  • “Thorough, strong theme without being over the top. Fun and funky!”



1st Runner Up

~~:: Jeanee L. Wallace ::~~
Jeanee wins a bag handmade by Amy Butler Designs valued at $75
Pro: Graphic Designer
State/Country: Missouri, USA
Title: Hostess Haven Kitchen
Fabric: Pink Dahlia collection: grey happy dots, mustard martini and linen optic blossom.

Survey comments from readers include:

“Couldbe a page out of Domino!”
“I
feel this board has simple yet lovely emotive qualities. The textures are quite inviting. Side illustrations are nice touches.”
“Kitchen
is a room not usually done. Love the handmade apron and the cupcakes!”
“This
is fabulous! My favorite, hands down.”


2nd Runner Up

~~:: Zoe Tucker ::~~
Zoe wins a bag handmade by Amy Butler Designs valued at $75
Pro: Children’s Book Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Country: England
Title: Creative Space
Fabric: Orange Dahlia and Ohio Sky


Survey comments from readers include:
  • “Ilove, love, love this entry! Fresh, vibrant colors; clean, modern lines mixed with vintage-esque fabrics…so me!”
  • “Thisis a beautiful layout that really gives you a sense of thefeel the room would have… gorgeous!”
  • “ILOVE, LOVE, LOVE this entry. I’d move right into this room!”
  • Zo?‘sboard really captures the essence of the mood of the fabricsand her space feels contemporary and fresh whilst at the same time it feelscosy and comfortable somewhere I would definitely like to be.”


3rd Runner Up

~~:: Lisa Tilse ::~~
Lisa wins a bag handmade by Amy Butler Designs valued at $75
Pro: Graphic Designer
Country: Australia
Title: Dots and Dinosaurs — Don’t Forget the Boys!
Fabric: Pink Dahlia collection: Mustard, Martini and Apricot Happy Dots.


Survey comments from readers include:

  • “LOVE the colors, layout & made for boys! Very thought out and fun. I think this is my FAVE.”
  • “I really like the creative use of this seemingly “girlish” fabric combined with dinosaurs and little boys! This is a great design!”
  • “Designing for boys and doing it tastefully, whilst retaining the fun and funky elements of children’s design is hard – this is truly gorgeous and a much harder task than designing adult spaces. A clear winner.”
  • “Fun, fresh and very creative. Every boy would love a dinosaur room!”


4th Runner Up

~~:: Natalie Chaung ::~~
Natalie wins a bag handmade by Amy Butler Designs valued at $75
Non pro: Engineer
State/Country: New Jersey, USA
Title: Cheerful Home Office + Guest Bedroom
Fabric: linen and optic blossom


Survey comments from readers include:

  • “Wow, so stunning. Should give up engineering.”
  • “Sophisticated, excellent tones. Classic and yet unique at the same time.”
  • “I love the various texture represented here”
  • “Comforting choices and tasteful layout.”


5th Runner Up

~~:: Kathryn Louise ::~~
Kathryn wins a bag handmade by Amy Butler Designs valued at $75
Non pro: Currently not employed
Country: England
Title: Seaglass and Seashells Kitchen/Dining Room
Fabric: Aqua Honeycomb, Green fresh poppies, Green nouveau trees.

Survey comments from readers include:

  • “Definitely should be pro. Beautiful.”
  • “Lovethe description, love that she stated how the fabrics would be used.”
  • “Perfectas a coastal retreat!”
  • “Thisboard really radiates a feeling above all of the others andI love that it is handmade and not digital, also that paint swatches are shown.”


I will contact each of our winners today for their mailing address and Amy Butler Design will handle the rest from there. Congratulations to all! Yay!

I’d like to give a huge, global virtual hug to all who entered this contest and for those who took the time to vote. I’ve listened to some of your advice and I’ll most definitely use it as I pull together the mood board contest for next year. I want so badly to please everyone and ensure that everything is handled fair and square. I think that this year Amy and I did our best and that the only direction is up from here. Stay tuned for our next contest, although it’s a mini one not requiring a project… Where you can win an Inspiration Box filled with goodies to get your started on your next arts and crafts projects. Stay tuned for that in early July.

