As Spring continues to tease us with its entrance in New England, we’re itching for the weather stay consistent and begin the transition from cold and snuggly to fresh and new. But what does this mean in the home?
For some, it could be a change of couch pillows, a throw blanket, perhaps a tablecloth or two. For others, it could be a change in seasonal decorations. For many, maybe a change in home decor doesn’t even occur because of busy schedules or a shortage of ideas. One thing we’ve noticed is that many people don’t know where to begin, and that serves as an unwanted roadblock when our minds and bodies are thirsting for a change after this long winter!
But we are firm believers that everyone should love the home they live in.
And we aren’t the only ones – thanks to the crew at Northshore Magazine and a handful of other leading design companies on Boston’s North Shore (Howell Custom Building Group, Designer Bath, Sue Adams Interiors, Lucia Lighting & Design, and Zen Associates), we’ve put together a sweepstakes culminating in an event where we hope we can all help you love the home you live in!
Where Do We Begin?
What is a Design Challenge?
Any challenge that presents itself due to the the design of your home, whether inside or outside. Some examples:
- Not sure how to bring more natural light into my living room…
- Would love to have a beautiful yard that I can enjoy views of inside even when I can’t spend time outside.
- Need new ideas on how to replace the 80s fireplace that’s dating my entire room!
- How can I open up the design in my master bed/bath suite and make it a truly relaxing and functional space?
We’ve broken submissions down into 3 categories this year, so you can tell us about your design challenges in your…
Click here for more information. Or click on the links above to submit your design challenges in each category! You only have to submit one for a chance to win a virtual redesign and a mini home makeover package. Hint:Including a picture or two of the space you’d like some design ideas for makes it more exciting for us to begin imagining the before & after.
Beforeimage via Howell Custom Building Group
Afterimage via Howell Custom Building Group
What is a Virtual Redesign?
A virtual redesign is a computer generated model that will help you visualize designs. Valued at $3500, a virtual redesign is actually the first step to any design project. Whether you’re working with an interior designer, an architect, a custom builder, a landscaper, or any kind of designer – the first step in their project with you will be to draw up plans based on your requests to help you visualize the work to be done.
A winner will be chosen from each category (Interior, Exterior, Master Bed/Bath Suite) – meaning we will be giving away THREE virtual redesigns.
Winning the Mini Home Makeover Package…
Of these 3 virtual redesign winners, ONE will win a $2500 mini home makeover package. The package includes gift certificates and services from all of our event sponsors. All of which can be used towards any suggestions illustrated in the virtual redesigns – or towards the winner’s own choices.
Winners will be announced at our Love Your Home event on April 17th in our Salem Showroom! The event is free and open to the public, and all of the sponsors will be there. We are excited to have Dave Seymour and Peter Souhleris from “Flipping Boston” host the event.
Even if you don’t have a design challenge, if you’re just looking for ideas – come be inspired by the new virtual redesigns. Or stop by and visit some of the North Shore’s leading design companies conveniently in one place! You’ll be able to ask questions to the experts in: rugs and carpeting, lighting, bath/plumbing, building, landscaping, and interior design. You can even enter a raffle at the event to win a selection of goodies handpicked by by each of the event sponsors.