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Guess who’s coming to dinner? Your family and friends, this holiday season, that’s who.  And, for one lucky winner, four of those holiday guests will be sitting on these modern-classic Thonet chairs from Bauhaus2YourHouse. Based on the design from modern classic furniture pioneer Michael Thonet, these streamlined beauties will look just as home alongside a traditional dining set as they do by an Eero Saarinen tulip table.

 

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Chairs like these – with a bentwood frame, a woven cane back and a gingko chocolate faux leather seat — will elevate your Thanksgiving dining room (or heck, any-room) decor, and keep Uncle Bernard from dwelling on a few pesky lumps in the gravy. Okay, maybe not that last part, but they’ll be comfy enough to carry to the living room for some post-meal board games or football-watching, whatever your pleasure. To be entered for a chance to win the set of four Thonet chairs, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c on Monday, October 24.

This week’s question: What has been your most memorable Thanksgiving (good or bad)? Did you catch the garage on fire with a deep-fryer? Eat Chinese food on the floor of your new house with a few good friends? Make the best cranberry sauce ever? Tell us now.

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All of our recent Freebie Fridays giveaways were chosen to get you ready for October 31st, whether you’re hosting a huge Halloween party or welcoming a handful of timid trick-or-treaters. The fourth and final installment of our awesome Grandin Road Halloween decoration giveaway spectacular hails from ancient Greece.

Ever since the 1981 Clash of the Titans, I’ve held a particular fear of Medusa. So will visitors to your haunted lair when the motion sensor is activated, the snakes begin to writhe and hiss and Medusa’s beckons them to look deep into her eyes.

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Leave us a comment before 12/11c on Monday, October 17 to be entered into the sweepstakes to win the Medusa Halloween decoration.

While you could simply type “boo” to be entered in the giveaway since the winner is randomly selected, it’s more fun when you answer our questions! This week, you get to pick:

What’s your best DIY Halloween decorating tip?

or….

What’s scarier and why? Zombies, poltergeist, Frankenstein, aliens and UFOs, sea monsters like the Kraken, the headless horseman, Freddy Krueger…?

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One lucky Design Happens fan has a date with destiny in their near future in the form of Grandin Road‘s Life-Size Halloween Zombie Bride. Standing a dramatic 63 inches tall and with pronounced cheekbones like those, who wouldn’t want to bring this skeletal beauty home? Plus, she’s dressed to kill, decked out in her wedding day finest: “a midnight black and blood-red gown topped with a matching veil.”

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Nuptial bliss gone amiss marks week three of our series of fabulous and frightening Halloween decor giveaways from Grandin Road. So answer our question in the comments below before 12/11c Monday, October 10 to be entered in the sweepstakes.

Last week Shelley shared a Halloween decorating story that made me laugh out loud. One year her family’s style was “scary realism”. Her husband and her were police officers, and they used “real crime scene tape, body outlines on the concrete and fake blood… all of the neighbors thought we had killed each other.”

This week’s question: What’s your funniest or happiest Halloween decorating, party hosting or trick-or-treat story? Hilarious mishaps? Costume malfunctions? (Please, keep it G-rated.) Old-fashioned family fun?

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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.)

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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.

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What’s one sure way to scare the dickens out of trick-or-treaters? Animated Halloween decorations. The ones that look innocent at first glance but then catch you by surprise. We’re helping Design Happens fans get ready for October 31st with four giveaways of Halloween decorations from Grandin Road. Last week’s frightful delight…a Haunted Magic Mirror with a ghoul trapped inside. With this week’s giveaway — Velma and Evander Interactive Talking Halloween Busts — we’ve got the perfect pair to welcome and scare guests visiting your haunted lair. They’re sure to be spooked by what happens when stone-faced Velma and Evander come to life and engage in creepy conversation.

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You’ve got until 12/11c Monday, October 3rd to leave us a comment. That’s all you have to do for a chance to win.

This week’s question: How would you describe your Halloween decorating style? Campy and vampy? Sheer terror? Kooky and kid-friendly? Classic horror?

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I learned from an early age about the decorative power of a beautiful table lamp. Growing up in Atlanta, I visited many a home with a gorgeously appointed sitting room or parlor that exuded that quintessential Southern charm. My friend’s moms were lovely hostesses who always produced a glass filled with sweet tea or ice-cold Coca-Cola within minutes of a guest’s arrival. Conversation flowed effortlessly in these intimate spaces beautifully lit by a perfect set of table lamps. (I can practically feel my Southern accent coming back just remembering those times.) Listen y’all, we all know good lighting can make or break a room. And that a table lamp is one of the easiest ways to update the look of a space. Well, we’ve partnered with The Southern Home, a company that specializes in elegant home furnishings filled with Southern charm, to bring you that perfect burst of brightness and beauty for a room in your home.

