Angie’s List Sleep Sanctuary Contest Results are in!

INDIANAPOLIS, August 29, 2016 – Chances are, your bedroom is all wrong for you if you actually want to catch some quality Zs.

Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) has already changed that for three lucky homeowners and is about to do it again for one lucky – and likely sleep-deprived – Missouri woman.

The Angie’s List battle for the best bedroom designed to encourage sleep pitted three celebrity designers against each other in a popular, online vote. HGTV’s Jennifer Bertrand won the contest with 39 percent of the overall vote.

She will now use a $15,000 Angie’s List budget to make-over Maggie Sweeden’s bedroom in Weston, Mo., about 30 miles north of Kansas City. Sweeden, who voted for Bertrand, was randomly chosen to win the grand prize.

“I didn’t vote so I could win,” said Sweeden, who will accept the make-over despite her initial motivation. “I voted because Jen is an amazing woman who I wanted to win.”

Bertrand’s win means Angie’s List will donate $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. The company will also donate $1,000 to each of the other designer’s designated charities, the Children’s Miracle Network and Carter’s Kids.

Bertrand and Sweeden know each other because they both shop at a local vintage store. “She is a super kind person and I am so happy I get to bust out a bedroom make-over for her!” Bertrand said.

The Angie’s List contest was more than an opportunity to show off her skills, Bertrand said, “It made me realize even I was not designing my bedroom properly!  Taking notes from the Sleep Revolution is something everyone needs to do in this busy day and age.”

Bertrand has a personal connection to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, so she’s thrilled to see it benefit. Finally, she said the contest helped her get back into her profession taking a break to focus on our son's medical adventures.  

“I am just so happy to be back to show people that great design can be accessible to all!  

On average, Americans spend about one-third of their day in a bedroom, but it is often the last spot in the home that receives a focused, interior design effort. Each designer was given $5,000 budget and five guidelines to follow based on Arianna Huffington's book: "The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.

  1. Your bedroom should be a calming, quiet and dark space
  2. No blue light
  3. Remove devices
  4. Keep it cool
  5. Surround yourself with joy

The bedroom battle contestants:

  • Jennifer Bertrand, HGTV's “Design Star” season three. See her “catch-all-to-overhaul” makeover story and before/after photos here.
  • Mandi Gubler, the Vintage Revivals blogger. See her “bland-to-wow” makeover story and before/after photos here.
  • Carter Oosterhouse, known as the carpenter on the “Trading Spaces,” “Carter Can,” “Red Hot and Green” and “Million Dollar Rooms” HGTV shows. See his “neglected-to-cozy” story and before/after photos here.

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