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Holiday Decorating Contest 2020

‘Tis the season to showcase your best Clark Griswold-inspired holiday decorations and enter your home in our 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest! 25,000 twinkle lights (give or take a few), wreaths, trees, mantels, and everything in between – we want to see how you embrace the magic of the season! 🎄

If your home is a Don Gardner design, we would love to see it all decked out for the holidays. Simply submit your photos to [email protected] with the subject line “Holiday Decorating Contest” for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card! We will accept photos until 8AM EST on Monday, December 21st. Please include the name and/or number of the Don Gardner home plan in your email. Exterior and interior photos accepted. Please, no more than 5 photos per entry. All submissions will be approved for use in the contest by Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. Depending on the number of submissions received, we may narrow down a group of finalist for the vote. 

Follow us on Facebook to vote for the winner on December 22nd. 

We will announce the winner on December 23rd around 2PM EST. 

❄❄❄ Let It Snow! ❄❄❄

We are certainly not walking in a winter wonderland here in South Carolina, but if you are, we would also love to see snow-covered photos of your Don Gardner home. ⛄

The Bentonville house plan 308.
The Bentonville Plan 308

Happy decorating, everyone! We can’t wait to spread some holiday cheer! 



Transition Your Outdoor Living from Summer to Fall

Ideas for your Home Design – Take your outdoor living spaces from summer to fall!

Just because cooler weather is on it’s way, doesn’t mean your outdoor living spaces need to go unused. Now is the time to start thinking about how you want to transition your summer decor into the fall season. And how you’ll stay warm on your porch or patio when fall arrives. From pumpkins to warm blankets, here are some tips to help you enjoy your porch or patio into fall and well past Halloween.

The Dewfield house plan 1030.