Charlotte, NC, June 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Carolina Spaces, LLC owner Joan Inglis, an Accredited Staging Professional Master®, recently competed against local designers, decorators, and home stagers in Our Towns Habitat for Humanity 2011 ReStore ReStyle Design Challenge in Mooresville, NC. The seven competitors had two days to shop for items and two days to convert room-sized cubicles into functional living spaces using only ReStore items. The people who came to the June 7 event to view the rooms voted for their favorite.
Inglis' room - a young girl's playroom - won the Peoples Choice Award for Best Room. Inglis was assisted in the project by Tanya Denchfield, a home staging professional and owner of Tanya Denchfield Massage Therapist (www.TanyaDenchfieldMassage.com) of Huntersville, NC. The Carolina Spaces, LLC team was awarded a trophy.
"We wanted to use honeysuckle pink because that's the Pantone 2011 Color of the Year," said Inglis. "Because our selection at ReStore was so limited, we had to gear the room to a young girl. But we reached our goal of creating a realistic room using ReStore items," said Inglis.
"The majority of people who shop at ReStore do not have a big budget for major reconstruction of items," Denchfield said. "Our playroom could be recreated for under $200," she said.
Inglis and Denchfield painted their cubicle a bamboo cream and used pink, purple, and green fabrics. They had a child-sized table and chairs set for a tea party in the center of the room over a round, pink shag rug. A bookcase held treasures with a dress-up area next to it. The women painted and framed a chalkboard on one wall. Another wall held a large, draped frame with an outdoor scene painted inside the frame. A white cabinet was used as a doll house under the window and a magazine holder was converted into a babydoll crib.
"It was a really cute, do-able room." said Inglis. "And it was the crowds' favorite!"
Joan Inglis has won various awards for her design work from the local to state level. For more information or to contact Joan Inglis visit www.CarolinaSpaces.com.