Thank You So Much!

November 25, 2013

Friends, I found out that I won the 2013 Best DIY Blog in the Best Home Blog Awards hosted by Lamps Plus, how exciting! I have you to thank, those of you who voted, I’m surprised and so thrilled!


I wandered into my local Lamps Plus store a few years ago and I’ve been a fan of their products ever since. I used their drum chandelier and plug in pendant in my son’s room in 2011 and raspberry pink lamp in our guest room makeover this past summer.

Two of their mirrors have long been favorites of mine, the Casbah which hangs in my living room and the Hill & Dale which hangs in our hall bathroom (links below).  You can see both mirrors in this home tour I posted earlier this year, and I’ve also rounded up more of my current favorites.

lamps plus favorites

casbah mirror / possini planet chandelier / edison ceiling light / ovo table lamp (many colors) / embassy desk / retro clock / hill + dale mirror / fifth avenue pendant / black glaze lamp / maarid beaded chandelier

So with my award came a cash prize, but ‘tis the season of gratitude and giving so I’d like to share a piece of it with one of you! Who wants a $250 store credit to Lamps Plus?

Eligibility to win the $250 store credit to Lamps Plus:

1) Pay a visit to Lamps Plus and tell me in a comment (on this blog post) what you’re loving over there, is it a new lamp, mirror, chandelier, or bathroom vanity?

That’s it! One winner chosen at random, giveaway ends Saturday November 30, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  Winner #304 Alexia notified via email.


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664 Responses to “Thank You So Much!”

  1. Stephanie Williams says:

    Thank YOU for the giveaway opportunity. Hands down, I would choose to put the gift toward the White Casbah Mirror to go above our master bedroom dresser. I have been holding out for the perfect mirror (that isn’t going to break the bank), so the poor bedroom has had a bare spot above it for quite some time. Both me and the bare wall will be filled with gratitude if we are chosen :)

  2. Erika says:

    Hi and thanks for the chance! There are MANY things I would love on that site…. I know one thing I would want, the carriage bronze outdoor light. Of course a few new throw pillows for the couch would be nice too…maybe a new mirror for the dining room?

  3. Lindsey says:

    Congrats! I love the double gourd table lamps! Thank you!

  4. Anne says:

    I’m in live with the Safavieh Florida Shag area rug. Thank you for sharing your home and ideas with us. It’s truly an inspiration.

  5. Lynne Ramsey says:

    We have recently remodeled our kitchen on a shoestring budget. She (aren’t all kitchens female?)needs 2 of the Kichler Lacey mini pendants over her bar, like a lady needs her earrings before she leaves the house for a party. Funny, can’t make the hubbie understand this….

  6. Nicole Arnold says:

    What a great give away! I am in the process of re-doing my dining room and on the hunt for a new light fixture. I am loving the metal lattice bronze penant!

  7. Amy Ellis says:

    anything industrial in a semi or flush mount – just moved into a new house full of the boob lights!

  8. Patricia Worrall says:

    Congrats Kate on the award! I love your blog and sensability.
    I am loving all things industrial lately. So I am enamored with teh
    Europa 1910 Edison Bulb Bronze Multi Light Pendant
    Style # X9874-80507. SO cool and so many ways you could hang it.
    Thanks for the opportunity for a great giveaway!

  9. Paulina says:

    Congrats!!! And thanks for sharing. I would love that Casbah mirror!!

  10. Kacey says:

    I love the Gorge Kovacs double sconce!!

  11. Linda says:

    I love the Cameron Terra Cotta Faux Leather Highback Desk Chair. And congratulations!

  12. Liz says:

    I absolutely love the Rico Espinet 18-Light Candelabra Chandelier and the angelo:HOME Ennis Golden Yellow Groove Modern Sofa. Who knew Lamps Plus carried furniture???

  13. kat m says:

    wow, lots of gorgeous stuff!
    The Ferros Collection, the Morris Satin Bronze Lighting Collection, and the Industrial Candelabra 6-Light 20″ Wide Cage Pendant Light are all fabulous! I really need a new chandelier for the foyer but deciding is going to be really difficult- just too much to drool over!

  14. Mary Cox says:

    <– This girl is in love with the Currey and Company Delphine Porcelain Blue Table Lamp. I'd plop this puppy down on a simple but high-gloss white modern table. Lighting is like the jewelry of the home.

    Your blog brings me joy. Thank you for sharing, and I'm glad you're continuing to receive the recognition your work deserves.

  15. Kristi says:

    Congratulations to you! I love the Empire Oil-Rubbed Bronze Hyde Plug-In Swing Arm Wall Lamp, for my guest room.

  16. Laura says:

    Congrats! I think the Chalane Hammered Gourd lamp would be perfect for my buffet.

  17. Annie says:

    I love everything about the Currey and Company Petrus Wood Table Lamp Style # Y1374.

  18. Rose says:

    Congrats, Kate! What a good deal the Tivoli Tufted Armchair is!!

  19. Meghan says:

    I need a new outdoor light and like
    Franklin Park Metal Cage 9″ light.

  20. Jolie Carroll says:

    I love the Edison ceiling light you shared in this post. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to put in our foyer!

  21. Chelsea says:

    Congratulations! Loving the Harper Wood/Iron Pendant Chandelier!

  22. dee says:

    My favorite is the cooper classic 32″ mirror in white !!!