Thank you again! – Holly

Posted in contests on June 27, 2008

Entry #18 Natalie Chaung

{This wraps things up today on decor8… I hope that you enjoyed viewing the boards and resources from our finalists. Please take a moment to vote here on Survey Monkey. Thank you! – Holly}

Entry #18 Natalie Chaung| Non pro: Engineer | State/Country: New Jersey, USA | Title: “Cheerful Home Office / Guest Bedroom” | Fabric: linen + optic blossom..


Resources: (clockwise from top left)

- Art from Amy Giacomelli on Etsy (exact product no longer available)
- Design Within Reach Sunflower Clock
- Pillows and Throws – Bliss Living Ayanna Duvet Set
- Anthropologie – Fez Curtain
- Pottery Barn Bridget Mirror
- Etsy – Kim Westad Curvy Vase
- Angela Adams Lulu Citron Tray
- Pottery Barn Daniella Chest
- West Elm Petal Rug
- See Jane Work – Jane Marvel Nesting Cubes
- Pottery Barn Graham Desk & Hutch

Inner pictures, clockwise:
- Pottery Barn Savannah Floor Lamp
- Shine Home Desi Stool Canary Yellow
- Restoration Hardware Aston Daybed
- West Elm Slipper Chair
- Background Color: Benjamin Moore Creme Fraiche

Great job Natalie! Congratulations to our finalists, winners will be announced on Friday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST here on decor8. Many thanks to all who entered and for those busy voting!

(image from natalie chaung)

Posted in contests on June 26, 2008

Entry #84 Nathalie Pavone

Entry #84 Nathalie Pavone | Non pro: Account Manager in Ad Agency + Blogger | Country: Ireland | Title: “Butterflies Love Flowers” Living Room | Fabric: brown/trailing cherry ab-28.


Resources:

1. Curtains Amy Butler fabric brown / trailing cherry ab-28
2. Butterfly light
3. Clock
4, 8, 12: Sofa, coffee table, shelving
5. Amy Ruppel art
6. Lamp
7. Credenza
8. See #4
9. Rug
10. Egg chair
11. Pillows with Amy Butler fabric ivory / floating budsab-33
12. See #4
13. Cherry Tree wastebasket by Dransfield &; Ross (no link)

Great job Nathalie! Congratulations to our finalists, winners will be announced on Friday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST here on decor8. Many thanks to all who entered and for those busy voting!

(image from nathalie pavone)

Posted in contests on June 26, 2008

Entry #1 Daryllyn Perley

Entry #1 Daryllyn Perley | Non pro: Etsy crafter | State/Country: Colorado, USA | Title: “Bird and the Rose” youth bedroom retreat | Fabric: rose, fresh poppies & fuchsia, fresh poppies (for bedding), pink happy dots (for curtains) and ice optic blossom.


Resources:

- Blue lamp lot 1033929: Vintage Lamp 21″ Tall #1033929
- Bella French Rose Nightstand & White cottage armoire
- Hummingbird pillow
- Pink upholstered headboard and bed
- Pink storage bench
- Pink rose figure and baby on a bird made by me
Sparrows oil painting (blue) by T.G. Fine Arts on Etsy
- Floral chandelier Bouquet Silver Six-Light Chandelier
- Drapery piece (no link)
- Desk Portofino Writing desk
- Blue chair a rare find (vintage no longer available, you could paint your own – Originally from here + the image is from here
- Paint: Dutch Boy Paint Wasabi Taste DB19 and Warm Fleece DB26.

Nice work Daryllyn! Congratulations to our finalists, winners will be announced on Friday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST here on decor8. Many thanks to all who entered and for those busy voting!

(image from daryllyn perley)

Posted in contests on June 25, 2008

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