Congrats to the winners of the Spirit Of Sports Man Cave Design Challenge

The results are in an we are happy to congratulate the winners of the latest design contest on Olioboard sponsored by Spirit of Sports. Members were challenged to design the Ultimate man cave to celebrate the sports season.

Thanks to all who entered. With so many fantastic entries in the contest, it was a difficult decision for Andie Day and Marilyn Russell, our lovely and talented judges. Here are the top three boards they selected, plus an honorable mention that they could not let slide by unnoticed.

1st Place goes to Lynda Quinter Davids (NYCLQ) for her design Literary Mantuary

Congrats to Lynda for her beautifully crafted man cave. The green and brown colour scheme with hits of leather and cowhide add to the masculine look of the space. The attention to detail that Lynda gives to her boards, make them appear almost like a photograph. Each item is angled, scaled and placed to perfection. Well done Lynda!

2nd Place goes to Mirella Parer (Mirellaparer) for her design Feeling & Courage

Mirella Parer, you blew us away with this beautiful cowboy inspired man cave. We’re loving the pops of yellow from the rodeo artwork. Absolutely stunning work Mirella!

3rd Place goes to Marialuisalim for her design Spirit of Sports Man Cave

Maria has been an Olioboard member from the beginning and always puts out amazing 3D moodboards. I said it before and I’ll say it again, if you are looking for tips and tricks to create 3D moodboards, this lady is the one to follow. We’re loving the rugged and masculine look of her design.

Honorable mention goes to Selma Hammer Design (selmahammerdesigns) for her design Sophistcated Man Cave

This design was high up on the list for both of our judges so we wanted to give Selma’s moodboard design an honorable mention. We love the sophisticated look she created with the built in bar, gorgeous artwork and spacious seating areas. Nicely done Selma!

On behalf of the Olioboard community and team, I would like to thank our amazing sponsor, Spirit of Sports for offering up the fantastic gift card prizes. Visit Spirit of Sport to see their full art and decor collection.

I’d also like to take some time to thank our talented judges, Marilyn Russell and Andie Day for participating in and helping to spread word of this fun design challenge.

Read more about Marilyn and Andie below.


As the principal designer and founder of Design Magnifique, Inc., Marilyn strives to inspire and motivate people around her to put forth their personal best through her never-ending encouragement, support and her contagious laughter. Born in Jamaica, raised in Boston and now residing in Orlando, Florida, Marilyn is a true multicultural interior designer.

Empowered with a Bachelor’s Degree in business management while employed as a construction defect claims adjuster, Marilyn quickly grasped the art of construction building and acquired the skills of interacting with contractors, developers, architects and other professions involved in the field. With an eye for detail, admiration for interior spaces and a love for color, Marilyn’s true calling in the field of Interior Design was inevitable.

Marilyn’s goal is to create stunning interiors that will have a profound and life-altering effect on their owners. Designing marvelous spaces certainly will not be Marilyn’s last stop. Transforming the interior design industry’s lack of diversity is on her to-do list. By capitalizing on her skills, collaborating with future interior designers and sharing her passion for interior design, Marilyn will forever leave her mark on the industry.

Visit Marilyn’s Blog or follow her on Twitter and facebook

Andie Day is an award-winning interior designer whose Design for Life™ philosophy blends fashion with function to create spaces that are simultaneously alluring and practical. She excels at maximizing small spaces, city living, whole house interior design and small commercial projects. Andie is especially intrigued by the nuances of lifestyles and delving into and discovering ways to unearth triggers that will enhance her client’s wellbeing, peace of mind and health. She is an accredited member of NKBA and a certified aging-in-place specialist through NAHB, she earned her degree from Bentley College in Massachusetts.

Andie’s inventive solutions have been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe’s “G Style” Magazine, New England Home, Kitchen and Bath Ideas®, Design New England and in NECN’s inspirational television series: Dream House. She was chosen to serve on the Blanco Design Council in 2011. Additionally, she was selected as a winner of Tile of Spain Reign in Spain Tour 2011 where she traveled to eastern Spain and Valencia. Last year, she was also chosen for Modenus’ BlogTour 2011 where she and other lifestyle and interior design bloggers traveled to London during the London Design Festival.

Professionally, she maintains an active blog which ties various lifestyle topics together and relates them back to interior environments.

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