Ta-Da! RoomsByYou Challenge Results
RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge
You all started with a blank slate like this room. You clicked and dragged, mixed and matched. And because you created some well-designed, colorful teen rooms, the decision was not easy.
But, it is time to call this Challenge. I am so glad the winner was chosen by our
Jon Leafstedt, founder of RoomsByYou and in the past, part of leadership teams at Williams-Sonoma, NIKE, Esprit, Oilily and Liz Claiborne.
Leona Gaita, HomeWorkshop.com Interior Design Contributor and specialist in space planning, color and fabric selection and full-scale interior design and renovation through Larchmont, NY’s Gaita Interiors. Leona pens the Gaita Interiors blog.
Sonu Mathew, Senior Interior Designer and leader of a team of color experts at Benjamin Moore Paints, author of the blog Living In Color With Sonu, and co-producer with HomeWorkshop.com of our recent special event, ten.
As a reminder, here’s the criteria the panel used to choose the best teen room design:
* Design mix (How creative were you in assembling your choices?)
* Execution (How well does the mix of colors and patterns work together in the space?)
* Completeness (Did you customize as much as possible including painting the walls?)
* Story (Your description of how this room would be fab for your teen.)
All of the rooms were stylish, but for the winning design, the judges liked two rooms
Sonu Mathew said, “Denis Novosel’s enchanted forest is the most original and creative.” Leona Gaita said, “Chocolate brown for a teen’s room is very original and I think would make a teen feel very grown up,” and that “the dark brown backdrop makes a great setting for an ‘enchanted forest’.”
About Debbie Perkins’s teen girl’s room, Jon Leafstedt said she “did a pretty sophisticated mix of patterns while still keeping all of the colors coordinated.” Sonu added that “she took a risk introducing that palette and pattern mix.” Sonu also liked Debbie’s story. “Debbie clearly is considering the user and why she would relate to the space.”
As promised, everyone else who posted entries before the deadline was entered into a random drawing through Random.org for a RoomsByYou custom decorative pillow.
That pillow winner is Stella Fortuna! Yippee for Stella, and I will also put RoomsByYou in touch with you!
Everyone else, you can keep on creating and uploading teen rooms — not for competion — but just for fun. Cristy and Summer already did just that.