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

    Good luck!

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

    Wow this looks awesome! I love that arm chair!

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

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

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

    It looks fantastic. Good Luck!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    XOXO,
    Whitney

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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!