Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DownEast Home Holiday Makeover Challenge – Vote for Your Favorite Finalist

Thanks to everyone who entered the DownEast Home Holiday Makeover Challenge! We were truly inspired by all your great ideas for holiday home decorating! While there were SO MANY wonderful choices, we’ve narrowed it down to ten finalists based on creativity in design and style.

Now the fun begins – it’s up to you to select the one winner who will receive the grand prize of a $500 DownEast Home & Clothing gift card!

Here’s how to cast your vote for your favorite photo – it will only take a couple of minutes!

  1. Review all the photos in this post (there are ten total).

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Comments.”

  3. Complete the comment section by typing in your first and last name (required) and email address (required). If you have a blog or website, please also leave your URL (or leave that box blank). Note: Only your name will appear with your vote on the blog; your email address will not be visible publicly.

  4. Be sure to also type in the comment box the full name of the person whose entry you’re casting your vote for – hit the “Say It” button and you’re done!


Once you submit your vote, it will appear on the blog after a moderator has approved it, which can take several days (so if you don't see your vote appear online right away - don't worry! All votes will be tallied together by the contest voting deadline). One vote is permitted per person. The voting period begins on December 18 and runs through December 30.  The finalist who receives the most votes wins!

So let the design inspiration begin! Keep scrolling to see all of our amazing finalists…their opportunity to win is in your hands!

Amy McReynolds


Amy McReynolds Final


Lacie Rowell


Lacie Rowell1


Marilyn Middlesworth


Marilyn Middlesworth 1


MarKay Thelin


MarKay Thelin2


Megan Brunson


Megan Brunson FINAL


Michele Bowen


Michele Bowen FINAL


Mindy Aitkin


Mindy Aitken1


Diana Clinger


Diana Clinger2


Philip Jenkins


Philip Jenkins 2


Stacy Harbertson


Stacy Harbertson 3


By submitting a vote to participate in the contest, voters agree to DownEast Home’s use of their personal information, including using contact information to receive its company updates. Email recipients are permitted to unsubscribe to updates at any time. DownEast Home is not responsible for disclosures made by any third party. 

860 comments:

  1. Markay Thelin's design is beautiful simple and clean. I love it.

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  2. Markay Thelin!!!! Beautiful

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  3. MarKay Thelin

    Nice colors!

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  4. Markay Thelin does awesome job and its beautiful!!

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  5. MarKay Thellin! Beautiful!

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  6. MarKay Thelin......"Simply" Beautiful!

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  7. MarKay Thelin!

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  8. MarKay Thelin!!

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  9. MarKay Thelin. Simple and beautiful.

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  10. MarKay Thelin

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  11. less is more - clean simple peaceful
    way to go MarKay

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  12. Markay Thelin

    Beautiful!

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  13. Sorry! I thought I needed to put MarKay's name in the first blank. I am the one that said "I think it is beautiful".

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  14. Gorgeous Markay Thelin! I love the simplicity and soft colors.

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  15. MarKay Thelin. Gosh, all the designs were so beautiful and elegant. I voted for MarKay Thelins because it was so simple and brought Peace in my mind. Very nice to look at!!

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  16. AMY MCREYNOLDS!!!! Absolutely gorgeous. :)

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  17. LACIE ROWELL. THAT HOUSE LOOKS INCREDIBLE. Like a pottery barn magazine. Thats exactly what christmas looks like to me.

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  18. Lacie Rowell!!!! My goodness she has talent. It's gorgeous. I want to hire her to make my house that amazing :)

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  19. Lacie Rowell

    I love the crate by the Christmas tree, and the comfortable, homey feel!

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  20. I love love love my friend Lacie's BEAUTIFUL home!!! She has such AH-MAZING talent!!!

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  21. Lacie Rowell ... Just beautiful

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  22. Philip Jenkins!! He is amazing!

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  23. Michelle Bowen for sure! Christ is the center of Christmas :-)

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  24. Michelle Bowen :)

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  25. Lacie Rowell :)

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  26. Lacie Rowell. Beautiful!!!

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  27. Michelle Bowen

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  28. Philip Jenkins

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  29. Lacie Rowell, love love love!!!

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  30. Lacie Rowell! I love it!! Wish I had an eye for decorating so cute!!

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  31. Lacie Rowell!! Beautifully and creatively done! Love the mix of Shabby & Vintage and that little bit of red in the tree was genius!

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  32. ❤️ Lacie Rowell's look!

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  33. Lacie Rowell

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  34. Michelle Bowen!!!

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  35. Phillip Jenkins! You are so talented I am in Awe! and AHA! Jamie

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  36. Love Lacie Rowell's picture! Beautiful!

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  37. Lacie Rowell PERFECTION!!

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  38. I vote for Lacie Rowell, she has a well pulled together look in her room, so pretty!

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  39. Amy McReynolds! I LOVE the real garland draping everywhere! Simple, beautiful, traditional!

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  40. LACIE ROWELL

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  41. Philip Jenkins gets my vote. His fireplace decor is stunning.

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    1. Lacie Rowell - Gorgeous!

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    2. I Love Laci Rowell's!!! So Cozy And Inviting!! Gorgeous!!

