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HGTV fans, we have a big surprise for you. One Kings Lane has paired up with HGTV to bring you all the outdoor furniture, accessories and gardening supplies you need to hop right into spring. HGTV has inspired each and every item featured in this month’s sale, so you know you’re getting our seal of approval when you purchase that polka dot pillow. The sale starts today, April 3, at 11 a.m. and ends on April 8 at 11 a.m. And listen to this: The folks at One Kings Lane are offering 30 percent off all first-time purchases (for the first 24 hours of the sale)! So, you have no reason to not buy that rug or bistro set you’ve been coveting. I mean, it’s 30 percent off! Go ahead, add it to the shopping cart.

Check out some of the incredible items you’ll find in this HGTV-curated sale at One Kings Lane. From outdoor dining and grilling supplies to lighting and gardening accessories, your outdoor space will be set for the upcoming seasons.

One Kings Lane and HGTV Spring Promotional SaleOutdoor Dining

One Kings Lane and HGTV Spring Promotional SaleBistro Set & Accessories

See More HGTV-Curated Sale Items

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HGTV Smart Home 2013 is here, people! And starting next Thursday (April 11th) at 9am/8c, you can enter to win this high-tech Jacksonville Beach abode. This place is a stunning showpiece that you have to check out for yourself (see below).

HGTV Smart Home 2013

Though you can’t start entering to win the house until next week, you can go ahead and help us select housewarming gifts for the winner of the home (and enter to win an identical selection of those goods!).

All the HGTV Smart Home 2013 Details:
360° Views of HGTV Smart Home 2013
The Spectacular Photos
Take a Quick Tour
About Jacksonville, Florida

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On Monday, Grant jetted off to NYC for the CableFAX Best of the Web and Digital Hot List Awards Luncheon, and guess what? We won! Design Happens is a 2013 winner in the blog category! CableFAX’s Best of the Web Awards recognizes outstanding websites and digital initiatives within the industry and is a huge honor to receive.

Design Happens Wins a CableFAX Best of the Web Award

Check out our award! And please excuse Grant’s partially blurry, in-transit picture.

Thank you for your continued support, and continue to follow Design Happens for more exciting posts, projects, videos and giveaways each and every day.

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In the March issue of O, Oprah is discussing making over her California home. Ms. Winfrey feels her Santa Barbara house doesn’t accurately reflect her style or who she really is — and so, she’s getting to work with designer Rose Tarlow to come up with a more “lived in” look (or, as I like to call it — “less stuffy.”)

These photos are Oprah’s “Before” shots. If she plans on improving these rooms (they look pretty good to me!), I can’t wait to see the final results.

Oprah's Home Makeover

I’m a sucker for bookshelves. And, wow — these are spectacular! I believe Oprah is changing them, though.

Oprah's Home Makeover

The goal for this room will be to create an elegant and sophisticated space, but allow for warmth and playfulness. I guess it doesn’t do that, already?

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Have you heard that Knoxville, Tenn. has been named the Most Romantic City in the US by Amazon.com? That may come as a surprise to a lot of you, but as the hometown of Design Happens and HGTV,  it’s really only appropriate.

Since the majority of D-Happ’s bloggers live in Knoxville, how could we not be inspired by our surroundings? Just look at how we roll.

Historic Tennessee Theater Photo by HelloKnoxville.com

3 Ways We Show Our Passionate Side

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The Design Happens crew packed our warmest parkas and trendiest scarves (Grant packed his bow tie collection!) and headed to this week’s Altitude Design Summit in beautiful Salt Lake City. Isn’t the view amazing?

Design Happens at Alt Summit

We’ll be posting photos of our favorite bloggers, design elements and scenery all week long. Follow Design Happens on Twitter and HGTV on Instagram to see what we’re up to.  And if you’re at Alt, too, come say hi to Grant, Briana and me!

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We’ve seen a spike in the number of online readers searching for tips on how to paint furniture. It’s a quick, inexpensive way to give old pieces a dramatic new look, which can transform an entire room.

Designer Tyler Wisler says, “Painting is always the easiest and quickest way to give any outdated piece of furniture an instant makeover, but the key to all of it, regardless of the color choice, is to prep. Prep, prep, prep those pieces correctly! Just grabbing a can of paint and having at it will inevitably end in cracked and peeling paint in no time. A good once over with a fine grit sandpaper, then a thorough wipe down with a damp cloth to get rid of any dust particles, is the simplest way to get the paint to stick to the piece and will last so much longer!”

How to Paint Furniture

Get the Steps and Creative Painting Ideas

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