As I mentioned in my original post about the Brickmaker's coffee table give away, the idea to do this give away came from a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my Wisteria chandelier and my own personal style. In that post, I asked the question "Can you create your own design style even if you buy some pieces from a catalogue?"
"Some of you attended a Catholic school. There were certain girls that just looked “different”… better. How could this be when the uniform was all the same? The answer of course was the way they WORE that uniform."
"If six different people had the EXACT same coffee table, it would look COMPLETELY different in six different settings. It still comes down to how you place it, the other pieces surrounding it, the shape and color of the room and how you accessorize that table. Putting your personal touches to a reproduction piece can be very rewarding."
To prove his point that anyone can use a piece of furniture from a catalogue and still create a room that reflects his/her personal style, Mark offered to give away 3 of his Brickmaker's coffee tables to three of my readers. Once the winners receive their tables, they will take pictures of their rooms. I will then post the pictures of the three rooms on my blog to show how the same table can look unique in three different settings.
And that's how this all began. At first, Mark and I were going to select two of the winners and my readers were going to be asked to vote on the final winner. But once the beautiful entries started coming in, Mark and I realized that it was going to be just too hard to pick the winners. So, I asked 27 of my design blogger friends to help out. Each of them was asked to choose 5 rooms that they felt would prove Mark's point. Today, the ten rooms that received the most votes will be posted on my blog to be voted on by you. You will get to vote for the three winners!
My 27 design blogging friends voted for 51 rooms. There were just so many beautiful rooms to choose from! Their diverse selections reflect the fact that good design is subjective and can take many forms. But when the voting came to an end, there were 10 rooms that received the most votes.
Here are the 10 finalists....
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So now it's your turn! On the upper right hand side of my blog is the list of the 10 finalists. All you need to do is vote for the room that you feel will help prove Mark's point. You will vote for one room. The three rooms that receive the most votes will win the tables. Here's an image of the table to refresh your memory.
Also, please leave a comment! I'd love to read the reasons behind your room selection.
I will announce the winners on Sunday November 29th at 8 a.m pacific time!
Thank you again to my design blogging friends who helped to choose the finalists!
Vicki Archer French Essence
Megan Arquette Beach Bungalow 8
Laura Casey Laura Casey Interiors
Emily Johnston Material Girls
Ness Lockyer Marley and Lockyer
Tracey and Hayley Porchlight Interiors
Linda Merrill Surroundings
Shannon Fricke Shannon Fricke
Anne Sage City Sage
Michele Ginnerty My Notting Hill
Joni Webb Cote de Texas
Holly Things That Inspire
Albarosa Simonetti Brillante Home Decor
Diane Dorrans Saeks The Style Saloniste
Christian May Maison 21
Paloma Contreras La Dolce Vita
Gina Milne Willow Decor
Lauren Liess Pure Style
Greet Lefevre Belgian Pearls
Maria Killam Colour Me Happy
Renae Moore Renae Moore Designs
Michelle Morelan A Schematic Life
Rhonda and Edie Swedish Interiors by Eleish Van Breems
Annette Tatum The Well Dressed Home
Valorie Hart Visual Vamp
Pamela Terry From the House of Edward
Ivan Meade Meade Design Group
Most importantly, I want to thank all of you who entered your rooms. They are all wonderful, personal and unique, and I appreciate you sharing your homes with us. Your homes reflect your passion for interior design. I feel blessed to have so many talented readers!