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The Best Color Ever Challenge Results

The Best Color Ever Challenge Results A Classic Takes It We asked for your stories of the best color you ever painted something, and wouldn’t it make sense that the Challenge winner used a classic beauty? Yup. Debbie Perkins’—first furniture makeover ever, painted in a rich, punctuating black—just won the Challenge! Here’s her makeover photo and comments: “I’m new to painting, but I found some cheap end tables in the classified […] Read more »

Alluminare Design Challenge Winner

Alluminare Design Challenge Winner & World Class Designer Here at, we’ve been swimming in home decor patterns for weeks. And now, thanks to your votes, one design floated to the top of the pond.* Congratulations to Billy Hobbs. Rogers, Arkansas, USA! His mod, fluid design has the versatility to make it a great home decor pattern. Our Lead Design Judge and home design icon, Christopher Lowell, said this […] Read more »

Ta-Da! MyKidsArtOnCanvas Challenge Results

Ta-Da! MyKidsArtOnCanvas Challenge Results MyKidsArtOnCanvas Father’s Day Challenge Precious family moments. Touching artwork. We challenged children to create a drawing or a painting themed “My Dad and me,” depicting a fun time spent with Dad. Kids from around the globe submitted beautiful, colorful and moving portrayals. Such talent! The Challenge closed to entries last night at 11:59 pm, and shortly thereafter I ran the drawing over at* to […] Read more »

Imageglow Design Challenge Winner & More

Imageglow Design Challenge Winner & More We said this Challenge would be brilliant. And in the end, that’s what it came down to…a striking design that glowed. Congratulations to Jahnvi Thaker of Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India! The community chose Jahnvi Thaker’s joyful, contemporary design (Entry # 323) to win the Imageglow® Design Challenge!! And although you expressed your enthusiasm for all three of the finalists, Jahnvi’s design took an early lead […] Read more »

Ta-Da! RoomsByYou Challenge Results

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 expert judges: Jon Leafstedt, founder of RoomsByYou and in the past, […] Read more »

Ta Da! Challenge # 18 Results

Ta Da! Challenge # 18 Results Kenneth’s Lamp A Thousand Ways All the way from Snoqualmie in Washington State, to Dublin, Ireland, Design Junkies uploaded their creative plans to personalize designer Kenneth Brown’s unique lamp (from his QVC Collection). You can quickly update your room’s décor by changing the contents. of the lamp’s glass cylinder. We loved the diversity of the entries; there were colored glass tiles, marbles, Mickey Mouse beads […] Read more »

Ta Da! Challenge # 19 Results

Ta Da! Challenge # 19 Results Patterned Pumpkins Thanks to the participants in our Patterned Pumpkins Challenge! Jeepers those entries were varied. I thought Diane in Brentwood, California rocked the theme with this fall-leaves design: Here’s what Diane had to say: “I love the colors of fall so wanted to use them on my pumpkin. I found an oak leaf with an interesting shape and used it as a template to […] Read more »

Ta Da! Challenge # 15 Results

Ta Da! Challenge # 15 Results Daring Decor Since Nancy from Redondo Beach, CA was comfortable sharing with us how she stepped out of her design comfort zone, she wins the Daring Decor Challenge! Simple as that. Her “fauxaic” table was colorful and creative, and I adored how she involved the kids in the project. Here’s Nancy’s photo and her table story: “This is what we fondly refer to as our […] Read more »

Ta Da! Challenge # 14 Results

Ta Da! Challenge # 14 Results Create a Color Scheme What fun it was to see the color schemes you created from the blank canvas of our sitting area. All wonderful. Well almost all, but I’ll get to that. Without further delay (drum roll please) the winner of the Challenge is Renee from Beaverton, Oregon! Our Interior Design expert Leona Gaita and I were wowed by Renee’s colorful and imaginative entry. […] Read more »

Ta-Da! Challenge # 10 Results

Ta-Da! Challenge # 10 Results From Textile to Table A big reward for a bit of creativity. That’s what Rachel in Pleasanton, California celebrates tonight with her $50 Michael’s gift card. Rachel ran away with the From Textile to Table Challenge by doing one thing: giving it a whirl. Plus she has her delightful serving dish to keep. This Challenge asked us to look to a fabric design as inspiration […] Read more »

Ta-Da! SeeItYourWay Challenge Results

Ta-Da! SeeItYourWay Challenge Results SeeItYourWay Kitchen Design Challenge What a blast we had designing our kitchens. For weeks now, the Design Junkies have been clicking around choosing cabinets, appliances and flooring. They’ve been picking out tiles, lighting and more. We enjoyed reading about what people wanted in a kitchen and why they made their choices. Heather carefully chose products and finishes for her upcoming kitchen renovations, Vanessa found a […] Read more »

Ta-Da! Challenge # 9 Results

Ta-Da! Challenge # 9 Results Slice It Up Many people read about it. A bunch thought they’d give it a whirl. But Megan in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia shared her sliced-up artwork with us, and she’s scored a new book! Megan and her husband are lounging on an old dock in Guatemala in her photographic take on pointillism (above). I like the misty, relaxed feel of the piece. And the close […] Read more »

Ta-Da! Challenge # 2 Results

Ta-Da! Challenge # 2 Results DIY Fabric Design Okay home heroes and heroines; this one’s a slam dunk. The theme for this Challenge was to create a design for a piece of fabric for your home. Since Casey was our trendsetting, early-adopter sole participant, let’s see her project: Casey batiked some satin into a whirlpool of silky aqua, green and purple. She was nice enough to share with us her […] Read more »

Ta-Da! Challenge # 1 Results

Ta-Da! Challenge # 1 Results A Sense of Place The first Challenge brought diverse projects and materials, and a late-night, under the wire entry. The theme was to make something for your home using a map of a place that’s special to you. Diane prettied up her powder room with this fresh map-covered vase. The cars give it that fun road-trip feeling. Here’s Diane’s description: “I wanted something cute and […] Read more »

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