Challenge winners

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 much fun and the #stylecuratorchallenge hashtag such a source of home styling inspiration. THANK YOU to everyone who plays along!

If you also 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 this page to find out this month’s challenge.

Here’s a look back at all the winners over the years…


Styling with warm metallics

To reflect the seasonal change from summer to autumn, we challenged you to cosy up your home with warm metallics. Rather than offering a prize, we committed to donating $10 for every image or video shared. Huge thanks to everyone who joined in and helped us support the fabulous work of the NSW and QLD State Emergency Services.


Self care challenge

We love self care and wanted to encourage everyone else to take care of the most important person, YOU! We challenged you to share your self care rituals and we got it all! From skin care routines to gorgeous nature shots, there were so many to choose from. Karen (@kml.interiors_) tells us flowers make her smile, and as we follow her through her local flower market, we couldn’t stop smiling either. She wins a price pack full of self care goodies valued at $350, including an organic cotton ‘Taupe’ spa robe from Bhumi.

Shelf styling challenge

Shelf styling is our jam and when there’s a change of season, we love to dust off the shelves and change things up. So for spring, we challenged you to style your shelves and you didn’t disappoint! We had minimalist and muted shelves, kids shelves, plant shelves and OTT colour shelves shared. Karen (@karenbakercreative) called her shelf styling “personality on a shelf” and we agree it perfectly sums up her unique style. She wins a prize pack of shelf styling decor valued at $300.

Shelf challenge winner
Karen’s colourful shelf is full of personality

Table styling challenge with Villeroy & Boch

With half of Australia in lockdown, we thought it would be fun to challenge you to make dining at home a bit more special. And boy did you guys deliver! So many beautiful table styling photos and videos were shared. Shirya created this uplifting table scene and was the lucky winner of the prize pack valued at over $500, including La Boule and wine glasses.

Table styling
Image by @ofmixednotions

Special edition #stylecuratormademedoit challenge

July is our birthday month and to celebrate the blog’s 7th birthday, we came up with a special edition #stylecuratorchallenge called #stylecuratormademedoit. The challenge was all about showing us how you’ve taken inspiration from the blog and applied it to your home. We had 10 winners who shared everything from styling, DIYs, home organisation and plant care!

Cushion hack
Alana (@lowtideliving) was inspired by our mat cushion hack and created these gorgeous cushions!
Under sink organisation
Under sink organisation by @project.residential using our organising tips here
Pilea plant
Claire (@claire88floyd) used our Pilea plant tips to create a thriving plant
Heart light
Susy @susy.d.clark made her own version of our sweet heart light using materials she had at home while in lockdown
Concrete candle
Taking inspiration from our round up of the best concrete DIYs for the home, Tayah @simplecasita made her own version of concrete dip candles
Rainbow wall hanging
May @may_bennison_ made her own neutral version of our DIY rainbow wall hanging for her bub
Dried lemon slices
Karen @kml.interiors_ used our dehydrated citrus fruit tutorial to make dried lemon slices for her G&Ts
Study nook makeover
Tamee @tameerenebrancati made over her study nook using wallpaper from Boho Art and Styling who she discovered on our blog
Outdoor cinema winner
Fabulous outdoor cinema set up created by @ziink.interiors using our backyard cinema tips here
Bedside styling winner
Beautiful bedside styling by @exedrainteriors using tips from this reel we created

Cosy and natural living room styling

To share the word about newly launched Australian family-owned business, Natural Rugs, we challenged our community to show us their cosy and natural living room styling. Boy did you guys rise to the challenge, sharing a wide array of photos and videos on how you cosied up your living rooms for winter. The team at Natural Rugs loved Sophie’s entry for her use of lighting, pops of colour and different textures. She’s the lucky winner of a natural rug valued up to $1,400!

Lennon House living room challenge winner
Cosy and natural living room styling by @lennon_house_

Mood board competition

In May, we paused our regular #stylecuratorchallenge and partnered with our friends at Style Sourcebook and Oz Design Furniture to challenge you to create a mood board. Style Sourcebook is our favourite digital mood board tool as it takes all the hard work out of the process and has a massive library of products that you simply need to drag and drop. Huge congratulations to Rhiannon who created this incredible bathroom mood board!

