Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Well, it was a very tough job for the judges, folks. But finally we have a winner for the Inspired By Interiors contest, and it is the lovely Emma from Owl and the Grapes!
Everyone, and I mean everyone, put together a beautiful look (or two!) that would have been perfectly at home in the midst of the adorable interior. But Emma's outfit took the top prize because she really dug deep, going beyond simply matching the room and capturing the essence of the design, as well as pulling out the subtler elements such as the wonderful metallic finishes (those gold tights are simply amazing!). Her outfit has that secondhand chic that really mirrors the eclectic mix of kitschy accents, reworked antiques, and surprising color mix (who even noticed that purple rug?) that make up the interior. Fantastic job, Emma, and congratulations! Email me your address and your handmade fur felt hat will be on its way!
I want to thank everyone who entered the contest; it was clear that the participants really put in a lot of effort, and this was my original goal in setting up the contest the way I did. It was clear from some of the comments I received that for several people this was pushing into new territory, which was exactly what I was hoping to achieve. Interior design shares many of the same basic principles as fashion, and is one of many sources that can be used for inspiration. I hope all the participants found the exercise rewarding, and will continue to look for new and different ways expand their fashion horizons.
Here are the rest of the entries, in no particular order. Thanks again everyone for making this contest a success!