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

Can you guess which type of lighting belongs in this outdoor 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 Weather@Home station from Oregon Scientific, a bluetooth-enabled weather station you can check from your phone so you can get weather alerts instantly. 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 July 2, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on July 3, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $59.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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It’s officially summer, and for some of you that means throwing a Fourth of July party. A patriotic vibe is the first thing your guests will notice, so set the bar high when it comes to decorations. To help you, I’ve rounded up my favorite easy decoration and activity ideas your guests will love.

Paper Flower Wreath

Give your home a patriotic feel even before your party guests walk in the door with a crepe paper flower wreath. Choose unconventional Fourth of July colors like coral, cobalt blue and ivory, or go with the classic red, white and blue hues.

Paper Flower Wreath

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Ombre Party Linens

Dyeing basic white table linens in an ombre pattern is a modern way to show your patriotism. Despite how intricate this looks, these are easy to make.

Patriotic Ombre Party Linens

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You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Designer Patty Malone hung a Knotted Melati hanging chair to create a cozy sitting nook on this patio. A matching Fermob bar cart provides a convenient spot to store beach towels or beverages and snacks to guarantee fun in the sun.

Hanging Patio Chair

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Nancy is the winner of a sea green round accent table from 55DowningStreet.com. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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Can you guess what type of seating belongs in this outdoor 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 sea green round accent table from 55DowningStreet.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 June 25, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on June 26, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $79.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Can you guess which island 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 an ikat throw pillow from 55DowningStreet.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 June 18, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on June 19, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $69.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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You’ve done it again — you waited until the last minute to get a Father’s Day gift, and now it’s too late to order his favorite gadget online. If you aren’t the crafty type this can really limit your gift options. Well, what if I told you you could make him an inexpensive, custom gift with zero crafting skills? Yes you heard me correctly — all you need to make the T-shirt below is our free printable pattern and an iron. It’s super easy, and it’s something Dad will love and actually get use out of.

DIY Father's Day T-Shirt

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And if a T-shirt isn’t his thing, use our printable to make him a custom tote bag. Download it here>>

Happy Early Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. This hand-inlaid wood coffee table designed by Alexander Julian resembles a man’s tie, making this home library the ultimate guy’s room.

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We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Rhonda is the winner of a 3-tier cookie tray from 55DowningStreet.com. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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Congratulations to our winner, Rhonda!

Can you guess which coffee table belongs in this masculine home library?

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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 3-tier cookie tray from 55DowningStreet.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 June 11, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on June 12, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $39.99. 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 A. Designer Liz Williams incorporated cool tones of taupe and blue for a sophisticated look, and laid marble flooring in a chevron pattern to add interest to the neutral room.

Spa-Like Bathroom

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Marcia is the winner of a round wall mirror from 55DowningStreet.com. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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