View Full Version : The World's Most Talented Designer -- Winners Announced!!

17th Dec 2007, 10:46 PM
This Contest belongs in "House"

:king: Dream of being an interior designer? Is your mind constantly filled with new ideas for making the coolest house possible? Or do you simply just like decorating houses? If so, this contest is just for you!

This is a low-stress, fun competition to get your creative juices flowing. Any style is permitted, and you don't need to be S2C's most noted room designer to enter!



:here: RULES

Enter one designer per member
Photoshop is not required. You will not be judged on your photo editing abilities. Minimal photoshopping is ok: ok: adding borders, picture frames, or sunlight. not ok: adding text, people, or any other photo.
Please abide by all forum rules and regs.
Only enter if you know you are going to be able to finish. I want to see everyone compete to his or her best ability!
This must be a newly built house. You cannot enter a house which is already decorated. (You do not need to build a house for this contest)


:here: Round Info

This contest will have 4 rounds not including applications.
The application will be open until I receive at least 14 contestants.
Rounds will last approx. 4-5 days.
One-day extensions will be given in emergency situations only. (please PM me if anything comes up.)

ROUND 1 - First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
[ROUND 2 - The Heart of the Home]
[ROUND 3 - The Room in Which One Lives]
:here:[ROUND 4 - Sleeping In]

Depending on how many contestants join, people will be eliminated each round.
Eliminations will be determined by the average score by 3 judges plus me.

Everyone will make it to round one.


1st Place
Ranch house by me. 1 Bed, 2 Bath, Plenty of area to add on, Fenced in back yard, Car port, LINOLEUM (!), and bunches of retro flair ;)
Additional Picture (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/?action=view&current=ranch1.jpg) | Additional Picture (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/?action=view&current=ranch2.jpg)

The 1st Place winner will also receive this lovely beach house by teardrops180

2nd Place
2nd place winner will receive the Beach House donated by teardrops. :] (Picture above)

3rd Place
3rd place winner will receive the 50's ranch house by me :] (Picture above)

If you would like to donate a prize, please do! PM me, I will not turn anything away!

21st Dec 2007, 2:36 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 12.20.07
Ends 1.22.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

21st Dec 2007, 3:57 AM
I'm here I'm here!!
start applying! :D

Contestant List:
1.) Ariss Du'Grazie - Dreea [Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1088917&postcount=4) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1092757&postcount=45) ] eliminated
2.) Stella La Rue - coldfloral [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089047&postcount=7) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1096242&postcount=66) ] eliminated
3.) Alexandria Sabring - Alexisaigar [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089057&postcount=9) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1094581&postcount=53) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1100600&postcount=95) ] [ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1106078&postcount=108) ] [ Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1110041&postcount=134) ]
4.) Helen Doggett - Redwing [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089622&postcount=11) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1092582&postcount=41) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1099328&postcount=88) ] eliminated
5.) Joris Van Doorn - Robotto [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090052&postcount=14) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1097161&postcount=68) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1102193&postcount=101) ] [ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1106656&postcount=115) ] eliminated
6.) Sela Rex - CiaoAlora [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090160&postcount=16) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1094159&postcount=52) ] eliminated
7.) Leyla Nagdi - eedgan [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091024&postcount=19) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1095837&postcount=63) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1100326&postcount=92) ] [ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1106224&postcount=112) ] [ Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1109064&postcount=132) ]
8.) Donnie Riccardo - mumof5ferals [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091242&postcount=22) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1095586&postcount=61) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1099843&postcount=89) ] [ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1106135&postcount=111) ] eliminated
9.) Nick Stone - dosymedia [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091503&postcount=25) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1095142&postcount=59) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1102095&postcount=100) ] eliminated
10.) Shenae O'Brian - TLAWBLIQUE360 [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091515&postcount=26) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1094146&postcount=51) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1101656&postcount=99) ] eliminated
11.) Jeremiah Sunrise - Safyre420 [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091516&postcount=27) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1094999&postcount=58) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1100669&postcount=97) ] [ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1106127&postcount=110) ] eliminated
12.) Lorrie Sparkle - romyhorse [ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091832&postcount=29) ] [ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1095607&postcount=62) ] [ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1100350&postcount=93) ] [ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1105700&postcount=107) ] [ Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1108643&postcount=128) ]

The first 3 people to PM me will be judges.
1.) Soapstar
2.) FurryPanda
3.) lzybtt27
Emergency Judges:
1.) HouHou
2.) Midnight05

21st Dec 2007, 12:35 PM
Designer's Name: Ariss Du'Grazie
Designer's Age: 24
How long have you been designing?: I've been designing for 2 years.
What is your favorite style?: Modern
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: Yes, because I studied hard to get here. I have my own business and it goes very well, because people love what I do to their homes.


This is a bedroom I designed and decorated. The room was quite big, so I wanted to separate the room in two areas: one for sleeping and one for lounging and relax. The stairs are the ones that give the impression of separation. I've used a pale lilla for the walls and a light wood parquet.

This is a restaurant I've decorated. The cuisine is vegetarian only so I've used shades of orange and green to make it look fresh. Also, the mirrors create a fresh look. I've used flower/nature paintings and many floor flower vases.

21st Dec 2007, 12:55 PM
Great Entry Dreea! I'll add your name to the list :]

21st Dec 2007, 1:07 PM
Thanks, Remy. I really hope we'll get enough contestants.

21st Dec 2007, 5:39 PM
Designer's Name: Stella La Rue
Designer's Age: 29
How long have you been designing?: Since the age of 19, when started out as an intern.
What is your favorite style?: Any good designer should be able to adapt to whatever design style their client wishes. All my designs have a contemporary "thread."
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: My adaptability makes my designs unique. I can do an ultra-modern kitchen, then turn around and do a shabby chic living room.




21st Dec 2007, 5:41 PM
Glad to see Stella's come out of retirement ;)

21st Dec 2007, 6:04 PM
Designer's Name: Alexandria Sabring
Designer's Age: 28


How long have you been designing?: My whole life really. Even as a child with my own room, the interior design was important to me. I had to have everything perfect. So after high school, I went straight to school for interior design and graduated seven years ago. I was struggling in the beginning, as it's really not an easy industry to break in to. I just opened my own design company last year though, and things are great now!

What is your favorite style?: I don't really have a favorite style. I prefer an eclectic mix of a lot of styles, mix and match if you will. If I have to choose a favorite style though, it would definitely be either traditional or modern.

Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: I don't think I have what it takes. I know I do. Like I said, I've been designing interiors since I was a child. Now I own my own business, and I've never had a customer who wasn't entirely satisfied with the work I've done. I go that extra mile to ensure that any customer of mine is happy. If they're not, then my job isn't done.

2 Shots of Rooms I've Designed:

This is the dining room in my sister's house that I designed. The black and white give the room a very contemporary, yet formal feel. The pink flowers on the table break up the color scheme a bit, adding a slight pop of color.

This room was designed for a client of mine who wanted his house to really reflect the spring season. The light yellow walls reflect the light sun of the season, while the various flowers in vases and on the deco of the dresser and painting behind the bed, bring out the most common theme of spring--flowers in bloom. The light wood floor further lightens the room, adding to an even more spring feel. He was very satisfied with my work.

21st Dec 2007, 9:08 PM
great entries guys!
I really like the looks of all these rooms! It's going to be a toughy!!

Glad to see people are applying!
I'll add everyone to the list :)

22nd Dec 2007, 9:55 PM
thank you for entering redwing :)
I'll add Helen to the list.
stunning rooms, by the way!

23rd Dec 2007, 3:52 PM
Ok guys, since we're not getting very much attention, I'm going to hold open apps until next Wednesday. If I have at least 8 entrants, we can go. If not, I'll hold the applications open while giving you guys round one as well.

Tell all your friends, guys! I don't want to make this super confusing!

23rd Dec 2007, 7:21 PM
Designer's Name: Joris van Doorn
Designer's Age: 28
How long have you been designing?: 5 years
What is your favorite style?: Most of my designs are transitional but I delight in the tranquility of the typical Japanese style.
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: I am very sure that I have what it takes. I was once a graphic design student and at the time it seemed pretty definite that that was what I wanted to pursue. I eventually, and unknowingly, discovered that my true passion was interior design and since realising this it has been my ambition to make myself the best designer that I can be. This competition would not only help me prove it to others but to myself as well.

This transitional living room was influenced by a sort of traditional tropical look. The stark flooring and tables contrast with the seating and wall colour, very typical of the transitional style. The colours are very simple and minimal, giving the room a serene and welcoming appeal.

The kitchen wasn't very big to begin with but I was able to give it a more spacious look just by changing the lighting and colours. I was going for a very simple look and very simple colours just to make the kitchen seem more open. I added seating for lounging because this particular family loves to socialise while preparing meals.

23rd Dec 2007, 10:00 PM
Oh my God! Joris looks so good! And so real!!! What a hunk...

23rd Dec 2007, 10:05 PM
Designer's Name: Sela Rex
Designer's Age: 26
How long have you been designing? 6 years residentially, and 2 years commercially
What is your favorite style?: Transitional; It takes the best from traditional and contemporary and cleans it up a bit with modern lines.
Do you think you have what it takes? Why: Of course, I know I’m a good designer. It’s all about programming, listen to what your client wants and designing to please. Aesthetics play a key role as well, a space should always reflect beauty.

I wanted this dining room to be fresh and inspiring. I chose cool, crisp green tones accented by black and white. A large picture window looks out to the garden, making the space blend from one area to another.

This is a lounge area I renovated in Pleasantview. They added the H&M fashion line to their store and wanted the interior to reflect that image.

23rd Dec 2007, 10:55 PM
Thanks Dreea :anime: I can already tell this is going to be intense =D

24th Dec 2007, 2:52 AM
Yay! thanks for entering Robotto and CiaoAlora.
I'll add you both to the list.

Robotto, you're right: this IS going to be intense! :D

25th Dec 2007, 9:41 PM
Leyla Nagdi by eedgan


Designer's Name: Leyla Nagdi
Designer's Age: 30-something
How long have you been designing?: For 2 years I designed houses for pixel people in a real life simulation game on a really cool internet site. Now I am studying and will be a qualified interior designer by January 2008.
What is your favorite style?: Modern
Do you think you have what it takes? Yes, I am young-ish, artistic, motivated and hard working. I believe that homes must be more than just beautiful, it must be functional too - and I believe that although I am not as experienced as other designers, my talent will shine through.

Bedroom 1: Pumza's Bedroom


My friend, Pumza, and I bought loft apartments in the same building and she was thrilled when I volunteered to decorate the room on her behalf. She loves more contemporary furniture in wood with warm colours. I used greens and cream to accentuate the honey-coloured wood. I made sure that there was plenty of storage space as she loves retail therapy!

Bedroom 2: Leyla's Bedroom


I love the starkness of ultra modern furniture for my own home. I use stark white walls, and contrasted it with black furnishings. Plenty of closet space as well as desk where I can play games and chat on S2C! I added warmth and colour to the room by using bold red carpeting and red lampshades. (Sorry, I did not have time to make the bed before the photographer arrived!)

25th Dec 2007, 10:01 PM
Yey, another contestant!

26th Dec 2007, 12:54 AM
wahoo eedgan thanks for entering!! Leyla is gorgeous and her rooms are wonderful :]

Now we only need one more contestant to get this contest up and running.

26th Dec 2007, 10:04 AM
Designer's Name: Donnie Riccardo
Designer's Age: 33
How long have you been designing?: 3 years
What is your favorite style?:I like to a variety of styles from classic to modern.
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: I think that everyone has what it takes to be a designer, and I don't think that I am any more deserving than the next contestant.


This design was requested by a client who just cant get enough of reflective styles, nor the modern approach to living. She was, more than happy when I gave her this design for the living room.


One year ago, I was renovating a bedroom and wanted a little tradition with a cosy feel to it. I went with cream to white for the most part of the room and added wood to tone down the brightness. The picture of the wall compliments the colours well.

26th Dec 2007, 2:12 PM
Remy, you need at least 10 contestants to go on with the contest. You are allowed to post round 1 and leave the apps opened until round 1 ends.

