Our fun, monthly styling challenge, Style Curator Challenge, launched in August 2016 and since that time, we’ve run challenges to tackle almost every pocket of the home!
It’s the community of people who join in our challenges each month that make them so fun and the #stylecuratorchallenge hashtag such a source of home styling inspiration. THANK YOU to everyone who plays along!
If you enjoy being creative and styling your home, we’d love you to join in our challenges too. Find out more about #stylecuratorchallenge here or check out the homepage for this month’s challenge topic.
Here’s a look back at all the winners over the years…
Reno challenge with Oliver Boots Footwear
January is often a time to tick off projects around the home so we figured we’d make a challenge out of it! Winning with this fab upcycle furniture piece was Sabina (Instagram account @styleluxeforless).
Christmas floral styling with The Christmas Cart
Trying a different kind of Christmas styling, we challenged you to show us how you style Christmas florals around your home. You shared so many creative ideas but Cath (Instagram account @cathodonnellstyling) with her seriously dreamy tree was the winner.
Bedroom styling with The Cover Collective
Did we mention you guys love our bedroom styling challenges?! Winning this one with The Cover Collective was Kelly with this moody bedroom.
Living room styling with Loobylou
This month we challenged you to style your living room to make it a space you want to cosy up in over the winter months. Nat (Instagram account @natbacicinteriors) won with this luxe and inviting living room.
Kitchen styling with Nord (previously Tile Republic)
An often forgotten area of the home styling-wise is the kitchen so we were excited to run a kitchen styling challenge and definitely picked up some new ideas to try from all your inspo! Congrats to Di (Instagram account @styledbydi) who shared this dreamy scene.
Kid’s room/nursery styling with Home Love Interiors
This month we called on all the parents or soon-to-be parents and asked you to share how you style your little one’s space. Sophie (Instagram account @lennon_house_) wowed us with this jungle inspired space!
Bathroom styling challenge
For our bathroom challenge, we love how Janette (Instagram account @battenfiles) combined natural and raw materials like the dried Protea flower with more polished pieces, and a showed you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful space (that pot plant is from Bunnings and towels from Kmart)!
#KonMari challenge with The Reject Shop
Keeping with the home improvement theme, we challenged you to organise a pocket of your home — Marie Kondo style! Congratulations Alana (Instagram account @lowtideliving) who won with this wardrobe organisation pic!
Room refresh challenge with Betta
Kicking off the new year with a challenge to refresh a zone of your home that’s been bothering you, there were so many fab before and afters shared. Chantel was the lucky winner of that washing machine from Betta with this kid’s playroom makeover!
Minimalist styling with Nordik Living
Rather than tackling a zone of the home, this month we set a theme of ‘minimalist styling’. Congratulations Jem (Instagram account @juthamat_by_jem) who won with this dreamy space.
Office styling with Mia Oatley
For the first time we collaborated with an artist to offer a limited edition artwork as the prize and we loved the eclectic space Mia selected to win — this homely office nook by Bettina (Instagram account @bettina_brent).
Spring styling challenge with DIY Blinds
Given how popular our last DIY Blinds challenge was, we decided to run another but this time doubled the prize to win a $1000 voucher! Congratulations to Liz (Instagram account @lizamayastyle) and Jane (Instagram account @freckleandsass) who both won.
Style an arrangement in your home
With a broad topic to show us how you created a styled arrangement somewhere in your home, we loved seeing the diverse range of photos come through but the one that stopped us in our tracks was this bathrooms styling by Zan (Instagram account @outbackstyle).
Rug challenge with Flooring Xtra
Mixing things up, this month we wanted to see the space where you would put the rug of your choice from Flooring Xtra’s range if you were to win. Congrats to Erin (Instagram account @mortarandnoir) who shared this pic.
Winter bedroom challenge with More than Ever
Winning a set of dreamy bedding from one of our fave brands More than Ever was Sophie (Instagram account @lennon_house) with this urban jungle.
