Congratulations to all! AT:SF would like to thank each of the entrants for stepping up and sharing their homes in this year's inspiring contest. Thanks to the readers for choosing our 16 regional winners, and to the judges for choosing the 4 national champs. Finally, huge thanks to our contest partner CB2!
Drum roll, please. For those of you who weren't celebrating with us (and our judge, Derek Chen) at Hotel Biron last night, the national winners of this year's Fall Colors Contest are: First Place: Dan and Amy's Chinatown Loft The CB2 Crew said: It takes amazing talent to go this bold and pull such vibrant, rich colors together so well. The fun and energy is undeniable and infectious. The eclectic mix isn't overdone and complements the colors used to express their personalities.
Second Place: Nathaniel & Keith's Blue Period Derek Chen said: Great use of color in that the place is colorful, but eminently pleasant and appropriately calm. The colors are different from one another, but work well together and don't shock visually. All in all, I was impressed at their ability to use a broad spectrum of color in a way that's surprising but very tasteful. The CB2 Crew said: If we vote for them will they invite us for cocktails? We love everything about their home. The color is both soothing and pops unexpectedly. Textures also add color with a minimalists' touch. Overall it's simple and clean with a great use of neutrals. The muted blue and warm orange and yellow are perfect compliments and are all well balanced.
Third Place: Planetsusanna's Golden Cottage The CB2 Crew said: Overall it's a wonderful eclectic mix. The muted color choices don't fight the patterns of the chairs and rug which work very well together and are the perfect backdrop for the bedroom artwork. It has a great mix of down-to-earthiness popped with unexpected patterns and objets. Alicia Rosauer and Robert Segal of Unison said: This person really knows how to create a home environment with cohesive use of color on many levels. The overall effect may not come off bold at first glance, however, the nuances of wall color combined with the furniture, art and textiles all come out to a wonderful effect, one which we felt in the end was indeed a bold statement because it was so encompassing. Combining unique colors such as the teal cabinet, bright yellow pillows, ochre/gold walls, blacks and whites, and earthy tones on the sofa all added up to an integrated expression in color.
Fourth Place: Erin and Seth's Home of Happiness