Room Design GIVEAWAY

March 25, 2011

Greetings and happy weekend, today I have a giveaway you’re going to love!  Two of my favorite designers Courtney and Lauren joined up a few years back to create kelly + olive, an online decorating service for those struggling to pull their spaces together and have those spaces reflect their personal style.  I’ve been reading their blog for almost a year, and always learn something new from the kelly + olive’s fun loving and fresh approach to interior design.

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The kelly + olive manifesto?  Read on:

“We know your place should look and feel like you, not like us.  We’ll take a room you hate to be in and make it one you don’t want to leave.  We will ask you what your favorite movie is, your favorite food, your favorite song, and your favorite outfit.  We will ask you where you normally eat dinner and we won’t judge you if it’s actually in bed.  We will help you buy your first piece of art.  We will help you make your first piece of art.

We will ask you over and over if you love it, and if you don’t, we’ll change everything until you do.   We will help you fall back in love with your stuff!”

Are you struggling with a space in your home?

kelly + olive is offering one lucky reader a full room mood board ($350 value) which includes:

kelly and olive mood board

Take a peek at some tear sheets from recent kelly + olive clients:

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k and o bedroom

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danielle-living room


kelly + olive have plenty of happy camper homeowners, so be sure to read these testimonials.

These designers have also written an eBook, Ideas You Should Steal, which was just released today, with all the proceeds going to Dwell with Dignity.  The eBook is filled with 17 inspiring projects for your home, gathered from design and lifestyle bloggers (I’m in the book too!).  This is one eBook you’ll want to add to your growing collection.

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All of the proceeds from the eBook go to Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing and inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.   You can download the Ideas You Should Steal eBook for as little as $1 dollar.  You’ll be inspired and also be giving back!

Eligibility to win the full room mood board from kelly + olive ($350 value):

1) Leave a comment telling which room in your home needs the most help!

2) Download the eBook Ideas You Should Steal for as little as $1 dollar with all proceeds going to Dwell with Dignity, then leave a second comment saying “I bought the eBook!”

3) For additional chances to win, link to this giveaway on Twitter, and/or on Facebook, then leave an additional comment telling where you linked to this giveaway (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday March 28th at 8 p.m. PST, one winner only.  Winner chosen at random.

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Don’t forget, the first of the Fair Weather Forum Link Parties is on Monday!  The topic is ‘All Things Spring’, whether it’s decorating or spring cleaning, so get ready to link up your DIY projects, your tips on spring cleaning and organizing, or simple ways you’ve added seasonal touches to your home.

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Link party will post Sunday evening at 8 p.m. PST.

GOOD LUCK in the giveaway and happy spring weekend!


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599 Responses to “Room Design GIVEAWAY”

  1. penelope says:

    being in a new house & having just been approved by hubby to get new Living Room furniture – I could seriously use some direction from an expert!

  2. Samanth H says:

    My poor bedroom needs some serious love. It has all the potential in the world – I just need to know what to buy and from where!

  3. Desiree says:

    Oh my poor aching family room. I think the throw pillows cry at having to be on that couch!!

  4. DeboraR says:

    Our master bedroom. Sounds like a great opportunity:)

  5. Kelsey S says:

    I would love to win this giveaway for our living room! Somehow we always have the hardest time decorating our living rooms… this one is definitely awkward!


  6. Kelsey S says:

    I linked to this giveaway on FB!

  7. My family room needs help. We have a corner fireplace and I need help with furniture placement.

  8. “I bought the eBook!”

  9. Barbara Folan says:

    Just added added a comment on FB

  10. Marci says:

    I would redo my “great room”. You know that awkward three rooms in one? Arranging furniture in there is a nightmare. I’d love some help!

  11. Marci says:

    I also linked to this giveaway on Facebook.

  12. Aaron says:

    We’ve been talking about doing the game room for a while now.

  13. Carrie conforti says:

    Our living room needs help!! I just had a painter here today giving me an estimate and I have a flooring guy coming Tuesday. I do not have the decorator gene!!

  14. Christine Krause says:

    I need help with my Family Room. It is long overdue and I haven’t been able to come up with any fresh ideas, especially with the layout.

  15. mollys says:

    Awesome! I would use their ideas in my 2yo and 4yo’s bedroom. It’s a room shared by a boy and girl and I’m kinda stuck on how to give them their own space and storage in our Seattle townhome.

  16. Nicole N. says:

    I need help with a few rooms, but my family room probably most desperately needs some attention! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Deanna H. says:

    I would love my living room decorated! We have been in our house 2 years, and we still look like squatters because I can’t decide what to do with it :/

  18. Lynn says:

    As grateful as I am to have my home, I can’t seem to feel a connection to it. Specifically, my bedroom. It looks more like a combination of our two families’ hand-me-downs with the mishmash of furniture. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!!

