The Life in Color Contest

Design Impacts Lives. Tell Us Your Story.

Midwest Home promotes the value of good design and brings our readers insight into how good design enhances the quality of their lives. We inform readers about new design trends and home products, and feature the work of local design professionals.

For the 2021 Life in Color competition, Midwest Home is requesting project submissions from ASID-MN designers.  We are seeking vibrant designs that showcase the designers’ use of color and creativity, and successfully fulfill the clients’ needs and wants. 

Each design firm may submit up to two entries. All submissions will be entered into a blind judging led by Midwest Home and professional judges.

Up to six projects will be selected to appear on a full page of the “Life in Color” feature in the September/October 2021 issue of Midwest Home magazine and online at — a value of $7,025!

If you have any questions while filling out the submission form, please contact Arthur Morrissey at

2021 submission forms will be accepted from May 3 through June 30. They are due by 11:59 p.m. on July 19, 2021.

Judging will occur in July 2021.

The winning 2020 projects may be found here: Life in Color.

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A bright, aqua study with patterned chairs.
With an intention to create a light, airy space where the owner could retreat and relax in, the designer used a cheerful aqua hue to brighten the existing dark woodwork, carrying the color up onto the beams of the ceiling in this colorful ladies’ library. (Courtesy of Kory Kevin Reckinger)