When Natalie Bahadur, Senior Editor at Style at Home Magazine, emailed me to ask if I would post about their Makeover contest; I had to say yes! After all, this magazine never fails to inspire me when I’m looking for decorating ideas for my clients!
This is their July 2009 issue [below], I fell in love with the flower arrangement on the coffee table (I loved the asymmetrical design) so I took a picture of it [above] to get it re-created for my loft photo shoot. I know, I know a scanner is what I should have used, but this is way quicker (although I admit definitely not as sharp):
Then I went to 6 florists in Vancouver the day before the photo shoot. Why did it take six? Because I wanted it to have the eggplant colour in it and do you know how hard it is to find an eggplant coloured flower? Impossible actually, it was some type of foliage in the end. And I even had to tweak it at the last minute to try and make it look like the magazine cover because it was huge when I arrived to pick it up (I should have taken a picture 🙂 and not at all like the image I left.
Oh well, the flowers were right and that is all that mattered to me.
Then when my client had her housewarming party she called and asked if I would get the same arrangement made with silk flowers (below).
Do you have a room in your home that’s in desperate need of a makeover?
Whether your living room is buried in a sea of clutter or your bedroom design is completely outdated, we want to see a picture of the room in your house that’s in need of some TLC.
The Style at Home Makeover Contest 2009 is your chance to realize some of your design dreams at home. Simply submit your photo online and tell us why you’re in desperate need of a room makeover and you’ll be eligible to win one of two $2,000 gift cards from Home Depot. Plus, we’ve got 20 $50 Home Depot gift cards up for grabs, just for voting and posting comments!
Click here to enter now for your chance to win! Good luck!