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July Photo Contest Winners!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

The pictures just keep getting better and better with each contest we have.  Seriously, you guys really out did yourself this time!  Each and every design was thoughtful and beautiful.  Hope you are all enjoying your new spaces!

Here are the winners…

First place went to this stunning and detailed Henna Fusion installation.  The attention to detail in this intricate installation is amazing and it looks fabulous.  The Henna Fusion which comes on an easily manipulated mesh backing, has been cut up and used to create a 6 inch border all around the bathroom.


You can see below they used a stainless steel trim to finish the edge of the porcelain.  This is a great contemporary option for finishing edges.   These are available by special order at Design For Less.
Love how they ran the tile around these recessed shelves!

If you are looking for a similar porcelain this one is very similar to  Silk Blanco.

When we let Nancy know that she had one first place in the contest this is what she had to say…

“Wow!  That’s wonderful.  And to tell you the truth, the photos are no where as beautiful as the tile.  Everyone who comes here checks out our new bathroom and oooh’s and aaaahh’s over the tile.  I will send any customer I can to your company.  Your service was excellent and your product is gorgeous.”

Thanks Nancy!  We loved working with you and your finished product is gorgeous! :)

2nd Place went to this perfect combination of the Stainless 2×2 and Smoke Stainless and Glass Blend. The Smoke is a mixture of our Contempo glass tile and the Stainless 1×1 and has been a designer favorite since the beginning.  Using the matching Stainless but in a different 2×2 size makes this kitchen fun and contemporary.

3rd Place went to another designer favorite the Stainless and Glass Blend Mist.  They combined the Mist (a mix of Ocean Grey, Stainless, and Blanco) with Spring Rain pebble tile on the floor.

Congratulations to all the winners!  And a big thank you to everyone who entered!  There were so many amazing glass entries this time we found ourselves wondering where our beautiful stone went?  Next contest is in October any Java, White Rapids installs out there?

Next week we will have a sneak peak of the runner ups.

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Getting Ready to Pick the Winners!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

We just received another beautiful Ocean Grey 3×6 backsplash installation for the photo contest coming up in July.  And with this, I think the Ocean Grey 3×6 Subway tile has officially surpassed our Sage Green/Ocean Pebble Mix as the most popular Design For Less back splash.

The past couple of installations have done the Ocean Grey with white cabinets but I am really enjoying the warmth of this brown and blue kitchen.


Beautiful!  The July photo contest is coming up quick so if you think you can beat this stunning installation lets see!  Just send your photos to photocontest@design-4-less.com and win some tile money!

If you are new to the contest you can see the rules here.  And take a peak at all the past winners here.


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April Photo Contest Winners!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Another great round of installations!  We also received a lot of installations with new products so be on the look out for new photos on the product pages.  Here are the winners…

First Place

Ocean Grey is one of our most popular colors which is why it shows up in the best installation pictures!  With the beautiful light coming through the windows we just couldn’t resist this open kitchen plan.  The Ocean Grey also comes in a 1×2 solid and a frosted version.

Ocean Grey Subway 3x6

Second Place

We can barely keep the Farenheit glass tile in stock and now you can see why… They used the Ice Subway Tile for the shower shelf.

Farenheit Glass Tile

Third Place

Third place was a close call, but we just loved seeing the Plantation installed on this whole backsplash.  Not only does it look great but it is a steal at only $9.00 / sqft.

Plantation Backsplash

Thanks to all that entered!  And congratulations to the winners!  You can email your photos for submission any time to photocontest@design-4-less.com.

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Photo Contest

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Blanco Kitchen Install

It’s that time again…!

We are only one month away from picking the new photo contest winners.  New install?  Old install?  As long as it is a Design For Less product you can enter and win big bucks!  Can’t wait to see what your design mind accomplished this time.  I am hoping to see some Stainless Steel and Glass installs, any Mist or Dust out there?

Check out last quarters winners.

