Back in the spring, we launched a nationwide search for the UK's best amateur interior designers for the third consecutive year. Our huge thanks go to everyone who shared their on-trend interior schemes and home tailoring highlights on Instagram and entered this year's competition.
Sophie Robinson returned as our guest judge, and the much-loved interior designer and star of BBC One's DIY SOS had a tough job on her hands when it came to casting her expert eye over all of your entries and selecting the winners.
The standard was exceptionally high; but Sophie eventually picked out four divisional winners and an overall national winner. Each divisional winner received a £500 cash prize and our national winner scooped a fantastic £1,000 cash prize.
Meet our fabulous winners!
We are very excited to finally reveal this year’s #AnglianStyledByMe winners and Sophie Robinson’s comments on why each of these standout entries came out on top.
National Winner - @liznylon
Sophie says: "This bathroom is a real show stopper as it breaks all the rules, but does it in such a stylish and creative way. I love to see patterned wallpaper in a small bathroom as it really adds a splash of character and interest. The basin cabinet is the winner for me. I love how @liznylon has taken the colour palette from the wallpaper and onto the drawer fronts, creating this original piece – so clever how a little bit of the original wood still chinks out! The pattern is continued on the floor, showing that you can never have too many patterns in a scheme, but to stop it becoming over whelming, the styling kept simple and impactful. I also love the oversized vase of flowers. This clearly is the most fabulous room in the house!"
Divisional Winner, London North & East Anglia - @threeboysandapinkbath
Sophie says: "There were a lot of fabulous bath entries this year and they were all incredible! But this room has even had an Instagram handle named after it - so must be a worthy winner! I love that the pink roll top bath is centre stage and the cool blue walls really make it pop. The jungle print window blind and flamingo framed print give this room a feeling of whimsy and escape. That I imagine is of high importance when you live with three boys!"
Divisional Winner, South - @nido_uk
Sophie says: "@nido_uk entered her drool-worthy home multiple times, so I got a great insight into her unique sense of style. This shot of her outside kitchen made me stop in my tracks. I love the lines that are made by the lush hedging, the brick, and the industrial conduit piping running between the wall lights. There’s a great use of materials using rough-hewn timber and chunky Belfast sink against all these raw materials. I was particularly overjoyed at how she styled her dining table in the foreground with a lovely botanical display."
Divisional Winner, North - @loveallthingsquirky
Sophie says: "I was really impressed with this room design, as the room is such a compact and awkward shape, yet @loveallthingsquirky has made it feel and look really elegant and special. Her colour palette of blush pink and leaf green is heaven, and ties in really well with the mural that is cleverly faced opposite the bed. She has then kept the bedroom feeling calm with plenty of soft grey, adding an element of texture where needed with the panelled wall. I love the shimmery frock hanging over the bed which stops it looking too over-styled and 'hotel'."
Divisional Winner, Midlands & South West - @theresagromski
Sophie says: "I've got a reputation for being anti-neutrals, but when it is done well, it looks fabulous. @theresagromski gives us a masterclass in texture, tone and styling with this entry. This room is so inviting and evocative, it makes you just want to be there, curled up with a good book. The shot is bathed in soft daylight that really picks out all the lovely textures that she has put together. She then keeps things fresh by peppering the shot with soft greenery."