Could you be First Direct Bank’s Unexpected Interior Designer?

First Direct Bank is twenty five years old this year and they have just launched a competition to find an aspiring interior designer for the bar area at the Leeds Arena. And as well as the kudos of the bar re-design there is also a couple of great prizes to be had.

So why am I telling you this?

Because they have asked me to be one of the judges.

So that is, alongside Tracy Garrad, CEO of First Direct Bank, Tony Watson the Sales & Marketing Director for the Arena and David Laycock (Head of the Leeds Retail Consortium). I feel very honoured.

Image courtesy of Emma Reddington (prop stylist) and Sian Richards (photographer) [1]

Entrants will need to submit a mood board expressing their ideas – fabrics, colours, images, text, anything. We don’t expect details of every square inch of the space but we’d like to see an overall impression of what the bar will look like. Above all it needs to convey ‘unexpected Leeds’ and the ‘unexpected bank’.

Image courtesy of Emma Reddington (prop stylist) and Sian Richards (photographer) [2]

So, if any of you lovelies feel like entering, you do have to be a resident of West Yorkshire and it’s only open to non-professionals. If you would like to know more you can find the brief , all details and a few tips from me over on the First Direct Tumblr site.

Image courtesy of Emma Reddington (prop stylist) and Sian Richards (photographer) [4]

Closing date for entries is July 9th.

Moodboard images by kind permission of Emma Reddington (prop stylist) and Sian Richards (photographer).

June 30, 2014

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