Mood board challenge with Style Sourcebook
Given the popularity of our mood board challenge, we ran a second one and this time there were two winners. Congratulations Jessie (Instagram account @seascape_living) and Mell (Instagram account @mykindofbliss).
Kitchen styling challenge
Winning a whole prize pack of goodies from local makers was Ash (Instagram account @ashleejayinteriors) with this beautiful kitchen pic.
Front entry challenge with Early Settler
Because first impressions count, we ran a challenge to style the entry of your home. This challenge provided so much styling inspo, especially from Rachel (Instagram account @house_of_o.u.r.s) who was the lucky winner!
Home organising challenge
At the start of the new year, we’re always so inspired to organise our homes which is why we set this fun challenge! Nadia and Caroline picked up the prize with this perfectly organised make-up drawer.
Coffee table challenge with Contents International Design
It was only a matter of time before we ran a coffee table challenge and you guys didn’t disappoint! We were blown away by all your dreamy pics, especially this one by Fiona.
Mood board challenge with Style Sourcebook
Mixing things up, this time we wanted to see you create a mood board of your dream room and Annabel (Instagram account @uh_ohanotherreno) won with this fab board.
Bed styling challenge with Canningvale
Because our bed styling challenges are always so popular, we ran another one and this time you could win a beautiful set of bedding from Canningvale. Lucky Mikahl (Instagram account @maddison.bloom) snapped up the prize with this bedroom sanctuary.
Vase styling challenge with Curious Grace
With spring in full bloom, we challenged you to show us how you style vases around your home. Sunday Harris showed less is often more with this delicate photo.
Window outlook challenge with DIY Blinds
One of our biggest challenges to date was this window outlook challenge for a $500 voucher to spend at DIY Blinds. They struggled to pick just 1 winner so they selected these lucky 2 ladies!
Office styling with Interior Motives
From winning the challenge the month before to sponsoring our next one! She selected the ladies at Zephyr + Stone (Instagram account @zephyr_and_stone) to win a prize pack of her homewares and Bianca (Instagram account @white.grey.all.day) as runner up.
Dining table challenge
The dining table is one surface area in the home that’s often neglected so we challenged you to show us how it can be styled when it’s not being eaten at. Big congrats to Amanda (Instagram account @interiormotives) who created this stylish arrangement.
Laundry styling challenge
Not just a utility room, the laundry can be an extension of your design style too! Congratulations Maria who won our laundry challenge with this gorgeous pic.
Bedside styling with Curious Grace
Again, we had an issue where the brand couldn’t pick just 1 winner so instead 2 lucky people won a bedside table from Curious Grace! Congratulations Bettina (Instagram account @bettina_brent) and Michelle (Instagram account @michelle_baskinteriors) who shared these dreamy spaces.
Style your favourite spot in the home with Pony Rider
Knowing many people don’t have full rooms they want to share, we eased into the new year with a fun challenge to style your favourite spot. Congratulations to Christiana (Instagram account @zaabre) who shared this boho inspired nook.
Festive styling with United Interiors
Winning a beautiful large canvas artwork from United Interiors were Jaimie and Az (Instagram account @hausofcruze) with their OTT Christmas set up below.
Styling an outdoor space with Basil Bangs
Totally nailing our outdoor styling challenge was My House Loves (Instagram account now closed) with this dreamy outdoor oasis!
Bed styling with Hunting for George
Our bed styling challenge was oh-so-popular and the team at Hunting for George had an impossible task of picking just 1 winner… so they also selected 5 runner ups…
Congratulations Belinda, Bronwyn, Fiona, Jaimie and Az, Christiana and Lee.
Bathroom styling with ASPAR
Winning a gorgeous prize pack of ASPAR spa products for this dreamy bathroom styling was Lisa.
Shelf styling with Zakkia
Kicking off #stylecuratorchallenge was the topic of shelf styling with our friends at Zakkia, our go to destination for beautiful, minimalist homewares. They selected Jacinta as the winner with this beautiful arrangement.