The rules are simple…

  • All pictures must be original and not previously submitted for a Design For Less promotion.
  • The products in the project photos must have been purchased by the submitter from Design For Less with valid order number.

The prize is attractive…

  • 1st Prize:  $200 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize:  $50 Design For Less Gift Certificate

Submitting is easy…

  • Email your photo(s) to photocontest@design-4-less.com
  • Include your name, address, and phone number in the email so that we can contact you if you win!

A little hint…
If you remove any extra items from your counters and take the picture during the day when the light is natural, this will get you a picture right out of Home and Garden.  Young House Love has a great how-to on taking beautiful pictures of your house.

If you are done with your remodel and do not think you can use the gift certificate we would love to see your pictures anyways.  It is always a treat seeing the final look of the projects.  You can also pass the discount on to a family member or friend.  If you have any questions just give us a call.

Good luck and we look forward to your submissions!

See videos of some of our favorite installations.

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A couple more from the Photo Contest

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Like always, it is really hard to pick the winners for the installation photo contest.  Here are a couple that came soooo close.

This kitchen is simple and stunning.   The Standing Java Pebbles add texture and detail.

Java Kitchen

This bathroom used our best selling and favorite combination, the Ocean Pebble and Sage Green glass.

Ocean Pebble Tile and Sage Green Glass

Again thank you to everyone that entered!

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January Photo Contest Winners!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

We had another great round of submissions!  Here are the winners…

First Place went to this adventurous Henna backsplash.

Henna Backsplash

We loved the bold use of color both in the cabinets and entry wall!

Henna Backsplash

Great Job!

Henna Backsplash

Second Place went to this Standing River Rock Bathroom.  You can see how they didn’t grout the tiles or just minimally grouted them, letting the 3 dimensional quality of the Standing Pebbles shine.

Standing Spring Rain Bathroom Tile

And third place to this creative Keywest Kitchen.  They did a great job of bringing the whole kitchen together by putting the Keywest on the island as well.

Keywest Kitchen

Thanks to all our winners and everyone that entered!  The contest will run again in April.  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with next time!

Enter at photocontest@design-4-less.com

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Are you the January Winner?

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Lotus Backsplash Tile

It’s almost time to pick the new Photo Contest winners!

We had so much fun seeing all the amazing installations you sent us last time! And we can’t wait to pick the 3 new winners! To enter just send us pictures of your installation looking amazing and we will give you money to spend at Design For Less!  (See last quarters winners here)

The rules are simple…

  • All pictures must be original and not previously submitted for a Design For Less promotion.
  • The products in the project photos must have been purchased by the submitter from Design For Less with valid order number.

The prize is attractive…

  • 1st Prize:  $200 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize:  $50 Design For Less Gift Certificate

Submitting is easy…

  • Email your photo(s) to photocontest@design-4-less.com
  • Include your name, address, and phone number in the email so that we can contact you if you win!

A little hint…
If you remove any extra items from your counters and take the picture during the day when the light is natural, this will get you a picture right out of Home and Garden.  Young House Love has a great how-to on taking beautiful pictures of your house.

If you are done with your remodel and do not think you can use the gift certificate we would love to see your pictures anyways.  It is always a treat seeing the final look of the projects.  You can also pass the discount on to a family member or friend.

Good luck and we look forward to your submissions!

Because of the holiday we are extending the submission cut off date till January 7th.  But the contest runs quarterly so keep the installations coming!

See videos of some of our favorite installations.

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Fall Photo Contest Winners!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Wow this was a really tough one… There were so many amazing installation we wish we could give everyone a prize!  But there were 3 that really stood out to us and we had to pick them.

The First Place winner is this beautiful Lotus Fusion and Bali Black bathroom.  These two tiles look so amazing together!  And with everything else in the bathroom.  It all comes together effortlessly.

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

The Lotus Fusion is showcased beautifully next to the white sinks and counter top.

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Especially nice is the Bali Black on the bathroom floor.  It looks like they might have used a sealer with an enhancer to darken the stone which looks even more striking with the light grout color.  This pictures also shows how great lighting can really make a room.

