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Design Challenge: And the Winner Is…

By: Shelby Adamson Pawlak

This week we conclude our design challenge of my bedroom. I have chosen a design from one of our amazing designers and let me tell you, this was one of the HARDEST choices I have ever had to make!

First, I wanted to share the winner of our voters on Facebook and Instagram, and it was a close one! The design challenge winner from all of your popular votes was…Danielle!

Shelby room_DC

My overall winner along with my husband’s input (it is our room, after all) was a really tough choice. Our two favorites were Stephanie and Danielle, but after careful consideration and much deliberation our pick is…Stephanie!

SA Shelby

I honestly loved so many pieces from each of our designers here, so here is my compilation of everyone’s choices to create the perfect respite for my husband and myself:

It was so enlightening to be on the client side of things, to have my input reviewed and put through the Balance Design “filter.” It made me realize how important communication is, and the questions that I, as a designer, need to ask my clients. There were suggestions made that matched my Pinterest board that I loved, and it made me feel like my voice was really heard, but there were also things that I would never think of implementing that I ended up loving. I believe that as a team, our collaboration at Balance Design makes us strong designers, and as a client I am incredibly happy with the outcome. Now just stay tuned for the implementation! Thank you for all of your input!

Design Challenge: Shelby’s Bedroom

By: Shelby Adamson Pawlak

As interior designers, it’s our job to take our client’s needs, incorporate our design knowledge, and create beautiful spaces. But we are not perfect, and often have trouble applying this expertise to our own homes. Meet my bedroom:

Shelby Room 1

Shelby Room 3

Living in town has its perks but bedroom space is limited. My small ranch home’s bedroom accommodates a queen bed, two small nightstands, and a dresser and/or vanity. My wish list for my bedroom would be to have a headboard, mounted nightstands (the bed has drawer storage below that pulls out), pendant lights, and an organized vanity area with a mirror.

Shelby Room 2

As you can see, this dated dresser is a bit of an eyesore and does not allow for much jewelry storage. I would like this space to be at a vanity height with a mirror and alternative storage options for my jewelry and my husband’s items (wedding ring, watch, keys).

The challenge is for each of our designers here at Balance Design to review my Pinterest boards and wish list, and create a full design concept for me. It will be interesting to see them incorporate my style and request for a functional and sleek bedroom, but also put their own creative spin on it.

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion in next week’s blog!