Hey everyone — it’s Amy here! I’m very excited to get to play around on Tobi’s blog this week while she’s in one of my favorite cities ever getting to shop and swim and play and relax. (Jealous? Me? No way!)
Anyway, I know you’re all eager to find out who won our inspiration board contests. I think that learning about how to make inspiration boards was probably one of my favorite parts of Design Camp. (One of the best perks of my job so far has been getting to sit in and listen to all of the great stuff Tobi talks about at Design Camp!) Like the other staffers, I made my own board, and it was a great way to begin organizing my thoughts on my boring guest bedroom I need to revamp. But one of the coolest parts of the inspiration exercise was seeing all the amazing boards the campers put together.
Our campers were inspired by everything from their kids to nature to their favorite vacation spots. The boards were as unique and fun as the campers are. However, one definitely stood out as both a staff and reader favorite. The votes are in, and Nesting by Camper Keith is the big winner!
Keith’s board was a stand-out, both because of the items he chose to include and because of how well he presented everything. The colors he chose were trendy yet comfortable, and he used lots of textures. I wish you could have seen it in person! Keith is the lucky winner of a certificate to Ava Bella Day Spa. (If you’re in Arkansas, we highly recommend Ava Bella, by the way.)
So which staffer created the winning board? NOT ME. Pshaw. But whatever – the winning staff board just so happened to be my favorite, as well as the readers’ favorite. Let’s all say “Cheerio!” to the “English Gentleman” board!
This wonderful board was created by Landon. He’s a total Anglophile, and he has excellent taste in patterns, both of which are evident in his inspirations.
Speaking of patterns, do you notice one with our winners? The men are dominating so far!
And now for the BIG announcement. We asked all of you to submit your own digital inspiration boards. The response was great, and we’ve seen some beautiful inspiration boards. We even got inspired by some of the stuff you sent in! But one board definitely caught our eye. The Tobi Team has voted, and our grand prize winner is Lynlee!
All I can say is WOW! What a beautiful inspiration board, Lynlee. We can tell how much hard work and consideration you put into your board, and for that, you will be rewarded with tuition to one of our weekend Design Camps!
You see, inspiration can come from anywhere. The design process is fun, and creating inspiration boards can be a great playground. Thanks to Tobi for teaching us these great ideas at camp, thanks to the campers for being so awesome, and thanks to the readers for participating, too. If you want to play along with us, please come join us for one of our next Design Camps!