26th Dec 2007, 3:12 PM
ahhh 10?! i did not know that. hahah
actually, i probably did but I just forgot :doh:
thanks for reminding me. haha :)

Anyways, thanks for entering mumo!!
I'll add you to the list

now we officially need 2 more contestants.
make it happen people :D

26th Dec 2007, 9:47 PM
Designer's Name: Nick Stone
Designer's Age: 23
How long have you been designing?: One year, mainly as a hobby.
What is your favorite style?: I'm divided between simple and homey styles which sims can truly live in and homes filled with bold colors and interesting compliments. I plan on trying a handful of approaches in the future, however.
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: Of course I do! I'm young and quick to pick up on new skills--which is what I consider interior design for myself, a new skill. With a bit of trial and error, I think I can really turn myself into a great competitor for this competition.

This is a quaint living room I fixed up for my friend's cottage. I had a very limited budget, so I decided to go with a simplistic approach here. The owners aren't home often, so I'm thinking that their cat is enjoying the arrangement more than them!

This is a kitchen done in a sleek, modern style for the average busy-body. The island bar is perfect for those that need to eat quick and leave on the hour.

26th Dec 2007, 10:25 PM
Designer's Name: Shenae O'Brian
Designer's Age: 25
How long have you been designing?:
For about a year and a half.
What is your favorite style?:
I like exotic themes with asian influences.
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?:
I definately think I have what it takes because I view design from an artistic yet functional perspective. Im new to the business but I feel this just gives me a fresh outlook and Im still full of ideas that Im yet to complete.

I did a dining room and kitchen for a new couple that loved to throw dinner parties. They were travellers and they wanted there dining area to show off the things they've seen in their travels while still being modern and a great space for entertaining.

This is another kitchen area I did for an older couple. The picture shows their breakfast nook. They wanted a peaceful, quiet area with a sense of nature so I incorporated natural colors with large windows to give a sense of being outdoors.

26th Dec 2007, 10:26 PM

Designer's Name: Jeremiah Sunrise

Designer's Age: 23

How long have you been designing?: 2 years

What is your favorite style?: Modern

Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: I think I have what it takes because I love what I do. I carefully plan my designs to the needs of my clients while also giving it my own personal touch.



26th Dec 2007, 11:49 PM
yay!! entries!
I'll add you guys to the list!

even though we made it past 10 entries, I'm going to keep the apps open until tomorrow at 11PM Eastern Time so more people have a chance to enter. :)

looking great guys!

27th Dec 2007, 3:33 PM
Designer's Name: Lorrie Sparkle
Designer's Age: 29
How long have you been designing?: About 7 years, since I graduated college.
What is your favorite style?: My personal favourite is contemporary.
Do you think you have what it takes? Why?: Yes, otherwise I wouldn't be here. I have the experience and drive to win this contest, as well as 7 years experience to back me up.


Thses are 2 rooms I designed for a client recently. She's just bought a new beach house and wanted the whole house re-designed.

As she entertains alot I made the dining room comfortable but not too formal. On the wall I hung some posters of places she'd visited on holiday.


In the bedroom she wanted it to look light and feminine, so I used white as the main colour and accented with pink.


27th Dec 2007, 3:53 PM
Yay... Romy has joined...And as always looking good.

28th Dec 2007, 4:43 AM
Everyone makes it to round 1, so here we go!

Round 1 - First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
Round details -
It's the first thing you see, feel, hear and smell when you walk in: The foyer. The home's foyer, or entryway, is one of the most poignant yet ignored features in a house. If it's too big, the house feels cold and empty; too small and the house becomes cramped and stuffy. Put your creativity to work today and create the best foyer you can. Here's the catch: Your design must fit into every other design you submit to this competition. All of them have to flow together to create one big masterpiece.

For this round...
- post 3-4 pictures of the Foyer, one of them being an Aerial shot.
- Also include a description of your vision and what you plan to achieve with your design as a whole.

Other Notes...
- Please see first post for any questions about Photoshopping
- At the end of this round, 3 contestants will be eliminated.

Try your best and HAVE FUN!! :D

Edit:// one more thing --> this round will be open until January 3rd

28th Dec 2007, 3:11 PM
As for the aerial shot...is it to be just of the foyer or of the entire house? I think you mean of just the foyer, but I want to make sure. ;)

28th Dec 2007, 3:18 PM
Yep, just the foyer :)

edit:// anyone know how to move this thread to the "Other" section? does BP do that? or am I supposed to... haha. i am so naive! :smash:

28th Dec 2007, 4:57 PM
Are there any room dimensions we should keep in mind? No bigger than ___ /no smaller than ___?

28th Dec 2007, 5:22 PM
I don't understand... Do we need to build the entire house now? Or is each round simply a single room? Because if it is just single rooms... will you then at the end ask for a picture of the entire house? And if we must do an entire house, what rooms/requirements are there?
I am confused because in your post #1 you state: "This must be a newly built house. You cannot enter a house which is already decorated."

28th Dec 2007, 7:03 PM
Remy you edit your first post from application to in progress and the mods will move it to the correct category for you. Those two questions above for me too????

28th Dec 2007, 7:59 PM
coldfloral Nope, no requirements. The size is up to you.
eedgan Sorry about the confusion. I will re-word my first post. What I meant was that you cannot use a house that has already been decorated. You do not need to build an entire house, and i will not ask for a picture of the whole house at the end. However, all of your designs must go together somehow; they must look like they come from the same house.
TLAWBLIQUE360 thanks :] I did edit it to In Progress but I guess the Mods haven't seen it yet.

Sorry about the confusion everyone. Let me know if that makes more sense.

28th Dec 2007, 8:39 PM
Oh that sucks I missed the application deadline! But good luck to everyone, this looks fun!

28th Dec 2007, 11:01 PM
Thanks! I understand now. (To be honest I am glad that I do not have to do an entire house! With my birthday coming up... I must get ready to party, party, party!

29th Dec 2007, 12:04 AM
Wow redwing! I actually thought that was a picture! Im pressing my nose up against the glass of the last pic cus I wanna see the rest!

29th Dec 2007, 2:00 AM
Great entry redwing!

29th Dec 2007, 3:46 AM
Description: I have an unique designing style. I love the elements from modern style, urban style and funky style and I always mix them together. And this is the result: Urban means modern, so they are very related and funky means colours...vivid colours.
For this entrance, I used white to create a clean, bright, fresh and spatious look. The pink and lavander touches are to warm up the space and give a personal, feminin feeling. This is the entrance of a modern, glamorous, yet functional and cozy home.






