Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meet Our New Interior Designer, Bellamarie!

After receiving 1,514 amazing contest entries, we couldn't be more excited to announce our Polyvore HQ Redo winner. A HUGE congrats to bellamarie, who will be heading out to our offices in Mountain View, California this fall to redo our space!

We loved all the sets our community members created and, trust us, judging the contest was no easy task. Seeing bellamarie's design process first hand is going to be a blast. Let's get to know more about her.

Give us a quick introduction of yourself:
My name is bellamarie (real name Angela). I'm a Graphic Communications student. My hobbies are Polyvore, drawing, dancing, languages (currently learning my sixth), reading, watching Arrested Development and silly cat videos.

Do you have a background in interior design?
No background in interior design, unless watching HGTV counts.

How did you start creating home decor sets?
I simply wanted to try something new, and haven't been able to stop ever since.

Do you have a favorite interior designer?
I don't know many but I'd have to go with Karin Meyn. Her taste and design aesthetic is impeccable.

Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge

Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge by bellamarie featuring a round side table

Where do you get your interior design inspiration? 
Usually I get inspired by a piece of furniture or decor item that catches my eye and I work around that. Pinterest and Instagram are also good sources for inspiration.

What was the inspiration behind your contest entries?
In this contest, I wanted to create a young, modern area that still ties in with the rest of the office, color and style wise. I tend to use muted colors a lot and it was fun experimenting with more bright, contrasting ones. 

Which design trends will you bring to the Polyvore office?
The chalkboard wall and furniture with geometric shapes are some of the design trends that I will be bringing.

What're you most excited for now that you've won?
What I'm most excited about is meeting the Polyvore team, seeing California for the first time, and hopefully creating a little area the staff and future guests can enjoy.

Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge

Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge by bellamarie featuring an ivory area rug

We cannot wait to host bellamarie here at HQ. Stay tuned for more as we prepare for the redo!


Quryous said...

Congratulations!!! Great color choices! I'm excited to see the newly decorated office space! Woohoooo!!!


Rene St Hilaire said...

Congratulations on your big win! What an exciting adventure and opportunity to be the Polyvore Designer and meet the wonderful team!

BeNekia justice said...

Yeah congrats on your win

The Art Bug said...

Congrats! Lovely inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your win, dear!!!woow!!!

Reluna said...

Congratulations on your win, dear!!!woow!!!

Irafra said...

Congratulation! Beautiful design..can't wait to see the result!

Анастасия Музыка said...

congrats, sweetie!!!love the designs, sure the whole new look will be amazing!!!

Melissa de Souza said...

Congrats!!! Beautiful design scheme :)

BethsMomToo said...

I'm a big fan of her sets & very pleased to see she triumphed!

SWong said...

The chalkboard wall was a great idea! Congrats! Can't wait to see the finished product!

m4r14 said...

Bellamarie is one of my most favourite Polyvorians. She is always creating amazing sets. Congrats! xo

House of Hauteness said...

Congrats my dear! I am so very happy for you!! xo

Rhonda C said...

Bellamarie!!!! I can see we think alike! My original artwork was chosen for my set based on colors of office chairs of this industrial space!! Just found this contest!!!! NEWBIE blogger..... I wish you an amazing adventure! an amazing adventure!! !!

szaboesz said...

Congratulations! Totally deserved!! Hopeto see the result!

Eszter said...

Congrats!!! Beautiful design scheme :)

Musicfriend1 said...

Congrats & have a wonderful time @bellamarie:))

Anmol Jauher said...

Congratulations @bellamarie.. Hope that you have a great time redesigning the polyvore HQ.
Do tell us your experience :)
All the very best to you for your future :)

Anonymous said...

Nice Job!! you deserved it!

Anonymous said...

congrats to bellimure sooooooo excited to know you won i wish you best of luke

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you're aware, but it is illegal to advertise anyone as being an Interior Designer if they are not licensed. Just don't want anyone getting in trouble, because Miss Bellamarie's designs are FANTABULOUS!

@newsjoan said...

Big Congrats to you.
Hope you'll have a magnificent experience.

@newsjoan said...

Big Congrats to you.
Hope you'll have a magnificent experience.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, congrats Bella Marie, can't wait to see how everything turns out.

Love Jessie(Painthead)