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One Design Happens reader will get to choose a table lamp from the three lovelies pictured here: Botanical Garden, Marianna or Babcock. To enter for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, September 12.

This week’s question: Why do you love a beautiful table lamp? Are you all about mood lighting? Without the right table lamp, would you be at a loss for a favorite place to read a good book? Do you have a soft spot for lamps with curvaceous shades and intricate design details?

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Raise your hand if you want to live in a luxurious apartment in Trump International Hotel & Tower with fabulous views of the Chicago skyline, the Magnificent Mile and the Chicago River. Did everyone raise their hands? I certainly did. Well, I’m happy to report that the agonizing wait is officially over. As of today, August 18, you can enter twice daily (once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com) for your chance to win HGTV Urban Oasis 2011, a grand-prize package valued at more than $750,000. And just in case you didn’t know, the grand-prize package includes stunning interior design by HGTV’s Vern Yip. I’m envious of the future winner already.

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When I first took the Urban Oasis 2011 virtual tour, I figured it would be a cinch to pick my favorite room since the square footage of this apartment is smaller than, say, HGTV Dream Home or HGTV Green Home. I was completely wrong. Don’t let the size fool you. This one-bedroom and one-and-a-half-bath apartment boasts such a gorgeous detailed interior that it’s impossible to take your eyes off the incredible design work in every room, from the contemporary light fixtures to the powder room’s sleek black-and-white tilework. Check out my two favorite rooms in this top-notch urban apartment and then tell me what you think.

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In addition to the contemporary decor and interior elements of the living area, I’m head-over-heels for the city views. When you’re at street level in a city like Chicago, the constant traffic, roar of the “L” trains and throngs of pedestrians feel so hectic. But from the 35th floor of the Urban Oasis 2011 apartment, the city will always appear calm, friendly and anything but chaotic. And this stunning view can be seen from almost every room (the foyer, kitchen, dining area, living area and master bedroom). The living room not only serves as a living room but as a miniature home office, dining area and conversational seating/bar area, too. Even though it’s a true multifunctional space, it never once feels cluttered, busy or “too much.” Excellent work, Vern.

Urban-Oasis-2011-Master-Bedroom-HGTV-DesignHappensMaster Bedroom With Guest-Ready Sleeper Sofa

I love the serenity and tranquility present in the master bedroom. A calming color palette and soothing textures serve as an escape from all the hustle and bustle of city life. I think nap time would easily become a daily event if I could snuggle up in that cozy canopy bed. And with all your friends fighting to visit your new digs, within the master bedroom there’s a sleeper sofa that gets an even better look at the skyline than the master bed itself.

Amazing, huh? I shared my favorite aspects of Urban Oasis 2011, so what are yours? Do you love the kitchen appliances? The dining room chairs? The hand-painted walls in the master bedroom?

Tell us in the comments below. (We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.)

But first, go enter the sweepstakes, and remember to do enter every day – once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com.

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Have you ever wished that HGTV would show up on your doorstep to give your home a makeover? Who hasn’t, right? We here at Design Happens are happy to say — that opportunity is knocking! Our new show HGTV’d was created to give you the opportunity to upload photos and videos of your space for a chance at a dream makeover from your favorite HGTV stars. The show premieres June 6th, but while you wait for the HGTV’d truck to roll down your street, we’re going to hook you up with a bedroom decked out in all things HGTV.

HGTV HOME bedding

Design Happens is proud to present the new HGTV HOME bedding line. We’re giving away three complete bedroom sets for an HGTV-approved bedroom mini-makeover. Each winner will get to pick any size bedding from the cool, blue Lucas set or the warm Lagare set. Each set includes a comforter, bed skirt, two shams, two decorative pillows, two window panels and one window valance.

For a chance to win, leave us a comment before 9am/8c Friday, May 27, telling us the next product HGTV HOME should come out with. HGTV furniture? HGTV art work? HGTV bathroom towel sets? What about life-size Jamie Durie cutouts?

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Don’t forget to check out the premiere of HGTV’d Monday, June 6, 9pm/8c.

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Keeping a healthy home has been on my mind as I move into a new house. Could we be allergic to something in the ducts? Will that cleaner be safe to use around our new kitten and puppy? How clean is the water or the pipes? I’ve got a filter for my faucet, so my home is covered, but what about when I’m on the go?  That’s why I love the CamelBak Groove, a colorful and sleek water bottle with a built-in filter. So the water is cleaned as you sip. Compared to plastic bottles, it’s high on the reuse factor of the three R’s. And I love the color choices available for these BPA-free bottles. I have one in pink. My fiance has one in the more masculine black.

