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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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. Kristen says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  2. Bev Human says:

    My master bedroom is desperate for some help.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I would love, love, love help in my eat-in-kitchen!! It is small and a bit akward. I have yet to find a solution for the “dining” area! I have lived in this house for just over a year, and still do not have a place to eat, or sit down and write out the bills for that matter!

  4. Jamie S says:

    My front room parlor needs serious help!

  5. I desperately need help on my dining room which I attempted to turn into a home office….HELP!

  6. Carly S. says:

    My dining room needs MAJOR help!

  7. lori says:

    Definitely would be the master bedroom! I need help and inspiration! This is perfect thanks so much for the chance.

  8. Julie H. says:

    My dark and drab livingroom!

  9. Karen Y. says:

    Hi Kate! Our family room is dull dull dull and just screaming for a designer’s eye. Thanks for the giveaway, love your blog –

  10. Alyssa says:

    My dining/living room area is such a problem for me. I would be thrilled to have some fresh ideas!

  11. Alison says:

    I’m having trouble with the living room. Serious help needed!

  12. Sara says:

    Awesome giveaway. My living room is driving me NUTS. It isn’t very big, you walk into it from the front door, have to walk through it to get anywhere else and we want two couches. I need help

  13. keri hoffman says:

    I need help with my parlor!

  14. keri hoffman says:

    I shared on Facebook too

  15. keri hoffman says:

    I bought the e-book! Can you tell I really want to win this?

  16. Kristina says:

    I have a LITTLE family/media room that needs some guidance. My furniture is in great shape, but I’m kind of tired of looking at it. Slipcovers? New accessories? Any help would be good.

  17. My eat-in kitchen definitely needs the most helps. It’s a rental and the cabinet color is my biggest challenge. I’d love help with wall color, floorplan, and ideas to make it a more functional space.

  18. Mickie says:

    We need help with our open living room/dining room! Would love some ideas from kelly+olive – love the story behind their name!

  19. Mickie says:

    I just bought the e-book!

  20. My bedroom is embarrassing. I don’t even know where to begin, but we (both it and I) need help.

  21. Amy says:

    Great giveaway! My master bedroom needs the most help. :)

  22. Susie says:

    My Master Bedroom Needs Kelly & Olive

  23. Susie says:

    Just bought ‘ideas you should steal’ looking forward to stealing it all!

  24. JennyW says:

    My living room right now is a dumping ground for castaway furniture and toys. I’m ready to start over and give this room some character. Thanks for the wonderful offer–I hope I win!

  25. Marielle says:

    Please help my bedroom. It is hideous!!!

  26. Marielle says:


  27. Erin says:

    We have a living room/dining room (it’s a long, strange shaped room) and we can’t figure out how to separate and bring some color into the space(s)… I always get scared to buy color and everything ends up being light brown…. blah. Plus, i have a 1 year old and I feel like i’ll never find the time. Help or it’s going to stay like this forever!!

  28. Carissa says:

    I could use the help in my living room… I’m finishing it right now so the timing would be perfect!

  29. Erin says:

    Bought the e-book!

  30. Kathy Adelini says:

    I totally need help with our living room! We have ZERO decorating sense…it is so plain and boring with no style, at all!

  31. Kathy Adelini says:

    I just posted on my facebook wall! Fingers crossed!

  32. Carrie says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!! I would love a little help with my living room!

  33. oona b says:

    My living room has no entry way or closet, so trying to cope with the jumble of shoes/coats/bags and have a relaxing, cozy space is a real challenge! I have a vintage-y, eclectic style that needs some focus. Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  34. oona b says:

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  35. Dorian Merrill says:

    I could really use some help turning my bedroom in the “sanctuary” I dream it can be!

  36. alicia says:

    I need help with my living room as it is full of baby stuff right now.

  37. Chandeen says:

    I need help with my basement (just as soon as it is finished).

  38. i have a great room that has no one complete wall. really!!! furniture placement is a nightmare and we have had the same placement design since we moved in 11 years ago. i would love to see if someone could do what i have not been able to do in this challenging space….

    i bought the book….


  39. Juliana Fox says:

    COme fix my bedroom! It needs your help!

  40. Juliana Fox says:

    Linked on FB

  41. Natalie H says:

    This is a great giveaway! I think my bedroom needs the most help. It’s hard to create a romantic bedroom with a huge 1970’s brick fireplace wall draining all the life out of the room.

  42. Amanda Burkett says:

    My living room is in desperate need of help!! It’s an array of mismatched furniture… it’s frustrating to look at, esp since it’s the very first room you see coming in the front door :(

  43. Vanessa L says:

    As a very informal family, we desperately need help figuring out how to effectively use our entry/sitting/dining room areas. I’m paralyzed! So they’re almost empty for going on 3 years :0

  44. Jenny says:

    I’d love some help with my tween’s room. The room is not huge but layout is hard because the walk-in attic access door is in the room.

  45. Jenny says:

    Shared on twitter!

