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Winners of the Harry Potter Decor Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
October 27, 2008, 08:18 PM

Last month, we brought you the Harry Potter Themed Decor Contest, which asked you to photograph a room which you have decorated in a Harry Potter style or theme.  After receiving many splendid entries, we now have for you the winners of this contest. 

First Place: Carmen Ruybe

This room is decked out like the Gryffindor common room.  The fireplace is my most prized item. My friends Dennis and Betty Gronseth and Rich Forgey, my son Derick Jackson, my sister Vicki and my husband Joe helped a lot. Look closely and you will see replicas made by Michele Klau, Ealaveandor, and HPMagician. Some of the other items in the pictures were made by Jennifer K. Clark and Castle.elf. I have been collecting HP for 5 yrs now and have a whole room full of figures and trinkets. Some of the Hogwart's books in the pictures were made by Order_thru the Phoenix as well. There is a wall with the "Lady and the Unicorn" covering like the Gryffindor common room. The wall hanging was made by Michele Klau. There is a great picture of my windows with the arches in my homemade Gryffindor common room. When I come home this is the first place I come everyday. This room started off being the family reading room. My youngest son likes to read in his room now. Even though the trunk has the Hogwarts emblem upside down I still keep it in my room.
Second Place: Amy Warren
This is my newly decorated 8 year old son's room. The pillows, bed hangings, and curtains were sewn by me. the walls are "scene setters dungeon wall.
Third Place: Ruth Pendzich
These are pictures of my Guest Room which I have decorated with a lot of my HP collectibles and handmade replicas. Most of the non-commercial Harry Potter-related items are made by me, (with the exception of the Knockturn Alley sign and the Slytherin Locket), as this is one of my hobbies. I know these collage pictures are a bit busy, but I have so much stuff jammed in this room, it's hard to show it all. I also have two other rooms in my home decorated with an HP theme.
Congratulations to all!

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I loved those rooms, but I would give Amy Warren the first place. It’s awesome!

Posted by Sofia on October 27, 2008, 10:54 PM report to moderator

Yeah, these rooms are totally cool. I like the second one best of all. What 8 year old wouldn’t love it.

The countdown for Melissa’s book is over for me too. I got mine in the mail today also. Have you started reading it yet Michele? :)

JKMcGonagall (Kay)

Posted by jkmcgonagall on October 27, 2008, 11:48 PM report to moderator

Envious. That’s all I can say. I so want these rooms!

Posted by Zoe on October 28, 2008, 12:52 AM report to moderator

Wow awesome stuff!! Ruth totally should have won first place though!!!

Posted by Jordan on October 28, 2008, 02:40 AM report to moderator

Congratulations Carmen, Amy, & Ruth! Such imagination & creativity! Enjoyed scanning over your rooms. WELL DONE!

Posted by Lillylove on October 28, 2008, 08:53 AM report to moderator

Cool rooms. The countdown is counting down to midnight, taking into account the time change for daylight savings which happens this weekend.

Posted by Sharon on October 28, 2008, 09:50 AM report to moderator

These are some fantastic rooms! I think my favorite has got to be the last one though (the third prize winner)— it’s absolutely phenomenal and looks like it took much effort.

Posted by Audrey on October 28, 2008, 01:57 PM report to moderator

amazing details! love all of them. i’m glad i wasn’t a judge. the contest would never end. lol!

Posted by mara on October 28, 2008, 03:42 PM report to moderator

Oh wow! Each of those winners rooms looks so fantastic! I’m so jealous! I want my house to look like that!

Posted by ~Regina~ on October 28, 2008, 05:12 PM report to moderator
Callisto Lamia

and some of my friends think I am crazy coz my son has a Nimbus 2000 flying under the ceiling and the walls are painted red and yellow and I have lots of wands and a few schoolbooks on my shelves: Potionmaking by Bunsen and Goshawk…. AWESOME! Great jobs, all of you!

Posted by Callisto Lamia on October 28, 2008, 05:12 PM report to moderator

can we see the other entries? these are so inspiring and fun that i want more!

Posted by joan on October 28, 2008, 06:40 PM report to moderator

Congrats to all. I think the third person shuld have been the winner. If I were you Ruth, I will advertise the room on the net for renting, I am sure lots of us would like to spend a night there :D

Posted by Wardaa on October 29, 2008, 03:21 AM report to moderator

wow. i want my room like these! :D im jelous of 2nd place’s room. Actually im jelous of them all! aha. They are great though :)

Posted by Jennie on October 30, 2008, 03:11 AM report to moderator

I personally think more work went into the 2nd place room then the 1st! I especially love the poster above the bed it looks really cool :D

Posted by 13_lucky_charms on November 01, 2008, 02:13 PM report to moderator
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