Our ‘Styled By Me’ competition has returned for the third consecutive year and we have joined forces with interior designer, Sophie Robinson, to launch a search for the nation’s best amateur interior designers.
From a home improvement project or complete room transformation to a carefully curated ‘shelfie’ or a simply styled corner of the home, why not share photographs of your home styling successes on Instagram this summer and put yourself in the frame for a fantastic prize?
The competition closes on Sunday 21st July 2019 and all those who share a snap of an area or room that they are particularly proud of before this date will be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000.
Sophie Robinson, interior designer and judge of The Great Interior Design Challenge, will be lending her support to the competition, so look out for her posts on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors. As our guest judge, Sophie will cast her expert eye over every entry.
HOW TO ENTER
Simply post a photograph from your Instagram account, being sure to:
a. Follow Anglian Home Improvements on Instagram (@anglianhome)
b. Tag @Anglianhome in your post
c.Include the hashtag #AnglianStyledByMe in your post
d. Include your town or city in your post
A winner will be selected in each of Anglian’s four divisions along with a national winner. Regional winners will receive £500 each and the national winner will receive £1,000.
Successful applicants will be notified by telephone or email by Friday 9th August 2019. Click here for full terms and conditions.
Meet the fabulous winners of last year's competition!
National winner - @Soozidanson
Sophie says: “Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best and I was really impressed by the sophistication of this display area in Soozi’s homei. Great interior design is always about the big room reveal; and joy can be found in the way we curate and display the items we choose to have in our spaces. Here there is a lovely gallery wall of pictures, plates and ornaments. I love the strong colour story which helps all these disparate items pull together. I loved looking through the rest of Soozi’s Instagram feed. She has a wonderful interior design ethic and an excellent stylist’s eye.”
Divisional winner, London North & East Anglia - @Quirkandrescue
Sophie says: “This room was a winner for me as it has such a strong, uncompromising and original sense of style and colour that I really applaud. Tania has a very strong sense of bold and vivid colour, and uses it with wild abandon throughout her home. It’s a strong look but she does it with style, verve and it’s very coherent. There are so many great decorating and styling ideas throughout the room. It’s one happy and uplifting space!"
Divisional winner, South - @House_with_the_yellow_door
Sophie says: “I love the colour palette and composition of this shot. The soft daylight fluttering through the window picks up the emerald green button back chair perfectly. The greens and blues are set off dramatically by the soft pink peonies and the lavender throw. I also adore how the bed has been set inside the curved alcove. The dark paint colour really picks out the architecture of the room.”
Divisional winner, North - @Atnumbereighteen
Sophie says: “I totally love the image of this bathroom. I can put myself right there, relaxing in the bath looking at the wonderful view out of the window. Interior design is very much about creating a feeling and this has been cleverly done in many ways. Positioning the roll-top bath in line with the window creates that view; the dark colour is tranquil and cosseting; and I bet it feels awesome at night too under that gorgeous twinkling chandelier. I also love the details, such as the lace panels in frames. They look great against the dark wall.”
Divisional winner, Midlands & South West - @Eclectic_street
Sophie says: “This is a personal favourite as it’s a masterclass in how to style up your open shelves. So often these areas become dumping grounds for paperback books, catalogues, toys and gadgets and can look cluttered and unsightly. It is very clever to paint the shelves in with the wall colour, as the eye shifts onto the items that you wish to display. There’s a beautiful story here of favourite mementos, pictures, plants and books. I love the way the books have been switched around so their colourful spines don’t interfere with the display.”