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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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. Courtney says:

    I bought the e-book!

  2. Kimberlee says:

    I have rearranged the furniture in my family room every which way I can think of over the past 13 years. I need help!

  3. Amy says:

    our bedroom definately needs the most help!

  4. Jamie says:

    I just came here because our living room needs serious HELP! Can’t wait to check out Kelly and Olive!

  5. Andrea says:

    Oh wow my living room could use some help!! It’s an odd shaped space and I can’t quite figure out how to pull it all together.

  6. Rebecca says:

    This is just what my house needs! My family room is making me cRRrrrrAAaaAaZy!!! It is paneled with real wood – not the paper covered stuff from the 70’s. There is a chair rail and molding creates squares above the chair rail. My family thinks the wood is cozy and I think it is dark and gloomy! It would be perfect if it were in a library, but not the room we spend most of our time in! I need HELP!!!!!

  7. Karen says:

    Definitely need help with our master bedroom…just can’t seem to decide what to do in there!

  8. Whitney says:

    Definitely my kitchen/dining room – its brand new but I have no idea what to do with the green granite countertops!

  9. Hauni says:

    My living room is in desperate need of a makeover! Pick me please!

  10. Jennifer Jensen says:

    My family/kitchen/dining are all one big room and need some serious help!

  11. Lisa Lilienthal says:

    Would love some inspiration for my almost 12 year old’s room -something that will take her from tween to teen and maybe even beyond!

  12. Lisa Lilienthal says:

    I bought the ebook! Thanks for the recommendation!

  13. Amy in PA says:

    Our living room so needs this kind of help!!

  14. Heather says:

    My family room desparately needs some design help, we spend all of our time in this room but its bare and boring.

  15. Heather says:

    Definitely my boys playroom/guestroom – I need more storage!!! The room doesn’t reflect their personalities ‘design wise’ (beige walls/neutral sofa bed/espresso desk and tv stand). So the ‘bones are good – but it lacks colour and that somethin somethin!! Your playroom design is so beautiful Kate!! It can be a challenge to design around lego, boardgames and kids electronics can’t it??

  16. Heather says:

    I bought the ebook.

  17. Melody says:

    Oooh, Well I definitely hate my kitchen. Definitely the worst room in my home. But my master bedroom also needs help. So, I guess I’ll go with master bedroom.

  18. April says:

    My living room is also my entry room, and the place where we spend the most time as a family. It’s small and cramped, and needs help desperately! I would just LOVE some help with it!!

  19. April says:

    Shared this on FACEBOOK!

  20. Kari says:

    How can I pick just one? My entire house needs help, but I’d love a functional yet comfortable Fily room to enjoy with our 3 little kiddos!

  21. April says:

    Bought the e book…can’t wait to read it!

  22. A says:


  23. Melody says:

    I bought the e-Book! It’s downloading now and I can’t wait to see all the fun ideas!

  24. Patty says:

    My den / living room is in need of major overhauling…..I would love love love some design advice!

  25. AnnieL says:

    My living room is a poor excuse for a living room! It connects to my dining area and is at the front of my house, so its the first room guest see. Its so uninviting and incomplete. This would be a HUGE help!!

  26. Fatima says:

    I would love to bring some life to our family room.

  27. Haley says:

    Our master bedroom is in a constant state of, “Help Me!”. Try as I might, this room always gets the least of my attention but desperately deserves it!

  28. Heather says:

    My dining room needs the most help. It’s full of old (but not necessarily nice) pieces of furniture hand me downs. We call it ‘the pioneer room’ because it just isn’t our style. So far it just looks like an afterthought and no one likes to spend time in there. I’d love some help and inspiration!

  29. Katherine O says:

    Our living room. We recently moved in…and it’s just such an awkwardly shaped room. We’re in a rental, so it’s hard for us to do anything drastic. I have good pieces (not great) and love my couch…but there is a heck of a lot of brown. I love design and my website is devoted to it, but wouldn’t mind a good mood board to get another perspective!

  30. Heather says:

    I bought the ebook. Looking forward to reading it and ‘stealing some ideas!’ Thanks for the giveaway contest and thanks for promoting a great design service, new media and a worthy charity cause. Everybody wins. :)

  31. kate says:

    my bedroom is in some serious need of help. particle board and hideous colors abound.

  32. Julie says:

    My not so “great room”!!

  33. wendy says:

    My living room. It’s small, and weirdly shaped, and I have no clue what to do with it to make it welcoming. Sigh. Send help, please!!

  34. wendy says:

    I bought the ebook :)

  35. Patti says:

    My family room needs a lot of help. I just don’t know where to start.

  36. Patti says:

    I bought the eBook!

  37. I need help with my bedroom!!! Desperately.

  38. Tracy says:

    I need some help in my family room. PICK ME!!!

    Tracy ~ Aurora, CO

  39. Tracy says:

    I linked to the room design giveaway on Facebook. PICK ME!

  40. Rachel says:

    Can I enter for my mom? She has lived in the same house for 15 years, and has done NOTHING to the master bedroom. It needs help!



  41. Amy A. says:

    I need help with my living room. It is just designed/shaped awkward!

  42. Lynne says:

    My biggest challenge is my family room. It’s very large with fireplace/built-ins on one wall, the other wall has a bay window of sorts, then it opens to the kitchen and two hallways. Help!!

  43. Lynne says:

    I bought the e book!

  44. Lynne says:

    I linked on FB!

  45. Etta L says:

    My small diningroom needs something…I just don’t know what…Help!

