A plush, deep purple, small velvet sofa, brass nailheads following the curve of the arm, turned wooden legs. Swoon. Last Friday, HERE, on Hadley Court, I shared how I wanted the NADINE sofette for Christmas, pictured below, manufactured by one of my favorite sources, Bernhardt Furniture.
Over this past weekend, I decided to have some fun and asked some wonderful women and men who create 3D rooms on the free site, Olioboard, if they would be interested in, just for fun, taking the NADINE sofa I love and using it in 3D room settings. I gave them a set of accessories, rugs and art, and they were free to create whatever they wanted, using the NADINE small sofa plus 2 of the items in the set and whatever other pieces they decided to drag and drop into their 3D room design creations.
My 3 winners are below and, as a last minute surprise, today, Monday, Bernhardt Furniture contacted me and, in appreciation for their NADINE sofette being featured on my blog and in these interior room designs, is giving each of the winners a Starbucks gift card!
So without further ado… In 3rd place and receiving a 10.00 Starbucks gift card from Bernhardt Furniture is this 3D Olioboard room design by Pamela Koudelka.
I liked how Pam used the Fortuny pillow in the center as an accent to the deep purple NADINE. I have written about Fortuny in the past on my blog, HERE. I also appreciated Pam’s use of vibrant colors and patterns to make this room come alive and the peacock base on the cocktail table which added just the right touch of whimsy. Pam’s other 3D creative work on Olioboard can be seen at http://olioboard.com/users/pamelak.
In 2nd place, and receiving a 20.00 gift card to Starbucks from Bernhardt Furniture Company is this beautiful 3D room design below by Nanette Reynolds.
I chose Nanette’s design for its sense of bohemian chic. I’ve traveled quite a bit in my life and the way she designed her 3D Olioboard and the pieces she chose reminded me of my travels to Europe. You can see more of her creative work on Olioboard at http://olioboard.com/users/netteart.
The original oil painting she chose is by http://michalevanzeyl.com, a Chicago based artist whose work I admire and that I included in the set and the decanter chandelier is by Lee Broom, who, in 2011, was named Best British Designer of the Year. In her design, she used pillows made of vintage silk fabrics by pillow designer, http://deborahmaindesigns.com, based in Austin.
And in 1st place, and receiving a 50.00 gift card to Starbucks from Bernhardt Furniture Company is this illuminated Olioboard 3D room design below…by Eddie Woods.
I appreciated the way Eddie combined French 18th century antiques with zebra skin rugs, the trim and tufting on the chairs, and the originality of his creation. More of Eddie’s creative work can be seen on http://olioboard.com/users/edwarddoyle.
Thank you to each of you who participated. I appreciate the time and creativity that went into each of the 11 rooms I received in this short, fun challenge and wish each of you a warm and blessed holiday with your own families and friends.
Readers, if you’ve enjoyed viewing the NADINE sofette in these beautiful 3D room settings and are looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with your children this holiday while you’re inside, I invite you to ask them to play with you on Olioboard – a free way to introduce and share with your child, or a friend or family member in another city, the joys of creative expression and design. It’s never too early to start teaching your children how beauty can impact their lives, just like my Mother taught me at our family’s ancestral summer home, HADLEY COURT.
And, on a final note, as I get ready to enjoy the Christmas season helping my interior design clients, and cooking, shopping and entertaining for my family and friends here in Midland, Texas, I invite you to follow me in the following places and to subscribe to my blog, http://hadleycourt.com/blog/ as we all prepare to enter a New Year of gracious living, 2014.
Thank you ~
Leslie Hendrix Wood