In the words of design and craft genius William Morris, the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. If that's true, then the editors of Remodelista and Gardenista are surely some of the happiest people on the planet. No design detail of everyday life is too small to escape their attention. And now they'd like you to share your design triumphs and details too in their first annual Considered Design Awards.
Have a kitchen you're insanely proud of? A remodel that changed your life? A DIY project that still makes you smile? What about a garden or patio that just begs for a party? Remodelista and Gardenista want your photos!
Submit up to six photos of your space or garden along with a brief design statement in 5 categories on each site. Gardenista and Remodelista editors will review the entries and choose up to five finalists in each category. When they announce the finalists, friends, family, and fellow readers will be invited to vote. This part is important if you want to win: You can enter up to ten times in total across both sites.
And of course, there are prizes. Winners will receive a hand-wrought iron Symi Lantern in black matte finish with a hand-stitched leather handle from Casamidy, one of the editors' favorite purveyors of stylish goods for the home, customized just for them (they will also be profiling each winning project in a post).
All projects will be published at the conclusion of the contest.
Check it out, enter, and who knows, maybe you'll discover the true secret of happiness while you're at it!