Design Challenge #2 - Vote to Win!

I'm excited to share my second "design challenge" collaboration with photographer Mary Gardella of Love Life Images. I'll explain the project, show you the design plans and then you can comment and vote on your favorite plan. Everyone who votes for the client's selected plan will be entered into a drawing to win a beautiful stationary set!

Mary came up with the idea for the design challenge when she discovered that many of her clients were stumped after their photo shoots—they didn't know what photos to select or how to best display them in their homes, so they sometimes did nothing. They were stuck and needed help.

Mary and I brainstormed how we could add value to her clients by offering a design consult in their homes to help them decide where to hang their pictures. It helps clients decide what size pictures to order and ultimately gives them a detailed plan for displaying them.

For our second design challenge, Mary and I are working with a shared client, Tamara Jensen. I've been working on design projects in Tamara's home for the last year and a half and Mary has taken photos of her family, so she became our perfect design challenge #2! 

Tamara is now redesigning her living room so we decided a wall design was in order for this room.

 {Living room now, before redesign and with temporary art that motivates them to obtain new art! This is the wall where we'll hang the photos. Photo by  Mary Gardella, Love Life Images .}

{Living room now, before redesign and with temporary art that motivates them to obtain new art! This is the wall where we'll hang the photos. Photo by Mary Gardella, Love Life Images.}

During the consultation, we discussed that Tamara wanted clean lines for her design. She wants the living room to be calm. Next we looked through the photos and picked Tamara's favorites. We decided to use box framewith black and white images of the family.Box frames are similar to canvas wrapped frames, but made out of wood with black sides. Stunning!

 {Planning the perfect wall design. Photo by  Mary Gardella, Love Life Images .}

{Planning the perfect wall design. Photo by Mary Gardella, Love Life Images.}

 {New space plan for the living room (the art will be displayed on the left side of the page). Photo by  Mary Gardella, Love Life Images .}

{New space plan for the living room (the art will be displayed on the left side of the page). Photo by Mary Gardella, Love Life Images.}

Once home, I began creating symmetrical plans to fit the wall using the photos Tamara loved. Below are the 3 plans we presented to Tamara. Please leave a comment with your vote for your favorite.Voting ends Tues., June 29 at noon. The winning plan will be announced here and I will select a name at random from those of you who select the same plan as Tamara.

Living Family Room Wall Redesign Gallery Art Photography Interior Design Decor Contest

To be entered to win a lovely set of stationary please comment and include your name, a way to contact you and the plan # you are voting for. Come on, I know you like to share your opinion so please let me know what you think! Voting ends at noon tomorrow, June 29. I'll announce the winning plan, select a winner & contact that winner over the next few days!

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Happy decorating!

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