Casabella wins Guildmaster 'Show Your Stuff' contest
Contest conducted during March on Facebook
-- Home Accents Today, 4/19/2010 1:14:00 PM
Casabella Interiors of Brandon, Miss., is the grand prize winner of Guildmaster’s “Show Your Stuff” retail display contest. Guildmaster CEO Steve Crowder made the announcement in the company’s High Point Market showroom Sunday, April 18 following a 10-day countdown of the top ten finalists.
During February and March, 44 retailers entered photos of their Guildmaster product displays in the contest, which was conducted on Facebook. More than 750 Facebook fans cast 7,000 ballots for their favorites. The contest also drew support and recognition for the retailers’ designated charities, each of which will receive a financial award from Guildmaster as part of their prize packages.
“We are blessed to have such a highly engaged and passionate group of people working with us,” Crowder said. “All of the displays showed an outstanding level of ingenuity and truly showed off the beauty and range of the Guildmaster product. We would like to send out a big ‘thank you’ to all who participated and voted.”
The 10 winning displays, in order, are: (1) CasaBella Interiors, Brandon, Miss.; (2) Domain XCIV, Fort Worth, Texas; (3) Cottage & Vine, Columbia, S.C.; (4) Home and Garden, Covington, La.; (5) First Fruit Collection, Collierville, Tenn.; (6) Room 22, Oklahoma City, Okla.; (7) The Home Accessory Company, San Antonio, Texas; (8) Inspire by Karen L. Benson Interior Design, Fort Myers, Fla.; (9) Furnitureland South, Jamestown, N.C.; (10) Wild Hare, Southern Pines, N.C.
As the grand prize winner, Casabella Interiors will receive $5,000 in Guildmaster product, $1,000 for its favorite charity, and 500 trees will be planted in the store’s honor. The other nine winners will each receive $1,000 in Guildmaster product, $1000 for their charities, and 500 trees will also be planted in their honors.
Editors from trade publications also viewed the entries and voted on their favorite displays.
Home Accents Today Retail Editor Susan Dickenson was impressed by the variety of interpretations. “The creativity and uniqueness from store to store was amazing, and it was so interesting to see how each retailer adapted Guildmaster’s products to fit their own style and space.”
The honor of “editor’s choice” went to Beyond the Door of Senoia, Ga.
Jim Carper, editor of the Gift and Home Today blog, liked how the designer used all the surfaces to display product. “There is good use of elevations and varying heights. The color choices work well."
About Domain XCIV's display, Dickenson said, "It's a beautiful marraige of nature and man-made that emphasizes the strong character of Guildmaster's forms. The Vignette's work-in-progress feel is so inviting."
“After seeing the energy and enthusiasm the retailers put into these creative displays we can’t wait to think of what’s next,” Crowder said. “We have many more fun and creative ideas for the next GuildMaster on Tour.”
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