The results are in! One of our guest designers, Els Teunissen, along with our creative consultant and resident artist, Jessica Hiemstra, selected two winners for our #AccentDecorMagic contest.
The lucky winners? Julia of Rekindle Creative and Carey of The Idea Emporium.
Earlier this summer, we shared the inspiration behind our holiday showroom story, Eric and Eloise, with our customers and followers and asked them to share on Instagram a moody, Scandinavian-inspired floral design or styled look that incorporated a contrast of light and dark.
Our guest judges each picked their favorite look and the winners received $1000 each to shop Accent Decor.
So without further ado, the winners:
Best Floral Design: Rekindle Creative
Els loved the contrast of these light pink, romantic blooms against the dark backdrop. To help the arrangement pop, we love that Julia of Rekindle Creative used a concrete pedestal. Julia also chose the Benito pot for this look, giving her arrangement a multi-faceted dramatic mood.
"To give the best contrast between light and dark, I thought having a black backdrop would be the most dramatic and it definitely made the arrangement colors stand out more," Julia said. "I incorporated a variety of berries throughout the arrangement as well to give a hint of holiday feeling with florals in various shades of reds and creams."
Best Styled Look: The Idea Emporium
Jessica chose this entry due to it capturing the sense of play, wonder, magic and mystery from our showroom story, Eric and Eloise.
"Not only is it a striking composition at first glance, but it is rewarding at a second glance," Jessica said. "From the little details of the trees to the miniature figurines of the fox and the hare, this photo captures the heart of the tale."
When Carey sat down to put a look together, we were surprised (and impressed!) to find out that she created twenty or so different vignettes before she was happy with the results.
"The most challenging part was filling the scene without adding clutter," Carey said.
She played with contrast in quite a few of her submissions, but ultimately it was the pop of those moody trees against the stark white wall that grabbed Jessica's attention.
"I fell in love with the story of Eric and Eloise so I knew I had to include a little fox and hare somewhere hidden in the scene," Carey said. "When I think of Scandinavian design, it's all about simplicity, so I wanted to keep the trees very two-dimensional rather than build full topiaries or use fresh branches, so it was off to the laser where I designed and cut the trees to interlock together."
See more of Carey's work at www.theideaemporium.com or follow her on Instagram: @TheIdeaEmporium