Congratulations to Faye B., who says “My eleven-year-old Cairn is my rehab coach. He walks ahead of me on his leash and makes a soft bark as I work to keep up. He inspires me to keep trying after my heart surgery!” Faye will win a pet-themed pillow of her choice. Check back on September 21 for a special Halloween-themed giveaway.
Fall is (unofficially) here, and that means it’s time to cozy up on the couch. I know I’m ready to settle in with my Corgi-bulldog mix puppy Miles for movie marathons and fall TV premieres. Even if your four-pawed friend isn’t actually allowed on the couch during said marathons, you can add your favorite breed’s likeness to the sofa with this month’s giveaway from adorable pillow purveyor Studio 773 by Eastern Accents. One lucky Design Happens reader will win a dog-embellished pillow!
Whether you have a Bichon Frise like Camille’s pups or a regal Beagle like Marianne, your friend will know he or she is 100 percent a part of the family. The winning reader will get to choose one pillow of their choice.
To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below. This month’s question: Do you have a pet? What’s your favorite memory of your dog or cat?
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 12:00 p.m. ET on September 6, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on September 9, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: up to $184. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.
Congratulations to this month’s winner, Jenna, who says her favorite summer tradition is traveling to her hometown to celebrate 4th of July with her friends and family. Check back on September 6 for another great giveaway!
One of summer’s sweetest rites of passage is the family beach trip. My family was lucky enough to travel to the North Carolina coast almost every summer when I was growing up, and I loved the traditions we established there. We spent our days catching waves, flying kites and searching for the perfect shark’s tooth; the nights were all about listening to the waves and enjoying the freshest local seafood.
Even if your summer is shaping up to be a land-locked one, you can still create a by-the-shore experience at home. The clambake is a beach-side favorite for its sheer simplicity: Just steam just-caught seafood alongside corn on the cob and baby potatoes. (Get our recipe here.)
Of course, you’ll need to set the table for your clambake, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at personalized gift shop Pretty Smitten and online lifestyle shop Waiting On Martha to give one lucky Design Happens reader this set of coordinated table decor perfect for an end-of-summer soiree.
Read on to see the whole prize list and enter for a chance to win the entire set.
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Update: Thanks for playing, D-Happ readers! This month’s grand prize winner is Rosemary B, who says she’ll spend Mother’s Day grilling out with her husband, children and grandchildren. Congratulations, Rosemary — six months of flowers are headed your way!
Runners-up Pat W. and Helen have won a three-month flower subscription, while Gremol, Mel, LJsMommy, Julianna, Donna and Nancy W. have each won one double bouquet of their choice. Happy Mother’s Day, all! Come back on June 7 for another Freebie Friday giveaway.
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re still searching for that perfect gift. Fresh flowers are a go-to Mother’s Day gift for a reason: They’re beautiful, they smell great and they’re easy to deliver to Mom even if you can’t make it home for the big day. That’s why we partnered with online subscription flower service The Bouqs to give 8 lucky winners free bouquets — and why we’re starting our May Freebie Fridays giveaway a week early to make sure the flowers arrive by Mother’s Day.
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Update: Congratulations to this month’s random winner, Van. Check back on May 3 for another great giveaway.
Now that spring has finally arrived, the time is right to shake up your decor. Along with new paint colors and spring cleaning to-dos, why not update your home by starting an original art collection? It’s easier than you think — and this month’s giveaway with affordable original art retailer The Tappan Collective can help.
The Tappan Collective founders Jordan Klein and Chelsea Neman started their company to make it easy for art lovers (and art newbies!) to easily find and buy original artwork from emerging artists. One lucky Design Happens reader will win their choice from the three original pieces featured in this post. Read on to enter for a chance to win.
Chefchaouen 2 by Shay Spaniola
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Update: Congratulations to our winner Christy, who says her spring DIY plans include painting the entry room walls and the front door. Come back on April 5 for another great giveaway!
We all have those DIY projects that don’t go quite according to plan: paint colors that looked so much greener on the chip, cut pieces of wood that are a quarter-inch too small for that coffee table, stencils gone awry. If you’ve ever wished you could press the reset button on your weekend task, this month’s giveaway is for you.
