This year’s social contest is a wrap!

It takes a lot to build a home, and AMLI residents showed off the many ways they accomplished just that in the #amlihome Instagram contest. Some favored bold, statement-making designs, while others preferred big ideas disguised as simple comforts. No decision is too small when crafting the place where you build a life.

Taking photos of that space can be no different. The home you see every day can appear wholly different through the lens of a camera, much less posted on Instagram for all to see. Many residents participating in the #amlihome contest were able to succinctly capture their space with a single photo. Some opted to take several, providing a few different angles to view the space they crafted with care. No matter what residents posted, the competition was steep!

It was wonderful to see how AMLI residents across the country have created a home that is uniquely their own. We strive to give residents the best blank canvas possible—but a floor plan can only go so far. The home part is all up to you.

All told and tallied, we had nearly 800 entries in the contest. See them all on Instagram with #amlihome. Thanks to all AMLI residents who participated. If you’re still with us next year, we’d love to see you in the 2020 contest! You can view all of the finalists on our Instagram @amliapts.

Alright, without further adieu. Here’s this year’s winners:

Grand Prize Winner

AMLI Las Colinas resident @mazzison will receive $1,000 in gift cards for their beautiful, bright apartment. Look at all that color! Congrats on the big win!

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Welcome to my #amlihome @amliapts I transformed this beautiful loft style apartment into a modern, colorful artist wonderland by curating pieces from @homegoods @wayfair @ikea @nfmpics and @walmart The living/creative work space is my favorite area. Some original and creative aspects of this apartment are that I turned my dining space into a #musicstudio and I use the open space as creative working space for photo shoots or crafting. I use disco balls as light catchers (Plus, it makes everyday a party 🎉) Almost all the wall art is my original work! I keep it upbeat and whimsical with little accents of balloon animals, vintage smiley faces, and funky accent furniture. This is my sanctuary of happiness and inspiration, hope it makes you happy just looking at it! #brightcolors #apartmentdesign #discoball #balloonanimals #modernapartment #loftstyle #amli

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Regional Winners

These folks will receive $100 in gift cards!

Atlanta

@magnoliathegolden‘s living room lookout.

Austin

@miasalimbene‘s pink paradise.

Chicago

@kwakinator‘s dreamy South Loop loft.

Dallas

@calvin.araracap‘s pixel and neon dream.

Denver

@health_love_purpose‘s cozy den of neutral tones.

Houston

@chichomestyle‘s living room brimming with unique art and personal style.

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I'm so in love with my #amlihome! My motto is to design a space that is uniquely you, and I feel like I did just that! Just because you're renting, doesn't mean your space can't look like you own it. We're moving to a slightly larger @amliapts , this weekend, and I can't wait to redecorate our master bedroom. @wayfair and @target are my go-to places to shop affordable and stylish home decor(and of course I love a good @ikeausa hack). My absolute favorite pieces are the paintings I commissioned from @whitney_austin to complement my space! 📸 @arzuvargasphotography . . . . #liketkit #LTKhome #LTKstyletip #lovehome #homedecor #apartmenttherapy #apartmentdecor #apartmentliving #houstoninteriors #htx #houstoninteriordesigner #interiordecorator #homestyle #chicstyle #roommakeover #livingroomdecor #hometour #targetstyle #target

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Seattle

@ahoyvince‘s musical space of light, air and downtown Seattle views.

Southern California

@dschaefer16‘s nursery that goes big on charming textures and a black accent wall.

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Now that there’s an #amlihome competition going on, I’m reminded just how happy I am with the way Finn’s room turned out! As he’s gotten older, we’ve constantly had to adjust and add more, but the base is still the same. . We really wanted a fun modern take on different colors and shapes…and to prove that black CAN totally be a nursery color! The trick to it is just making sure there are lots of lighter colors to offset the darkness. . My favorite piece has got to be his mobile and rocking chair though; I’m just in LOVE with all things felt-balls! ______________________________________________ #interior4you1 #momentslikethese #momentsofmine #motherhoodthroughinstagram #inspiremyinstagram #littlestoriesofmylife #teammotherly #homegoals #coolwalls #accentwall #bedroomgoals #bedroomdecor #nurseryinspo #nurserydecor #apartmentdecor #apartmentliving #ilovedisney #disneyigers #disneyblog #disneyinsta #disneygram #disneyfamily #disneylifestylers #familyfunday #disneylifestyle #disneyfans

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South Florida

@christinecooper_08‘s plush bedroom done up in deep blue.

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This is my FAVORITE space in my home!!! I put so much heart into piecing it together. The wall piece is from Chile when my friends got married last Christmas. The comforter Opal Collection @targetstyle @target and circular green pillow. This collection is to die for. Patchwork pillow from the trip I took to India to build an orphanage. My striped pillow @ikea. I use my beds for client lash application and they always say “these are the most comfortable mattress ever.” That’s because this mattress if from @tuftandneedle—most comfortable + best price. The headboard is also a @target find. The white is just hot and poppin always. Accent wall @gliddenpaints from @homedepot. It is everything in this space. Cute journal planner also @target. Shirt @forever21. I am so thankful to be a resident @amli8800. It’s a gorgeous property that feels like home. What do you think? ❤️ . . . . . . . #hbtworkhappy #hbtsp #roberthalf #photosinbetween #ad #bioggingstyie #lovelysquares #theeverygirl #galtribe #miami #wynwood #oneofthebunch #bloggerstyle #liveunscripted #aboutalook #bloggerbabes #beautyblogger #travelblogger #communityovercompetition #darlingescapes #instagood #instastyle #fashionaddict #miamiinfluencer #sheisnotlost #worldtravelersign #amlihome

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About Nick Kotecki


Nick is AMLI's Social Media and Content Marketing Manager. When he's not on the AMLI Blog you can find him in the woods, in a book or on a plane headed away from it all. He has written and edited for many publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Time Out and Newsday.