Winners of the 3rd Show Us Your Howard Elliott contest were revealed during High Point Market and it turns out that all four judges’ selections (including yours truly) were aligned on the grand prize winners. Our votes reflected how Howard Elliott décor (most notably, mirrors) suited, elevated and personalized each room and setting. We reviewed décor usage throughout the house, including bathrooms and kitchens, and as well as merchandised displays at retail. As Julie Green, Director of Design/Accessory Buyer for Denver Metro’s La-Z-Boy so aptly states accent décor’s role, “In a furniture store, accessories are key to creating an inspirational experience enabling the customer to visualize their dream room.”
Below are the winning installations for residential and retail categories, with thoughts from interior designer Justin Shaulis and me on what made them particularly special.
RESIDENTIAL GRAND PRIZE: PAPER CHASE INTERIORS, CHICAGO, IL
featuring the Asbury Mirror
JUSTIN: A playful and colorful mix of the traditional and modern gives a fresh look to a beautiful study.
JANE: To drill a screw or strike a nail in a freshly papered wall requires total confidence, and the mother/daughter team at Paper Chase knew that the red mirror would provide just the right amount of “whoa” for this gracious space.
RESIDENTIAL WINNER: DONNA BURNS, NASHVILLE, TN
featuring the Grid Mirror plus extensions
JUSTIN: Fantastic installation from counter to ceiling of a modular mirror system.
JANE: I love how multiple mirrors, spaced just so, create an architecture of sorts, and also liven up a wall with reflection
RETAIL GRAND PRIZE WINNER: LUXE HOME, PHILADELPHIA, PA
featuring the Devon Mirror
JANE: Because sometimes one statement piece is all you need. Plus, in a retail store I think a large mirror affords good vantage points and helps keep an eye on things.
RETAIL WINNER: JULIE GREEN, DENVER METRO LA-Z-BOY
featuring the Grace Mirror, Amethyst Wood Vase and Textured Nickel Vase Set
JUSTIN: a whimsical composition of colorful geometric shapes
JANE: I always appreciate bold color and like how the peacock theme was expanded from the paint on the wall, to the jewel-like Grace mirror, to the patterned jars.
Lead Image: Paper Chase Interiors