29th Dec 2007, 5:19 AM
Great entry Dreea. Love the pink! :)

added a new 1st place prize, guys! Check it out.

29th Dec 2007, 5:20 AM
Oh wow, excellcent entries- I'm blown away. I would for sure enter the contest, since I love interior design, but I've missed the deadline. :/

Good luck to you all, the entries that have been submitted so far are brilliant!

29th Dec 2007, 11:47 PM
Same here, miniaussielover! I'll be watching the contest, though. Good luck guys! :)

30th Dec 2007, 7:26 PM
Yeah I feel horrible that I missed the deadline too. Ehh too bad I guess.

30th Dec 2007, 7:41 PM
oh man sorry you three :[
if this one is successful maybe there will be a second one?
who knows.
but if there is... you should totally enter!!

30th Dec 2007, 10:08 PM
Round 1 - First Impressions are Lasting Impressions

Design Concept
For this house I plan to create a very airy, tropical atmosphere. I plan to bring this about by including fire and water elements along with alot of plants and alot of blues, greens and whites throughout. The foyer is the introduction to this concept and in it I have included a fire pit, white walls, alot of green plants and blue accents here and there. It sets the tone for the rest of the house.

The dotted line shows the transition to another room. The foyer ends there.

The view from the next room's stairs to the front door.

View from entrance angled to the right.

View from entrance angled to the left.

30th Dec 2007, 10:26 PM
My goal with the foyer design was to achieve a sense of space. By using the vertical space with a two-story foyer, I achieved a sense of grandeur and openness. The colors chosen are very natural and light, to tie in with the spaciousness. The style is semi-formal with a casual softness. It flows beautifully with my personal taste, which is a transitional style.

From the balcony looking down...

The stairs leading up to the balcony

Sitting area

Aerial view

Extra Image (http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Entrymirror.jpg)

31st Dec 2007, 6:47 AM

The vision: The Cavanaugh family is a young family, just able to buy their first home. With money a bit tight at the moment, the family has hired me to design the interior of their home room by room. My overall vision for the rooms I design in this home is to maintain a casual, family-friendly environment without sacrificing beauty.


The first room they asked me to work on was the small foyer, since its small size would result in a less expensive project than the other rooms of the home (as I said, their money is tight at the moment). The small space made this room quite a challenge, but I think it came together rather nicely.

View from the door:

The polished floors and large mirror add depth to the room, making the cozy space seem a bit more open. The small cushioned bench, decorated with pillows, is a perfect place for guests to sit and take off their shoes, or for the naughty kids to spend a timeout. ;)


Meanwhile, the decorative plants and vases (the glass looking vases are actually plastic to maintain that family-friendly atmosphere) and the paintings on the wall, create beauty and make this room inviting.


31st Dec 2007, 7:49 AM
Aaah! Really cool rooms guys! I love the different-ness of each one :D
Remy, i'm really looking forward to a season 2 :P Hehe! I'll definetely join if it happens, anyway.

31st Dec 2007, 9:12 AM
Just curious....Can we just build a house and then show off the required rooms for the rounds?

31st Dec 2007, 3:14 PM
umm I guess there is nothing wrong with that.
as long as everything is your work and you can make everything "flow", sure.

31st Dec 2007, 4:04 PM
Good to hear that, because my entry is in a house that I had built a couple weeks ago (thus the small foyer size). XD Everyone's entries are fantastic. Good luck all!

31st Dec 2007, 9:28 PM
My Vision:
My vision for the foyer, and ultimately the entire home, is a clean and modern with bits of luxury.

The Art:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR1P1small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR1P1.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR1P2small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR1P2.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR1P3small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR1P3.jpg)

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Please click pics for bigger versions. :)

1st Jan 2008, 2:16 AM
Description || The house I'm designing is meant for an upper-middle class family with a bit of simoleans to spend and two kids to consider. I wanted my design to be comfortable, family-friendly and to have a taste of luxury. Most of all, I wanted to avoid having the place look like a museum. It's a house meant to be lived in!


The Entrance

The Sitting "Room"

Second Shot of the Sitting "Room"

1st Jan 2008, 6:46 AM
Man, you guys really know how to decorate a room :). I am counting down the days until I will be able to join again....oh, the joy of the thought, lol!


1st Jan 2008, 1:16 PM
Entrance Aerial





For the entrance/foyer I went with shades of browns and shades of pink. As this is the first room that ones sees, I gave it a more welcoming feel. I gave a modern yet cosy atmosphere, with a touch of sophistication to this room and it achieved inexpensively.

1st Jan 2008, 2:36 PM
My Vision

To create a light, contemporary family home. It should look modern and chic but still be child-friendly, practical and comfortable.





1st Jan 2008, 8:15 PM
For this I chose to decorate a contemporary South African Beach House. (Don't expect to see hall closets and coat racks... no such thing in South Africa!) The home is light and airy, decorated in shades of blues, greens and teal. This home has a dramatic entrance hall, with panoramic views of the ocean. Spirals stairs go up to a loft level and the other stairs lead down to the kitchen & dining area.





One More Image (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/MTDwall7.jpg)

1st Jan 2008, 10:05 PM
OOh one more entry and we get to see the second round!
:baloons: Happy New Year :w00t:

1st Jan 2008, 11:57 PM
yes I know!
I am very surprised and very happy that almost everyone showed up for round 1!!
You guys are awesome!

once everyone gets their entry in, i'll shut round 1 down and get the judges scores!

we still need entries from Coldfloral and Robotto, but don't rush if you don't have to! take your time. i want to see everyone's best effort.

Happy New Year!! :D

2nd Jan 2008, 6:22 AM
This house will be earthy, contemporary, and warm.




2nd Jan 2008, 5:48 PM
I've edited my entry

3rd Jan 2008, 1:51 AM
For this design I decided to do something somewhat different but something that still fits into my usual style. I took from my interest in traditional Japanese design and sort of modernised it. I threw in some geometric elements but kept it very simple.





