Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Tuesday: Inspiring Spaces by Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey
So how many of you watched HGTV's Showhouse Showdown after the Design Star Finale last week? I couldn't watch it immediately after, so I had to record it, and am I ever glad I did. I've watched the recording at least 3-times, soaking up the genius work of Washington DC designer: Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey. If you hadn't watched the show, the premise goes a little like this: 2 area designers design 5 rooms in 2 identical new-build homes with a budget of ($70,000+), and the public decides who wins. The winner has their design portfolio featured on HGTV's Designers' Portfolio.
I had initially scheduled a different designer for today, but after seeing the show and falling in love with SCW, I had to share some of my favorites from her portfolio with you right away! The above bedroom was from the HGTV show, and I think, was a crowd favorite, helping to land her the win.
What's not to love, really? The Schumacher Chenonceau wallpaper is stunning. And though it comes in several different color ways, I love the fawn color SCW used in this bedroom. So enveloping, and the perfect back drop to her painted furniture, crisp white bedding, and soft green/taupe striped tester canopy. This whole room is a lesson in working with pattern on pattern, and reminds me of another fabulous inspiring designer, Mary McDonald ... don't you think? More rooms from Showhouse Showdown:
Shazalynn's HGTV Portfolio, enjoy - and remember, for her full portfolio visit her website here: http://www.scwinteriors.com/
This same kitchen was part of SCW's Renovation Home Fall 2011 spread: