Mar 17, 2014

After receiving over 40 fabulous entries on Instagram, our friends at Southgate Centre have selected four talented finalists in their Home D├ęcor Showdown! Using home accessories from Crate & Barrel, each competitor was tasked with designing a unique space based on a specific theme.  These budding designers have worked day-in and day-out to showcase their fantastic work.

The Finalists and Their Themes

Christina Dennis (Garden of Delight)

A busy mother of three, Christina is a DIY design expert who is always looking to get crafty when it comes to her home. Her blog,, highlights some of her most-loved projects. For her vignette, Christina designed a relaxing sunroom using different green hues and adding a splash of chalkboard paint for a DIY feel.

Jodi Heidinger (Room to Bloom)

With only a few years of design experience under her belt, Jodi has developed a true passion for interior decorating. In fact, she recently started her own business, Evolve Interiors. Jodi’s vignette is a vibrant living room with a floral fabric chair as its focal point. With a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf and splashes of colour to compliment the room’s neutral tones, Jodi’s space would be great for entertaining guests or settling down with a new book.

Nancy Korpany (Global Village)

Nancy is a world-traveller with a passion for incorporating nature into design. She has invested six years into her design career and uses her adventures around the globe to find inspiration for almost every project she takes on. Nancy’s vignette is a colourful, Aztec-inspired office nook that truly captures wild essence of nature. Her mix of patterns and colours create a vibrant, worldly atmosphere.

Maureen Wright (Wild Orchid)

Maureen is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to design. With over 20 years of experience, she has mastered every aspect of interior decorating. Nancy now co-owns a successful design studio, MoJo Design Inc., which is located in the Glenora neighbourhood. Tasked with designing a space around Radiant Orchid, the Pantone colour of the year, Maureen has brought life to an ordinary office space. Painting the walls with such a loud colour makes a statement without taking attention away from the room’s fabulous accessories.


You can catch these beautiful vignettes in Centre Court at Southgate Centre from March 8 – 18. Afterwards, come check them out at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show from March 20 – 23 and see which talented designer takes home the grand prize of $2000 in gift cards, feature articles in Creeklife and Avenue Magazine, and an opportunity to design one of Creekwood’s showrooms.

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