Vecco Studio offers a DIY alternative to expensive designer rugs: You choose from 13 colorants, various rug sizes and more than 150 stencils to create your own designs. The best part? If you don’t like the finished product, you can simply vacuum up the designs and start again. Take as many do-overs as you need, then spray on sealant to make your handiwork permanent.
Ready to design your own carpet or rug? We’re giving one lucky winner a $300 gift card to VeccoStudio.com, so you can choose the rug size, color sprays and design options that suit your home and decor.
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Update: Congratulations to reader erin_hanlon, who is decorating her brand new home with turquoise, ivory and fragrant rosemary trees this season. Check back Friday, January 4 for our next amazing giveaway!
Red and green are nice, but sometimes you just want to put a new spin on Christmas. That’s why we loved these beach-inspired holiday decorations from Eastern Accents when we spotted them at this fall’s High Point Market. Like what you see? Enter to win your own set of adorable pillows in this month’s Freebie Friday giveaway.
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Update: Congratulations to this month’s random winner, Aliesha, who plans to decorate with chevron patterns this fall. Aliesha has two weeks to respond to our emails before we choose another random winner.
It’s still hot here in Tennessee, but signs of fall are all around. A few leaves in my yard are changing from green to yellow. Kids are headed back to school. Football season is underway. This month’s giveaway will help get your home ready for fall action: It’s a modern bedding set from Zinc Door! Read on to enter for a chance to win.
This graphic stripes duvet cover set by DwellStudio is contemporary yet cozy. Inky gray (our July color of the month!) alongside crisp white will make a bold statement in any bedroom, and the winner gets his or her choice of a full/queen or king-sized set. To enter for a chance to win, answer our question in the comments below: What patterns are you loving this fall? Will you add leopard print pillows? A chevron dresser? Striped pillows? We want to know!
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 9:00 a.m. ET on September 7, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on September 10, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $308 to $352. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.
My kitchen gets quite the workout every December, since I spend most of my free time whipping up homemade gifts, crafting the perfect appetizer for that holiday party and baking entirely too many Christmas cookies.
If your kitchen is anywhere near as tired as mine by December 31, you’ll love this month’s giveaway. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Magimix and the first food processor, we’re giving away 5 Premium Collection Food Processors from Magimix by Robot Coupe — perfect for everything from doughs to dips.
This new special edition is not yet for sale in the United States, and comes with all available accessories and kits, including a citrus press, juice extractor, mash and puree kit, dough bowl and more. Best of all, the 5 lucky winners will get to choose their favorite from 9 bright, cheery colors.
Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win! This week’s question: What homemade gifts are you cooking up this holiday season?
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 9:00 a.m. ET on December 2, 2011 and 12:00 p.m. ET on December 5, 2011. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $650.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.
For the final of four Halloween-themed giveaways from Grandin Road, we wanted to know your best DIY Halloween decorating tip or find out what monster is the scariest and why. Based on your comments, I think the next horror movie should be a showdown between a horde of zombies and Freddy Krueger.
Design Happens fans also shared many helpful and fun decorating tips. I especially liked this one from HeatherM, as she offers a practical use for oscillating and box fans outside of summer: “Fans blowing cobwebs and black drapery fabric is pretty scary…when you can’t see around the corner and something… happens… out of the corner of your eye!”
Perhaps this week’s winner, Jill B., will go with a monsters of a Greek mythology Halloween decorating theme…cyclops, hydra and gorgons like Medusa.
Jill B. has two weeks to reply to our messages before we pick another random winner.
For our September 30th giveaway, we wanted you to tell us about your Halloween decorating style. While your responses ranged from Rob Zombie horror (Have you seen his Woolite commercial?) to “pumpkin chic” , the majority of Design Happens fans go for kooky and kid-friendly. (Still, quite a few of you are traditionalists, committed to Dracula, Frankenstein and other classic horror spooks.)
Our winner, Kellie, didn’t share her decorating style, but she did say that Velma and Evander “would be so perfect” on her front porch. And would send neighborhood kids “flocking to”, not fleeing from her house. We’re confident Grandin Road‘s Interactive Talking Halloween Busts will do exactly that. As Teresa noted, “two heads are better than one.” That includes this stone-faced chatty pair with their flashing red eyes.
Kellie has two weeks to reply to our message to claim Velma and Evander before we randomly select a new winner.