  46. Mary L. says:

    I read that used to help friends “turn their crappy studio apartments into fun and functional homes.” That’s what I need help with.

  47. Sue says:

    I would LOVE to redo my office…it’s sooo “hodgepodged”!!!

  48. Mary L. says:

    i bought the e-book.

  49. Colleen says:

    My master bedroom could use a lot of help!

  50. Heathery says:

    I’d love help in the living room!

  51. beth says:

    Our bedroom. We’ve moved 3x in a year (sold a home, moved to a rental, found our new house…) and 4x in 5 years. We never seem to get around to doing our bedroom, and I think DH and I should be investing in *us* and getting our MBR up to speed now that we are settled.

  52. Brandy A says:

    I have an anciently old house and the basement main room area has the potential to be really awesome if I had a creative mind look at it!!!!

  53. Kristen says:

    Third try on posting a comment!! Our family room needs help!

  54. Jamie says:

    Our family room has been such a trouble area! It needs some serious H-E-L-P – this giveaway would be awesome!

  55. Sheena says:

    Our attic master bedroom/study area has serious issues! I would love some help!

  56. kristen says:

    i have a weird shaped living room dining room combo with cathedral ceilings that confuses the bejezus out of me! a push in the right direction would be great!

  57. Jess says:

    Our basement living area needs the most help!

  58. Brittany says:

    My living room is a place where I want people to be comfortable and at peace, right when they walk through the door.

  59. Brittany says:

    I bought the E-Book!

  60. Brittany says:

    I posted the link on Facebook!

  61. Ashley says:

    I am in major need of a dining room re-do. It currently has NO finished walls :(

  62. Kate says:

    Our master bedroom needs the most help. It’s sad and completely unromantic :(

  63. Lori says:

    Perfect timing! The family room needs a complete redo. I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  64. Andrea says:

    My dining room is the last room in the house to be decorated! Help!

  65. jenn says:

    My kitchen! It needs some help :)

  66. Kristin T says:

    All my rooms need equal help and a lot of it. If the Family/living room came together that would probably make the greatest impact.

  67. Katie says:

    My loft/media room needs some serious help! I’m at a total loss for what to do.

  68. Cyndi Michaels says:

    My bedroom is not a retreat, but a gloomy mish mash! Thanks for doing this giveaway! Oh, and I purchased the e-book and love that the money goes to Dwell with Dignity. What a lovely cause.

  69. Nichole says:

    I would love some help designing my kitchen! ;) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  70. What a fun giveaway- and a steal of a deal! I’d like to win this for our bonus room- it’s the one room I really can’t get a grasp on.

  71. Laura W says:

    My living room needs help. Hope I win!

  72. I linked this on twitter.

  73. Laura W says:

    I linked on FB!

  74. annie hewlett says:

    We finished our basement about a year ago and I still haven’t decorated!! I would love to win so I can have some inspiration on what to do. Thanks!

  75. Beth says:

    I need some serious help with my master bedroom. It’s a large room with lots of potential but I need inspiration. I want it glamorous, relaxing and romantic all at the same time!

  76. Beth says:

    Just bought the book! Can’t wait to read it!

  77. Jennifer N says:

    I’d love help with my living room.

  78. Kimberly M-M says:

    I’m not happy with my living room – it opens up to the kitchen and breakfast nook so furniture placement is a DISASTER!

  79. Bought the book, thanks! Linking to my FB nancyelizabeth photography! and hoping with every fiber of my being that I get lucky!! Married 13 years, two kids, 8 & 10 one SMALL house that has great wood floors and lots of love but NO decorating only hand me downs….best news, we finally have time and some spare change! Now we just need a clue! Would love help on our one room living/dining rectangle with samll black (nice) upright piano and not much else room!! Thanks!

  80. Marina says:

    My basement needs some help!

  81. I bought the book!!!! Thanks!

  82. Linking contest to FB nancyelizabeth photography! Thanks!

  83. jackie says:

    I would love some help with my living room…oh I so need help!!

  84. Cassie says:

    My bedroom needs some serious help!!!

  85. Cassie says:

    I bought it (and donated $3…money is a little tight but I’m sure every bit helps)

  86. Mary says:

    My dining room is dark wood and beige…help!

  87. Renae says:

    My bedroom really needs some help, so does the office/craft room! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

  88. Sherri says:

    My bedroom…or my kitchen1

  89. Michelle says:

    I would LOVE this! My master bedroom needs H-E-L-P!!

  90. Sherri says:

    I downloaded the ebook!

  91. Sherri says:

    I linked with Facebook

  92. Megan says:

    I would love for them to get their hands on my living room! I love their manifesto!

  93. Sherri says:

    I tweeted! I need this!:)

  94. Alicia says:

    Like so many others, I’d say my master bedroom. It is very neglected!

  95. Alicia says:

    I downloaded the ebook!

  96. Lisa O. says:

    I bought the e-book!

  97. Anne says:

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! We just moved into a “new to us” house and are starting decorating from scratch with NO idea where to start! The family room would probably be my first choice. With this open floor plan, you can see the whole first floor at one time – too intimidating for someone like me who didn’t get the Martha gene!! Thanks!

  98. Honey B. says:

    My sunroom needs help! It currently houses two ancient couches, a rug that doesn’t match, the treadmill, and nothing on the walls- sad! But even with all that, we still spend a lot of time in there- I need help to make it a soothing and enjoyable room, rather than a mismatch!

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