( Sorry for making everyone wait! :err: )

3rd Jan 2008, 1:58 AM
Great entry robotto. I like the shape of the room, its different! Now time for round two! Yea!

Drea it so didnt suck! I liked the transparent closets idea, it was very cool. I just wanna work on the dimensions of my rooms. Ive began to notice that they are all rectangles or squares, very SQUARE! :confused: Ive gotta try some different shapes(lol)

3rd Jan 2008, 2:03 AM
Yeah! Everybody has such amazing foyers. Mine sucks, I know it :)

3rd Jan 2008, 9:30 PM
Alright, Round 1 is officially closed! :)
thank you guys so much for all showing up! I know this wasn't the most convenient time for a contest due to the Holidays and such, but I am very impressed that we have no drop-outs and no shows! Kudos to everyone!

I sent out a PM to all of the judges. Hopefully we will have the scores as soon as possible and we can get round 2 underway. I am not going to post round 2 until the judges have replied.

Everyone's entries were fantastic. I can tell this contest is going to be a nail-biter for sure!

3rd Jan 2008, 9:31 PM
How many will move on to the next round?

3rd Jan 2008, 9:33 PM
9 contestants will move on.

4th Jan 2008, 10:32 PM
Hey anyone alive in here?

4th Jan 2008, 11:48 PM
I'm alive...and wondering what's going on. lol. It's been over 24 hours since the judging PMs were sent out. Any response yet?

Also, we have 16 days left of this contest. With three more rounds that leaves 5 days per round without taking into account the time for judging. I hope this is planned for. :)

5th Jan 2008, 12:08 AM
yep i am just waiting on one more judge :)
the other rounds are going to have to be 3-4 days.
as more people get eliminated, hopefully that will be do-able?

sorry for the wait you guys, i know how hard it can be!

5th Jan 2008, 12:28 AM
kk just my results. sry i was so slow guys

5th Jan 2008, 1:43 AM
So when will the scores be posted? :D

5th Jan 2008, 1:48 AM
My sentiments exactly! But no pressure ;)

5th Jan 2008, 1:50 AM
Nope, no pressure. It's just I know I will be eliminated but I want to be sure. LOL

5th Jan 2008, 1:54 AM
Jsut sent my scores in, luckers all

5th Jan 2008, 2:51 AM
Scores are in!
You were scored as follows:
- 10 points for design as a whole
- 5 points for description
- 5 points for picture quality

I took the average of every judge's score.

Design - 9/10
Description - 4/5
Photo - 5/5
total = 18/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 4.5/5
Photo - 3/5
total = 15.5/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 4.5/5
Photo - 5/5
total = 17.5/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 4.5/5
Photo - 4.5/5
total = 16/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 4.5/5
Photo - 5/5
total = 16.5/20

Design - 9/10
Description - 3/5
Photo - 5/5
total = 17/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 5/5
Photo - 4.5/5
total = 16.5/20

Design - 8.5/10
Description - 4/5
Photo - 4.5/5
total = 17.5/20

Design - 9.5/10
Description - 4.5/5
Photo - 4.5/5
total = 18.5/20

Design - 9/10
Description - 5/5
Photo - 5/5
total = 19/20

Design - 7.5/10
Description - 3/5
Photo - 4/5
total = 14.5

Design - 8/10
Description - 4/5
Photo - 5/5
total = 17/20

Please PM me if you would like to see your comments

I am very sorry to say goodbye to these three contestants

Everyone had such gorgeous entries & I am really sad to see you guys go because you all had great designs.

That being said, Round 2 is now open. Here's the low down.

Round 2 - The Heart Of The Home
This round, you will be designing the Kitchen! The kitchen is often called the heart of the home, and it's your turn to show us what your interpretation is. Is your kitchen big? modern? small and cozy? What makes your kitchen special?

For this round please post 4 pictures plus one aerial shot of your kitchen.
Please also include a description of your design and what you were aiming to achieve with it.

This round will be open until 11 PM EASTERN TIME January 8th.

Be creative and Have fun!
If you have any questions feel free to ask :)

5th Jan 2008, 3:11 AM
Oh well...:) Good luck! And it's Dreea with double e not double a ;)

5th Jan 2008, 3:34 AM
Oh my! I'm so surprised I didn't get chopped. x3

5th Jan 2008, 4:27 AM
Ok, time for a kitchen. This might actually be the first time I made it past round one of a design contest so yay me! Sorry to see the three of you go but its stiff competition.

5th Jan 2008, 5:04 AM
wow, I made it. Just barely...but still! I didn't think I would. Everyone's entries were great and I'm very sorry to see you three go. :(

Now time to look for some kitchen stuff...

5th Jan 2008, 2:00 PM
Congratulations to those who made it through to round two, good luck for the next round! So maybe next time for me... Ciao!

6th Jan 2008, 6:41 AM
The Kitchen

For the kitchen I went for more of a subtle earth tone hue. Using marble counter tops to give this room a splash of elegance yet maintain a realistic and open room. I have used white appliances which gives a clean and crisp appearance.






6th Jan 2008, 6:56 AM
Wowza! Give me a sec while I locate my eyeballs. Those kitchens are awesome mum and red! Ive gotta go do mine and throw it in. Hopefully itll be on a different page so I can preserve my ego.LoL. They really look great you guys!

6th Jan 2008, 6:21 PM
Great entries mumof5ferals and redwing! My kitchen is being put to shame but your awesome ones. lol. Mine will be posted later tonight. ;)

6th Jan 2008, 8:17 PM
If you follow the spiral stairs down from the entrance hall, you will find yourself in the kitchen/dining/family area. In South Africa the eating area is usually contained within the kitchen and breakfast bars are rather uncommon. I chose to continue with the blue hue in the kitchen - a rather modern kitchen with white wood floors, it features most modern appliances. (notice that I have used a bin as opposed to a trash compactor? I have never in my 33 years actually seen a trash compactor in my country! I did see one in a magazine though!) I did not add curtains to the one wall of the kitchen as I did not want to spoil the beautiful view. In any event, anyone who can afford this lovely beach house can afford a private beach and need not worry about peeking eyes!

The family area is incorporated into the kitchen, but is partially screened off. A great place to gather after dinner or a great way for mom to keep and eye on the little ones while they watch the Cartoon Network...






