BOTB 10.16.11

October 16th, 2011

Oh hello.  Amanda and I are back this week, teaming up with another round of our favorites from blogland, so kick back, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy these inspiring links in our ‘best of the blogosphere’ series!

Simple stripes and an inexpensive store bought bench transformed Desirée’s blah closet into a stylish mudroom closet over at The 36th Avenue

diy mud closet the 36th avenue

 

Consider this inventive and inexpensive applique for your next furniture makeover – PVC pipe!  Check out Mandi’s PVC pipe dresser over at Vintage Revivals

vintage revivals pvc dresser

 

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Z Gallerie Giveaway

October 14th, 2011

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Z Gallerie, it’s one of my most favorite places to go for  inspiration and also to shop for home décor. I can always find something with a little sparkle or sheen, and great pattern and texture too.  They never shy away from bold color and are always reinterpreting the classics in a fresh modern way. Z Gallerie offers something to suit everyone’s taste or style, from global to glamorous, and best of all, at affordable prices.

A few weeks ago I was invited to tour their Design Studio in Berkeley and I took my friend Courtney along. The Studio was filled with all sorts of great design ideas, works in progress, and soon to be released décor. We met the owners and the design team and got to ooh and ahh over all of the new things. For me, it was like being invited into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room, there was serious eye candy everywhere!  

You’re familiar with Z Gallerie’s stylish home furnishings, bedding, art, and accessories, right?   

z gallerie home accessories

I can’t wait to tablescape for Thanksgiving, and I have my eye on Z’s gold chisel glassware

z gallerie tabletop

Much of the holiday collection is now available online ~ I’m loving those white bark candles which will arrive shortly in stores. 

holiday z gallerie

 

Here’s the good news . .

Up for grabs this weekend is a $100 Gift Card to Z Gallerie, yippee!

Eligibility to win the $100 Gift Card to Z Gallerie:

1)  Hop over to Z Gallerie and pick a favorite item, then name your choice in a comment on this post.

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

Be sure to Like Z Gallerie on Facebook and follow Z Gallerie on Twitter for all the latest on new arrivals and sales too.

One winner chosen by Random.org, US only, giveaway ends Monday October 17, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST. 

THIS GIVEWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

WINNER: #952 Ami P.  Email sent to you Ami, congrats! 

xo,

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Psssst… one more thing.  The winners of last weekend’s Personalized Stamp Giveaway were announced here, winners received an email from me. 

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