Farima Alavi

"I like a world where fashion and design collide."

Farima is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house where she is patiently learning how to "fix" things.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option CCamille Styles upcycled a board as a rustic-themed table runner instead of using a traditional fabric one. Beeswax candles, gourds and wheat sheath place cards keep with the theme while footed urns overflowing with blooms, linen tablecloth, vintage silver and gold-rimmed dishes add sophistication.

Thanksgiving Tablescape

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Adrienne is the winner of a $50 Zazzle gift card. Congrats!

Happy Thanksgiving, and check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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Can you guess which centerpiece belongs on this Thanksgiving tablescape?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a $50 Zazzle gift card. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on November 26, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 27, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $50. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Are you attempting to design a room in your home? Getting started can be daunting. Should you start with an inspiration piece? Should you choose your color palette first? How do you avoid blowing your budget? If you don’t want to commit to an interior designer, turn to Decorist. The Decorist Makeover feature consists of a team of professional designers who will virtually decorate your room based on your budget and style. They create two different design boards with the same style and budget, but with different shopping lists (including links to buy!), so you have plenty of pieces to choose from. They also share top tips to help you decorate your room — all you have to do is send a photo of your current room. Easy peasy!

I thought I’d give their services a try, so I sent them a photo of a — let’s just say — bare master bedroom and nook. I gave a $5,000 budget and asked for a modern vintage vibe with a cozy feel.

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Master Bedroom Nook Before

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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. By keeping the bedding and wall colors neutral, designer Ashley DeLapp was able to have fun with the black and yellow accent pieces, seen in the pillows, side table and window treatments throughout this eclectic guest bedroom.

Black and Yellow Guest Bedroom

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Marie H. is the winner of six Chilewich.com Dahlia placemats and coasters in brass. Congrats!

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Can you guess which nightstand belongs in this guest bedroom?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win six Chilewich.com Dahlia placemats in brass and six Dahlia coasters in brass, which are perfect for your Thanksgiving tablescape. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

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You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on November 19, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 20, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $78. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Karen V.!

Can you guess which menswear pattern belongs on this chair?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win an espresso set from imusausa.com. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on November 12, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 13, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $19.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Designer Emily Henderson grounded this living room with a vintage modern navy sofa, creating a cool-toned color story that is balanced out with the warm tones of wood and leather furnishings.

Blue Living Room Sofa

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Larisa B. is the winner of a handmade leather tray from Four Robins Ltd. Congrats!

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Larisa B.!

Can you guess which sofa belongs in this living room?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a handmade leather tray from Four Robins Ltd. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on November 5, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 6, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $52. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option A. For an easy Halloween decor idea, place pillar candles in clear hurricanes and fill halfway with candy corn. Note: For safety reasons, make sure to blow out the candles before it reaches the candy.

Candy Corn Candle Display

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Emily R. is the winner of a 6-quart electric pressure cooker from T-fal. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space and Happy Halloween!

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Can you guess what Halloween decor belongs on this outdoor porch?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a 6-quart electric pressure cooker from T-fal. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on October 29, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 30, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $179.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. The chandelier features a cluster of glass globe pendants that balance the warm wood tones of the accent wall — creating a sleek look in this spa-like bathroom designed by Steve and Susan Besch.

Chic Bathroom With Tub

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Janet is the winner of a bolster dog bed from Crypton Home. Congrats!

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Janet!

Can you guess what type of lighting belongs in this bathroom?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a bolster dog bed from Crypton Home. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on October 22, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 23, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $249. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Can you guess which fireplace belongs in this living room?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a Febreze air purifier. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on October 15, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 16, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $74.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. Designer Regina Bilotta delivered on this family’s wish for a spacious, modern kitchen with a fun ’50s flair. The main attraction is the floor that was custom painted to resemble harlequin-style floor tiles then distressed for an aged look.

Retro-Style Kitchen

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Rodney is the winner of a flameless, 7-inch pillar candle from Lights.com. Congrats!

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Congrats to this week’s winner, Rodney!

Can you guess which type of flooring belongs in this kitchen?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a flameless, 7-inch pillar candle from Lights.com. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on October 8, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 9, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $33. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Can you guess which art piece belongs in this living room?

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Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a harvest gift basket from Harry & David. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on October 1, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 2, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $69.95. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. The multicolor wall-to-wall carpet helps with acoustics and adds a visually-appealing design aesthetic to this spacious home theater.

High-End Home Theater

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Barbara (babs9747) is the winner of a diffuser, fragrance mist and soy candle from Hillhouse Naturals Autumn Collection. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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