  19. Colleen says:

    My family room is unfinished and I would love some help!!

  20. azar says:

    either the living room or the bedroom! the living room definitely needs to be arranged better. and our bedroom keeps getting neglected while i work on projects for the rest of the apartment – we still have our mattress & box spring on the floor!

  21. Mindy says:

    Our bedroom definitely needs some help but the family room is right up there in the needs help category so I’ll say the family room since more people see that room.

  22. Ashton says:

    Definitely our bedroom – we have a tiny place, and it’s been a challenge to get our bedroom feeling like a place of escape, and not just a place to shove extra boxes :)

  23. Robin says:

    Man, my bedroom could use some serious help. After seven years of marriage, our mattress still sits on the floor. And lamps!! Oh, dear!

  24. My basement family room needs SO much help! I want to win!

  25. Kim says:

    I could use help in my living room. I am to the point where I don’t know which direction to go in… I hate making decisions so if someone could just make them for me :)

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  28. Sara says:

    I need help with my foyer/front living room!

  29. Kelly B. says:

    I definitely need help with our living room! We moved into our first house just over a year ago and I’m so overwhelmed trying to decorate it all. I would LOVE some help!

  30. Larissa says:

    The room that I would love to get some direction and insight on is my bedroom. The space is great with large windows and great views. But my current decorating is lacking in everything. I would love the opportunity to get some professional help. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  31. Larissa says:

    I bought the ebook! Can’t wait to dig in and get some awesome tips!

  32. No doubt – my guest bedroom. Right now, it serves as a huge clean clothes basket since it is right across from my laundry room. It would be be a totally blank slate!

  33. I just shared this on Twitter!

  34. I need help with my bedroom. There’s always something else in my house that requires attention, and since it’s not actually horrible, I never seem to find time to make it special. It would be wonderful to have the eye of professionals to help me bring it together and make it the room it can be. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Michelle says:

    I would love some advice on the kitchen – we are ready to do this but it is such an important room the heart of the house and will take lots of thought and planning and I’m just not sure where to start. Please pick me!

  36. Susan says:

    My sons’ room. My daughter designed her own and they love being in there, but their room not so much.

  37. Kami says:

    Our bedroom needs some serious help. The rest of my house has been the focus of my decorating budget and time lately – but our room is very, very boring and plain.

  38. Niki says:

    I would love some help with my living room. I have an awkwardly placed (though lovely!) fireplace, I have no idea how to design around!

  39. alicia says:

    Add to FB :)

  40. Angie says:

    Which room to choose to enter? The living room with no style and hardly any furniture, or the bedroom with no color on the wall and bedding that is seven years old? Thanks for the chance!

  41. Angie says:

    Just added to facebook too!

  42. Teresa says:

    My living room needs HELP!

  43. Anjanette says:

    I would love ideas for my family room!

  44. Jane says:

    Our family room could use some serious help to make it adult & kid friendly. Thanks!

  45. Yannette says:

    My lame master bedroom.

  46. Lauren O. says:

    My living room needs so much help! This would be awesome!

  47. Jessa says:

    My living room for sure!

  48. Christine Krause says:

    I purchased the EBook.

  49. KRISTEN says:

    I desperatly need help in the living room. This win would be amazing!

  50. Charanne says:

    Having a new baby in June! Room is pink and that is as far as we have gotten………. HELP!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Emily says:

    We just bought a house that’s 3 times the size of our current townhome. I need help filling it up with stuff! But specifically, we want to work on the family room/breakfast area first.

  52. Emily says:

    I purchased the eBook!

  53. Heather N says:

    I would love to win this for my mom. She has a dining room/living room “L” and can’t figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Allyson says:

    Our new basement needs much help. It’s totally blank!

  55. Sylvia says:

    I would have to say our Family room because that’s where we spend most of our time and I would love for it to be done.

  56. Katie says:

    My living room/dining room combination is in desperate need of a makeover!

  57. Sylvia says:

    Here’s my linky link on twitter!/sylviabd14

  58. sangeetha says:

    Me bedroom – I am influenced by East Indian designs since I was born there, but sometimes the colors seem overwelhming, so need a compromise between East and WEst adn create a gorgeous space

  59. Sara says:

    I would love to win this! Desperately need help with our family room…the oak woodwork & outdated fireplace is making this room a nightmare to decorate! Could use some inspiration.

  60. Kyra says:

    Probably our bedroom – it is so boring and in need of much work. But it is a close tie to our family room which is crying out for some cohesiveness! Thanks for the chance!