I'm having so much fun with my beach house. This (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/outdoorbeachhouse_00000002_b48d0e8e.jpg) is what it looks like so far.

6th Jan 2008, 8:54 PM

The kitchen follows on from the light style used in the hallway. I have installed white wooden units with butchers-block worktop, and used green textured wallpaper to compliment the green-striped wallpaper in the hall. There is ample storage and space for food preparation, and in the corner there is a dining area with views over the garden and a door leading to the patio. In addition there is a dishwasher for the busy family on the go.







7th Jan 2008, 1:31 AM
Pretty pretty... color me jealous jealous...

7th Jan 2008, 1:37 AM
The vision: The Cavanaugh family is slowly accumulating more and more money to have their first home designed to their vision. This time, they asked me to design the heart of the home--the kitchen. Working with the small size was a bit of a challenge, just as the foyer had been, but they are very happy with the result!


I was asked to design the kitchen to be welcoming and casual, but not too casual. They desired to maintain a little bit of formality in the kitchen, as it would be where Mrs. Cavanaugh spends a bit of time entertaining for dinner parties. Additionally, the kitchen is open to the dining area, so it needed to have the ability to be an attractive hosting area. The formality was achieved through using the attractive light wood cabinets with glass fronts, and dark granite counters, while the casual essence was maintained by the light blue walls and accents.


Also, to keep in touch with the Cavanaugh family's wish of soon starting a family, I was sure to include a breakfast bar in the kitchen plan. This will serve well when the little ones come along, as the kitchen is usually the gathering place of the family. In the meantime, the comfortable bar can be used by guests to socialize with the host or hostess as the dinner is completed.


Of course, a kitchen keeping in mind the fact that dinner parties and the like will be hosted, could not be complete without a sufficient wine rack. We found a wooden rack that matched beautifully with the wooden cabinets, and kept the lines of the kitchen nicely matched.


Finally, Mrs. Cavanaugh asked that the kitchen be one that could really be lived in, in addition to being one fit for dinner parties. To emphasize the kitchens livability, I was sure to maintain adequate counter space and show that that counter space would indeed fit her request for livability. I incorporated most of the items she already had in her kitchen prior to the new design, including her herb shelf, fruit baskets, bread box, and knives. With the project complete, I also left a gift of wine and some wonderfully complementing cheese.


Overall, Mrs. Cavanaugh's vision was fulfilled. The kitchen is now a very livable space that can be the heart of dinner parties, as well as the heart of the home for the sure-to-grow family.

7th Jan 2008, 1:39 AM
Wow these kitchens are totally GORGEOUS!

Sorry I haven't been updating the list. I've been kind of busy this weekend. But do not fear, my upcoming week is filled with lots of nothing, so I will be here often!

Anyone who wants comments, please PM me, and anyone who knows someone who could donate some prizes, please talk to them!

Also remember that the round ends Tuesday. If everyone shows up, three people will be eliminated.

7th Jan 2008, 3:52 AM
For the kitchen, I decided to keep it open and large. I wanted this room to be modern yet have a touch of earthiness.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP1KitchenAerial2.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP1KitchenAerial1.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP2Kitchen2.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP2Kitchen1.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP3Kitchen2.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP3Kitchen1.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP4Kitchen2.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDP4Kitchen1.jpg)

Please click pics for larger versions :)

8th Jan 2008, 3:40 AM
Hey guys sorry for such a speedy round, but hopefully this will give us more wiggle room for further rounds and possible extensions.

The round ends tomorrow @ 11:00 PM Eastern Time so plan accordingly. We are only waiting on 3 more people, so hopefully everything will go smoothly!

Great entries y'all!!

8th Jan 2008, 7:54 AM
Round 2 - The Heart Of the Home

The Kitchen is indeed the Heart of the Home and I felt to bring about the warmth of the kitchen and the fire element in the design concept, I'd add a somewhat hidden,white-wash,stone fireplace. The rest of the kitchen embraces the airy, tropical feel of the foyer with its shiny white wood floors and its light blue walls. The appliances are mostly white but the counters have a light wood finish. The chairs are blue with a wood finish and there is a green and wood window seat. There are also a few added white shelves and cupboards and alot of green plants scattered throughout.






8th Jan 2008, 10:45 PM
Round 2 - The Heart of a Home
The first thing I noticed when I was starting to design the kitchen area was the little space the kitchen truly had. My goal when I began to decorate was, of course, to make this a fully functional kitchen and dining room for this nuclear family. The challenge was the cramped space which I had to work with. Luckily, neither of the parents claimed to be very big cooks, though the children reluctantly admitted to being constant kitchen moseys.

To mesh both of their needs, I made the small space as accessible as possible for both children while still giving the adults something to look forward too when they entered the neglected section.


The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Dining Area

9th Jan 2008, 1:22 AM
For the kitchen design I decided to go a little more modern. I was a bit conservative in colour choice since I didn't wish to distract from the overall flow. I kept the solid blacks, reds, and whites and added stainless steel and slate counter tops with stainless steel appliances. I sort of separated the kitchen from the dining area in order to liberate myself a little from having to work with a consistent design. The separation also makes it more convenient when entertaining because the kitchen seems to have its own area, allowing the dining area and living room to have their own space.





9th Jan 2008, 1:53 AM
Alrighty, Round 2 is CLOSED because everyone has submitted their entries!

I'll send out a notice to the judges so that they can get to work! It should take about a day or so to get every judge's scores.

9th Jan 2008, 3:11 AM
Hi! Just popping in to say that all these rooms look fantastic! Well done!

10th Jan 2008, 7:09 AM
Thanks for the compliment Kahlia!

10th Jan 2008, 3:51 PM
Just waiting on one more judge :]

12th Jan 2008, 1:13 AM
Design - 7/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 15/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 17/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 16/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 17/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 5/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 18/20

Design - 10/10
Description - 3/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 18/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 15/20

Design - 6/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 14/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 5/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 16/20


So, this round leaves us with 6 more contestants. That means dosymedia, TLAWBLIQUE360, and Redwing are out. Sorry to see you guys go. I thought every design was amazing, and as you can tell, there were really close scores.