  46. Stacey E says:

    I would love help with my kitchen, living and dining room since they are one open space!

  47. I would also LOVE help with my living room. It’s a real open space with limited defined walls and a corner fireplace. Tough one to work around!

  48. Priscilla K. says:

    I desperately need some help with my dining room, which is an extension of my front room. After several decades, it’s still not right!

  49. Janet S. says:

    I have our bedroom has stood still since we bought our home and I don’t know what to do. I need help, please.

  50. What a great giveaway! My living room needs MAJOR help!

    Thank you!!!

  51. Ashleigh says:

    I really need help with my living room! I would LOVE to win!

  52. Ashleigh says:

    I really need help with my living room! I would LOVE to win!

  53. Melanie says:

    Our family room really needs help!!!!!

  54. Marissa Jacobson says:

    I facebooked this page! I would love to win!

  55. Sarah says:

    Looks like a great service! I’d definitely hand over my living room for some great ideas!

  56. Sara says:

    when you walk into our home you’re in the middle of our small living room with a huge fireplace. entry-way? Living Room? Dining Room? It’s so confusing how to place the furniture and what it should be used as! Help!

  57. Sara says:

    i bought the e-book!

  58. Natalie says:

    this is just what i need- our patio room is in dire need!

  59. Natalie says:

    I bought the e-book. :)

  60. Natalie says:

    i linked on FB!

  61. Natalie says:

    I linked on Twitter as well. Crossing my fingers!!

  62. Trish D says:

    Would *LOVE* to win this – our living room needs a complete overhaul and could really use a fresh perspective

  63. Katie says:

    We’re moving soon and our soon-to-be guest room will finally not double as a man cave and office. It needs help!

  64. Katie says:

    Bought the ebook–excited to read it!

  65. Trish D says:

    I bought the ebook!

  66. Jessica Lynn says:

    Well, I’d like a room we don’t even have yet to be made over….we’re moving to Italy in September (military), and I’m a little terrified of what our home will be like over there. No carpet, no closets, no storage space. I”m going to need A LOT of help!

  67. Suzan says:

    Either our family room or newly finished downstairs den need some help! Both have a very large corner fireplace and we can’t quite figure out the furniture arrangement!

  68. Suzan says:

    I bought the ebook!

  69. michelle says:

    My office needs help! I have no vision for that room!

  70. Randi says:

    My living room is definitely in need of some professional help!

  71. Alisa says:

    Our living room needs some serious help!

  72. Lori B says:

    The family/tv room is sorely in need of design help!

  73. Sheila gruber says:

    My former dining room/now keeping room needs some help!

  74. Sheila gruber says:

    Posted on FB!

  75. Kara E says:

    I desperately need help in my living room- it has 4 separate doorways into it, which makes it impossible to figure out furniture placement! Would love some help!!

  76. Kara E says:

    I bought the e-book!

  77. Cindy says:

    every room in my house qualifies!

  78. Liz M. says:

    Our family room needs help! We’d love to have a stylish Kelly + Olive room to enjoy every day!

  79. Julianne says:

    My living room needs help! It has good bones, but I have no idea what to do!

  80. Heather C. says:

    I would love some help with our playroom/craft/school area! I’ve been struggling on how to make it functional yet FUN! :)

  81. EvelynB says:

    I bought the eBook!

  82. EvelynB says:

    I could absolutely use some help with our living room. It’s a hodgepodge of hand-me-downs and I think we are “grown up” enough to put together a real living room! Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. Sue B. says:

    My youngest daughter’s room has no personality and she has plenty to spare! I would love to see her room better fit her needs and reflect who she is.

  84. Oh, ALL of my rooms need help, but I think I’d want help with living/dining space. My corner fireplace and lack of wall space creates furniture placement problems.

  85. I bought the e-book. So excited to read it =)

  86. Shared on facebook (The Owl & The Phoenix)

  87. Shared on twitter (@owlandphoenix)

  88. Amanda says:

    My master bedroom! We just painted it and now I feel “stuck” as to all the rest! Love the color on the wall, but would love some direction on the rest!

  89. Amanda says:

    I downloaded the Ebook! Excited to try one of these projects!

  90. Jamara says:

    Our living room is in need of some help. So, pick me! Pick me!

  91. Susan says:

    I was so excited to see this giveaway! We have a sunroom that we would like to convert to a playroom and could definitely use some help!

  92. Susan says:

    I bought the book!

  93. Jill says:

    I am in some desperate need of help in many rooms, but my empty dining room would probably be a good place to start!

  94. Leah says:

    I desperately need help with my livingroom. Please, oh please pick me.

  95. Amanda says:

    Tweeted this page!

  96. Lori says:

    I would love to have some help w/our master bedroom!

  97. Vonda L. says:

    My bedroom needs some real help. I made some very poor design choices there and it needs a redo. Live and learn!

  98. Katie says:

    Our bedroom needs major help!

  99. Sarah says:

    My living room needs a makeover! It’s just a dumping ground for all of our mismatched stuff right now.

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