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Design Junkies Journal — March 25, 2010

Chief Design Junkie Kathy BarlowGreetings, fellow Design Junkies! Kathy here.  Spring is an instinctive time for home design & decorating motivation.  Need more inspiration? Jump into the fun Challenges, expert advice, projects & stories you'll find at HomeWorkshop.com.


Astounding! That was your response to our Imageglow Design Challenge.  We asked you to create new artwork for a fashionable, unique candle. Artists and designers from 42 countries and 21 U.S. states submitted 385 designs! Want to enjoy the diversity of worldwide art and pattern? Put your feet up and browse the entries.

Our expert judges chose the top three finalists. Now it's up to you and your friends to cast your votes for the winner--whose candle design will be marketed at retail--and who'll earn a designer's royalty! Hurry and vote before the deadline this Sunday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

And keep your right brains on! Another design Challenge launches this Wednesday, March 31. So fantabulous I can hardly contain my excitement. Jump to the home page Wednesday and check it out.


You can count on expert advice, project ideas and up-to-date trends from our working-designer Contributors, each well-versed in their area of home design and decorating. This month, two fantastic new Contributors joined us at HomeWorkshop.com:

Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert -- Sherri Blum
A pioneer specialist in children’s-room interior design, Sherri shows us how to create beautiful, yet functional rooms for the little ones in your life. Sherri's designs have been featured in numerous TV shows and publications; she creates spaces for the kids of celebrities and for the baby next door.

Read Sherri's Post on Nursery Flooring Ideas.

Garden and Landscape Design Experts -- Steve & Cathy Lambert. We move outside with the help of this dynamic duo -- an award-winning landscape designer/Master Gardener and his wordsmith-wife. Steve & Cathy share with us their advice and expertise on all areas of garden and landscape, and inspiring photographs of the incredible outdoor living spaces they create.

Read Steve & Cathy's Post on Family & Kid-Friendly Garden Design.


In case you missed them, here are a couple of the stories our Design Junkies have most enjoyed.

 Fabric as Wall Art -- Designer DIY

Video - Kenneth Brown Shops the Rose Bowl Flea Market


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