So, we have 6 left and we're on to Round 3! :)
This round is The Room in Which One Lives. A.K.A The Living Room. For this round, you will be designing a living room that is cohesive with your total design idea, and that is functional for the kind of people whom you are designing for. There is no budget, and no size restrictions. Go for whatever you think would work best :).

The deadline for this round is January 14th @ 11:00 PM Eastern. Sorry for the short round, but judging went a little longer than I wanted it to this round. 3 people will be eliminated.

ALSO check out the new prize!! Thanks to teardrops180 we have some new goods!

12th Jan 2008, 1:25 AM
Good luck to everyone! :]

12th Jan 2008, 3:05 AM
I'm sorry to see the three go. I'm sure judging was very difficult, given how amazing all the entries were. :) Now to get working on a living room. Good luck all!

12th Jan 2008, 3:07 AM
Well round 2 of a design contest for the first time! Maybe next time ill make it to round 3! Good luck to you guys with the rest!

12th Jan 2008, 6:30 AM
Question: How many pictures do you want for this round? 4 + aerial again? Thanks!

12th Jan 2008, 2:46 PM
oh sheesh I totally forgot.
Yep, 4 pictures + One Aerial.
That will be the norm from now on :)

13th Jan 2008, 9:19 PM
Again, in keeping with the rest of the house, I have chosen green and white as the main colours, keeping it fresh and light. There is a large corner sofa which provides plenty of seating without taking up too much space, I had it upholstered in a warm rust material, very child-friendly! There are a range of entertainment choices from reading to computer games, something for everyone. To the back of the room there are patio doors opening onto the rear gardens, and large windows to the front.






14th Jan 2008, 7:54 AM
Working again with the Cavanaugh family, I was asked to design their living room. This room is opposite the kitchen. When coming from the foyer, you turn left to get to the kitchen, while you turn right to get to this room. Once again, I was restricted a bit by the smaller size of the room, but it was not nearly as small as the foyer at least! For this space I was asked to keep the atmosphere casual, yet to make it somewhat stylish. The dinner parties hosted by Mrs. Cavanaugh would undoubtedly end up here as dinner wrapped up, and after dinner drinks were served, so it needed to serve as a good socializing area. Additionally, it needed to keep somewhat family-friendly for the future plan of children.


For the space I chose couches and matching chairs that maintained the casual feel, yet were also very stylish. Of course the white fabric is also stain-resistant for the future plan of children. ;)


The entertainment center holds the television for those relaxing nights at home without dinner guests, while also housing decorative items that create appeal while entertaining. All fragile items were of course placed on the high shelves, and the unit is secured to the wall to prevent any accidents if and when children join the household.


Finally, this room provides stair access to reach the basement level of the home. I chose to separate the stairs a bit with a stylish screen, to make the living room seem more private, while still matching the space to the overall feel of the room.


In the end a space perfect for entertaining was created, with the plans of the future firmly in mind and the space easily adapted to such plans. The Cavanaughs are very happy!

14th Jan 2008, 9:55 AM
Those rooms look awesome romy and alexis!

14th Jan 2008, 11:48 AM
For this room I wanted it to be a fairly open room with an earthy hue. I wanted it to be a place of gathering and a place to relax with a nice view and a touch of elegance.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3AerialSmall.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3AerialBig.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P1Small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P1Big.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P2Small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P2Big.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P3Small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P3Big.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P4Small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P4Big.jpg)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P5Small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/Safyre420/Sim%20Contests/wmtd/WMTDR3P5Big.jpg)

Please click the pics for larger versions :)

14th Jan 2008, 12:17 PM
For the living room I used green this time round to give this room an inviting feel to it. I used brown shades to give this room a cosy atmosphere. Wooden floors were used to accentuate the brown hues throught this room.

Overhead shot





14th Jan 2008, 5:10 PM
The living room of this home is somewhat more formal than the other rooms seen so far as it will be used more for entertaining. The colours used are warm and inviting. The walls are faux-brick with a bold red wall feature behind the TV and entertainment area. The curtains are colour co-ordinated to match the beautiful hand woven rug. There is plenty of seating, all covered in a quality linen that has been Scotchguarded (for those accidental spills of red wine!)






14th Jan 2008, 9:50 PM
very nice you guys!
I really like what I am seeing :]

Once again, sorry about the short round. It ends tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time and we are just waiting for one more person! :) I promise you will have a longer time to work on round 4.

ms. simbodies
14th Jan 2008, 10:34 PM
I've been stopping in from time to time to see your entries. Everyones rounds are so inspiring and and have sparked quite a few WCIFs around the community. Just wanted to stop in and say "great job" and wish you all well. Great contest Remy.

15th Jan 2008, 3:14 AM
I wanted the living room to be a bit more tranquile so I incorporated a more natural environment. I added large sliding doors that opened directly to the sand garden. I added some neutral shades of grey and kept the shoji-type woodwork along the walls to maintain the whole Japanese feel. The television area was set up as a sort of stage, which to me seems somewhat reminiscent of a Kabuki theatre stage, in order to draw attention. Oh yeah, and there's surround sound :anime:






( =( I'm always the last one )

15th Jan 2008, 3:30 AM
Don't worry about it Robotto!, someone's gotta be last!

Alrighty boys and girls, this round is CLOSED. I am off to send a PM out to all the judges. Betcha can't tell what round 4 is going to be... ;)

16th Jan 2008, 8:48 PM
Hmmm...it's been almost 2 days and there are only 4 days left of this contest. Have the judges scored yet?

16th Jan 2008, 9:23 PM
ahhhh i know.
only one judge has replied...
i sent them a PM telling them to speed up, but that's about all I can do.
if all else fails, I might just have to award 3 winners without having round 4.
blech sorry guys :[ This wasn't organized very well at all.

16th Jan 2008, 9:32 PM
perhaps pm an ej and judge yourself too?

16th Jan 2008, 10:55 PM
yeah, I did.
I'm only waiting on one more judge now, and if they don't show up before 9 o'clock tonight, I'm going to have to judge.

