Monday, December 23, 2013

NOVICA Giveaway Winner!

Snow Stars. I always mess up when I try this.

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I am traveling right now, so I apologize on the late post announcing the winner for the NOVICA gift card!  The days keep on getting away from me!

The lucky winner is Julie (comment #7)!!!

True Random Number Generator from random. org was used  to select winner.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


When writing blog posts, I usually stick pretty close to interior design related topics - makes sense, since that is what I do and love!  Today, we are going to talk about a little different topic though, if you don't mind!

****There is a giveaway at the end of this post, so keep reading!****

I hope you all are familiar with NOVICA. It is a website where you can purchase art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, gifts, etc., (just to name a few categories!) made by artisans from all over the world!

Twice now, NOVICA has given me the opportunity to pick an item from their website to order for myself. Last time I picked out home decor related items, which I still love.  To see the post where I talked about those items, click here.  This time, I had my eye on jewelry or a fashion accessory.  They have an incredible selection!

After hours of looking (trust me once you start looking at all the beautiful items on their site it is terribly hard to pick just one!!) Finally, I decided on this orange infinity scarf from Guatemala.

  (The color I selected is currently unavailable, but this gorgeous fuchsia one is up for grabs!)

As I pulled my package out of it's shipping box this what I was greeted with!  

The package also came with a personal note from the artisan...such a nice and personal touch!

Here is me wearing the infinity scarf.  
If you normally read my blog, you know that I rarely post pictures of myself, and this is the first time I have EVER modeled something for my blog...hehe:)

If you are unfamiliar with what an infinity scarf is, it is just one continuous scarf (a loop) that you just loop once around your neck.  You don't have to worry about how to tie it like a regular scarf - it's hard to mess up!

I continue to be so impressed with NOVICA!  If you are looking for a unique gift for yourself or others you must check out their website! 

Since it is Winter and  the Holiday Season you may want to check out a few of these items:

They also have beautiful Christmas Ornaments...make sure you check those out too!

NOVICA  is giving one of my readers a $50 electronic gift card!  

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment, it's that easy!

This giveaway ends on December 20th, and the winner will be announced on December 21st.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Family Room Makeover: Before and After Photos

I recently completed helping a client decorate their home.  I posted some of the design boards I put together for them here.  My clients will most likely only be in this home for a few more years, but they did want to make their home more comfortable and welcoming.  They already had all their furniture pieces and we did not do any painting.  What I love about this project is that it shows how you can spice up a space just with adding new accessories, art, a rug, and window treatments.

Here are the BEFORE pictures of their family room:

Here is the design board I put together for the room:

And here are the AFTER pictures:

This is just beginning, we made-over about every room in this house.  Stay tuned for more reveals!

If you need help making your home a place you love, visit my website to see the services I offer.