CamellBak Groove

We’re giving away ten of these ingenious CamelBak bottles just in time for warm weather outdoor activities. For a chance to win, just leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, April 18th.

This week’s question: When it comes to keeping a healthy home, what has been your biggest obstacle? Fighting off pet dander and dust? A mold infestation? Poisonous plants that keep coming back?

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Have you ever visited a town or small city and stumbled upon this one shop brimming with the coolest, most unusual items ever. You know, the store with decadent handmade soaps wrapped in gorgeous papers, one-of-a-kind jewelry impossible to duplicate and goodies you’ve never seen before from far-away lands. (And you want to cry, because it’s all so beautiful but your suitcase is only so big!) Well, we’ve found that shop’s online doppleganger.

The Loaded Trunk

The Loaded Trunk is a collection of handmade goods hand-picked by owner Roni Jaco during her travels around the globe. Roni spends several weeks each year scouring stores in Vietnam, markets in Mexico and artisan workshops in Uzbekistan. So every visit to The Loaded Trunk’s website promises a new treasures unlike anything you’ve seen in other stores. To my delight, Roni pulled two of her latest finds — Mexican embroidered pillows from the Otomi Indians — just for us. BONUS: They are in honeysuckle, Pantone’s Color of the Year.

For a chance to win a pair of these striking pillows just leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, April 11, to be entered for a chance to win.

This week’s question: What country epitomizes your personal design style and why? France? Japan? Kenya? The good ol’ US of A?

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Easter doesn’t get the decorating TLC it deserves. I blame this on its  totally confusing scheduling system. First Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox? How am I supposed to keep track of that?! By the time I check my calendar, I’ve got maybe 10 days to spread Easter cheer all over my house.

Happy Easter Store

This year, there’s no excuse. We’re letting everybody know that the holiday falls on April 24th. How about cutting out some of the decorating work with a gift code from the Happy Easter Store? We’ve got two gift codes you can spend on fun Easter baskets, fresh flowers and tasty goodies for your Easter Sunday celebration. You can send Easter baskets and Easter gifts to loved ones near and far — or just spend it all on yourself.

Answer this week’s question by simply leaving us a comment before 12/11c Monday, April 4, to be entered for a chance to win.

This week’s question: What’s your cuddly Easter ambassador of choice? Yellow chicks or fluffy bunnies? It’s a battle for the ages. 

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My work-in-progress kitchen is designed in a black, white and yellow color palette with splashes of red. (I read somewhere that red and yellow illicit feelings of hunger, which if you like to cook, make them excellent choices for a kitchen.) We all know black and white appliances are soooo easy to come by, but yellow—and I don’t mean that 70′s yellowish color that just looking at it makes me feel queasy—I mean cheerful, beautiful yellow. That’s a design challenge.

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That’s why I’m super stoked to give two, that’s right…two Design Happens readers the opportunity to win a KitchenAid stand mixer from Abt Electronics in any shade they so desire. This appliance is a must for any stylish cook. Tangerine? Onyx? Caviar? They’ve got it all. Plus, Majestic Yellow, the perfect shade for my Mickey D’s inspired kitchen. Can’t decide what color you like, call the Abt award-winning support team to coach you through this all-important decision—and just about anything else. (Seriously…ask for Kevin R., and while you’ve got him on the phone, grill him about his competitive sneaker design hobby.)

Answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, March 28, to be entered for a chance to win.

This week’s question: What’s your dream kitchen color scheme? Classic black-and-white? Energizing blue and orange? Totally green?

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Renters, finicky decorators and change artists rejoice! Temporary wallpaper is here to service all of your non-committal decorating needs. Three former set decorators joined forces to form Tempaper Designs, as an answer to the lack of high-style repositionable wallpaper on the market. (Who has time to put up and take down traditional wallpaper over and over again on a movie set?) I’m loving their modern designs and classic motifs done up in funky color combos. I tested out a sample of Gio, and you really just stick it on, peel it off!

Temporary Wallpaper

We want you to give the easy on, easy off wallpaper trend a try with a full roll of Tempaper’s popular Edie design in Spanish Moss. Answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, March 7, for a chance to win this stylish duo.

This week’s question: What would you cover first with a full roll or multiple rolls of temporary wallpaper?

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Can cookware and utensils serve as the center of style in your kitchen? Yes, with help from celebrity-chef Rachel Ray. Rachael’s line of cooking tools pulls double duty — as sanity-saving gadgets and as gorgeous pieces you’d won’t need to shove in the cabinet as soon as the doorbell rings. (We’re looking at you rusty, dented cookie sheet.)

