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Novica has selected the beautiful “Verdant Volcano” hand-blown vase for this week’s giveaway. This vase was hand blown by Murano artisans in Brazil. Murano is a type of glass blowing that was brought to South America via Italian immigrants.

To win this beautiful vase, just answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, September 6. Be sure to include a valid email address so we can contact you.

This week’s question: If you could decorate your home in the style of one country what would it be?

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127 Responses

  1. koribean says:

    I would definetly have to go with an Asian look. I love the simplisity of it all and it has such a relaxing feel…it puts me in a state of peace.

  2. Adriana says:

    I like South American decor because it blends the best of all cultures and decorating styles. I love the leather and brass tables of South America. My mother bought one in Peru in 1942 and we still have it. It is just beautiful.

  3. Cecilia says:

    The Hawaiian style of the islands, USA! I love the casual, outdoor style, the cool relaxing colors of the ocean and the feeling of family…and of course, take your shoes off :-)

  4. Helena says:

    Since I'm italian-american, I would decorate my house to have an italian feel to it. It will make me feel close to my relatives in Italy. So Italy is my pick.

  5. nmfran87144 says:

    sweden – i love ikea

  6. debra says:

    I would like to decorate in the greek style

  7. bekah says:

    probably Spain. we honeymooned in barcelona and husband went to school in sevilla

  8. renie says:

    A home with an asian influence would be my ideal. The clean lines and natural materials are calm and serene. My life is so hectic that when I am home I want only calm and restful; that is what I find inspiring.

  9. Karen says:

    I would pick Australia. Specifically, Sydney. The city is so beautiful — a mix between modern architecture, historic buildings, and nature.

  10. Kati says:

    The Moorish-influenced Spanish style is my favorite. I love the tile and the arches.

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