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Kasabian mood board wins MP3 competition

Congratulations to Jacqui Towndrow who’s pipped all other entrants to the post and won a Kube MP3 player in the National Design Academy student competition!

It was a unanimous vote from everyone at the NDA that Jacqui’s mood board based on her favorite song “Empire” By Kasabian, due to the “eclectic mix of textures, pattern and accessories which have clearly embraced the lyrics, song style and cleverly tied this in with a prominent Interior Design trend”.

When told that she’d won the competition, National Design Academy student, Jacqui couldn’t believe the news, “Really? I never win anything, thank you!”
Have a look at Jacqui’s board and see what you think. Continue reading

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Kim beats off competition to win MyDeco prize!

Congratulations to Kimberley Moore, who won MyDeco’s Mother’s Day moodboard competition and scooped a Union Jack DIGITEX  roller blind and wallpaper set!

Kim, who’s a tutor at  the National Design Academy in Nottingham, based her Union Jack themed mood board on the often neglected part of the home, the hallway. She chose a chic and retro “London Vibe” style, that caught the eye of voters and subsequently shot her to the top of the competition.

But, Kim isn’t going to be the only one excited about winning the prize as she plans to re-decorate her nieces bedroom into quirky teen pad  as a surprise.

Well done Kim, we excited to see the finished design!

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MyDeco Mother’s Day competitions

MyDeco Boutique are giving away a gift every week to competition winners as a way of celebrating this years mothers day. Up for grabs this week is Digitex Union Jack wallpaper and a roller blind! All you need to do is log onto MyDeco.com and design a mood board based on the two items above, and whoever gets the most votes from the public wins the prizes!

Kim Moore, a tutor at The National Design Academy in Nottingham has created a board inspired by urban chic;

“My main inspiration for this board was retro urban chic “The London Vibe”. I envisaged that it would be a hallway, as I think this space is often neglected but is a place where you can have a bit of fun and be quirky. My niece is currently studying for her GCSE’s so if I win then I would like to give her room a surprise makeover as a treat.”

If you want to flex your creative fingertips and be in with a chance of winning some beautiful gifts for yourself or a loved one, visit www.mydeco.com and get cracking!

Click here to vote for Kim’s mood board or to have a gander at other submissions. You do need to register to vote or design a board, it is free, so follow the site instructions then you can get started.

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Want to save money? Start up-cycling

Interior Designer Karen lane loves restoring old and unused furniture, she often looks for second-hand goods to “up-cycle”. With times of austerity upon us, “up-cycling” is becoming the hottest new way of re-decorating without the huge price tag.

Karen gives us some examples of pieces she’s restored and how she went about doing it! So if you fancy re-vamping a room or particular piece of furniture check out Karens tips below and let us know how you got on – send us pictures or a video! Or, if you’d like Karen to sprinkle some of her design magic on your old furniture, you can contact her through her website Autograph Interior Designs.

Mood board created by Kellie Hill
Words and pictures by Karen lane

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