Homes & Gardens Design Awards 2019

Now open for entries...

Growing on the prestigious annual fabric and wallpaper awards, Homes & Gardens launches its fabulous 17 category-strong Design Awards as part of its landmark Centenary year.

These will be a celebration of all things design. Entries are now open and will be judged by a panel of industry experts including Kit Kemp, Barbara Chandler and Beata Heuman.

2019 Categories

There are 14 categories that you can enter and there are also 3 categories that cannot be entered into, but will be chosen by our judging panel.

All the winners will be revealed in September.

The following categories are now open for entries:

Best Patterned Fabric
From large designs to small-scale patterns, this category covers one stand-out fabric including print and embroidery.


Image credit: Simon Bevan

Best Wallpaper
A celebration of the best single wallpaper design.

Best Woven Fabric
From jacquards to plains, this category is all about texture.

Best Collection – Fabric or Wallpaper
The new book to inspire – the best all-round fabric or wallpaper collection.

Colour of the Year
A new paint colour to love.

Best Bathroom
The most innovative, stylish and interesting bathroom design.


Image credit: Polly Wreford

Best Kitchen
The most innovative, stylish and interesting kitchen design.

Best Residential Project
Covering a UK home or apartment, the residential interior design scheme of the year.

Best Garden
From private to public, a stunning outdoor space in the UK.

Best Commercial Space
Covering shops, hotels, bars and restaurants, the best new space from around the world. The winner will be decided by readers, following shortlisting by the judging panel.

Best Accessory
From hand-crafted ceramics and decorative rugs to gorgeous tableware and chic glassware, the best new design.

Best Furniture Design
A single stand-out piece.

Best Lighting
A single winning design, from pendants to floor lamps.

Best Surface Design
Tiles, worktops and flooring… the best new surface.

Judging criteria – what we are looking for:

PROJECTS: Please submit no more than six images and a maximum of 300 words of copy describing the project. Projects must have been completed since January 2018.

PRODUCTS: Please submit no more than three images and a maximum of 300 words of copy describing the product per entry. Products must have been launched since January 2018.

FABRIC, WALLPAPERS, COLOUR & SURFACES: Please send samples or collection books as appropriate. Fabrics and wallpapers must be part of AW2018 or SS2019 collections. Surfaces must have been launched since January 2018. Each entry must include: (Fabrics & Wallpapers) full pattern repeat of the fabric or wallpaper plus swatches for all other colourways in the design; (Colour of the year) A4 painted sample of the colour; (Surfaces) a physical sample plus colour references. Please note, while books will be returned, unfortunately samples will not.


Image credit: Simon Bevan

How to enter


  1. Please send a completed entry form, copy and images to 


  1. Please send a completed entry form to
  2. Print out the attached label and secure to each sample ie fabric / wallpaper / surface swatch or collection book.
  3. Post your sample to Sally Dominic, Homes & Gardens Design Awards 2019, TI Media, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP

Please email us to request an entry form. 


Entry forms and supporting material must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 5 July 2019

Entry fee

There is an entry fee of £30 per design or collection to cover administration costs.

Please note: All entries must follow the above criteria. You may enter as many designs as you wish.