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If you came to my house right now, you’d see 50′ and 100′ garden hoses strung out all over our front yard and backyard. It drives my husband crazy, but I have no desire to wrangle these unwieldy, slick beasts all the way back to home base when I’m just going to have to pull them out all over again to water the garden the next morning. I’ll admit, though, it looks a little ridiculous to have two giant green mambas strung out in the grass, but I’m not changing my ways. That’s why I was overjoyed when Anna shared with me the chicest garden invention since paisley printed watering cans. I’m talking about Hose Clothes, people.

Water Hose ClothesA sassy leopard print covering for my gangly, green monstrosities? MEOW! We partnered with Dirt Couture (my new favorite online store, btw) to give away one handcrafted and mildew-resistant Leopard garden hose cover. To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, August 29.

This week’s question: What ugly household necessity should Dirt Couture produce covers for next? The boring, black cable TV receiver? Utilitarian washing machines and dryers? How about the metal fuse box?

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Monograms, wedding photos, quirky doodles of squirrels and even a USB drive were some of the original ideas Design Happens readers would want if given the opportunity to design their own Vapur Anti-Bottle. In our August 19th giveaway, we introduced you guys to these fold-and-go bottles sporting quirky artwork that our own Antonio Ballatore helped pick out. Now, it’s time to announce the lucky winner of all three Vapur Artist Edition bottles. Drum roll, please…Our sweepstakes winner is Miriam Losada! Congrats, Miriam!

Vapur Water Bottles

Just like all Freebie Friday winners, Miriam has two weeks to respond to our congratulatory email. If she fails to do so, we will pick another random winner to take home the prize.

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Hi, my name is Karli, and I’m a water-bottle-aholic. If a 12-step program for funky, fresh water bottles existed, my family would rush to sign me up and stage an intervention. My kitchen cabinets are crammed full of water bottles — pink, orange, clear, floral — I’ve got them all. I love having a bottle for every day of the week. (And every outfit!) What I don’t love is how much space they take up. You can imagine how excited I am with my new find…water bottles that take up barely any room. The “fold-and-go” design of Vapur’s Anti-Bottle makes them perfect for purses, backpacks, gym bags and cramped office spaces. When your water is gone, just clip the “bottle” onto your bag or fold it to tuck away.

Water Bottles

Vapur wants one lucky Design Happens winner to take home the Vapur Artist Series collector’s box filled with three limited edition Vapur Anti-Bottles designed by international artists. (HGTV’s own Antonio Ballatore helped pick out the winning designs!) To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, August 22.

This week’s question: What design would you put on your Vapur bottle if you got to play artist? A cool chevron pattern? A photo of your beloved pet or favorite HGTV star? A Louis chair?

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Classic American style and the cities that embody it defined our August 12th giveaway. After reading all of the thoughtful (and patriotic) comments, I can’t get Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” out of my head. Y’all are finding plenty of design inspiration in the Northeast (Philly and Boston), the South (Charleston, New Orleans, Savannah and Key West), the Southwest (Santa Fe and Tucson) and in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Carmel-by-the-Sea). Apparently, there is inspiring design to be found in Lincoln, Neb.; Barbaboo, Wis. and Wheeling, W.Va. as well. Our winner, Mary, is all about organic, seaside style, so she chose Outer Banks, NC, as her American design muse. Well, Mary, I think your new Somerset Bay painted chest will look marvelous in a house full of seashells and driftwood.

Somerset Bay

Mary, like all of our Freebie Friday winners, has two weeks to reply to our messages. If she doesn’t come through, we’ll move on to another lucky random winner.

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Trends come and go, but furniture designs with good bones and quality craftsmanship never go out of style. This week’s Freebie Friday celebrates classic American style with nautical flair. We partnered with luxury furniture company Somerset Bay to bring you a shabby chic chest — perfect for your entryway, bedroom or living room. This purveyor of fine home goods specializes in artful painted furniture — distressed solids in coastal shades like “Key Lime” and “Blueberry Crisp”, as well as hand-painted chinoiserie designs.

