I have selected two amazing judges to help vote on their favorite gingerbread houses! Meet Tobi & Jamie…
Tobi Fairley Interiors
Tobi Fairley is an award-winning interior designer based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, with projects spanning the southern region and the nation from Charleston to Los Angeles. Her designs have been featured in Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, grace the cover of House Beautiful and At Home Arkansas. Tobi recently debuted her fabric and lighting collections at Tobi Fairley Home, and was selected by Traditional Home Magazine as one of the Top 20 Young Designers in America for 2009. Tobi Fairley has a signature look that is fresh and simple combining colorful, large-scale prints with classic furniture styles for a beautiful and functional result.
In 2010 Tobi introduced her online design service, InBox Interiors, and launched her popular design camps, both catering to the DIY market. Designers and Design Enthusiasts alike have attended camps from across the nation with rave reviews. Tobi is currently working on product designs for several companies and she is a popular speaker at industry events across the nation sharing both her business and blog successes.
Jamie Herzlinger Interiors
Jamie Herzlinger is an interior designer and lifestyle maker with offices in New York and Scottsdale. Before the two decades of celebrated interior design, Jamie Herzlinger was conceived in luxury fashion, with four generations in the garment industry, and her own label. This year, Herzlinger participated in Kips Bay Show House in New York and worked with NBC’s Open House. Jamie Herzlinger Interiors was also named Top Twenty Interior Design Firm in the country by Traditional Home Magazine. Herzlinger brings her fashion design notoriety to all of her projects throughout the United States and along with it, comes her exquisite haute couture attention to details. Jamie Herzlinger Interiors takes pride in its ability to imbue every project with elements of history, philosophy, music and romance.
She recently launched JAMIE LOVES, a monthly e-magazine full of everything that Jamie is loving, and JAMIE by Jamie Herzlinger – an online boutique that gives consumers access to cutting edge home design, high end fashion and hard-to-find upscale items. This service allows clients to work with an expert along with trade-only merchandise and a à la Carte menu.
Everyone is invited and I think the more people we can get to participate, the more fun it will be.
Prize: The Gingerbread House contest is being sponsored by Acadian Custom Installations, a high-end audio video company that does everything from home theaters to automation. I do have a little bit of an “in” — my husband owns the company — but hey, that means someone is going to get a great prize! The winner will receive a Sonos Player. It retails for $299. Basically, it’s a speaker that wirelessly streams music from just about anything. Your iTunes library, local radio stations, Pandora, Rhapsody — you name it. How cool is that? No more being tethered to your computer … instead you’ve got your tunes wherever you want them. Make sure to visit his website and facebook page!
Recap: Upload a photo of your gingerbread house to my Facebook page Click here. If, for some reason, you aren’t on Facebook, you can email me (email@example.com) the photo and I’ll upload it. The deadline is Sunday, December 25th by midnight. Yep, Christmas. Once you upload your photo, ask all of your friends to “like” your photo! The more people who “like” your house, the better. The winner will be chosen based on the creativity and attractiveness of the design, the number of “likes”, and the judges score. The winner will be announced on January 1st — New Year’s Day — so she can keep the celebration going!
Thank you Tobi, Jamie & Bryan for so graciously participating!!!