  23. Kendra says:

    Congrats! I love the Edison bronze wall sconce!

  24. Tarynn Myers says:

    Congratulations! I love all your features in your post, great choices! I think I would choose the Alexander Sectional Sofa– such a versatile piece!
    Enjoy your win! You definitely deserve it!

  25. Liz G. says:

    My husband and I just bought/moved into our first home, and I would love to replace the ceiling light in our master bath!

  26. I’m loving their Kendale Champagne Diamond mirror! It’d be perfect for our powder room!

  27. Marina says:

    Those black glaze lamps would complete the look for my console. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  28. Lori says:

    Those black glazed lamps would complete the look for my console. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  29. Sarah says:

    Congratulations on your win! Yours is the one blog I check on a daily basis. I would choose a chandelier for our master bedroom.

  30. erin says:

    I need two new outdoor lights. so many to choose from. probably an oil-rubbed bronze one as it will match our house.

  31. Karen8 says:

    I’d like 2 of the High Antique Bronze Outdoor Lights, please! I’ve been wanting to replace the outdoor lights but the budget is just not prepared! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  32. Jen712 says:

    I would love to get this chandelier to replace the very sad “boob” light in my dining room:

    Thanks :-)

  33. Rachele says:


    The black oblong cut corner lamp shade cut my eye. I have it mind for a room with light brown furniture, & some colorful accents in red hues. I would like to introduce some black, via lampshade, picture frames etc…. I love playing with color & adding different color accents to rooms….
    Otherwise I love so many things at this site, I could almost close my eyes & pick something I like!!

  34. Tamara says:

    I’m in need of a new reading light for my living room and the tripod director floor lamp would be perfect!

  35. Amy says:

    I love one of your favorites – Possini Euro Planet Chrome & Black Pendant Chandelier

  36. Daisy says:

    I love Chain Reaction Giclee Glow pendant.

  37. SG says:

    Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and can see why you won! I’m longing for a fabulous chandelier for our entryway – I would love a beaded one like the one you included.

  38. Shyra says:

    I have been admiring the mirror over your mantle and always wondered where I could find one similar for my entry hall. This would definitely be my first pick, although there are sooooo many things I could use for the ongoing project of “feathering my nest”!

  39. Crystal says:

    I have been eyeing the metal lattice pendant light…..LOVE IT!

  40. Sarah ramirez says:

    I’m in desperate need to find a big, funky, not your typical light for my dining area and LampsPlus would be a great place to look!

  41. Meg Smith says:

    Congratulations! What an honor and I am sure encouraging!

  42. Mick says:

    My wife likes lamps, so I have to like them too. Just give us the money okay?

  43. Pam Carr says:

    Congratulations! I am loving several on the close to ceiling lights, too hard to decide. I have purchased several lights from Lamps Plus during my renovation. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  44. Theresa B. says:

    The Gold Floral Relief mirror is my fave! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

  45. Rob says:

    Those are some beautiful lamps! Seriously, amazing, especially the black trapezoidal one!

  46. Rebecca Sach says:

    I am in love with rhe Possini Euro Design Orbital Weave Industrial Floor Lamp! It has such a great insustrial feel, with an antique touch. I really hope to win, so we can outfit our home with the wonderful products.

  47. Rebecca Dougherty says:

    I’m crushing on a mirrored chest!

  48. Sarah says:

    Congrats! I would love to have the White Leather Low Back Swivel Office Chair.

  49. Christine Lobo says:

    Love the Color +Plus collection – what an easy way to pick up on accent colors for a room and choose a variety of shapes and sizes. Hint, Hint – could use a pair in the living room and on our nightstands in the master!

  50. Christine Lobo says:

    P.S. Congrats on your award!! I subscribe to several decorating blogs and I hate to admit some I delete without even checking but yours I ALWAYS read through! Your ideas, topics and comments are always inspiring.

  51. Debra Lee says:

    I would love this for my kitchen: Possini Euro Lilypad Etched 30″ Wide Ceiling Light Fixture

  52. Donna R. says:

    Love their mirrors, rugs, pillows….too much to list!

  53. Debbie says:

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

    I’ve had my eye on the 52″ Casa Vieja® Debute Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan for our new screen house.

  54. Patricia says:

    I would love a new ceiling fan.

  55. Juliet says:

    I really like the Synergy Apothecary Table Lamp! Love the color!

  56. Heidi B says:

    Congratulations! I love your blog and wish I had your impeccable taste and style! I have been eyeing several items at Lamps Plus but would love to have the white Casbah mirror. It is fabulous!

  57. I’ve been looking for the perfect mirror to finish off my powder room transformation and found it at Lamps Plus…. The Hill and Dale Silver mirror would look beautiful when welcoming guests during visits. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  58. Nicole says:

    I really need a new light fixture for my dining room. I’m a huge fan of lamps plus!

  59. Tara says:

    I love the white flower ceiling fan light. Modern yet pretty. Would love to use it in my little girls room.

  60. Alison says:

    congratulations!! i love the Hudson Valley Quinton Old Bronze Ceiling Fixture for our front foyer we are renovating. thanks for the opportunity!

  61. mitchypoo says:

    I really love the Howard Elliott Pod Tall Avanti White Ottoman. I want to redo my bedroom in whites. I’d love to win!

  62. Paula says:

    I love this lamp: George Kovacs Alecia’s Necklace 18″ Wide Chandelier. So cool!

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