Rachael Ray Products

We’ve partnered with the Food Network Store to bring Rachael’s super-smart (and super-stylish) kitchenware to Freebie Fridays. We’re giving away two of the most-wanted Rachael Ray products. First, there’s her Chocolate Casseroval (4.25 qt.), perfect for serving yummy goodness right out of the dish. (Breakfast casserole, tater tot casserole, chicken casserole, tuna casserole — well, maybe not tuna casserole.) It’s accompanied by one of Rachel’s Blue Stripe Moppine Oven Mitts, an uber-absorbent mitt/kitchen towel combo. Cool, yes? Answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, February 28, for a chance to win this stylish duo.

This week’s question: What’s the handiest, good-looking kitchen gadget you’ve ever owned?

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Love the look of a vessel sink in the bathroom? A top-mounted, sculptural sink gives any bathroom the designer treatment. To me, adding a piece like this one from Modernbathroom.com to a bathroom vanity is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to makeover a washroom.

Glass Vessel Sink

 

We want to help transform one bathroom by giving away this glass vessel sink from Modernbathroom.com. Answer this week’s question by 12/11c Monday, February 21, to be entered.

This week’s question: What is more in need of a remodeling and why – your master bath, guest bathroom or kids’ bath?

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Mix-and-match dinnerware is all the rage these days. This less-than-formal approach keeps entertaining fresh and personal with endless combinations of modern, vintage, colorful, patterned and plain pieces. I personally love the look of classic white plates mixed with funky flea market cups, chargers and servingware.

No surprise, I love the woodland-themed Rosanna Teapot Boho from Organize.com. Imagine the possibilities this porcelain teapot could afford mingled with Christmas china, vintage treasures or graphic melamine designs. You know you want it, so answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, February 14, to be entered.

This week’s question: When guests come for brunch or dinner, are your tablescapes mix-and-match eclectic or off-the-shelf coordinated?

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Some folks give Valentine’s Day a bad rap. Negative Nancys spout off that it’s just an excuse for blah, blah, blah. Well, that’s no fun! Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to show someone in your life how much they mean to you. A parent, best friend or mentor. (Or the people in our daily lives we take for granted — your neighbor, grocery store checkout clerk, bus driver or postal carrier.)

Valentine's Day gift ideas

Make a special someone smile with a $100 gift code from ProFlowers.com. They’ve got an amazing selection of Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts. Perfect, whether you’re saying “love you forever” or “thank you for being you.”

Answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, Jan. 31 to be entered to win one of five $100 gift codes from ProFlowers.com.

This week’s question: What was the best Valentine’s Day you ever had? Don’t spare any details! (But keep it PG.)

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I wish you could see the cheek-to-cheek grin I’m sporting right now. The source of my immense elation appropriately comes from design blogger extraordinaire Joy D. Cho, of the blog Oh Joy!, who has launched a delicious new wallpaper line to accompany her stationary and accessories. Joy’s three patterns, including “Petal Pusher” pictured below, are available through Hygge & West, bi-coastal purveyors of simple, chic style.

Hygge & West wants to give you your choice of a roll from Joy’s new wallpaper line to outfit your home. (Be sure to also check out “Lovely Leaves” and “A Stone’s Throw Away”.) All you need to do is answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, January 17th to be entered.

This week’s question: What’s your favorite way to use wallpaper or what room do you like to use wallpaper in best?

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Design Happens fans love all things interior design. So, what could be more perfect for this week’s Freebie than a piece of art that matches our passion.

Florida artist Anne Harwell’s blog, Annechovie, is a must-read around the office. And her bright prints, available in the Annechovie Etsy shop, are popping up all over the web and in shelter magazines. (Even her orange chair print has made it big. Look for it over Meryl Streep’s shoulder in a scene from the movie It’s Complicated.) Anne wants a Design Happens reader to take home her Blue and White Ginger Jar print. Enter to win by answering this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, January 10.

This week’s question: What would you commission Anne Harwell to paint for your home? A beloved pet? A favorite piece of furniture?

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On this last day of 2010, we’re celebrating the new year with a Freebie Fridays giveaway from one of our all-time favorite lifestyle retailers — Z Gallerie. (You should see my Z Gallerie wish list. It’s intense.)

Z Gallerie wants you take home their Bedford Tray — a must have for the refined dinner party host. Or a romantic finishing touch for the next time you serve breakfast in bed to that special someone. Simply leave a comment answering this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, January 3, for a chance to win.

This week’s question: What’s your favorite drinking toast? (Let’s keep it PG.)

The start of the new year is all about resolutions, like eliminating clutter. Make your post-holiday organization as smooth as your entertaining with this get-it-together guide from HGTV.com.

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