I hope you’re all enjoying the recap of the High Point design competition as much as I am. It was truly a highlight of my blogging time and it’s hard to put it all in a few posts.
At last, I’ll share the complete room that Lindsay and I finished. And later in another post , I’ll share the other 4 rooms that the other bloggers completed. There was so much eye candy to look at!
There were some pro photographers from Shaw along on the trip and they captured some great photos for all of us to share too, so I’m adding a few of their pics in this recap as well. This is the whole crew from all 10 bloggers, to the Shaw Floor group, and Empower Marketing firm too. They were a fun bunch to hang out with. This gives you the scope of how big the Biltmore House really is.
It was late afternoon when we were there on our tour.
Here are all 10 bloggers: (from left to right)
Ethan with One Project Closer
Julia with Casa Sugar
Katy with Charles & Hudson
Lindsay with Living with Lindsay
Jill with Material Girls
Cassity with Remodelaholic
Roeshel with The DIY Showoff
Carmen with The Decorating Diva
Pam with Retro Renovation
Dessert cake pops from our wonderful meal at the Deer Park Restaurant.
Another beautiful pic of the lavish table settings.
We got an up close and personal look at the new line of floor by Shaw Floors and HGTV Home and they are beautiful. Here’s something fun for all of YOU to look forward to next!
I’m getting my own personal rug from Shaw AND ONE of you will win a new rug too. That’s coming in an upcoming giveaway so stay tuned for that this month!
The hardwood and laminate selections were outstanding and we got to touch those too.
Lindsay and I had a FUN time choosing our area rug and we are so happy with the one we picked.
Again, here is the bay that was a complete shell. We chose the carpet, a beautiful flat weave texture with small squares and the color is Butter Bean. It’s a great looking subtle pattern. Our area rug is called Delilah in Teal Blue.
Oh, those director’s chairs! What a thrill that was. They shipped them to us and I just got mine in last week. 🙂
This is our designer, Laura, from Tribuzio-Hilliard who helped us with our room. We got to choose flowers late in the day on the first day of the competition and we came out of there with a bundle of florals and greens.
I might have gone a little crazy with the choices and I ended up being the floral designer for our space.
I’m SO happy to show you our completed space. We absolutely are SO PROUD of how it turned out and are happy to be in this competition!
If you did the sneak peek over at my Facebook page, you have already seen our room. The rug took center stage and that is what we pulled from for our inspiration for the room. The bay itself was more contemporary so that played a part too in what furnishings we brought in.
We had fun mixing it up and we wanted our space to have an eclectic, collected over time feel. Just like we aspire to in our homes! There were so many great items to choose from and we had a blast.
These two turquoise painted chairs were a last minute decision, when we pondered over what we could bring in to give our room that much needed pop. Our designer Laura, pulled some strings and got permission for us to get these pretty traditional wood chairs painted and the elves got them painted for us overnight and we were SO happy to see them the next morning.
We love how our space came together.
The mix of pillows was very fun.
Natural elements for the coffee table.
A little hanging basket on the coat rack was a fun touch, along with a hydrangea blossom.
Our fun bookshelf in the corner. The deer head was a fun find too and we had him painted white. I styled that bottom shelf. I think the paint color is HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Independent Gold #6401. You can see the whole collection here. We had to choose a paint color really fast and I ended up jumping on this one. We were not sure how it was going to look on the walls, but it ended up being perfect and we breathed a sigh of relief when we walked in the next morning to see our finished walls!
White roses on the side table.
The other side table.
We added a console table behind the sofa and that is a great tip if you have a large room you want to break up into 2 areas. A sofa or console table is the perfect thing to add that visual wall and it’s fun to decorate too.
I played floral arranger and used all of our greens to put this together in a old trophy vase. It added a nice pop of color and real flowers are always a plus.
Our dining room space was fun to put together too. We all pulled pieces together to make it work. I spied the sideboard and armoire, Lindsay found the funky modern chandy and Laura spotted the table.
We loved our modern dining space.
Setting the table was very fun, with all those choices to pick from.
Here’s a good shot at that amazing chandelier made out of cardboard! Talk about going green, that’s the ultimate. Lindsay fell in love with our chandy.
