eames giveaway finalists (vote!)

by Grace Bonney

the time has finally come- the eames chair giveaway finalists have been chosen and now it’s your turn to vote! from today through next tuesday the polls will be open for you to choose who you think should win the eames-style modernica rocker from sparkability. it was such an honor to go through so many beautiful homes (it’s like a festival of sneak peeks!). after the first few hundred i was dizzy with inspiration and ideas for our own little apartment. thank you so much to everyone who entered and took time to share their homes with us. so, without further ado, here are your finalists! you can vote for each contestant right after their pictures or click here to vote if you already know who you want.

[contestant #1: judith (photo above with circular table and fabric circles above the couch. click here to vote for judith!]

angela2angela / click here to vote for angela!]

[contestant #3: andrew / click here to vote for andrew!]

[contestant(s) #4: the corcoran family / click here to vote for the corcoran family!]

[contestant #5: andy b. / click here to vote for andy b !]

[contestant #6: jason / click here to vote for jason!]

[contestant #7: meg g. / click here to vote for meg g !]

[contestant #8: april / click here to vote for april!]

[contestant #9: amy / click here to vote for amy!]

[contestant #10: beth / click here to vote for beth!]

[contestant #11: celeste / click here to vote for celeste!]

[contestant #12: morgan / click here to vote for morgan!]

[contestant #13: kirsten / click here to vote for kirsten!]

[contestant #14: joy / click here to vote for joy!]

[contestant #15: heidi / click here to vote for heidi]

[contestant #16: megan p. / click here to vote for megan p!]

[contestant #17: sarah maria / click here to vote for sarah maria!]

[contestant #18: wio / click here to vote for wio!]

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  • I have a follow-up question for Andy B about the DIY headboard: do you remember what thickness foam you used? Are you happy with that thickness or would you get it thicker if you were doing the whole thing over? I’m totally going to do the project in my new apt., so thanks for the inspiration!

  • Could those kids in #4 be any cuter? And the dog! They need a great place to read a good book. What a sweet family!

  • Anna – I got the pillows at a local supermarket/home store here in my hometown about 3 years ago – they’ve had many and varied lives around our house since then.

    Today’s my birthday and finding out I was a finalist was the BEST birthday present!!! Thank you for the lovely comments.

  • Bux-
    I used a very thin foam that was similar in weight to quilt batting for a couple of reasons. First, it’s easier to get precise corners with thin foam, and second, if the backs of the tiles are too thick, they’ll pop off the wall. I’m happy with the thickness of this headboard; it looks quite tailored in person. If you want a plusher look, I’m sure you could go thicker- just be sure to use heavy duty velcro to stick it to the wall (you might even hot glue the velcro to the wood side of the tile.)
    I’m so glad you’re going to try this- have fun!

  • Andy B. ….ok. I’m super excited about your DIY headboard and when I saw it I was totally hoping that you’d make it yourself. Nice work!! I think that I’m going to try to make one as well! I’m having sort of a hard time however wrapping my head around the velcro part of it. Did you glue the velcro to the wall? I’m confused. I’m also confused about how you stuck all of the tiles together! I think you need to post a drawing for all us headboard makin’ wannabes!

  • Mo-
    The velcro is just stuck to the wall with its own adhesive. However, I did glue/staple gun the velcro to each piece of plywood. Does that make sense? One side of the velcro is just sticky, the other side is sticky + staples. Each tile is also just stuck to the wall individually.
    Sorry if this is confusing- I’ll work on a drawing and post it to my blog this week.

  • @pickel

    Wio and Joke from house#18 bought their house 5 years ago for an apple and an egg. Since then they have built thic amazing green garden spacecraft in it. It’s totally original and blew everyone away who called them nuts when they bought what once was a totally rampaged house.

    Add to that the fact that Joke is pregnant and the continued doing setting roof tops while pregant got us a little bit worried. Yup the baby arrives next month, let’s hope the baby won’t be laying electricity networks within its first few weeks :-)

    I think all homes here are beautiful but of course I am totally biased towards voting for wio and joke. I hope you don’t mind :-)

  • Beautiful designs to all!
    #12 and #14, I love the paint color on your walls… I’ve been trying to find the perfect blue and you guys have it! what paint is it?… brand and color if possible! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • This question is for Jason (#6), i absolutely love that yellow cabinet. Where did you get it? Was it that finish before or did you finish it yourself?

  • IN #5 AND #13 there is an identical throw pillow with a bare limbed tree design on it. i know i’ve seen this item featured on D*S before but i can’t recall the details…who designs/sells these pillows? (i know i probably can’t afford, so i’m making my own by embroidering a similar design on a homemade pillow case!)

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