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    3. Lacie Rowell! Very BEAUTIFUL!!

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  43. Michelle Bowen!

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  44. Lacie Rowell....beautiful :)

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  45. Michelle Bowen Awesome!!!

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  46. Lacie Rowell amazing

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  47. Amy McReynolds--please come and decorate my home for me!! Wow!

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  48. Lacie Rowell -so beautiful and homey! Love it!!!

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  49. I love Amy McReynolds! Classic and beautiful

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  50. I don't know Lacie but that picture just sucked me in! So cozy and inviting!! Excellent job!!

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  51. Lacie Rowell
    Love it!!

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  52. Amy Mcreynolds has my vote!

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  53. Amy McReynolds it's beautiful. Well done Amy, I like the window design and the flow through the whole house instead of just one location!

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  54. Michelle Bowen. Very beautiful and creative!! I love it!

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  55. Michelle Bowen

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  56. Michelle Bowen - Thank you for putting Christ at the center of Christmas. Beautiful, elegant and moving.

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  57. Lacie Rowell - What a lovely room. Not too simple, yet not overly done either. Very cozy -- definitely puts me in the mood to celebrate Christmas!

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  58. Lacie Rowell you did a fantastic job just gorgeous.♥ Good luck you deserve it.

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  59. Laice Rowell!

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  60. I love the top pictures--very simple and elegant by Amy McReynolds.

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  61. Lacie Rowell, love hers!!

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  62. Amy Mcreynolds did a great job.

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  63. Lacie Rowell! For a complete design! Just gorgeous!

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  64. Michelle Bowen! Her design is awesome!

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  65. Lacie Rowell!!! Soo Prettyy!!

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  66. stephanie shacklefordDecember 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Lacie Rowell

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  67. Lacie Rowell's sets the christmas spirit!

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  68. Amy McReynolds beautiful

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  69. PHILIP JENKINS!

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  70. Amy McReynolds. Most of her designs are thrift or down east finds improved by her! She's not a designer and has done this all on her own! Beautiful!

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  71. Lacie Rowell great job!

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  72. Lacie Rowell- gorgeous!!!

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  73. Lacie Rowell -- so beautiful. From the chalkboards on the tree to the number pillows on the sofa it is perfect. Love it!

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  74. Diana C lingers photo is gorgeous love that curio absolutely beautiful.

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  75. Diana Clinger!!!!!!

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  76. Amy McReynolds-- I want to live at your house during Christmas!

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  77. Lacie Rowell, beautiful!

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  78. Lacie Rowell

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  79. Amy McReynolds. Classic and beautiful

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  80. Megan Brunson!!!

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  81. Michelle Bowen!!! That is so cute!

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  82. Lacie Rowell-- SO beautiful!

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  83. Phillip Jenkins has my vote. Good luck to you!

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  84. Lacie Rowell's home is the best!!!! By a landslide.

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  85. I love Megan Brunsons! It combines traditional and modern style perfectly.

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  86. Phillip Jenkins!!! He kicks trash... All the time. ;)

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  87. Philip Jenkins just love his style.

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  88. Michelle Bowen! Beautiful!! ONe for me please...OH...I don't have a mantel!!

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  89. Love Megan Brunson's Christmas tree and garlands! Gorgeous!

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  90. Stacy Harbertson!

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  91. Love them all- but I have to vote for myself!
    Amy McReynolds!

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  92. Megan Brunson- love the large swirled Christmas bulbs!!

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  93. Michelle Bowen

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  94. Diana Clinger beautiful fresh and calm

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  95. Philip Jenkins. Just enough color and textures. Looks Beautiful against the white wall n fireplace.

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  96. Diana Clinger's all the way, and even though I'm her husband, objectively it looked the best (plus there's a hidden cat). I will say I did like Amy's table too, I'd like a table like that.

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  97. Diana Clinger, man, what a house!!!!

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  98. Diana Clinger

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  99. Stacy Harbertson

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  100. Lacie Rowell your home is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  101. PHILLIP JENKINS

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  102. Michelle Bowen. Her decoration reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas. Absolutely wonderful.

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  103. Megan Brunson! Love her Christmas tree!

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  104. Megan Brunson- best christmas tree design ever!

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  105. Amy McReynolds is clean, elegant and beautiful. Less is definitely more (than all the cluttered look)!

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  106. Amy McReynolds. Beautiful as always!

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  107. Michelle Bowen has the right focus. Nicely done.

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  108. Michele Bowen's is my favorite! Well done everyone! What beautiful work! :)

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  109. Diana Clinger! What a beautiful room!! There's the cutest little cat hiding just inside the photo (I barely noticed him)! What an inviting place to spend the holidays. Clear winner!! Easily my favorite photo!

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  110. Lacie Rowell!! :)

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  111. Philip Jenkins! Wow, look at that wreath and garland.

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  112. Philip Jenkins

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  113. Michelle Bowen... I love it!

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  114. Megan Brunson's tree is beautiful

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  115. Megan Brunson. Love the lime green and red.

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  116. Amy McReynolds
    Because her home is beautiful just like her. Inside and out.

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