ALL POSTS TAGGED "HGTV sweepstakes"

  • Tell Your Friends

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.

Grandin Road - Velma and Evander Talking Busts - HGTV design blolg - Halloween decorations

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?

Click for official rules.

  • Tell Your Friends

You know that sound you just heard? That’s the same sound I heard when I first laid eyes on this week’s Freebie Friday. My jaw hitting the ground. (I’m trying not to drool on my keyboard as I craft this post.)

Some of us are blessed to inherit a family heirloom passed down through generations. Others of us may have the opportunity to gift a loved one a newly made unique piece of handcrafted or couture-quality furniture that is an instant heirloom. Modern History furniture offers exquisitely designed modern antiques that are works of art and are guaranteed to become treasured additions to any family’s decor.

Decorated Venetian Chest - Modern HIstory - HGTV design blog freebie friday

This week, one lucky winner will receive Modern History’s Decorated Venetian Chest. For a chance to win this stunning piece, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, September 19.

This week’s question: Forget what the dictionary says, how do you define an heirloom piece of furniture or decor? What are its essential qualities?

Click for official rules.

  • Tell Your Friends

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.

HGTV design blog - Table Lamp from The Southern Home - Freebie Fridays(left to right) Botanical Garden :: Marianna :: Babcock

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?

Click for official rules.

  • Tell Your Friends

In our September 2nd giveaway, we wanted to know how you would incorporate an indoor/outdoor ceramic garden stool like the Vine Design from Outer Banks Trading Group in your home decor. Based on your comments, these gems are so appealing and versatile, there would be little chance for it to collect dust.

Freebie Fridays

Our lucky winner this week is Colleen, who gets her pick of one of the five colors pictured above. Colleen said, “I would place it on our deck for drinks, but once the snow flies, I would bring it in the house as an accent table either in the living room or master bedroom!” Cheers to you, Colleen!

As always, our winner has two weeks to reply to our message before we select a different random winner.

  • Tell Your Friends

When beauty meets function, it’s truly a match made in heaven. There’s no better feeling than walking into a store, seeing something gorgeous, taking a closer look and discovering it’s multi-functional. (“It has storage, too! SQUEEE!”) That’s what I love about these vine design garden stools from Outer Banks Trading Group. They are super stylish conversation pieces, come in several colors and make fantastic seating options both indoors and out.

Freebie Fridays

We’re giving away one of these superb ceramic stools this week for Freebie Fridays. The winner gets to choose from any of the fab colors above. (I’m partial to the orange one, but the choice is yours.) To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, September 5.

This week’s question: If you are the winner, where and how would you use this indoor/outdoor garden stool? Front porch or back patio? As a side table in your living room or a stool in your master bedroom?

Click for official rules.

  • Tell Your Friends

In our August 26th giveaway, we asked you to go wild dreaming up a list of the ugly (but necessary) everyday items that need cool new covers design by Dirt Couture in order to better fit in our stylish lives. Design Happens fan Olivia would like to see those ghastly white house alarm key pads get a fresh makeover. Fuse boxes, window A/C units and curbside trash cans apparently are also in need of their own “hose clothes.”

Freebie Fridays

Our winner, Alicia Cocco, was too busy gushing over the funky leopard print of the hose clothes to pitch an idea for a product makeover. But that’s quite alright. Freebie Fridays winners are randomly drawn, not based on clever answers.

Our Freebie winners always have two weeks to reply to our messages before we pick another random winner.

  • Tell Your Friends

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?

Click for official rules.

 

  • Tell Your Friends

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.

  • Tell Your Friends

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?

Click for official rules.

  • Tell Your Friends

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.

Urban-Oasis-2011-Foyer-Living-Room-HGTV-DesignHappens

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.

HGTV-Urban-Oasis-2011-Living-Room-Dining-Room-HGTV-DesignHappensLiving Room With a Small Dining Area

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.

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • Color rules for small spaces

  • That's a wrap for this week's Kitchen and Bath Hour. Join

  • Armed with your bathroom design plans and budget, shop for

  • "Bathrooms are becoming so much more than a room that takes