Shabby Chic Furniture

One Design Happens reader will take home this magnificent chest to adorn their home. To enter for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, August 15.

This week’s question: American style is hard to define — so many influences! What’s your favorite American design mecca? Modern Los Angeles? Historic Boston? Laid-back New Orleans?

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In our August 5th giveaway, we wanted to know your go-to tips for giving your rooms a fabulous mini-makeover. Based on the responses, there are serious design masters among our readers! From switching up bold accessories in an otherwise neutral backdrop to bringing in reflective materials for a touch of glam, the comments section from last week’s giveaway is chocked full of inspiration. I suggest you go read them!

Chandeliers

Our three lucky winners this week are Meg, Callie and pixie394041. They’re each taking home a gorgeous chandelier from Crystorama Lighting to jump start their own mini-makeovers. Our winners have two weeks to reply to our messages before we select three more random winners.

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Nothing brings a room together like a chandelier. The most sleepy of spaces instantly goes from lackluster to luxe with the addition of one of these quintessential light fixtures. The HGTV Design Happens crew wants to give your living room or dining room (heck – any room) a mini-makeover with designer chandeliers from Brooklyn-based lighting company Crystorama. Their classic designs hang from the ceilings of the US Supreme Court building and Constitution Hall.

Chandeliers

Three winners will get to choose a design from the feminine Fiore Collection, modern Solaris Collection or transitional Hampton Collection, pictured above. To enter for a chance to win, just leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, August 8.

This week’s question: What’s your best tip for giving a room a quick pick-me-up? A vase filled with fresh flowers? An accent wall in an “it” color? A bold piece of art? Or is it all about the lighting?

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Our July 29th giveaway was all about the world’s most well-designed flags. While there were many intricate designs mentioned as favorites — like Maryland’s history-heavy coat of arms and Brazil’s colorful, geometry-loving flag — it’s no surprise that the Stars and Stripes of the good ol’ U.S.A took the top spot as most-loved flag design.

Union Jack Pillows

Congrats to our four winners: Marcia, Kyra, Peg and Geri! These ladies are taking home Union Jack pillows from Henry Road to adorn their homes in iconic flag style. All four have replied to our congratulatory messages, but normally we give our winners two weeks to reply before we choose a new random winner.

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The royal wedding, Kate and Will’s tour of North America, The King’s Speech and Harry Potter mania have created a new British invasion. What better way to get your Anglophile on than with these charming Union Jack pillows from Henry Road? The vibrant red, white and blue palette provides a pop of color that’s perfect in traditional and contemporary homes alike. Add a couple of these to your living room, and you’ll be singing “God Save the Queen” in no time.

Union Jack Pillows

To be entered for a chance to win one of four pillows, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, August 1. (That’s right, there will be four winners!)

This week’s question: When it comes to design, what’s your favorite national or state flag? Wales’ big red dragon? The colorful design of South Africa? How about the symbolic red sun on New Mexico’s state flag?

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In our July 22nd giveaway, we asked you to detail your favorite ways to spend the dog days of summer. Everyone was in agreement—it’s just too dang hot to do more than lay by the pool or in the air conditioning! Our winner, Melissa, hails from one of the hottest, stickiest states in the Union… Louisiana.

Fatboy Hammock

Hopefully, she has a shady spot for her new Headdemock Hammock by Fatboy from Burke Decor. If not, I’m sure this hammock will hit the spot come fall.

Melissa has two weeks to respond to our messages. If we don’t hear from her, we pick another random winner.

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I’ve spent many a summer day lounging in a handmade hammock my dad brought me from Colombia. While I love the colors and pattern of my hammock, I’m not a fan of having it fold in on me, encasing me in a cocoon and making reading impossible! Somebody out there in design land shared my frustration when they created the Headdemock Hammock by Fatboy. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. That’s a full-grown woman and two kids hanging out (and reading!). Plus, there’s plenty of room to add a husband and a Great Dane.

