The Judges Choices: Erin Wylie from Martha Stewart

The Judges Choices: Erin Wylie from Martha Stewart

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 8, 2008

All day today we're rolling out our judges choices. Here are Erin Wylie's picks, Blueprint's Staff Writer. All her top picks are below the jump (she chose two submissions outside of the finalists, but we're going to overlook that in favor of sharing the love). The judges compiled choices and the winners will be posted at day's end....

Name: Erin Wylie
Title: Blueprint's Staff Writer
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Best creative hack (ie, furniture transformation):

Shauna's DIY Mirrored Dresser

Erin: "I thought this was a really inspired way to turn a bland, store-bought item into something artful. And I love the texture of the silver leaf, as opposed to the sterility of prefab mirror pieces."

Best decorative painting (ie. on a wall or other flat surface):

WVSmith's Gender Neutral Shared Nursery

Erin: "Despite what you'd think about a large scale graphic print in a small space, the pattern makes the room look infinitely larger and brighter -- and it makes the oddly shaped window look modern instead of prison-like. "

Best Use of Fabric (ie. upholstery):

The "In Good Form" Project

Erin: "Gorgeous color and fabric choice. You didn't just restore the chair, you redefined it, taking it from retro to modern."

Best Use of Paint or Finish:

Jennifer's "Prime" Time Kitchen

Erin: "A beautiful execution and great example of how paint can completely change the feel of an interior space."

Biggest Wow Factor:

Theresa's Bookcase Bar

Erin: "This wasn't the most time-consuming project, or even the one with the most dramatic results, but I admired everything from the conception to the execution. What a clever way to repurpose a boring piece of furniture that everyone owns!"

Most Likely to Be Widely Copied:

Sklose's Trompe L'oeil Headboard

Erin: "I just loved this idea! It seems so simple but it's a brilliant -- and cheap and accessible -- way to make a big impact relatively quickly. "

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