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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you love a fast-paced life? Do you equate the constant sound of a city to a flowing river? Do you simply consider yourself a city person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll love this year’s HGTV Urban Oasis apartment in the heart of downtown Chicago. To top it off, HGTV star Vern Yipp designed and decorated the entire flat with jaw-dropping, Arts and Crafts meets mid-century modern flair.
If you win the Urban Oasis Giveaway, you’ll be calling the 35th floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower “home.” Can you even imagine? With a lobby like that, everyday will feel like a luxurious holiday.
Then when you get home after, say, a long day at work, you step into this? It would feel like a dream every single day. I absolutely love the soothing green Vern used for this sophisticated high-rise pad.
Starting August 18 at 9 am ET, you can enter twice per day— once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com— for a chance to win this beauty. But first, don’t forget to check out what Vern has to say about decorating the Urban Oasis 2011 apartment And tour every room for details on his stellar design.
After clicking through the pictures and taking a guided video tour with our feature blogger Brian Patrick Flynn, I’ve decided the living room (with that spectacular view) is my favorite room. What’s your favorite room in the apartment?
Take the tour and tell us in the comment area below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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