Fatboy Hammock

While this super-massive, super-sturdy hammock is available through one-stop home decor retailer Burke Decor, we want to make somebody’s summertime so much sweeter by giving one away. All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, July 25.

This week’s question: What’s your favorite way to spend the dog days of summer? Napping on a hammock? Working in your summer veggie garden? Running through the sprinklers?

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Dovecote Decor Side TablesIn our July 15th giveaway, we wanted to know if you’re all about refurbishing thrift store scores or more in to instant retail gratification. The votes are in, and the thrifters have it!
Our winner, Amy from the Wonderfully Domestic blog, knows a thing or two about giving new life to another man’s trash – she scoures Craigslist for bargains that need a little TLC and creativity. Amy won’t have to put any elbow grease into her brand new side table from Dovecote Decor though. She thinks the orange version is perfect as is.
Amy was quick to respond to our congratulatory message, but don’t forget that we give our winners two weeks to respond before we select another random winner.
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Bold color is back in a big way. We dubbed lime July’s color of the month, and we’ve seen an influx of brightly colored furniture and paint palettes saturating the market. One of our favorite finds this season is Dovecote Decor’s spunky Wangright Lacquer Cocktail Tables. These little gems are perfect side tables or look ultra-chic grouped together to form a coffee table. And while they are the essence of uptown style, a chance flea market find inspired the designer behind them.

Docecote Decor Side Tables

We want one Design Happens reader to take home a cocktail table in their choice of color (blue, yellow, orange, white or LIME!). To enter for a chance to win, just leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, July 18.

This week’s question: Are you into repurposing flea market, yard sale and thrifting finds? Or are you all about the instant satisfaction of store bought beauties?

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Kaufmann Mercantile Store Market Basket“That’s the way I like it best, raw ‘n fresh.” Design Happens fan hhung1 left this hilarious rhyme in response to the question posed in our July 8th giveaway: “How do you enjoy summer’s fruit and veggie harvest?” She wasn’t the only one enjoying Mother Nature’s spoils right off the vine; almost all of you prefer your summertime fruits and veggies uncooked. Our winner Sandra can now forage for produce at the farmer’s market (or in her own garden) in style with Market & Fruit Picking Pack from Kaufmann Mercantile Store. I’m super jealous — I love that basket! Sandra has two weeks to respond to our messages before we pick another random winner.
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While perusing fresh lacinato kale, heirloom tomatoes, raw honey and summer squash at my local farmer’s market this weekend, I kept thinking, “This stuff is too good to be squished into a reused plastic bag from the supermarket.” I found myself longing for today’s Freebie Friday — this simple, stylish and highly functional Market & Fruit Picking Pack from Kaufmann Mercantile Store. The rattan pack’s cotton back straps and squish-free design are enough to make it a must-have for any farmer’s-market-frequenting locavore. Plus, last month style-maven Joy Cho from the Oh Joy! blog featured it as the ultimate picnic basket.

Kaufmann Mercantile Market Basket

All you have to do to be entered into the random drawing for this rustic chic market basket is leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, July 11. So easy!

This week’s question: How do you enjoy summer’s fruit and veggie harvest? Do you can the excess produce into tomato sauces or jams? Bake a ton of fruit pies and cobblers? Enjoy everything fresh and raw?

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After reading your thoughtful gift ideas suggested in our July 1st giveaway, I have several additions to add to my gift closet. I’m also thinking I’d love to invite each and every one of you to my birthday party to ensure I get some stupendous presents. (Who’s free in early November?)