I quickly put this little floral arrangement together to add some green to the table and it was a nice touch with the white pieces.
I thought our artwork and lamp choices came together so nicely too on this side of the room with the sideboard. No prop was left undone, right down to the Pellegrino and glasses.
I spied the funky zebra-like column and we decided that our corner needed that punch.
So, that is our room! I hope you love it as much as we do. We are completely pleased as punch at our finished space and will be so proud to put it out there in the competition for votes by the public.
That would be YOU, by the way!
We are counting on all our friends and readers to stop by the Shaw Floors Facebook page, starting September 1st, when the contest officially begins.
Lindsay and I will be forever grateful if you would vote for us. The great news is, there will be a chance for you to win too. Every single day in the month of September, Shaw Floors will draw a winner out of all the voters. One person a day will win a room of flooring of your choice from the new Shaw Floors HGTV Home line: carpet, hardwood or laminate!
Now, that is exciting! I would love for some of my readers to win! I will be giving you all a heads up as the contest gets started and beg urge you to go over and vote! 🙂
Terry Moore says
Amazing. The room was so contemporary before without any dressing, now it is more traditional with interest all around. You have done well.
Judy Clark says
Beautiful! I love the chandy. The colors are so warm and inviting. Great job.
Ya’ll truly did an amazing job!!! I love that column and the flowers in the trophy and the rug and the books/accessory elements.
I’ll definitely vote when it’s time!!!
[email protected] says
That was a fun post to read. Our new place has a space similar to that, and you gave me some inspiration. I need to find a pop of color column for the corner.
Arlene @At Home with the Grimms says
Those pretty turquoise chairs just make the space Rhoda!! Love love love them!! Another one of my fav things is the ladder bookcase. I have always wanted to have one of those!! I will be voting for you in September!
Absolutely love what you did with this space – very comfortable and beautiful! I will definitely vote for you! Good luck!
WOW! Just when I thought I had seen a shot I loved, I went on to the next and loved that one even more. Your design choices were wonderful! Can I live in that space please?
Bella Michelle says
WOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous (though with such talent, how could it be anything but?)
What a fun experience!!!!
Fairfield House says
You and Lindsay did an outstanding job! I love the rug you chose which acted as your inspirational piece. You can count on my daily vote in September!
Richella @ Imparting Grace says
Rhoda, honey, you’re not going to need to beg for votes. . . I predict that voters are going to flock to you! Your room is absolutely gorgeous–a wonderful, eclectic space that looks smashing. Great job! I’m so glad you got this opportunity!
I saw a sneak peek on Facebook and just love the color’s y’all chose! The mix of styles makes the room feel warm and cozy, too.
Tara G. says
So pretty, Rhoda!! My husband and I honeymooned in Asheville- brings back so many memories! We went back on our 7th anniversary and saw the newest section to the estate- I’m sure you had a great time!
Cherri Engle says
It is absolutely beautiful. I want this room in my own home. I don’t even know what the other rooms look like but I cannot imagine that I could like them any better than yours. Congrats on the opportunity to take part in such an event. I am trying not to be too jealous. I wish you all the best in the voting…I will be casting my votes for you guys.
It’s very odd, I could not add, that I DO hope you win as the room is Classy & Gorgeous.
If you want votes you need to add a linky.
Rhoda I love your blog! I visited for the first time yesterday and I am back again today and glad I came back! I love the room you did…very beautiful! I would like to share you with my readers…which are not very many at this time, but was wondering if you would mind? I’ll be back!
Lori May says
Rhoda, what an amazing job you guys did! I love the pop of color you added with the two chairs.
Can’t wait to vote for you both!
Have fun in CA!
Carol Adams says
Just amazing and gorgeous. I just love what you two did…
Your talent cont amazes me.. it is such a gift.
Many hugs and best wishes to you and I will vote on Sept. 1… Please remind all of us in a month, ok??!!!
Love those chairs & I love hearing the behind the scenes info!
April was in CT now CA says
I absolutely love, love, love how this turned out. I could move right in!
You really should be proud! The floral arrangements alone are stunning! Each one is so unique…you really did an awesome job. You should open your own design firm…I would hire you in a second if I had the $$$.