Home Décor GIVEAWAY!

January 20th, 2011

quote in the nestHi all!  Thanks so very much for your kind comments and well wishes from yesterday!

Big thanks to a few readers who nominated this site for The Homies over at Apartment Therapy

Also, a few kind people let me know I was quoted in The Nest magazine, what a nice surprise!

“Have a place for everything. Whether it’s a basket, drawer, or file, it’s the key to keeping clutter at bay.”   I think this is especially true when it comes to the littlest things, which also relates to the ‘Junk Drawer Overhaul’ series I’m participating in with one of my favorite bloggers.  Hop on over to visit Mrs. Limestone to see my best tools for keeping all those teensy tiny yet necessary things in order!

The winners of last week’s My Design Guide Giveaway are:  #53 Julie Long#201 Sara Tippet, and #718 Samantha Cleys.  Congratulations!

Now for this weekend’s giveaway! 

Have you heard of >WUSLU?  It’s a unique home decor site featuring finds from around the world for bargain prices.  There is one ultimate deal at a time until it’s either sold out or the clock hits 10 am EST.

There’s a new fab find every day, just like these !

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>WUSLU is also running a “no boring home” contest.  You can post photos of your spaces, and others vote.  The person with highest votes wins $50 in WUSLU money !  Post your pictures and join in all the fun here.

Here’s the giveaway: >WUSLU is giving away two $75 dollar gift certificates to their online site for affordable and fun shopping.

Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift certificates to WUSLU:

1) Simply leave a comment answering this question:  What piece of décor are you currently wanting for your home?

2) For a second chance to win, hop on over to WUSLU and pick a favorite item from their history tab, then name it in a comment.

3)  For a third chance to win either “Like” WUSLU on Facebook, or follow WUSLU on Twitter, then leave a comment saying “I Like on FB” or “Following on Twitter!”.

Two winners chosen by Random.org.  US and Canada only.  Giveaway ends Monday January 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST.

Good luck and have a fantastic weekend!

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New Favorite Reads

January 18th, 2011

Hi all!  I’m on an airplane across the country today, one of several trips I’m taking over the next few weeks.  Airplane travel always justifies a trip to the bookstore for some new books plus a handful of glossy magazines, so I picked up some new reads today. 

There’s a few great books on my nightstand right now that I’ve read lately, so I thought I’d share. 

kates nightstand

Let’s start with the eye candy. I’m loving Suzanne Kasler’s Inspired Interiors*, 200 pages full of classic elegant spaces, just my style!

Suzanne Kasler: Inspired Interiors

 

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The King’s Chair

January 17th, 2011

Several months ago, I found a cane arm chair at a thrift store and just had to bring it home.  Something about its shape spoke to me.  As I mentioned before, I had every intention of placing it in our master bedroom, as a place for ‘The King’ of this castle to take off his shoes at the end of the day.  Unfortunately, over the course of this makeover, ‘The Queen’ happened to fall in love with it, and thinks it might just belong downstairs. 

I stripped it down to its frame before the holidays began, but sadly, it was cast aside for the frenzy of Christmas crafts and holiday décor.  I tried to finish it before Christmas when I discovered how to make double welt cord, but then my last needle broke and the chair was returned to the garage.  This past weekend, I returned to this project, and finally finished it! 

Here is the chair ‘Before’:

chair before

And ‘After’:

camel velvet chair after

I kept it classic this time.  I didn’t pick a snazzy modern fabric or the latest geometric for the upholstery to wow you.  Instead, I chose a neutral camel velvet because I wanted it to be a timeless piece ~ one I could rotate throughout the house based on whim, feeling, and mood ~ all the things that dictate furniture placement in my home these days. 

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