17th Jan 2008, 2:54 AM
Design - 6/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 15/20

Design - 8/10
Description - 5/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 18/20

Design - 9/10
Description - 5/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 19/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 5/5
Total - 16/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 4/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 15/20

Design - 7/10
Description - 3/5
Photos - 4/5
Total - 14/20


Again, all of the designs were amazing. And I am not just saying that. I am seriously jealous of all of your talent. However, this round we do need to eliminate 3 more people. This time, the contestants with the lowest scores were, robotto!, Safyre, and Mumof5ferals. So So sorry to see you guys leave :[

Now it's time for the Final Round! Sleeping In.

This round, you contestants will be designing the Master Bedroom of your collection. The room must have a bed and bathroom. Please include 3 pictures of the bedroom itself, one picture of the master bathroom, + one aerial. Have fun!

This round ends on January 18th. I hope that because we only have 3 contestants left, two days isn't going to be that bad. Really sorry again about the poor scheduling.

At the end of the round, you three will be scored on your bedrooms and cumulatively. The winner will be decided ultimately based on his/her cumulative score. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded. :]

Off you go!

17th Jan 2008, 3:10 AM
Good luck you guys in the final round, hate to see me go but someone had to

17th Jan 2008, 3:28 PM
Well, I'm not sure I'll be able to get a round done in a single day....but I'll try.

17th Jan 2008, 6:29 PM
remy, you could pm bP and ask her/him for an extension ;)

17th Jan 2008, 7:01 PM
Okay... question.
I am having a really hard time getting a single shot of the bathroom that captures all its features. Can I perhaps do a single collage made up of 3 or 4 different views of the bathroom? Pretty please?

17th Jan 2008, 9:16 PM
yup sure :)

good Idea dreea, i think i just might do that!

17th Jan 2008, 9:49 PM
WAHOO! good news boys and girls:

this contest is now open until January 22nd
So that means Round 4 is open until January 19th.

Good news, good news.

17th Jan 2008, 10:51 PM
I wanted the master suite to be a sanctuary, someplace the parents could be and feel relaxed. I continued the green and white colour scheme upstairs but used darker shades of green to give the room a more intimate and grown-up feel. Sleek wardrobes, soft carpeting and a luxurious bathroom complete the suite.






17th Jan 2008, 10:54 PM
Lovely entry romyhorse! And thank you TLAWBLIQUE360. The extension is much appreciated. :)

17th Jan 2008, 10:58 PM
Wow romy! I dont know how you do it, but im jealous! Good luck to the rest of you! I can't wait to see it!

17th Jan 2008, 11:29 PM
Thanks guys, it's amazing what you can get done when the kids go to bed!

18th Jan 2008, 5:39 PM
The main bedroom of this home is a place of quiet and solitude... a room where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy day. The room is decorated in pale green with hints of brown. The furniture is modern - but simple and understated. The room has accordian doors which open up onto a private, enclosed garden which features a spa. The bathroom continues the colour theme of the bedroom and has a large window shows off the private garden.






Not my best work... I know... but I am a bit uninspired at the moment. Good luck alexisaiger and romyhorse.

18th Jan 2008, 9:10 PM
Great job eedgan! I dont think I could think up something like that... but now im gonna steal it, muah haha! ;)

20th Jan 2008, 1:40 AM
The final room in the Cavanaugh home that I was asked to design was their master bedroom and bath. Again, I was faced with a bit of a size issue. All of the rooms in the house are quite small, as this is their first home, and the master bedroom and bathroom is no exception.


I was asked to make the bedroom relaxing and inviting. Soothing and casual. To get the relaxing and soothing theme they wanted, I used a light wood wall where the bed would go, and the other walls were all a light tropical print.


Also, I used a great mixture of modern and antique, pulling the antique light fixtures into the otherwise modern decor, and creating a casual yet inviting feel. To complete the look near the bedding area, some great prints were hung on either side of the bed to really pull all the colors and textures together.


In addition to the sleeping area, a seating area was positioned near the open bathroom as well. Again, a few decorations in the form of flowers were added to really pull the colors together, and make this area flow well with the rest of the room as well. The light wood of the hanging divider between the bath and bedroom also pulls these two areas together, and serves as an excellent transition point.


As we pass those wooden divider, we come to the bathroom. This room was kept a bit more modern to appease Mr. Cavanaugh. It's decorated in black and white, and features a glass divider where the commode and shower are hidden from view.


20th Jan 2008, 2:13 AM
very nice!
alright, since all the entries are in, this round is closed.

I will now send a PM out to the judges.

20th Jan 2008, 8:06 AM
Great entry alexis! This is gonna be a toughie cus the scores are always so close.

22nd Jan 2008, 10:58 PM
Hmmm....this is set to close today. I know I'm not winning this, but I'm still eager to see the final scores. lol. Any news?

23rd Jan 2008, 12:05 AM
So this time your designs were scored out of 20 points, because you designed two rooms :]

Round 4
Design - 18/20
Description - 4/5
Pictures - 5/5
Total - 27/30

Round 4
Design - 18/20
Description - 5/5
Pictures - 5/5
Total - 28/30

Round 4
Design - 16/20
Description - 4/5
Pictures - 5/5
Total - 25/30

Our winners of this contest are...
in :1st we have eedgan!! Congrats!! I will PM you with your spectacular prizes!
in :2nd we have Romyhorse!! Wahoo!! I will PM you with your fabulous prize!
and in :3rd we have alexisaiger!! Nice Job!! I will PM you with your prize also!

Thanks to everyone who helped with this contest! I hope you guys had fun!! Maybe there will be a season 2..?

23rd Jan 2008, 12:09 AM
Wowza it was close! Congrats eedgan!

23rd Jan 2008, 12:09 AM
Congratualtions eedgan, thanks Remy and judges, I hope there will be a Season 2 :)

23rd Jan 2008, 1:20 AM
Congrats eedgan and romyhorse! You both have excellent work, and I am honored to be in the top three with both of you. XD

23rd Jan 2008, 1:40 AM
Congratulations to everyone for this amazing contest!!!

23rd Jan 2008, 4:33 AM
Me win? I'm a little surprised... thought romy had me nailed! Well this makes my day! Thanks, and congrats to the runners-up. (I hope there will be a round 2).

23rd Jan 2008, 4:34 AM
Grats you guys :)

ms. simbodies
24th Jan 2008, 3:37 AM
well done you three and congrats to eedgan.....excellent job!