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Second place went to this amazing Ipe deck tile installation.  Ok, we have to admit that we may have been mesmerized by the view almost more than the tile.  But we couldn’t think of a better complement to that view than the Ipe Deck Tiles.  In the mist of so many buildings the natural look and feel of Ipe wood is the perfect complement.

Ipe Deck Tile Installation

Ipe Deck Tile Installation

Ipe tiles also have the same fire rating as concrete which make it the only deck tile you can use on patios and rooftops in New York buildings.

Deck Tile Floor

Deck Tile Floor

Third place goes to this luminous Stainless Steel Circle kitchen.  The Stainless Circles are a unique tile and this kitchen shows how fun they can be!

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

We loved her choice of grout color as well.  You get all the tile and minimal lines.  It looks amazing!

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Can’t wait to see what you guys do with your winnings!

Thank you to everyone who entered their photos!

The next winners will be picked in January. You can enter at photocontest@design-4-less.com.

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Are you the October Winnner?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

It’s almost time to pick the new Photo Contest winners!

We had so much fun seeing all the amazing installations you sent us last time! And we can’t wait to pick the 3 new winners! To enter just send us pictures of your installation looking amazing and we will give you money to spend at Design For Less!  (See last quarters winners here)

The rules are simple…

  • All pictures must be original and not previously submitted for a Design For Less promotion.
  • The products in the project photos must have been purchased by the submitter from Design For Less with valid order number.

The prize is attractive…

  • 1st Prize:  $200 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize:  $50 Design For Less Gift Certificate

Submitting is easy…

  • Email your photo(s) to info@design-4-less.com
  • Include your name, address, and phone number in the email so that we can contact you if you win!

A little hint…
If you remove any extra items from your counters and take the picture during the day when the light is natural, this will get you a picture right out of Home and Garden.  Young House Love has a great how-to on taking beautiful pictures of your house.

If you are done with your remodel and do not think you can use the gift certificate we would love to see your pictures anyways.  It is always a treat seeing the final look of the projects.  You can also pass the discount on to a family member or friend.

Good luck and we look forward to your submissions!

The submission cut off for the October winner is September 30th.  But the contest runs quarterly so keep the installations coming!

See videos of some of our favorite installations.

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Photo Contest Winners!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

And the winners are…
Thank you to everyone who entered the Installation Photo Contest.  We saw some amazing entries that made us wish our kitchens and bathrooms looked that stylish!  Check out the winners below.

First Place
Cindy and Jess provided us with a number of gorgeous pictures of their Otago Black kitchen backsplash.  As well as an album documenting their DIY installation.   They took first place not only because of their stunning kitchen backsplash but because we loved seeing the project from start to finish.  And they did it all themselves.  Impressive!  Check back soon when we feature their installation process in its own blog post.  Thanks Cindy and Jess!

Otago Black Kitchen Backsplash

Otago Black Kitchen Backsplash

Otago Black Kitchen Backsplash

Otago Black Kitchen Backsplash

Second Place

Judy won second place with her cool and urban glass backsplash.  The Caymen is one of our newer glass tiles and we have been anxiously awaiting someone to send us pictures of it installed.  It looks just as striking and contemporary as we thought.  Great job Judy!

Caymen Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Caymen Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Third Place

Nancy won third place for her installation using Otago Black and Soho.  We loved how she got creative and mixed the two materials together to give the installation some visual interest.  What a stunning feature wall!

Otago Black Feature Wall and Soho Fireplace

Otago Black Feature Wall and Soho Fireplace

Soho Fireplace Feature

Soho Fireplace Feature

Big thanks to all our inspirational winners!  Most of them are already picking out their next tile with their winnings!  Good luck with your projects, we cannot wait to see those as well!

Remember the contest will run quarterly, so if you did not get your pictures in this time you can still send them to be entered in the next one.  Just email them to info@design-4-less.com.

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