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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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Those are so awesome!!!

Posted by RosieWeasley on October 27, 2008, 08:25 PM report to moderator


Posted by kay on October 27, 2008, 08:38 PM report to moderator

Wow i wish i had rooms like these. they are awesome! :) Great job guys!

Posted by Courtney on October 27, 2008, 08:39 PM report to moderator

Those rooms are all fantastic; congrats you guys! :)

Posted by Marissa on October 27, 2008, 08:41 PM report to moderator

WOW! Great rooms! I like the triwizard tournament cup in the third place room! They all have a LOT of stuff! I have harry’s wand!!!!!! It would be so cool to have my house like that! Great Job every one!

Posted by RolfLovegood on October 27, 2008, 08:41 PM report to moderator

I have to say, I actually like the 2nd place best- love the faux stone wall and canopied bed- just what I wish I had when I was a kid!

Posted by confetti on October 27, 2008, 08:41 PM report to moderator

Is it just me or is the Harry, A History countdown, counting down to 1 AM and not midnight??

Posted by Alex on October 27, 2008, 08:58 PM report to moderator

I am writing a report for school currently about Leaky-a research paper of sorts about how the harry potter fans have been able to create an entire (online) culture. Hope my teacher likes it!

Posted by givemesomeTLC on October 27, 2008, 09:15 PM report to moderator

personally i love the detail from the 3rd place winner’s room! they should have won 1st! i would love a Harry Potter room at my house!

Posted by lisa on October 27, 2008, 09:24 PM report to moderator

i personally like the last one the best! i would lose my mind in bliss if i was in there

Posted by jenny on October 27, 2008, 09:54 PM report to moderator

I think the 3rd place one is the best. That is a TON of HP stuff. Must have cost a fortune. I like the 4 houses thing going on too.

Posted by wtb2612 on October 27, 2008, 10:17 PM report to moderator

I love the the windows from the 1rst, the stone walls from the 2nd, and all the accessories from the 3rd. Awesome job!!

Posted by Carrie on October 27, 2008, 10:22 PM report to moderator

I want a room like this. The last one is AMAZING! the second place winner is pretty cool too

Posted by LoonyLovegood on October 27, 2008, 10:25 PM report to moderator

I want a room like this. The last one is AMAZING! the second place winner is pretty cool too

Posted by LoonyLovegood on October 27, 2008, 10:25 PM report to moderator

Those rooms are really neat. I got my copy of Harry a History today in the mail so the countdown is over for me. :)

Posted by Michele on October 27, 2008, 10:44 PM report to moderator
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