Bathroom mood board
Mood board by @oleander_and_finch

Vignette styling

Turning an otherwise blank surface of your home into a styled arrangement was our April challenge and you guys rose to the occasion! Sharing vignettes on coffee tables, side tables, bedsides, kitchen benches, office nooks and just about everywhere in the home, you made picking just one winner impossible β€” so we picked two! Congratulations Jess who won a floral arrangement of her choice from Estil Home and Elle who scored a $50 voucher.

Sunday Harris winner
Console styling by @sundayharris
Bedside styling
Bedside vignette by @_livingsmall

Laundry styling

Often overlooked in the styling stakes, we wanted to inspire you to turn the laundry into a zone of the home you enjoy spending time… OK, perhaps that’s a stretch but at the very least, giving it some styling love so you dread it a little less πŸ˜‰ Tayah rose to the challenge big time and even tackled a few mini reno projects, including changing over her laundry tap and recovering her ironing board! She’s the lucky winner of our $200 laundry decor pack.

Laundry challenge winner
Laundry makeover by Tayah of @simplecasita

Bedside styling

Sometimes it’s the story behind an image that wins us over and that was certainly the case with Vanessa’s bedside pic. She gave her husband’s bedside table an SC-inspired makeover β€” using our devil’s ivy propagation tips to begin this indoor plant, crystal tips to incorporate a salt lamp and vignette tips by using a stack of books as a base for this styling. A great effort and she’s takes home the $200 Temple & Webster voucher!

Bedside styling winner
Vanessa G. styled her husband’s bedside using plenty of tips from SC

Refresh a pocket of your home

What better way to kick off the new year than with a challenge to shake things up around the home. You don’t always have to buy new, simply trying new styling arrangements or furniture layouts can transform the feel of your home. We love how Sarah revamped her living room β€” she even created a short video showing how she did it β€” and she was the lucky winner of the $200 Adairs voucher!

Living room challenge winner
Living room revamp by @sarah.m.amos


Styling with colour challenge with KAS

What better way to welcome spring than with a colour styling challenge?! We loved seeing the different ways you added pops of colour to your home β€” especially Sophie who created this colourful play room. She won a $200 voucher from KAS Australia.

Styling with colour winner
Colourful playroom by Sophie @lennon_house_

Candle styling challenge with The Little Flame Co

When the temperature drops, our love of candles is at an all time high β€” and that’s exactly why we set a winter styling challenge of showing us how you use candles around your home. You guys proved that candles are a good idea in every room of the home and made it incredibly difficult to pick a winner! Shriya’s shelfie moment here stopped us in our tracks though and she was this month’s lucky winner.

Candle styling challenge winner
Image via @ofmixednotions

Design your dream room mood board challenge with Style Sourcebook and Oz Design Furniture

With a prize of a $500 Oz Design Furniture to be won, this challenge was sure to gain a lot of interest but we weren’t expecting hundreds of mood boards to flood through the #stylecuratorchallenge hashtag. Phew, it was a challenge for us to pick just one winner! Congratulations Bettina (Instagram account @bettina_brent) who created this dining room mood board.

Mood board winner
Bettina was the mood board winner

Not going to lie, this was our toughest #stylecuratorchallenge ever but of course, you guys delivered the goods! You shared gallery walls in nursery spaces, living rooms, bedrooms, staircases and more but it was this divine gallery wall by Bianca (Instagram account that stole the show and won the $100 Yorkelee Prints voucher.

Gallery wall winner
Gallery wall by

Plant styling with Bunnings

We had a feeling this challenge would be popular but boy-oh-boy did you exceed our expectations! So many plant pics were shared this month making our job to pick a winner SO HARD! We selected Elisha (Instagram account @ourserenehome) as the winner with this dreamy pic combining two of our favourites β€” plants and crystals! She scored a $100 Bunnings voucher.

Plant styling winner
Image via @ourserenehome

Sideboard styling with Zanui

We’re all about styling surface areas in your home to create moments of interest so this month we challenged you to style your sideboard. From urban jungles to luxe arrangements, there was no shortage of #inspo flooding through the #stylecuratorchallenge hashtag! We picked Monica (Instagram account @lotnine08interiors) as the winner of the $150 Zanui voucher.

