Joyus Design Challenge: The Details

As some of you may know, I recently participated in Joyus’ Viewers’ Choice Challenge. The challenge was to create a living room in under five hours using furniture and accessories selected by Joyus and H.D. Buttercup {none of which was disclosed to the participants until we arrived on set}. It was a wonderful, exhilarating and a bit nerve-racking experience! By the end, I was sweating bullets! I was so relieved that it didn’t show up in the video footage {smile}.
Joyus recently provided me with some still images of the space and I thought they would be fun to share with you. I certainly appreciate video, but photographs can provide you with an emotion that video can not.
One question viewers asked what why I didn’t hang the mirrors or artwork. The answer is, it was simply too heavy and I was asked not to hang them, but I really don’t mind that they are leaning up against the wall.
Living rooms should be designed for gatherings with family and friends. I therefore wanted to create a room that served multiple functions and could accommodate extra guests if needed. I arranged the sofa and pair of X benches in an L-shaped furniture arrangement which allows people to converse easily because the angel of conversation is comfortable. The X benches added a touch of glam and also coordinated beautifully with the gray accent wall and patterned upholstered. 
This is a fun angle of the the side table vignette. I think fresh flowers add so much life, color and beauty to a room. I loved how this turned out.
Here’s a closer look at one of the beautiful round end tables and pearl lamp. I adored those little tangerine Hermès boxes on the stack of books, but this is where a little editing on my part would have helped the overall look. Hind sight is 20 / 20!

The contest runs until April 16th, so if you haven’t voted or want to vote again {limitless!}, there is still time!Just go here.

All the thoughtful and sweet comments haven’t gone unnoticed. Each has warmed my heart. 
Thank you so much!
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10 Responses to Joyus Design Challenge: The Details

  1. Lindsey Anne | pinklet and c April 17, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Your room came out stunning! Love the color scheme and the mirrors leaning against the wall!

  2. Jess April 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I'm definitely headed to vote, I love what you did, I can't believe you only had 5 hours! I would have been sweating too!!!

  3. A Perfect Gray April 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    another blog referred me to the contest, but it was YOUR room that won my heart. it was the best. hope you'll win – but even if not -you created a stunning room. (I'm crazy about the audrey print). great job. donna

  4. Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style April 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Stumbled upon your blog through Joyus contest and I've already voted for you! Good luck with the results.
    Love, Olga

  5. The Cuban In My Coffee April 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I went to the contest website and watched all the clips. What a great challenge to be a part of. I have to say that yours is my favorite and I voted that way too;) I also use mirrors often in my designs and think your room turned out quite well.


  6. Interior Design Musings April 12, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    Very fun. Your room is totally divine. Love the layout, the colors and accessories. Hard to believe it only took five hours. M.

  7. Laurie April 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    It looks fantastic. Good Luck!

  8. Lisa Mende April 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Looks great! Good Luck! I'll go vote for you!

  9. McKae @ kaes corner design April 10, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    Wow this looks awesome! I love that arm chair!

  10. Laura Casey Interiors April 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Good luck!