  61. Laurie says:

    I have no idea what to do with my family room.. it’s too narrow and too full of furniture, but it’s the room we pretty much live in, so it needs help…


  62. Megan says:

    I think that my bedroom needs the most work. It’s hard to make a retreat for us for some reason. Thank you CG!

  63. Emily says:

    Our bedroom needs an outsider’s eye! When we moved in a couple years ago, we painted a dark gray, but now it’s more like a dungeon than a retreat. We don’t know where to start… we’re stuck & need help!!

  64. Emily says:

    I bought the e-book :)

  65. Jennifer says:

    We need some major help in our bedroom. Its not too romantic at the moment! Wish it fit the rest of our house.

  66. Jennifer says:

    I would love some help with my living room!

  67. Colleen says:

    Our living room needs some major help, I can’t get what’s in my head out on “paper”.

  68. Jane says:

    My kitchen is in need of an update!

  69. Becky says:

    My house needs your help!

  70. - Sarah :-) says:

    My living/dining room (one room) is in HUGE need of some serious help. :-D I’d LOVE to win this!!

  71. - Sarah :-) says:

    And I bought the book, too. Pick me pick me! Squee!!

  72. kristy says:

    My living room/den – it’s the first space someone sees upon entering our home (no formal entry), and as hard as I’ve tried, I just can’t get it pulled together!

  73. mellissa says:

    Oh my gosh! I need to win. I need help SO bad! I need this, I NEED this! My husband and I have been married almost 9 years and have three small kids. We just bought our first home last summer and I LOVE IT and can’t wait to really start putting my taste and touch in each room! Our living room has LOTS of windows and a fireplace…! I have some ideas, but it is a large, long room and…… what to do? Oh, I need this!:)

  74. elz says:

    My “bonus” room. It’s supposed to be my office & craft room, and a extra tv/slumber party space, but it is just scary right now.

  75. britney says:

    my living room. it’s where we spend all of our time, especially after havnig a baby, but it’s in desperate need of an update and some personality.

  76. britney says:

    i purchased the ebook!

  77. Shelley says:

    Oh, my living room needs some serious HELP! I still stuck on figuring out what the perfect couch set up should be…

  78. Kate says:

    My bedroom is completely empty and blah! I would love help with that!

  79. Jen says:

    Our living room needs help! We live in a great space but have yet to determine how to maximize it. We love to entertain and want to be able to seat many people comfortably but not feel cramped. We also don’t have window treatments and don’t know how to choose treatments that won’t make the room feel cramped. Help!

  80. Trish says:

    I need help in my living room/family room/room that we spend all our time in…I want to do something but don’t know what to do so I do nothing!!

  81. Vanessa says:

    My living room is very long and very awkward – I would love some help figuring out how to make it work.

  82. Vanessa says:

    I bought the e-book! :)

  83. meghan says:

    We would love help with our master bedroom! My husband and I just purchased our first home – a small, but charming colonial. Although it needs a lot of structural work, basement waterproofing and replacement plumbing, we are hoping to have some money left to focus on making it reflect “us”. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE help from Kelly & Olive!

  84. meghan says:

    I bought the eBook!

  85. Tiffany says:

    I would love to win this for my mom! She has a kitchen-dining-living room that all connect together and the walls are a terrible curry yellow…we need help re-vamping it! This will be the first big change we’ve made to the house since my Dad passed away…I hope it helps her get a fresh start.

  86. Elaine says:

    We have a skinny, awkward living room! We need genius help!

  87. Amy B says:

    I would love help with my livingroom.

  88. Jocelyn A. says:

    Every room in my house needs some help, but our bedroom probably needs the most help!

  89. Brenda says:

    My bedroom needs some major help. I avoid it like the plague because it makes me feel too anxious.

  90. Brenda says:

    I bought the ebook, too!

  91. Erin R. says:

    My front room/living room/office could use some help :)

  92. Katherine says:

    We are just about to move – so every room needs help, but most importantly the living room.

  93. SamiJ says:

    The living room. Not so much living as existing. Sigh.

  94. Michelle v says:

    My bedroom!! Everything is mismatched, i only love my headboard and my new george kovacs ceiling fan :(

  95. Heather says:

    Our front room houses a piano and the computer along with various mismatched pieces of furniture – I’d love to bring it ll together somehow and make it restful and pretty!

  96. HeatherC says:

    Our master bedrrom needs some help! i’d love to make it beautiful

  97. Kathy M says:

    We need help with the master bedroom. It’s been 9 years in this house and it is still builder beige with a ceiling fan. Help! I can’t seem to commit to a color or theme in this room.

  98. mary fanara coleman says:

    My Living Room needs a ton of help.

  99. mary fanara coleman says:

    I shared this giveaway on my fb page here……

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