Freebie Fridays Alpaca Throw

Our winner, Mike Fewer, gets to take home this utterly fabulous alpaca throw from the Canvas Home Store. I’m going to be honest, if I was the winner of the giveaway, that throw would not be in the gift closet, it’d be on my bed. I can’t stop day dreaming about the power naps that could take place with that blanket. Don’t forget, Mike has two weeks to reply to our messages before we choose another winner. You may still have a chance at winning!

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Shopping for little kids can be extremely fun. No matter how many toys they already have, they’d still love to have as many as possible. The possibilities are endless! Adults are a different animal. Often, they don’t want anything, and you’re forced to buy something utilitarian that they really need (new make-up mirror, extension chord, oil change). Instead, to keep it fun, I like to dip into my list of “life’s little luxuries” when searching for a thoughtful and appreciative gift the recipient has no idea they want. My no-fail list includes lusciously scented soy candles from local boutiques, chocolate truffles and luxurious throws.

Alpaca Throw

These ultra soft, hand-loomed solid alpaca throws from the Canvas Home Store are exactly what I’m talking about. They’re probably not on someone’s birthday wish list, but they’re so luxurious, they’ll do more than just sit on the receiver’s shelf. Who wouldn’t love one of these? If that’s you, leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, July 4 to be entered into the random drawing for one of these velvety-soft blankets.

This week’s question: What’s your go-to gift for the person who has everything? Specialty coffee from a local roaster? A comfy, luxurious throw? Rich hand cream from your favorite spa?

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After reading the comments left in our June 24th giveaway with Eartheasy, it’s safe to say that most gardeners have the same things on their wish lists: potting benches, tillers, quality lawn mowers and composters. Our winner, Stacey, wanted something a little less flashy — just some good dirt for her second garden. Well, Stacey, you can now supplement your existing soil with nutrient-dense compost made by your Jora Jk 125 composter.

Composter

Stacey has a lucky green thumb, assuming she responds to our congratulatory message within two weeks. If she doesn’t get back to us in time, we’ll pick another winner. It may even be you!

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Some people ask for a new car or a trip to Europe upon receiving their college degrees, but I asked for a composter. You think I’m kidding for the sake of editorial humor? Well, this blogger would never tell a lie. I asked my significant other to get me a composter I’d seen at the local hardware store, and he presented me with my very own plant-food-maker at my graduation party. While my friends were backpacking through the Alps, I was making nutrient-rich plant food by composting my kitchen scraps.

Compost Tumbler

While I do love my composter, I’m wishing I had shopped around a little because the Jora Jk125 Composter available at Eartheasy is the Cadillac of compost tumblers. It’s two chambers keep fresh scraps separated from finished compost. No more waiting for your huge pile of compost to cook when you have plants that need some fertilizer this week. Our green thumb Design Happens readers know exactly what I’m talking about.

To be entered into the random drawing for this state-of-the-art compost tumbler, leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, June 27.

This week’s question: What home and garden product is on your wish list right now? I’m always hinting that someone should buy me a cedar potting bench.

Tell us in the comments below.

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Candice Olson‘s ears must be burning — she was one hot topic in the comments for our June 17th giveaway. We wanted you to reveal to us your design crush — the style-maven you’d let redesign your entire home while you sit blindfolded with no say whatsoever. Well, Ms. Olson reigned supreme. Other HGTV stars like David Bromstad, Antonio Ballatore and Genevieve Gorder were mentioned, as well as some new designers we’re going to have to check out! Our winner, Noel, wants to combine the talents of HGTV design divas Candice Olson and Emily Henderson with the star power of superdecorator Kelly Wearstler for her dream home. That sounds like a stylish concoction we can get on board with, Noel!

thomas paul pillows

Noel wins two of our favorite Thomas Paul pillows to spice up her living room. I’m sure Candice, Emily and Kelly would approve of these chic linen lovelies. Noel was super excited to win the pillows and promptly responded to my congratulatory email, but note, we always give our Freebie Friday winners two weeks to respond before we have to choose another random winner.

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