Moroccan Pouf Giveaway

October 21st, 2011

Greetings all, happy Friday, there’s a great home accent up for grabs this weekend, ooh la la!  This weekend’s giveaway is brought to you by Handmade Leather Store, an online source with a great collection of Moroccan poufs to accent your home. 

Have you spied those poufs in great spaces and secretly wanted one of your own?  Like this purty shiny one in gold?

lee ann thornton bedroom

Thornton Designs

If you’re craving a pop of color, a pouf will accomplish just that. 

colored poufs

via Decorpad, Angie Hronowsky; Kelly Wearstler via House and Home

Poufs are so great for propping up your feet, resting your book, as a seat for your kids, or simply as a decorative accent.

The poufs from Handmade Leather Store are available in over 30 colors, and now is your chance to win a stuffed Moroccan leather pouf from Handmade Leather Store (a $190 value).

Eligibility to win the Moroccan pouf of your choice from Handmade Leather Store:

1.) Hop over to Handmade Leather Store and pick your favorite color, then name it in a comment. 

2.) For an additional chance to win link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Winner’s Moroccan leather pouf ships free and arrives stuffed, US only (lower 48 States) due to shipping expenses. One winner only, giveway ends at 8 p.m. PST on Monday October 24, 2011.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

WInner:  #317 Kelly T.

“So hard to choose! I’d love the lime green for the playroom or the dark tan for my bedroom!”

Pssst, the winner of the Z Gallerie Gift card announced here, email sent to the winner! 

Finally, don’t miss the He Said She Said interview with Matthew Mead, where Matthew and I spill the details from our holiday photo shoot together, thanks so much Matthew for the feature today!  

That’s all friends, good luck, and have a great fall weekend!

xo,

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The Case for Neutrals

October 20th, 2011

I could read shelter magazines all day, admiring all of the bold designs within the glossy pages. Yet I find more and more I am drawn to spaces with neutral palettes, especially ones with multiple layers of texture and pattern.  What’s true is that beige, cream, and taupe don’t have to be boring. Instead, they can be sophisticated, serene, interesting, and inviting when done right.

When I look at what makes a neutral space successful, it’s the combination of several design elements. With a neutral palette, the visual interest comes from the shapes of the decorative objects chosen, the contrast between light and dark, the addition of warm wood tones, the addition of metals or metallic sheens, and the layering of pattern and texture. 

I find a neutral bedroom to be soothing and restful.  Below is one of my most favorite bedrooms where several different patterns are present.  Beyond the linen headboard, you’ll see a matelassé coverlet, herringbone throw, damask drapes and a textured accent pillow combined with classic French style furnishings.  

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House Beautiful

 

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Split Pea’d

October 20th, 2011

When I was a kid, split pea soup was one of the few vegetable soups I actually liked.  Whenever we traveled back home from visiting the relatives, we’d always stop at Pea Soup Andersons for a hot bowl of their famous soup.  Split pea has always been one of my favorite fall soups, but as a habit, I’ve always bought the bag of green ones. Isn’t if funny how we do that, always buy the same things at the grocery store out of habit. 

We’re having cool morning fog lately, and cool weather always gives me a hankerin’ for soup so this week it was split pea. This time, I ventured out into new territory and grabbed the yellow versions instead. That’s me, livin’ on the edge! Green split peas beware, your yellow sisters are convincing me that they’re a tad bit prettier in the bowl. 

spicy yellow split pea soup

 

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