DALLAS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LAUNCHES FIRST DESIGN DUEL
Top Dallas interior design firms go head-to-head to raise awareness of Dallas Habitat ReStores ®
DALLAS “ Two Dallas interior design firms will battle for bragging rights as the Top Designer of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity's Design Duel. The contest will put the design skills and creativity of Pickard Design Studio and Wilson Associates to the test as each team redesigns two finalists ™ living/dining areas using only items from Dallas Area Habitat's ReStores, a $3,000 budget and a three-week time limit.
The designers will be paired with two finalists who have the most compelling entry and receive the largest number of votes from the public. After the redesigns are complete, a panel of local judges “ including interior designers and media personalities “ combined with a percentage of public votes will determine the ultimate Top Designer.
Consumers can enter to win the makeover online at www.designduel.org or in-store at one of the Dallas Area Habitat ReStores, located at 2800 North Hampton Road in Dallas and 451 West Interstate 30 in Garland. Entrants must provide their personal contact information, up to three photos of their living/dining area, and a short paragraph on why they should be chosen for the makeover. Five semi-finalists will be selected and their entries posted online where consumers will vote for two finalists who are most deserving of a redesign.
About Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity ReStores ®
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity ReStores ® sell new and gently used home decorating and improvement products “ such as cabinets, light fixtures, ceramic tile, laminate flooring, rugs and furniture “ at 50 to 70 percent off the retail price, with all proceeds going toward the construction of new Dallas Area Habitat homes.
About Pickard Design Studio
Established in 2006, Pickard Design Studio is an internationally-recognized design firm noted for creating room designs with a sophisticated color sense and refined use of materials. The firm offers a full range of interior design services, from space planning and design through construction. Founder and president Sarah Pickard’s 15-year, award-winning career spans creating interiors for hotels, restaurants, resorts, spas, clubs, offices and high-end residential properties. In 2010, Pickard (pictured on right) was named one of the Top Ten Interior Designers in Dallas. She will be featured on HGTV’s Real Estate Intervention in September of 2011. For more information, call 214-902-0069 or visit her website.
About Wilson Associates
Specializing in interior architectural design, Wilson Associates was founded in 1971 and today employs more than 300 professionals in their headquarters in Dallas and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and an associate office in Cochin, India. Blending experience, innovation and solid business principles, Wilson Associates continually sets the design standard at some of the world's most well-known addresses. The firm creates interiors for world-class hotels, restaurants, clubs, casinos and high-end residential projects, offering a full range of design services, from space planning to furniture installation, including custom product design. Wilson Associates is consistently ranked as one of the top two firms in the hospitality design industry worldwide. For more information, call 214-521-6753 or visit their website.
She Is Dallas Info: This information was provided by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Pictured in photo are: Connie Jackson of Wilson Associates, left, and Sarah Pickard of Pickard Design Studio.