Manon Seethaler, Envy Home Furnishings Head Designer, Wins Interior Designer of the Year 2008

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Manon Seethaler, Head Designer of Envy Home Furnishings, wins Interior Designer of the Year 2008. Manon is known and trusted throughout the community and the state of Utah as an interior expert with an extraordinary ability to help individuals find their unique style. Manon has been recognized with this great award based on her performance in the 2008 Design Room Competition.

Manon Seethaler, Head Designer for Envy Home Furnishings, has won Interior Designer of the Year at the 2008 Home Show. The competition was held at the 32nd Annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show at the Southtowne Expo Center January 4th - 6th, 2008.

Contestants were given an empty 10' x 20' space with nothing but bare drywall. Designers were asked to "finish" the room and make it their own including mudding, taping, and painting the walls, hanging crown molding and baseboards and then designing the room with the principles of design. The designers had just over 36 hours to turn their bare rooms into works of art.

Rooms were judged based on the basic principles and elements of design. Manons room emphasized rhythm through repetition. A flower garden pattern was used on the hand painted wall and carried through in accent pillows and down to the area rug. Manon also emphasized a balance of color by pops of color specifically placed throughout the room. This created a feeling of balance and made the design interesting to the eye. The rooms were judged by Michael Johnson from HGTV's Designed to sell and Utah's Lori Clark, The Painted Lady, from L.A. Clark designs.

Manon said the inspiration of her room was Alice in Wonderland meets Secret Garden. The design featured a beautiful hand painted tangerine wall with tangerine accents throughout. The basic color scheme was Tangerine, Reds, Browns, and Blues. The room featured furniture from Stylus, Klaussner, Amisco, Tema, Chicago Textile, and Company C. The sofa, a Lyric from Stylus stood out as the focal point in a unique color and an extra fourth seat.

About Manon: Manon graduated with a Bachelors degree in interior design from BYU-Idaho in 2002 where she served as the ASID president for their student chapter. She has since applied her skills in a variety of areas from architectural firms to high-end furniture sales. She believes the home is the place where design should start. Her favorite part of working at Envy Home Furnishings is helping people realize their personal design style. She also believes a home should reflect ones personality and create a feeling of comfort for the client.

Manon has shown an incredible ability to work with a wide range of individuals to help them find their unique style and bring that style out in their home. Contact Envy to make an appointment for Manon to meet with you.

Learn more and see images of the show at Design Show 2008.

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