Sideboard challenge winner
Image via @lotnine08interiors

Reno challenge with Oliver 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).

Furniture upcycle
Furniture upcycle by @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.

Style Curator challenge winner Christmas floral
Image via @cathodonnellstyling

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.

Challenge winner
Image via @ke11y.o

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.

Living room winner
Image by @natbacicinteriors

Kitchen styling with 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.

Style Curator winner
Kitchen styling by @styledbydi

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!

Winner Style Curator kids challenge
Cool kids corner by @lennon_house_

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)!

Bathroom styling winner
Beautiful bathroom styling by @battenfiles

#KonMari challenge with The Reject Shop

Keeping with the home improvement theme, we challenged you to organise a pocket of your home β€” Marie Kondo style! Congratulations Alana (Instagram account @lowtideliving) who won with this wardrobe organisation pic!

Challenge winner
Wardrobe organisation nailing the #KonMari technique by @lowtideliving

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!

Room makeover
Chantel wowed us with this room transformation


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.

Jem stylecuratorchallenge winner
Congratulations @juthamat_by_jem

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 β€” this homely office nook by Bettina (Instagram account @bettina_brent).

Bettina Brent
Home office styling by @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 the challenge winners Liz (Instagram account @lizamayastyle) and Jane (Instagram account @freckleandsass).

Liz challenge winner
Coffee table styling by @lizamayastyle
Freckle and sass
Image by @freckleandsass

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).

Style Curator challenge winner
Image via @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.

Winner Style Curator challenge
Entry of @mortarandnoir

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.

Style Curator challenge winner
Relaxed bedroom vibes by @lennon_house

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).

Coastal bathroom
Mood board by @seascapeliving
Byron bliss mood board
Mood board by @mykindofbliss

Kitchen styling challenge

Winning a whole prize pack of goodies from local makers was Ash (Instagram account @ashleejayinteriors) with this beautiful kitchen pic.

Winner of kitchen styling challenge
Image via @styledbya.d

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!

Style Curator Winner
Image via @house_of_o.u.r.s

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.

Winner home organising challenge
Drawer organisation by Nadia

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 (Instagram account @fiona_neilly_interiors).

Style Curator Challenge winner
Image via Fiona Neilly Interiors


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.

Monochromatic bathroom mood board
Mood board by @uh_ohanotherreno via Style Sourcebook

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.

Maddison Bloom
Dreamy green bedroom by @maddison.bloom

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 (Instagram account @sundayharris) showed less is often more with this delicate photo.

Vase Style Curator Challenge winner
Simple yet stunning image by @sundayharris

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!

White and Wander
Photo by White and Wander
JBlondie My Style
Photo by JBlondie My Style

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 as runner up.

Zephyr challenge winners
There were two office challenge winners, congratulations @zephyr_and_stone was the other challenge winner

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.

Style Curator Challenge winners
Dining table styling by @interiormotives

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.

Laundry Style Curator Challenge winner
Laundry styling by Maria

Bedside styling with Curious Grace

Again, we had an issue where the brand couldn’t pick just 1 winner so instead there were 2 lucky challenge winners who each won a bedside table from Curious Grace! Congratulations Bettina (Instagram account @bettina_brent) and Michelle (Instagram account @michelle_baskinteriors) who shared these dreamy spaces.

Simple bedroom
One of the bedside challenge winners @bettina_brent
@Michelle_baskinteriors was the other challenge winner

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.

Style Curator challenge
Image by @zaabre


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.

Festive winner
Christmas styling by @hausofcruze

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!

Style Curator winner
Beautiful outdoor space by My House Loves

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 the challenge winners: Belinda, Bronwyn, Fiona, Jaimie and Az, Christiana and Lee.

Cactus wall hanging
Fairy lights in bedroom
Elegant bedroom
Coastal bedroom
Tween bedroom
Bed styling challenge

Bathroom styling with ASPAR

Winning a gorgeous prize pack of ASPAR spa products for this dreamy bathroom styling was Lisa.

White and Wander challenge winners
Beautiful bathroom styling by 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.

Shelf styling by Jacinta