Top Design Chandi Challenge – And the Winner Is…


A big congratulations to Sheila O’Meara – you are the winner of the Blogging Top Design Swarovski Crystal Palace Chandelier Design Challenge!

Our esteemed judge, Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of Elle Decor magazine and Top Design judge, says of your design:

“I’ve chosen Sheila O’Meara’s formal dining room with the Light Sock chandelier as the winner of the Swarovski Chandelier challenge.

It was terrific to see all of the entries—and I appreciated elements in each of them—but Sheila created the most professional and thoughtful presentation. She chose to not include a proper rendering of the room, but her mood board and detailed written description provided a remarkably realistic portrayal of her space; it was very easy to imagine being inside her dining room.

Though the Light Sock was my least favorite of the light fixtures, Sheila conjured a dreamy space that suited the texture and scale of the piece. Her color palette is a tad somber, but she deftly described the layout of the room (including a fireplace; who doesn’t love a fireplace in a dining room?), her mix of textures, and even how she would set the table.”

Click here to view Sheila’s winning design.

Sheila has won a signed copy of Margaret’s fantastic book So Chic and a bag of sparkly goodness from Swarovski.

A big thank you to Margaret for being our judge and for offering her book as a prize and to Swarovski for offering a crystal surprise as well. And a huge thank you to all fourteen of you who took the time to create beautiful design boards for our consideration. We so appreciate your time, talent and efforts! You made this a very fun contest for all of us!

And stay tuned, we’ll be hosting a Readers Choice challenge later on this week. Click over to Blogging Top Design for all the details.


xoxo Linda Would you like my Favorite Tips for a Well-Decorated Home? Click here!

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