September 29, 2010

designers’ challenge … just not on hgtv

Fun Amanda from AB Home Interiors emailed me a while ago to ask if I would join her in a “designers’ challenge.”  Of course, I said yes.  I mean, it feels like I’m on HGTV!

So here’s the deal …

AB Design Challenge Living Room

This living room.  Six thousand dollars.  Seven designers.  The hypothetical clients – your “typical” family with children.

Of course, I’ve been swamped with loads of other stuff (i.e., life), so don’t forget to add “time pressure” to my list of constraints!

So what do you think we can do?   You can easily spend $6,0000 on just a sofa … so hopefully, as designers, we’ll be able to show you how to use a limited budget wisely.  But – as Amanda said – we are designers, not fairy godmothers, so there’s only so much magic before our wands break. My concept – and those of the other designers – will be posted on our respective blogs tomorrow (Friday, October 1). You can visit the other designers by following these links:

Kelly Berg of Arte Styling
Kelly James of DesignTies
Dayka Robinson of Meditations on Life and Style
Kathy Passarette of Creative Home Expressions
Amanda Burdge of AB Home Interiors
Susan Snow of Moving Designz

Don’t forget moi.  I can’t wait to see what you think!


  • Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
    Sep. 30, 2010
    Hi, Traci, thanks for stopping by! Wish we had a chance to meet at the Nate show too. There were a couple of others I didn't run into either, like Jenny from Little Green Notebook. See, ya'll were in the other room! ;) It was fun & fast trip, but so glad I went. This looks like a very fun challenge, I'll have to come back & see the results!
  • Pamela @ Atmosphere ID
    Sep. 30, 2010
    Can't wait to see them. I'm sure they all will be great.

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