Direct from the horse’s mouth…..
(since I couldn’t have said it better myself, this copy was borrow from here)
The High Point Market reported that it has partnered with Olioboard.com, the interior design online 2D and 3D moodboard creator, to develop a new contest to select a ninth Style Spotter. This is the first time that Market has opened up the social media program to more than eight tastemakers.
“We wanted to have even more interaction with our home furnishings communities, and this crowdsourcing contest will allow the Market community to select our next Style Spotter,” says Cheminne Taylor-Smith, vice president of the High Point Market Authority. “Olioboard is a perfect site for this contest because it allows members to create 2D and 3D room designs, while highlighting their own style viewpoint. Voters will be able to vote daily for the person that really showcases an eye for design, which is what the Style Spotters are all about.”
Nominations for the ninth Style Spotter were accepted through July 23, when the finalist were announced. All nominees were required to have a social media presence, and had be a qualified attendee for the October High Point Market, such as an interior designer, a retailer, or a member of the media. Here is a list of the finalist:
Jennifer Reynolds Interiors
Tamara Matthews-Stephensen, NestNestNest
Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interior Design
Ivey DeLeon, ID Home Decor
Joni Vanderslice, J Banks Design
Sarah Walker, Curated House
Niche By Design
Selma Hammer Designs
Laura van Zeyl, Residential Lighting
Carmen Christensen, Time2Design
Christy Davis, A Modern Housewife
Holly Phillips, The English Room
Kara Legako Interior Design
If you would like to follow any of these finalist on twitter go to
A panel has selected 15 finalists who will now compete in an Olioboard contest to win a slot on the Style Spotters panel. Olioboard’s online moodboard application will allow these 15 finalists to create digital moodboards and room designs using a collection of product photos from the April Market.
Finalist now have one week to style their boards, and they can create multiple boards. Designs must be complete by July 31. Voting on the finalists’ boards will run Aug. 1 through Aug. 22. All High Point Market attendees will be able to vote for their favorite Olioboard. When voting closes on Aug. 22, the design with the most votes will win and the finalist will be named to the Style Spotters for the October Market.
The winner will join the fall roster of Style Spotters, which were announced last week:
- Traci Zeller, Traci Zeller’s Blog, @TraciZeller (Spring 2012 winner)
- Gretchen Aubuchon, Fashion + Decor, @fashionanddecor
- Lori Dennis, DesignCamp.com, @loridennisinc
- Julia Buckingham Edelmann, Material Girls, @buckinghamid
- Janel Laban, Apartment Therapy, @AptTherapy
- Cassandra LaValle, Coco + Kelley, @casslavalle
- Stacy Naquin, Stacy Naquin blog, @StacyNaquin
- Jason Oliver Nixon, Demystifying Design, @JOliverNixon
This panel of nine will compete to win “The Style Spotter” for the October 2012 Market based on pins and likes from the “High Point Style Spotter” Pinterest boards created on for them. Even though I was nominated, I still have a loooonnnng way to go til victory! I would like to ask for your support once the boards go live! Thanks for reading this and thanks in advance for your support once the contest begins August 1st!