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Style at Home Makeover Contest – Deadline September 24

By 09/16/2009January 27th, 201712 Comments

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!

Photo by Maria Killam

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.

Interior by Maria Killam 

Then when my client had her housewarming party she called and asked if I would get the same arrangement made with silk flowers (below).


So back to the contest!  I realized I better write a quick post tonight because the deadline is not far away!

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Whether your living room is buried in a sea of clutter or your bedroom design is completely outdated, we want to see a picture of the room in your house that’s in need of some TLC.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!

Related posts:
Maria Killam Colour & Design on the Cover of BC Home
BC Home Interview with Colour Expert; Maria Killam

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  • [email protected] View On Design says:

    wish I could enter from Oz, oh well, look forward to seeing the winner and their home! PS: love the flower pic!!!

  • Brett Walther says:

    Thanks so much, Maria!!!

  • Karena says:

    Okay I will send you an image of my den. It is den, office, sometimes art space, etc!I love it in many ways, however it is too cluttered. My bookshelves I have edited several times,

  • Between you, me and the Fencepost says:

    I'm gonna go take a picture ASAP of the basment family room. The guy that cleaned my carpets last week started laughing when he walked into the basement and saw the carpet and log cabin walls!

  • Cheri says:

    Looks like the contest is open only to Canadians? I'd love to enter our poor, neglected office/study/library. It desperately needs some love…and a cash infusion. 🙂

  • Rachel says:

    oh pooh, just Canada, eh? ah well…
    BTW, i thought your arrangement was an improvement on the one from which you found inspiration!

  • Imogen Lamport says:

    Wish I could win it – I'm in the wrong country!

  • Elise says:

    Lovely !

  • Tracy @ comfortandluxury says:

    Pretty flowers! How nice that your client wanted to make the look you created for her a permanent fixture. And I like your blurry photo of the mag cover… looks like a painting.

  • Lauren says:

    gorgeous flowers!!!! i can't believe you went to so many stores.. btu after seeing them, it was WORTH it. perfect actually!!!

    big hug!!! and thanks for your sweet comment the other day– haha although they're all sweet but this one made me feel GGGGGreat! 😉

  • Anonymous says:

    Gross! I can believe you used silk flowers.

  • Carol Ann says:

    Cool you used the flowers for your client, wonderful floral design for sure…

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