Back in the spring, we launched a nationwide search for the UK’s most style-conscious homeowners for the second year in a row. Our huge thanks go to everyone who shared their on-trend interior schemes and home-tailoring highlights. Within weeks we had received a record number of entries showcasing your awesome hallways, beautiful bedrooms, cool kitchens and everything in between!
Sophie Robinson returned as our guest judge for the second consecutive year. The much-loved interior designer and star of Channel 4’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’re very excited to finally reveal this year’s #StyledByMe winners and Sophie Robinson’s comments on why each of these stand-out entries came out on top.
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.”